Adam Lambert Daily Update – June 26, 2014
“Bow down fans, your new Queen is worthy of your love and devotion.”
– Edmonton Journal review
QUEEN DATES (via Adam Lambert Events)
Queen and Adam Lambert North American Summer Tour
– Tickets on sale at Live Nation, Live Nation Mobile App or Ticketmaster.
– Twitter lists for the North American part of the tour here.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
And we love this one from Edmonton…
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
Edmonton Journal – Rejuvenated Queen reigns supreme “As fabulous as Lambert’s acrobatic pipes were — and no, thankfully, he wasn’t just a Mercury knock-off — his harmonies with May and Taylor were downright spine-tingling, offering tantalizing flashes of the original lineup. And yet, Lambert added his own vital ingredients to the mix — from his lighter timbre to his tush wiggles to his joyful earnestness.”
Forbes – Should We Evaluate Queen + Adam Lambert The Same Way We Evaluate Iggy Azaelia? In what way is a rock band like a company? Let us count the ways… “In this mature phase of Queen, we should not evaluate them as we did when they were in their entrepreneurial phase. We leave discussions of innovativeness, creativity, and freshness of voice to artists who are just starting out. Instead, we evaluate Queen on their ability to adapt to the contemporary musical landscape and provide an experience that their audience values. And on that front, Queen + Adam Lambert have delivered.”
Edmonton Sun – Edmonton Queen fans welcome Adam Lambert at Rexall Place “Lambert did not go into this thing timidly. He added his own wrinkles, at no time “pretending” to be Freddie Mercury, but being his own flambouyant, outrageous self. In Fat Bottomed Girls, he shouted at the appropriate moment, “Now all you fat-assed bitches out there, get on your bike and ride!” For Killer Queen, decked out in a lovely sparkly spiky getup (Cher must’ve left one of her costume boxes behind), he stretched out on an antique chaise lounge, then spit champagne all over himself and the audience. “Did I get you wet?” he asked a woman in the front row. “You’re welcome! I think I got myself wet.””
Creative Disc – Avicii feat. Adam Lambert (Alb. True / Universal Island) – Lay Me Down – Translated from Indonesian: “After pop-folk, it is now the turn of nu-disco funk and processed by Avicii for most of his new single, Lay Me Down. With the presence of Nile Rodgers, the feel of funk sound was more subtle. Of course progressive house still be the main board, but funk sound was very dominating.Even though the vocals filled by Adam Lambert that we know as the bearers of rock, Lay Me Down is more likely as the number of funk. Lay Me Down is the fifth single from the album True and released on April 21. (8/10)”
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
Edmonton – “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”