Fans in South America will finally have their reward!!
Coming on September 18, 2015
Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina explained: “30 years ago, Queen performed in front of 250,000 people who fell in love with the band, and it became one of the most iconic moments of Rock in Rio. I am positive that the moments from 30 years ago will be rejuvenated and rejoiced with Queen + Adam Lambert, making it again a moment no one will ever forget.” Read more.
BrainMay.com – SHEFFIELD – END OF AMAZING TOUR – MADE US FEEL LOVED “The end of the tour is a strange moment for us … we all need time to recharge, and reclaim our home lives, but the moment when the last chord ends brings a strange mixture of emotions. It’s been a wonderful team on this tour … both on stage and off, on stage and backstage – a kind of touring army with great skills, more dedication than could be asked, and immense camaraderie. We will all wake up in the morning and feel a pang of sadness that it’s over. …”
Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor QUEEN at The Titanic Hotel Liverpool – Look who gets into the SUV with Adam… : )
More LAX photos here.
Adam Lambert talks about new album at the Brit Awards – “want it to be less about me and more for the audience.”
Adam Lambert loves Thai yellow curry | BRITs 2015 – Drove to the Brits with the head of Warner…He feels he’ had a lot of fashion disasters.
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Digital Spy – Adam Lambert on his new album: “There’s some house on there” – “”I want it to be less about me, even though it’s personal, and more about the listener. So whatever it means to you. I’m doing the music for the audience, not for myself.“
Liverpool Echo – Queen at the Liverpool ECHO Arena “Freddie Mercury had a rare and unusual gift. He managed to make us all magnificent for five minutes. His songs brought out the strutting peacock in the mildest mannered of music fans…It has taken Adam Lambert, the former American Idol star who was just nine years old when Freddie died, to truly re-create that magic. He has an arena-filling charisma and an effortless soaring voice, but there the comparisons stop. He’s not much like Freddie in the way he sings or the way he looks but somehow it works. It’s not Stars in Their Eyes and it doesn’t feel like a tribute show. Somehow they make it seem new and fresh and strangely credible.”
**MUST READ Queen fan comment** S-Cap via @VeroniqueORCEL: @adamlambert
SOUTH AMERICAN RUMORS
Is he saying what we think he’s saying (from Prague) – Check it out here.
And a fan has a field day… “I Volunteer” LOL – Watch here.
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
Thank you Antoinette for finding this.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS NABS GRAMMY FOR ‘HAPPY’
He credits Adam Lambert for influencing his new sound. Read his interview in HipHopDX here.
ADAM GETS SICK…
And for the first time ever Adam has to cancel a show on doctor’s orders…fans shower him with get well wishes
And it’s on to Milano, in high style!!
And one very lucky fan…!!
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
Warning…the following gif (via @lilybop) may be dangerous to your health…but if so, what a way to go!
Get well soon. Take care of that precious, precious voice!
In Vienna an overexcited fan grabs Adam’s arm and won’t let go. Adam is so sweet about it! Via Instagram.
THEY’VE GOT IT ALL
For Tour of the Year, Queen + Adam Lambert’s trip across North America ended up with 57 percent of the vote. Not even the combined firepower of Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on their ‘Soundtrack of Summer’ tour (29 percent) could touch Queen. None of the other nominees had as much as five percent.
Queen faced their biggest challenge in the Live Album or Video of the Year category. Their ‘Live at the Rainbow ’74‘ release, which gave fans a glimpse at the band just as they were about to break through, had nearly 41 percent. At 30 percent, Toto’s ‘35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland’ was good enough for second, with Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Democracy 3D’ (almost 10 percent) taking third place.
But it was for Commercial of the Year where Queen proved its muscle. Just as the film studios will save their Oscar-worthy films for Christmastime, the Verizon commercial which used ‘I Want It All’ that aired throughout the holiday season won the prize. It took 64 percent of the vote, with its nearest competitor, Motley Crue’s spot for Dodge Charger, got only six percent of the votes. Surprisingly, only one percent of our readers voted for the long-lost ad that Paul Stanley made for Folgers Coffee that became a viral sensation.
Here’s a fascinating account of the band’s history in the Mail: ‘Freddie Mercury felt like a god. Then he started behaving like one,’ by the man who signed Queen
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
Video by the Vienna handgrabber here! LOL!
Super close-up in Amsterdam – Crazy Little Thing
Save Me in Vienna – So close you could touch him…
Stone Cold Crazy in Munich – Love seeing that mic stand action!
