With concert venues shut down all over the world, like many artists Queen drummer Roger Taylor had a little time on his hands. So, like many of his fellow musicians, Taylor created some new music and has recorded a new album titled “Outsider” set for an October 1 release.

With Queen on hiatus until next year, Taylor has set a tour around his homeland of the United Kingdom to promote the new album. This will be the first time in over 20 years that Taylor will take the stage without his Queen band mates.

Speaking on the album, Taylor said that the album is dedicated to “all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines”.

He added, “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.”

Speaking on the tour itself Taylor said, “This is my modest tour. I just want it to be lots of fun, very good musically, and I want everybody to enjoy it. I’m really looking forward to it. Will I be playing Queen songs too? Absolutely!”

Roger Taylor tour dates:
Oct 2 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle
Oct at the Academy in Manchester
Oct 5 at the Barbican in York
Oct 6 at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff

Oct 8 at the O2 Academy in Liverpool
Oct 9 at the University East Anglia in Norwich
Oct 11 at the Forum in Bath
Oct 12 at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth
Oct 14 at the Pavilions in Plymouth
Oct 15 at Rock City in Nottingham
Oct 17 at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill
Oct 19 at G Live in Guildford
Oct 20 at the HMV Empire in Coventry
Oct 22 at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London