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Adam Lambert Update August 18, 2019

August 18, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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VELVET SIDE A IS COMING!

4 years in the making. VELVET: Side A drops SEPT 27th with big single “SUPERPOWER” out SEPT 4th! #velvet (both digital and physical options available)”

Pre-order HERE!

Billboard – Adam Lambert Reveals Release Date and Track List For ‘Velvet: Side A’ EP. “Lambert revealed that part one of his two part project, Velvet: Side A, would be released on Sept. 27. The highly-anticipated album’s second part does not yet have a release date set….Check out the cover art and track list for Velvet: Side A below, and pre-order the new EP here.

1. “Superpower” (Written by Adam Lambert, Tommy English, and Ilsey Juber​, produced by Tommy English)

2. “Stranger You Are” (Written by Adam Lambert, Steve Booker and Kes​, produced by Steve Booker)

3. “Closer To You” (Written by Adam Lambert, Noise Club, Asia Whiteacre​, produced by Noise Club)

4. “Overglow” (Written by Adam Lambert, Butch Walker, MNEK, Amy Kuney​, produced by Butch Walker)

5. “Loverboy” (Written by Adam Lambert, Tommy English, Gabe Simon, Angelo Petraglia​, produced by Tommy English)

6. “Ready To Run” (Written by Adam Lambert, Fred Ball, Kes​, produced by Fred Ball)

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ADAM’S INSTAGRAM CHAT

Don’t ever stop directly chatting with your fans Adam!

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Adam Lambert Update – August 11, 2019

August 11, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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RHAPSODY ROLLS ON

Adam backstage just before he goes on!

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Queen and Adam Lambert at Madison Square Garden, an Operatic Epic

August 10, 2019

by Juneau

“It’s his show now.” – Sir Clem of West Hartford

With Rhapsody, the Queen and Adam Lambert touring show that is crisscrossing North America this summer, this trans-generational marriage of rock legends and meteoric superstar has surpassed itself. That’s saying a lot, given how excellent their previous tours have been. It’s not just that Queen and Adam have melded and ripened like a fine Burgundy over the years. With this production, the superb musical wine has been poured into a Baccarat decanter to do it full justice. The artists seem to be delving deeper and striving for transcendence in a way that can only be called operatic. For this show truly was rock as opera.

Consider Rhapsody as an opera in Five Acts (with costume changes to demarcate each act). It opens with a bombastic orchestral version of “Innuendo” as lasers erupt like solar flares around a dazzling gigantic crown that spans the stage. With the band’s famous crest at the center, this gilded tiara is riddled with symbols of Queen’s personas, histories, and works–enough to keep our resident professor of art history Xena busy for months on end. The motifs reappear throughout the show, lending subtext, gravitas, and coherence to a song catalog that veers from the silly to the sublime.

The Crown ascends heavenward, and we find ourselves in Act 1, on an opera stage with Queen as the entertainers, complete with crimson and gold opera theater boxes (nicely referencing the “Innuendo” video), including a lower tier filled with actual VIP fans. The band makes its entrance onstage via the conjurer’s trick of seeming to be at the top and rear of the set before suddenly materializing at the front of the stage, to the appropriate strains of “Now I’m Here.”

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Adam Lambert Update August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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RHAPSODY HIGHLIGHTS

Lambert was no longer playing second fiddle to Freddie Mercury’s legacy. Lambert proved he is a bonafide superstar in his own right.” – Worcester Telegram

peterjungphotography: QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT: THE RHAPSODY TOUR
Before performing Don’t Stop Me Now, vocalist Adam Lambert and guitarist Brian May hug to celebrate 8 years of performing together.
Toronto, Canada ~ July 28, 2019

 

Anamor @Ladymaserati8 Probably my favourite photo I have taken on this tour. Thankyou guys! @adamlambert @DrBrianMay

 

With the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders

The entire playlist from Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA, via Yoshimi @riddle601

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

TY @alikat1323 #qal #marypoppins #fun

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Adam Lambert Update July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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ROLLING RHAPSODY TOUR

adamlambert. Happy Birthday @rogertaylorofficial !!!

