Queen and Adam Lambert to perform New Year's Eve concert broadcast on BBC One
I never imagined we would be around to usher in the year of 2015, what a thrill! We promise you a great night.Roger Taylor, Queen
'Queen & Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live' will take place in the build up to the clock striking midnight to see in 2015 and continue after the spectacular, world famous fireworks display along the river Thames, which is also live on BBC One.
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert first toured together in 2012 and have since toured the world to huge critical acclaim. The exclusive performance will feature some of their most legendary hits performed by Adam as their impressive front man, continuing the legacy of iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Roger Taylor says: "I never imagined we would be around to usher in the year of 2015, what a thrill! We promise you a great night."
Brian May says: “OK - Let’s Rock into 2015!”
Adam Lambert says: “Words can’t describe how excited I am, we are going to kick off 2015 in style!”
The broadcast of the event will be presented by BBC Radio One presenters Greg James and Gemma Cairney. Last year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, featuring Gary Barlow’s Big Ben Bash Live, were watched by a peak of almost 14 million people between 23.15 and 00.30am.
The concert is a Phil McIntyre Entertainments event, with coverage produced by BBC In House Entertainment and Events, commissioned by Charlotte Moore Controller of BBC One. The Executive Producer is Guy Freeman.
Charlotte Moore says: “BBC One will be kicking off 2015 in spectacular style with an exclusive live concert from rock legends Queen and Adam Lambert, I hope you join us for a night to remember!"
Tickets will be on general release from midday on Tuesday 2 December via See Tickets
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Notes to Editors – BBC Music
BBC Music officially launched in October this year with the very first pan-channel broadcast of God Only Knows, an extraordinary reworking of The Beach Boys' classic song uniting 27 internationally acclaimed artists from across the musical genres.
Led by Bob Shennan, Director, BBC Music, it is the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years, comprising of an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives, designed to strengthen its place as a world leader in music broadcasting and commissioning, and enhance the UK’s position as a world leader in music creation and performance.
Landmark music programming across BBC Television & Radio includes the forthcoming BBC Music Awards on BBC One, Radio 1 and Radio 2 on Thursday 11 December as well as a regular music slots on The One Show, putting more music on the country’s most popular TV channel.
A number of productions are under way, including Ten Pieces, an initiative which aims to introduce and engage primary school children right across the UK with ten pieces of classical music.
BBC Music is now the established home for both BBC Music Playlister and music clips from BBC Radio & Television. An incredible range of visual music content is curated on the iPlayer.
And the most talented new artists are given a platform via BBC Music's 17 emerging talent schemes - from BBC Young Musician to the BBC Young Folk Award and BBC Introducing.
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