Brian May’s Selfie Stick Video – MUNICH Olympiahalle
Queen + Adam Lambert – Who Wants To Live Forever (Live) Hamburg/Germany
Radio Gaga closeup from Frankfurt
Full Radio Gaga in Frankfurt – @anthrogeekPF · “So cute, grown ass men giggling like schoolgirls cuz they get to touch him…”
All your love tonight in Hamburg
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
A recap of recent concert reviews
Adam Lambert Through My Eyes – QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT IN VIENNA: THE MOST TRUTHFUL ODE TO KING FREDDIE – TRANSLATION Of Rolling Stone Croatia review “Twenty-four years since the death of Freddie Mercury and forty-five years since the foundation of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, as the only two members of the original lineup, do not stop working and letting people experience one of the greatest rock bands almost a quarter of a century after what seemed the end. After Paul Rodgers, they give the microphone to the most worthy exchange for the memories of Freddie – a 33-year-old Adam Lambert, a pop-rock vocalist who shook things up in Vienna on the first day of February and made all prejudice fall into water“
Konzert Review – 05/02/2015 – Queen + Adam Lambert – A Once In A Lifetime Experience – O2 World Hamburg (via Google Translate. “The evening in Hamburg O2 World has an impressively demonstrated: Queen live without Freddy Mercury on. With Adam Lambert Bryan May and Roger Taylor have brought a strong voice to the microphone, which makes it to his own way to perform the songs of Queen without distorting them. We can only hope that Roger Taylor, above-mentioned statement to Adam Lambert will be maintained in the future and you may get a few more times so songs to benefit from the never aging queen.“
Scotsman – Gig review: Queen + Adam Lambert, Glasgow
REVIEW: Queen And Adam Lambert, London’s O2 Arena - EntertainmentWise
Queen find fitting new lead in former American Idol star Adam Lambert as they rock The Hydro - Scottish Daily Record
Fan reaction to Queen and Adam Lambert at Manchester Arena - Manchester Evening News
Gig review: Queen and Adam Lambert at First Direct Arena, Leeds - Yorkshire Evening Post
Review: Queen + Adam Lambert, Capital FM Arena Nottingham Post
Forgive me… I’ve had a pretty crazy January and have barely been able to keep up with all the Adam news, the torrents of amazing tour videos, the photos, the tweets, the NEWS! I did have the amazing good fortune to be in London on January 18 to see Adam + Queen at the O2. Met up there with Glambert friends from New England and Singapore — what am amazing global network we have! Then it was off to the World Economic Forum in Davos to hear a bunch of world leaders (John Kerry, François Hollande, Yitzhak Rabin) and business moguls (Bill Gates) pontificate. Lovely dinners with Peter Gabriel, Will.i.am and Kofi Annan. Most fun moment was sharing some Glambert secrets with Michael Wolf, former president of MTV Networks, now a music industry senior poohbah. Lovely, lovely man. He clearly knew all about Adam and seemed absolutely fascinated by the ingenuity of the Glambert army. So, good times! But it all paled next to the Big O2…Adam is my drug. What can I say? – J
IF THIS DOESN’T MAKE YOUR HEART STOP…
…in Adam Lambert, Queen have found the only singer who could step into those very big shoes. As a tribute to Freddie Mercury and as a gig in its own right, this was a glorious success. Amazing.
— The Daily Record and Sunday Mail
Glowing comments about Adam. Thanks to Xena for digging these up! Read them all here.
Queen were unbelievably good. Adam Lambert fitted in perfectly.
More OTT than Freddie, but all with tongue in cheek. And boy, he can really sing. Brilliant, brilliant concert!
Adam Lambert was simply amazing as the new front man of Queen. Brian May, Roger Taylor and the rest of the band musical skills were second to none x amazing concert
Absolutely fab show from beginning to end!! A show case of fantastic guitar riffs, drumming and vocals!
Probably one of the best I’ve seen!
Adam lambert vocal out of this world amazing totally best gig of my life queen fantastic brian may on guitar and rodger wow
This concert was one of the best I have have ever been to.
Adam Lambert is a brilliant singer and showman.
Surpassed expectations.May and Taylor were wonderful. Lambert was a revelation.
We went there with an open mind of no comparisons just to enjoy the moment and bathe in the splendour of fantastic music, songs and artists old and new and OMG we were not let down and a new special memory was made THANK YOU xx
Been to a few concerts in my life but nothing that was a patch on this .
I have to say, i have now been to more than 20 gigs since 2007 and this is by far the best gig i have ever been to.
Adam Lambert is AMAZING!! First time I’ve seen him perform and he is just excellent.
Go and see take it for what it is,listen to the real sound of Queen and give the new guy a break he ain’t bad at all you know quite the opposite. We will Rock you and they did a new era begins.
never heard if Adam Lambert prior to gig….. certainly will be seeing him again!
Save Me & Who Wants To Live Forever in London (Day 1) 2015-01-17 – a cappella heaven… save us!!
Just a very tiny sampling of the rave reviews coming out of Britain since Queen + Adam Lambert rang in the New Year with Big Ben and fireworks in London. Somehow, the North American media missed this story, but Australia and New Zealand did not, nor did Japan! With many thanks to the visionary Roger Taylor and Brian May, Adam’s introduction to their compatriots has been stupendous.
(we are unable to locate the identity of the dedicated fan who assembled this, so if you know them, please let us know so we can acknowledge their contribution)
With a modicum of modesty, we say “we predicted it” on March 18th, 2010, so henceforth, Xena will be known as Xena, Oracle of Macedonia. Perhaps she can hang up her breastplate and armour.