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The #rhapsodytour #adamlambert #queen

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Toronto concert-goers weigh in on Adam! (via Toronto Sun)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 28, looks like Queen and Adam will join the line-up for
2019 Global Citizen NYC Festival!

 

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Japan: Freddie For A Day 2019 Special Event

Will raise funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Details here.

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

Photo by Linda.

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Photo by Nick Agro

Los Angeles Daily News – Audiences young and old flock to The Forum in Inglewood for Queen’s The Rhapsody Tour. “Lambert kept the excitement going throughout the evening. He arrived on stage atop a motorcycle wearing a kind of biker outfit with spikes on his shoulders to sing “Bicycle Race” and never lost a beat as he performed “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “I Want It All” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.””

Variety – Concert Review: Queen and Adam Lambert Capitalize on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. “For my 9-year-old, newly obsessed with Queen thanks to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” it was a perfect first-ever concert for him. For the older concertgoers around us, it was a chance to hop in the time machine and recapture a bit of joy, all these years later. Or as astrophysicist Brian May might note, another way to practice Einstein’s theory of special relativity.”

Houston Press – Queen + Adam Lambert (+ Freddie Mercury) Is a Winning Formula. “I’ll admit I once wondered why Queen would ever perform live with anyone but Mercury, but Lambert’s grace in the face of such detraction has been winning. And, seeing him deliver his take on these songs live was fun and impressive. He camped it up for songs like “Killer Queen” (straddling the piano and batting his eyes with every flap of an over-sized fan) and “Bicycle Race.” He never tried to emulate Mercury, but just presented the songs in his own fashion with his own notable vocal skills. My wife, sitting next to me there in section 120, said it was probably her favorite classic rock concert ever because of Lambert’s infusion of youthful lifeblood into these old treasures. I agreed. Judging by the extended ovations, the thunderous applause and the long lines at the merch tables, so did a sold-out Toyota Center crowd.”

Dallas Voice – CONCERT REVIEW: Queen at AAC. “Lambert has been fronting Queen for eight years, and it’s true — he’s not Mercury… but he is Adam Lambert, himself a powerhouse singer. The concert could seem cover-bandish, merely recreating old standards, but it’s more thrilling than that. Lambert gyrates (on “Don’t Stop Me Now”), wails (on “Another One Bites the Dust”) and flounces (on “Somebody to Love”), but he’s not doing Freddie — he’s doing himself, the product of a musical landscape for which Queen was inescapable. When he struts out in a studded leather costume (one of at least five changes I counted), his version of a leatherman is less Castro District and more Greenwich Village. We all have a little Freddie in us, and Lambert lets his shine through.”

The Oakland Press – Queen + Adam Lambert remain the “Champions” at Little Caesars Arena. “The most heart-warming moment of the night, meanwhile, was the May-Taylor duet on a truncated version of “Doing All Right” — an apt reference to the state of the band in 2019. More than all right, actually; They are still the champions, and there’s no reason to stop them — now, or ever.”

The Advocate – Adam Lambert With Queen Is an Open Celebration of Queer Identity. “Where Mercury, in his sleeveless tops and tight jeans belting “Killer Queen,” was deliciously subversive, seeing Lambert, in his flowing poet’s sleeves, singing that song while the crowd hoots and hollers is an affirmation of acceptance for queer people. For a performance of “Bicycle” in what is the de facto second act of the show, Lambert straddles a motorcycle. He poses, vamps, and stretches backward supine and open on the vehicle in a moment that feels like a pure celebration of his gay identity.”

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Full playlist from his Live From YouTube mini concert

 

He’s a kid at heart!

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Adam Lambert Update July 21, 2019

July 21, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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RHAPSODY

“Lambert completes them in an uncanny way that defies description. He has an enormous, off-the-charts stage presence; he blew the audience away over and over again. His vocal range is astronomical. And he’s so damn handsome, you literally can’t take your eyes off him.” – John Coulter

adamlambert: Happy Birthday @brianmayforreal !!! 📸@Scarlettcherry

The LA Forum full set videos from @thefilmqueen!

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Adam Lambert Update July 14, 2019

July 14, 2019

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT

The Rhapsody tour big reveal took place on July 10 in Vancouver. Highlights:

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The Rhapsody Tour! Special thanks to Stufish for their brilliance on this majestic production.

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