Adam Lambert Week – June 15-21, 2014
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QUEEN + ADAM CALENDAR
June 21 Winnipeg, Manitoba at the MTS Centre.
– Concert start time 8:00pm CT.
June 23 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Credit Union Centre.
– Concert start time 7:30pm CT.
June 24 Edmonton, Alberta at the Rexall Place.
– Concert start time 7:30pm MT.
June 26 Calgary, Alberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
– Concert start time 7:30pm MT.
June 28 Vancouver, British Columbia at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena.
– Concert start time 8:00pm PT.
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Rolling Stone – Queen and Adam Lambert’s Tour Opener: 5 Things We Learned “Regal rock band and their new frontman make a grand U.S. debut at Chicago’s United Center…From his cheeky call-and-response during “Another One Bites the Dust” to his outsize take on “Killer Queen,” spreading out on a purple lounger and fake-chugging champagne, Lambert proved as brilliant a fill-in as you’re bound to find. It’s a shame he wasn’t given more a cappella turns, however: “Somebody to Love” was goose bump-inducing thanks to Lambert’s vocal acrobatics. And that’s to say nothing of his vocal magic during “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are the Champions.”
Chicago Tribune – Queen, Adam Lambert bring back the glam “rom Lambert’s amazing vocal range to his sense of style, humor and showmanship, he was a natural fit to the bombast and over-the-top production that is Queen. And while Mercury’s virtuosic voice is unparalleled, Lambert’s impressive take on the material paid appropriate homage while adding his own flourishes to the mix…the show epitomized Queen, in all its flamboyant glory.”
Chicago Sun Times – Queen, Adam Lambert rock the United Center in tour kick-off “One thing’s certain: Thursday night’s concert at United Center by Queen and Adam Lambert was the only show in Chicago to include both a physics lesson and a singer in a diamond-studded leopard skin suit. It was the perfect pairing of brainy and challenging rock music with outrageous and glamorous attitude…As he struck a decadent pose atop a purple-and-gold chaise lounge during a very glam “Killer Queen,” it was clear that Lambert possessed the charisma to pay maximum tribute to Mercury’s larger-than-life persona. It helped that he had skill to match the theatricality. Rafter-raising showstoppers including “We are the Champions” and “The Show Must Go On” displayed Lambert’s pop sensibility and dizzying range while simultaneously showcasing May’s unparalleled rock soloing technique.”
Hollywood Reporter – Adam Lambert and Queen Rock Chicago on Opening Night (Video) “The evening was packed with hits, and Lambert, at one point looking resplendent in a diamond-studded leopard-skin suit, didn’t disappoint with his usual vocal acrobatics and charm. For “We Will Rock You,” Lambert wore a crown and strutted the stage in a way that would make Freddie Mercury proud.”
Gigwise – PHOTOS: QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT KICK OFF US TOUR IN CHICAGO “The band, and their now-regular frontman performed an impressive, 24-song set packed with some of the biggest rock anthems in history. ‘Another One Bites The Dust’? Check. ‘Under Pressure’? Obviously. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’? Well duh.”
Classic Rock – QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT: FIRST NIGHT VIDEO & PICS Check out this gallery of photos by famed rock photographer Neal Preston!
Chicago Reader – Adam Lambert did Freddie Mercury proud last night – “The spectacle of it all was overwhelming. The stage’s backdrop was a gigantic Q with a video screen in the center, used alternately to show footage of the band, close-ups of May’s fingerwork, and, on a few songs, vintage Freddie footage. The Q’s leg extended out beyond the stage like a catwalk into the crowd that ended in a circular platform. The whole set was so impressive looking, so meticulously crafted that it seemed mildly ironic when Lambert’s microphone failed during the first song (“Now I’m Here”). “
MORE PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Rolling Stone – Inside Queen’s Huge Summer Tour With Adam Lambert “Filling Freddie Mercury’s shoes is an enormous task, but Lambert feels up to the challenge. “It’s not an easy feat,” he says. “I think a lot of the apprehension has faded because we’ve done this a number of times in the past couple of years. That’s not to suggest I’m getting cocky at all, because I will never compare to Freddie Mercury. He’s one in a million. At this point, I know how to strike a balance between honoring the way these songs were originally meant to be sung and my own instincts, my own choices.”
Buzzfeed – 11 Ways Queen Has Changed Since They Last Played Madison Square Garden A fun list! “We didn’t look for Adam, we just found him,” May said in a Q&A before their performance on Monday night. “Saw him on the Idol finale and it was a natural thing from there. His voice is so incredible.”
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
5-cam mix of Killer Queen – by Sebastião Mota
99.9 BOB FM’s Steve Adams speaks with Adam Lambert about Queen’s June 21st show in Winnipeg
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From Adam Official – “Trespassing” single, Deluxe Box Set and more!!
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Adam Lambert Official Store – check out the new merch!
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
Bertwear Designs from Lambosessed Perfect gifts for the Glamberts in your life! We love her original designs! Lambosessed explains her approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.” Check out Bertwear USA for North American fans!
Check out Coolspotters’ listing of where to get Adam’s fashions and accessories
GET “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS” EPISODE ON iTUNES. Thanks to @LAMBERTLUST for alerting us. Here’s the link
Glam Gloves – Our out and proud manbert @josh_tripp makes these fun, fingerless babies – just the thing to wear to your next Adam concert…or around the house when you’re lip-synching in front of the TV!! He’s offering them made-to-order for $8 including postage. If you want a pair — let’s say for the Cyndi Lauper concert!! — please tweet him or leave a message in the comments section and we’ll connect you with him via private email.
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant in antiqued bronze and silver, just perfect!
JUUN.J // BLACK LEATHER BANDED BLAZER – Here’s the jacket that Adam wore on Jimmy Kimmel.
Anyone on your gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?
Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store – Great gift ideas.
Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!
Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.
Picture in Pencil.com – great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles
The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon
Labor of Love Project – Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!