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Queen’s Roger Taylor announces new album Outsider alongside 2021 solo tour

Roger Taylor of Queen
(Image credit: Lola Leng Taylor)

Rock icon Roger Taylor has announced the new album, Outsider, alongside news of a 14 date UK solo tour scheduled for October 2021. 

Since Queen + Adam Lambert’s highly anticipated UK tour has been postponed until 2022, Taylor will instead be performing at a selection of intimate UK venues in October of this year. The rock icon has also shared details of the setlist, with many songs taken from own solo catalogue, as well as Queen classics. 

Accompanying Taylor as part of his backing band will be Queen + Adam Lambert’s keyboardist Spike Edney and supporting drummer Tyler Warren, plus guitarist Jason Falloon and Goldfrapp live players keyboardist Angie Pollock and bassist Charlie Jones.

The tour will coincide with Taylor’s forthcoming album Outsider, which is dedicated “to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines”. The album’s theme of isolation comes from a fitting place, with the Queen drummer recording it during the recent lockdown.

He explains: “I’ve had a bit of a creative spurt and suddenly found myself with an album, which was lovely. It was a surprise! I just found myself in the studio and they came out one after the other. It was a pleasure really.”

Outsider will be released on October 1, 2021 via Universal. Fans that pre-order the album via Roger’s official website before 4PM BST on June 7 will get advanced and early access to pre-sale tickets to the tour. General pre-sale tickets will be available June 8.

Find full dates below.

Roger Taylor album Outsider

(Image credit: Roger Taylor via Universal)

Roger Taylor 2021 UK tour dates

Oct 02: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Oct 03: Academy, Manchester
Oct 05: Barbican, York
Oct 06: St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Oct 08: 02 Academy, Liverpool
Oct 09: University East Anglia (UEA), Norwich
Oct 11: Forum, Bath
Oct 12: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Oct 14: Pavilions, Plymouth
Oct 15: Rock City, Nottingham
Oct 17: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Oct 19: G Live, Guildford
Oct 20: HMV Empire, Conventry
Oct 22: London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth (Lizzie) works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. When not writing, she enjoys music design and reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.