Queen’s Brian May Battling “Persistent Illness”


Over the weekend Queen’s Brian May took to his website to post this:

“We’re very sad today to announce the indefinite postponement of our ‘candlelight’ concert dates this coming December. This is a decision I’ve agonized over, but in the end it has become inevitable. I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will. I am now at the point where I don’t feel confident to perform the scheduled shows to the standard we all expect. I’ve been strongly advised to rest and heal, rather than go out and risk ‘falling down on the job’ out there, which would be a real tragedy. I’m convinced it’s much better taking the step to cancel the dates now, refunding the fans for the ticket sales, and giving all our team a chance to re-plan their time in December.”

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However, even with the canceled dates it seems we’re getting a Brian May/Kerry Ellis album, titled Anthems II, which is scheduled for release in March. You can listen to the track “Roll With You” below. Get well soon Brian. The rock world needs you.

Photo credit: By Compadre Edua’h [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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