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Adam Lambert Debuts 'Better Than I Know Myself' Video, Announces Queen Tour Plans (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/ 3/2012 12:49 pm Updated: 02/ 3/2012 1:06 pm

Adam Lambert's dual personas emerge in the video for his new single, "Better Than I Know Myself."

The "American Idol" runner-up appears as both an angelic boy-next-door and a sinister, liquor-swilling dark horse in the clip for the song, which debuted in mid-December and is the first cut off his sophomore effort, "Trespassing."

"The song is basically saying, 'I'm kind of a screw up, I do stupid things and continue to put my foot in my mouth, but be patient with me because I need you around -- you're the only person that gets me,'" Lambert told the Hollywood Reporter. "You're the only person I feel comfortable with. You almost know me better than I know myself.' It's kind of an apology and kind of a plea. It's very honest."

"Trespassing," which is due for release March 20, isn't the only thing on Lambert's agenda. As MTV is reporting, he's also hitting the road this summer alongside the remaining members of Queen for a string of European performances, including one at Knebworth in England, where the band played their final show with original frontman Freddie Mercury in 1986, just five years before his death.

"There's no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie," Lambert told the Daily Star. "That's impossible. The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."

Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor previously joined Lambert on MTV's European Music Awards, where they performed several of the band's classic hits, including "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions."

In other Lambert news, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) recently announced it had worked with Yahoo to remove anti-gay user comments from an interview with the pop star that the website had posted. Among some of the derogatory comments that had allegedly been posted: "It would make my day if someone was to do to [Lambert] what those men did to Matthew Shepard," and "This is why a concentration camp is needed for homosexuals."


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