Queen hint at Australian tour

Speculation is rife that Queen might be heading to Australia after the glam rockers gave a tantalising hint on Twitter.

The Queen official account tweeted on Thursday: "For the first time in 30 years, Queen are heading back to...... [stay tuned]"

Queen last toured Down Under almost 30 years ago in April, 1985 and haven't played in the country since.

However, it's also 30 years since they played in South Africa (1984), and Brazil (1985), where the World Cup will be held in June.

The Australian offices of Universal Music, the band's label, said they were in the dark about the potential tour Down Under and were seeking clarification after the social media leak.

Since the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991, the remaining members have performed with various frontmen including Paul Rodgers (lead singer with Free) and Adam Lambert (runner-up on American Idol).

Queen have also performed with English vocalist Jessie J and used a remastered video clip of Freddie Mercury while performing at the closing ceremony at London's Olympic stadium.

The band will do a 24-date tour of America later this year with Lambert on vocals. In August they will play dates in Seoul and Tokyo, edging them closer to the southern hemisphere.