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Queen + Adam Lambert in Dallas – Some Memories

July 21, 2014
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By Paula Coots

Writers are supposed to be able to snatch at the ineffable; to describe, even if imperfectly, the indescribable.

Well, we can all try, though I’m not sure how to encapsulate the myriad of emotion and sensation that transported me on July 10, 2014.

So many great accounts have been written about the magnitude of these shows, I’m going to spare you most of my personal details, as precious as they are to me. They are probably a lot like yours, and already told with such grace.

Since I got the ticket in March, I’ve avoided Facebook and Twitter and every other form of social media known to mankind. I wanted my one concert in Dallas to be as close to the concerts of yore as possible. You never knew what to expect “back in the day”. You were lucky if you got an appearance on “The Midnight Special” or caught a photo here and there, like those in Circus Magazine.

YouTube is a wonderful thing…no doubt. Our world is so much broader now, and like you guys, I find myself sucked into the vortex of Adam Lambert in a state of amused—and quite often, awed—bliss. You can get lost for days.

Right now, now, though, I’m only dipping in a toe here or there. I’m still avoiding most of the videos, because I just want my own memories to hang on a little bit longer!

What’s that saying? “Too soon?”

Yeah, because before you can even blink…it won’t be “too soon” anymore.

Those visceral memories will inevitably fade. Read more…

Adam Lambert Week in Review – July 13-20, 2014

July 20, 2014

By JuneauXena and Claudia. Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW, @GlamFanNation & @AdamLambertBook

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Last night at Mohegan Sun, singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Bri!!

Queen and Adam Lambert North American Tour
- Tickets on sale at Live NationLive Nation Mobile App or Ticketmaster.
- Twitter lists for the North American part of the tour here.
July 16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 17 New York, New York at the Madison Square Garden.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 19 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 20 Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
- Doors at 6:30pm ET. Tickets on sale here.
July 22 Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 23 East Rutherford, New Jersey at the IZOD Center.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 25 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 26 Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Boardwalk Hall.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 28 Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.

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NEWS ALERT

Unreality TV – Brian May comments on Adam Lambert and hints at touring Europe! Finally! “Speaking to Timeout the Queen guitarist said that their current tour of the US has made him realise just how good Adam really is…When the tour was first announced Brian May had said that international shows would be unlikely but now, that may not be the case. Answering a question from a fan about bringing their packed tour to Europe on Twitter Brian replied: “Well…@MichelCollignon @QueenWillRock @adamlambert WE MIGHT ! Bri.”

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Too beautiful….

adamlambert: Helloooooo NYC

adamlambert: Helloooooo NYC

andrej_pejic: #kiki @adamlambert

andrej_pejic: #kiki @adamlambert

Mohegan-handtoheart

 

@DrBrianMay: “@BittsandBoys: Stunning shot RT @jesha84 pic.twitter.com/qe6dv0PvvS”. YES !!!

@DrBrianMay: “@BittsandBoys: Stunning shot RT @jesha84 pic.twitter.com/qe6dv0PvvS”. YES !!!

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By Tuke18

By Tuke18

By Tuke18

By Tuke18

COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

adamlambert: Great catching up with @amandalepore

adamlambert: Great catching up with @amandalepore

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

“The minute you stop looking for Freddie is the minute the fun really starts.” – VH1 review

Masslive – Concert review: Queen + Adam Lambert teach lesson in old school rock at Mohegan Sun Casino “There are Queen purists who abhor the thought that the surviving members of the British band would tour with ANYONE subbing for the late Freddie Mercury at the microphone. Too bad for them. They missed a killer Queen show…Queen and Lambert did rock and they proved themselves champions.”

VH1 - Can Adam Lambert-Led Queen Keep The Band’s Classic Legacy Alive? Maybe the best and most insightful review yet! “…He is about to play to a packed crowd of 20,000 people (New Yorkers, no less!), who all seemed to be thinking the same thing: “Can the kid pull it off?” Under pressure, indeed…It was a gutsy undertaking, but he certainly showed no signs of nerves as he strutted onto the stage with a feline prowl that owed more to Jim Morrison, and a leather-studded wardrobe borrowed from Faith-era George Michael.  But the voice? That was pure Freddie. The lyrics to show opener “Now I’m Here,” seemed to take on new meaning, serving as a defiant response to any skepticism. He not only hits the operatic notes, which we must remember is no easy feat, but he accomplishes it with a mix of ferocity and glam elegance that do the song justice. You can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from the crowd as Lambert lets out the song’s final octave-straddling scream. This is gonna be alright…We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans. Obviously he is no Freddie Mercury, and that’s OK. The minute you stop looking for Freddie is the minute the fun really starts.”

