Queen + Adam Lambert Drop “The Show Must Go On” Live Music Video

Adam Lambert The Show Must Go On

Queen + Adam Lambert have released the music video for “The Show Must Go On,” shot on July 4, 2018 at the O2 in London. The track is from the band’s upcoming set, Live Around The World, out on CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray & Vinyl formats October 2.

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“The Show Must Go On” was the 12th and final track on Innuendo, Queen’s final album released during Freddie Mercury’s lifetime. The song was completed while Freddie was already in the final stages of his battle against AIDS, an incurable disease at the time. 

‘The Show Must Go On’ inevitably took on additional poignancy after Freddie’s death. The tragedy of AIDS denied him the opportunity ever to perform it in a Queen live show. But the song made its on-stage debut in the star-studded Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 23, 1992. Elton John took the lead vocal, and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi played guitar.

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As the emotive Live Around The World take reveals, ‘The Show Must Go On’ is now very much a contemporary highlight of the Queen + Adam Lambert experience. Adam Lambert says: “The Show Must Go On’ is a song with a very deeply resonating message. I think we all have moments in life where we feel the odds are against us and the climb is a steep one. I always sense a great cathartic release throughout the audience during this song. I think we all recognize that it was a big statement for Freddie at that point in his journey as well: He was fighting for his life.”

Check out Queen + Adam Lambert’s stunning performance of “The Show Must Go On” below.


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  1. Those notes!! A stunning and emotional live performance of TSMGO. Always one of my favorites.

    Would love to see another video before the album and DVD are released on Oct. 2nd. I can’t wait!!

  2. Adam takes this song into the stratosphere! But then when doesn’t he?

  3. He’s just amazing. This is why both Queen and Adam fans alike are gobsmacked at what they witness at a QAL concert. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to see them live, don’t miss their next tour. Their tickets are expensive but worth every penny. You will not regret it.

  4. I always enjoy reading the comments made by those who readily admit they were skeptical of Adam as frontman going into the show. When they leave the show they admit they were blown away. Of course they were.

    I agree. Anyone who has the opportunity to see QAL shouldn’t miss it. You will not be sorry,

  5. No words…just stunning …

    …..on a side note, a question on a show I was watching yesterday was to name a Queen song that never made the top 10 in the UK…can you believe this song…and WWTLF were on it!!

  6. It’s not only how jaw dropping Adam’s vocals are and his charismatic stage presence. Add that to the huge catalog of great songs of Queen and still great musicians. But the entire production and staging is quite impressive.

  7. Maybe if Freddie could sing it like Adam does today, it would have been a bigger hit. I think even Brian and Roger thought how Adam sings it is pretty spectacular. Brian has told the story how he suddenly stopped playing the guitar because he was gobsmacked (to use YF08 word) when Adam sang it.

  8. LAWD! Adam is just from another world, lol.

    I don’t know what happened with radio or if it was a radio release, but Freddie never got to sing TSMGO live. So maybe there was not a real push for it. And WWTLF was for a movie, and Freddie did sing it in concert. But maybe it was never pushed as a radio single either. But I don’t really know. HA.

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