This weekend, Queen and Adam Lambert resume their Rhapsody tour with a leg in Korea and Japan. On Saturday and Sunday evening, the collaboration will perform Seoul’s Gocheok Skydome after their North American dates last year. As the trio gets ready to go, Brian May has opened up about how tough touring life can be.
The 72-year-old wrote on his Instagram: “I will be sorrowfully saying goodbye to [my wife] Anita for 6 weeks on Tuesday.
“The Touring Life looks very glamorous from afar, and it does have wonderful moments.
“But it’s still a tough commitment, living without your family and friends and animals for weeks on end.
“It’s not a life everyone would thrive on. But … for us … and I know we’re lucky to be able to say it … it’s what we do. Bri.”
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May wrote: “And so, having fallen severely off the horse over Christmas (figuratively), while my body fought off a horrible cold virus, it’s time to build up again to match fitness.
“Well, I can try ! We leave for 6 weeks on the road on the 14th of January. Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia.”
“It’s very exciting, but more demanding than you might imagine ! Gotta be ready !! Bri. 3 Days to Veganuary!”
The latter comment refers to May’s other health kick for the New Year, in which he intends to only eat Vegan food during January.
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Meanwhile, May was in the hospital last month for surgery after being in pain during the Queen and Adam Lambert tour.
From his bed, he wrote on Instagram: “I’m done! After a snip to my calf muscle, I’m feeling good!
“The theory is that it will release the excess tension in my Achilles’ tendon and get me out of a painful heel situation I’ve been in for many months.
“I had the problem all through our last tour of the USA – and although adrenaline got me through, my running around was severely curtailed, and there were a couple of nights when I really couldn’t move at all around the stage (nobody noticed, it seems !).”