Queen’s Roger Taylor announces new solo album, Outsider

Roger Taylor announces solo album, Outsider
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Queen’s Roger Taylor has announced a new solo album, as well as a supporting 14-date UK tour for October 2021. Outsider  - Taylor’s sixth solo album - is set for release on 1 October, and is set around a theme of isolation having been written and recorded since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is dedicated “to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines”.

Taylor says: “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.”

As mentioned, Taylor will be supporting the release with a UK tour, accompanied by Queen + Adam Lambert’s Spike Edney, guitarist Jason Falloon, drummer Tyler Warren, bassist Charlie Jones and keyboard player Angie Pollock as his band.

Roger Taylor 2021 UK tour

  • 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, Coventry
  • Oct 22: London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

You can pre-order Outsider on vinyl, CD or cassette now via Roger Taylor’s website, and fans who place pre-orders before 16:00 BST on 7 June will receive early access to pre-sale tickets for the Outsider tour. Tickets for the Outsider tour go on general sale 8 June. 

Stuart Williams

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