Queen Readies First Album in 13 Years

(newser) – Freddie Mercury may be long gone, but the rest of Queen still wants to ride their bicycles. The band today said its first album in 13 years will be released in the fall, followed by tours of Europe and Latin America, Agence-France Press reports. The album, which will feature frontman Paul Rodgers, is the band's first recording since Made in Heaven in 1995. The new album is finished but still unnamed.

Scheduled for a Sept. 1 release, it will debut just two weeks before the band's tour of more than a dozen European nations. They'll begin in Moscow and wind up in Austria—with a pit stop in Gdansk, Poland, for a free concert. The band's website also lists a Latin American tour to follow. Unfortunately for diehard fans, bassist John Deacon won't be coming along. Source Agence France-Presse

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