Adam Lambert Daily Update – March 8, 2014
OFFICIAL PROMO VIDEO!!
Queen & Adam Lambert North American Tour 2014
- Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday, March 14 Through The Live Nation Mobile App & At Livenation.com -
New York, NY (March 6, 2014) – Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Monday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.
Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10am local time in the USA and Tuesday March 11th at 10am local time in Canada.
Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”
The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
“Let’s ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”
In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame – “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” – which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, and, as if to qualify all of hyperbole, just last month Queen received the accolade of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK – beating out even the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper by close on a million copies – with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart. The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act’s original Greatest Hits collection. Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time. Just think: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor. Their musical We Will Rock You, co-created with writer Ben Elton, is approaching its 12th year on stage in London’s West End and is currently touring North America.
Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. He is currently writing and recording for his third album, which will be released this year.
6/19 – Chicago United Center
6/21 – Winnipeg MTS Centre
6/23 – Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
6/24 – Edmonton Rexall Place
6/26 – Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 – Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 – San Jose SAP Center
7/3 – Los Angeles The Forum
7/5 – Las Vegas The Joint
7/6 – Las Vegas The Joint
7/9 – Houston Toyota Center
7/10 – Dallas American Airlines Center
7/12 – Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 – Toronto Air Canada Centre
7/14 – Montreal Bell Centre
7/16 – Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
7/17 – New York Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 – Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Washington Post – Queen + Adam Lambert Press Conference (VIDEO) We love how Brian and Roger are letting Adam be Da Boss!!
Norwich Bulletin – Queen, Adam Lambert to embark on U.S. tour, with stop at Mohegan Sun. Nice summing up of statements made during the press conference (in video above). “Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won’t start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour. “You just can’t focus on that crap, especially in today’s day and age, the Internet, and everybody has an opinion and a comment. That’s not why we do this,” Lambert told The Associated Press.”
Dallas Morning News – Adam Lambert and Queen will rock Dallas in July during U.S. arena tour “I will try to not hyperventilate while I type this. My favorite band of all time and my favorite male vocalist and American Idol contestant ever are coming to town, together. Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at Dallas’ American Airlines Center on July 10 as part of a U.S. tour announced today.
If you didn’t know, this is no new affair. Ever since Adam was a contestant on Idol and he performed with Brian May and Roger Taylor on the finale they’ve been a tight-knit bunch. Yes, Adam is not Freddie Mercury — no one is — but there aren’t many performers out there who could come as close as Lambert to filling the outlandish role as Queen’s frontman. Lambert knows this, May and Taylor do too, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that when they perform together they are pretty incredible.”
Examiner – Should Harry Styles or Adam Lambert star in ‘Wicked’ movie with Lea Michele? “If Harry needs help preparing for the “Wicked” movie, perhaps fellow pop star Adam Lambert would help him out. Adam once played Fiyero in the L.A. production of “Wicked,” and he’s praised One Direction’s music before. Then again, some Adam Lambert fans might prefer to see the “American Idol” star compete against Harry for the Fiyero movie role. If Lea Michele gets cast as Elphaba, Adam would definitely have an edge – Lea would probably advocate for him since she’s already done duets with him on “Glee.””
Access Hollywood @accesshollywood Adam Lambert & Queen’s Big Tour News — WATCH — http://www.accesshollywood.com/adam-lambert-and-queens-big-tour-news_video_2053537 … @adamlambert @QueenWillRock
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