New York Times – In a Musical Pairing, Old Hands Guide a New Face: Queen + Adam Lambert Take On Madison Square Garden Not the view we hoped for, but with some food for thought. “Performing with Queen on this tour, Mr. Lambert sometimes has to compete with Mercury’s audio and video, which outdid him in “Love of My Life.” He did have his moments, particularly in “Killer Queen,” which he sang while lying on a purple Victorian-styled fainting couch and made into a catty, confidential portrait. Now and then, Mr. Lambert rose to meet Mercury’s example, as he did in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” following its daffy, operatic choral interlude — shown and played in its 1970s video and audio version — with full hard-rock fury as he sang, “So you think you can love me and leave me to die?” Mr. Lambert has that rawness in his voice, when he chooses to use it.”

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Radio show: A Toronto Queenbert meets her Tribe

July 16, 2014

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Would it be an understatement to say that this past Sunday was life-changing for Nika? That was the day that Queen + Adam Lambert took over the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Our intrepid DJ, a recent convert to the Church of AFL, ventured out to join dozens of glittered and glammed fellow pilgrims for a pre-concert dinner. And then it was on to the show with a friend who was an old-time Queen fan but utter Adam newbie. What was his reaction? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Join fellow listeners and fans to relive the experience of losing your Adam virginity! Were you at the Toronto show? What other shows have you seen, or are planning to see this week? Share your favorite moments and stories of meeting other Adam and Queen fans! Just call in to (917) 932-1825 or join the crowd in the chatroom!

From the Toronto show, here’s “Somebody to Love” recorded by @mia177mia

A Yankee Prince in Queen’s Court – Queen + Adam Lambert

July 14, 2014

Blogger-in-Chief:

I wrote this after the Kiev show almost two years ago. Having watched several videos of the current tour – I am re-posting this as my first story of the new series. I think my observations have held up well! xoxoxo

Originally posted on On the Meaning of Adam Lambert:

Grateful to @GlamazonToronto for this glorious gallery of pics!

by Xena

July 3, 2012

Tonight I felt the nervous virgin bride who barely glimpsed her groom and has relied on others’ descriptions of his beauty, charm and talents.  Away from a good internet connection, my machine barely limped along during the livestream from Kiev so I had to wait. Let’s pretend we belong to a culture which forbids any contact between the betrothed couple other than those occasions where a chaperone is in attendance. 

 I cheated and heard the first few seconds of Bohemian Rhapsody – I heard a single, sweet note and I couldn’t wait, I flew to the altar for more!!!  It was many hours and I took some time to prepare for the special un-chaperoned experience to satisfy my need to consume the entire Kiev concert experience.  But we know once is not enough, so this bride went…

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Adam Lambert Week in Review – July 6-12, 2014

July 13, 2014

By JuneauXena and Claudia. Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW, @GlamFanNation & @AdamLambertBook

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QUEEN + ADAM

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Via AdamLambertEvents

July 12 Detroit, Michigan at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 13 Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 14 Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 17 New York, New York at the Madison Square Garden.
- Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 19 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
- Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 20 Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
- Doors at 6:30pm ET. Tickets on sale here.

Detroit-Arena

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

run4roses132: "I WANT IT ALL" Queen + Adam Lambert at @thepalaceofauburnhills #queen #adamlambert AMAZING!!!

run4roses132: “I WANT IT ALL” Queen + Adam Lambert at @thepalaceofauburnhills #queen #adamlambert AMAZING!!!

