Queen drummer Roger Taylor is releasing a solo album On October 1. 2021. With the pandemic shutting down venues and concert tours, Taylor had plenty of time to channel his own creative juices in a new album.

“Outsider” is Taylor’s first solo project in eight years. The album will be available on vinyl, cassette, CD, as a digital download, and via streaming.

Known as a drummer; Taylor is also a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who made use of his numerous talents to create the new album.

KT Tunstall lends her voice to “We’re All Just Trying to Get By”.

The only non original song on the album is “The Clapping Song” which was originally released in 1965 by Shirley Ellis.

Taylor is celebrating the release of the new album with a short tour of the United Kingdom beginning October 2. Along with his solo material, Taylor will also be performing some music from Queen catalog. This will be Taylor’s first solo tour in over 20 years.

“Outsider” track list:
“I Know, I Know, I Know”
“More Kicks”
“Absolutely Anything”
“Gangsters are Running the World”
“We’re All Just Trying to Get By”
“Gangsters are Running the World” – Purple version
“The Clapping Song”
“Foreign Sand” – English Mix
“Journey’s End”

Roger Taylor tour dates:
Oct 2 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle
Oct 3 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 Guilford
Oct 20 at the HMV Empire in Coventry
Oct 22 at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London