Queen Readies First Album in 13 Years
Record will be out in the fall, kick off European tour
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2008 10:05 PM CDT
Queen will release its first album in 13 years this fall.    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
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(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.