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

Photo credit: Jason Janik

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Photo by @AmberBoc

Photo by @AmberBoc

By abbowitz on IG: #Queen and #AdamLambert #Detroit ~ http://tinyurl.com/ngzegh2

By abbowitz on IG: #Queen and #AdamLambert #Detroit ~ http://tinyurl.com/ngzegh2

Great photos from T.A.O.G. Facebook Album

More Detroit photos here from RockImitatesArt

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

New York Times – Stepping In, Out in Front - By no other than Jon Caramanica! “…But the rest of the band members are mindful of the group’s legacy, and are always on the lookout for opportunities, though they may not have expected to find one on the “American Idol” stage. It was there in 2009 that they collaborated with Adam Lambert, the most theatrical contestant in the show’s history, and one of its most gifted vocalists, too. (They also played with the eventual winner, Kris Allen, a mouse next to Lambert’s cheetah.)”

Dallas Morning News – Royal flush: Queen + Adam Lambert prove they’re still the champions “…Along with Lambert’s incendiary vocals, an all-too-rare commodity rippled through the show: utter graciousness. Lambert made no attempt to take things over, simply trusting in the power of his voice, sexiness and shocking charisma (all every bit a match for Mercury’s) to carry things. He stepped offstage several times to let the pure Queen love rule the arena (and to change costumes — May’s halfway-mark solo went on so long that my friend wondered if Lambert had spent that time actually getting his arm tattoos, which weren’t visible before his re-entrance, painted on backstage)…” Read more…

From Freddie to Adam — We Will Live Forever

July 11, 2014

Queen and Adam Lambert, North American Tour, Los Angeles Forum, July 3, 2014

By lynelle paulick

adamlambert: Our Patron Saint : Freddie

adamlambert: Our Patron Saint : Freddie

Well, well. My husband and I made the long trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles last week. Yes, it really has been a long trip. Five years, I suppose — or perhaps lifetimes, but I digress.

Five years and a month or two back in 2009 was the moment the world saw Adam Lambert and the two remaining members of the classic rock band Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, perform together. In that year when the fellows first personally and publicly met, they sang “We Are the Champions”; and Lambert enthusiasts, at least, have been pining since then for the threesome to show us that strange magic again.

Me? Oh, I’ve been feverish lately. YouTube videos from the other venues (since June 19, when their 2014 North American tour finally kicked off in Chicago at the United Center, at 7:30 p.m.) have gone viral because of days spent helplessly drooling over one, then another, then another, and another, and back again.

At the LA Forum, at (or by) our seats on the floor, right in the middle with a perfect surround-sound view, I was stunned by the whole display, stripped of all thought processes and bombarded with deafening sounds, cell-binding vibrations and multidirectional lasers. Not until right after the dazzling encore of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions,” as we sprinted out of the arena in our failed attempt to escape the impending traffic jam of thousands of cars going nowhere at the same time, did my personal senses begin to return. And with a vengeance did they! Thoughts and observations came crashing into my mind. There was a slight confusion, which didn’t feel particularly good, so I dug into it best as I could in an altered state. Read more…

Adam Lambert’s a Killer Queen! What he’s wearing

July 7, 2014

We’re talking here about the Queen + Adam Lambert tour and the eye-popping, libido-loosening outfits that Adam is wearing. Idolholic, who was an eye-witness at the launch concert in Chicago, was kind enough to document, research and fact-check. Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the definitive dissertation on our darling drama queen’s delectably decollétaged and diverting duds!

By Idolholic, PhD
With product annotation courtesy of Fashionland

Set List:                                          Adam was wearing:

Now I’m Here                                  Black leather pants, studded leather jacket, gold-rimmed sunglasses
Stone Cold Crazy                             (Adam tweeted:  Studded jacket by @versace – round gold glasses by @mykitaofficial http://instagram.com/p/pes4h8ONJy/ )

adamlambert: Studded jacket by @versace_official - round gold glasses by @mykitaofficial

Custom crystal embellished black tank and Adam’s beloved Rock & Republic Slim F@#! Skinny Jeans, teamed with Versace AW14 studded biker, also featured in the upcoming season campaign by Mert & Marcus (is it just me or it’s gettin’ hot in here?). The look was styled with MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm “Janis” shades in Chicago and Sama Eyewear Mulholland Drive in black acetate & titanium in Winnipeg, AllSaints hematite finish Ariel Necklace with contrasting riveted plates (get it here), custom gloves and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti AW13 ankle boots with gold plated block heel. – See more at: http://musicfashionland.com/mfl-exclusive-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-adam-lamberts-queen-adam-lambert-tour-costumes/#sthash.4184s7oE.NXSE1Pgc.dpuf

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