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Adam Lambert Week in Review – July 13-20, 2014

July 20, 2014

By JuneauXena and Claudia. Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW, @GlamFanNation & @AdamLambertBook

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Last night at Mohegan Sun, singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Bri!!

Queen and Adam Lambert North American Tour
– Tickets on sale at Live NationLive Nation Mobile App or Ticketmaster.
– Twitter lists for the North American part of the tour here.
July 16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 17 New York, New York at the Madison Square Garden.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 19 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 20 Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
– Doors at 6:30pm ET. Tickets on sale here.
July 22 Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 23 East Rutherford, New Jersey at the IZOD Center.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.
July 25 Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 26 Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Boardwalk Hall.
– Concert start time 8:00pm ET.
July 28 Toronto, Ontario at the Air Canada Centre.
– Concert start time 7:30pm ET.

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NEWS ALERT

Unreality TV – Brian May comments on Adam Lambert and hints at touring Europe! Finally! “Speaking to Timeout the Queen guitarist said that their current tour of the US has made him realise just how good Adam really is…When the tour was first announced Brian May had said that international shows would be unlikely but now, that may not be the case. Answering a question from a fan about bringing their packed tour to Europe on Twitter Brian replied: “Well…@MichelCollignon @QueenWillRock @adamlambert WE MIGHT ! Bri.”

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Too beautiful….

adamlambert: Helloooooo NYC

adamlambert: Helloooooo NYC

andrej_pejic: #kiki @adamlambert

andrej_pejic: #kiki @adamlambert

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@DrBrianMay: “@BittsandBoys: Stunning shot RT @jesha84 pic.twitter.com/qe6dv0PvvS”. YES !!!

@DrBrianMay: “@BittsandBoys: Stunning shot RT @jesha84 pic.twitter.com/qe6dv0PvvS”. YES !!!

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COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

adamlambert: Great catching up with @amandalepore

adamlambert: Great catching up with @amandalepore

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

“The minute you stop looking for Freddie is the minute the fun really starts.” – VH1 review

Masslive – Concert review: Queen + Adam Lambert teach lesson in old school rock at Mohegan Sun Casino “There are Queen purists who abhor the thought that the surviving members of the British band would tour with ANYONE subbing for the late Freddie Mercury at the microphone. Too bad for them. They missed a killer Queen show…Queen and Lambert did rock and they proved themselves champions.”

VH1 – Can Adam Lambert-Led Queen Keep The Band’s Classic Legacy Alive? Maybe the best and most insightful review yet! “…He is about to play to a packed crowd of 20,000 people (New Yorkers, no less!), who all seemed to be thinking the same thing: “Can the kid pull it off?” Under pressure, indeed…It was a gutsy undertaking, but he certainly showed no signs of nerves as he strutted onto the stage with a feline prowl that owed more to Jim Morrison, and a leather-studded wardrobe borrowed from Faith-era George Michael.  But the voice? That was pure Freddie. The lyrics to show opener “Now I’m Here,” seemed to take on new meaning, serving as a defiant response to any skepticism. He not only hits the operatic notes, which we must remember is no easy feat, but he accomplishes it with a mix of ferocity and glam elegance that do the song justice. You can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from the crowd as Lambert lets out the song’s final octave-straddling scream. This is gonna be alright…We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans. Obviously he is no Freddie Mercury, and that’s OK. The minute you stop looking for Freddie is the minute the fun really starts.”

New York Times – In a Musical Pairing, Old Hands Guide a New Face: Queen + Adam Lambert Take On Madison Square Garden Not the view we hoped for, but with some food for thought. “Performing with Queen on this tour, Mr. Lambert sometimes has to compete with Mercury’s audio and video, which outdid him in “Love of My Life.” He did have his moments, particularly in “Killer Queen,” which he sang while lying on a purple Victorian-styled fainting couch and made into a catty, confidential portrait. Now and then, Mr. Lambert rose to meet Mercury’s example, as he did in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” following its daffy, operatic choral interlude — shown and played in its 1970s video and audio version — with full hard-rock fury as he sang, “So you think you can love me and leave me to die?” Mr. Lambert has that rawness in his voice, when he chooses to use it.”

New York Daily News – Queen + Adam Lambert concert review: Brian May, Roger Taylor prove that they’re far from biting the dust at Madison Square Garden gig “Lambert took advantage of an old Freddie Mercury show staple and that was getting the crowd involved in a sing-along. He had the audience eating out of his hand, often singing good-natured gibberish that the crowd repeated. Either way, it worked.”

COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

COUGHLIN P./NEW YORK DAILY NEW

Hollywood Reporter – Queen + Adam Lambert Create Magic at Madison Square Garden (Video) “Back in March, when the Queen + Adam Lambert tour was first announced, Lambert sat in the front lobby of Madison Square Garden and  told reporters that playing the famed arena was a dream of his. On July 17, Lambert’s dream came true as he stood in front of a packed house that included View hostWhoopi Goldberg, stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury on a summer night that Queen guitaristBrian May said was filled with “magic.””

Digital Journal – Review: Adam Lambert and Queen amaze at New York’s Madison Square Garden “Queen featuring Adam Lambert was one unforgettable concert experience that I was honored to be a part of. Lambert’s superb vocal ability is unparalleled and Brian May is a guitar king. While I have never seen Freddie Mercury live, since he passed away while I was a kid, I thought Lambert did an exceptional job paying tribute to his lengthy body of musical work. You just could not get your eyes off of Lambert, no matter how hard you may tried. Lambert seemed to have a great deal of fun with his outfit changes and theatrics, and the crowd did too. He had good stage presence as did May and Taylor. Somewhere in heaven, Mercury would be smiling upon them, especially since Lambert helped bring Mercury’s classic rock music to a younger generation of fans. They garnered an A+ rating.”

Mayra Bitsko – Brian, Roger, Adam and Freddie Take NYC By Storm “Lambert together with Queen gave the fans a concert to remember. And without a doubt, Adam put his mark on that stage tonight. A genuine collaboration and respect was visible among Roger, Brian and Adam. Queen and Adam are a match Made In Heaven.”

Toronto Globe and Mail – Three reasons Freddie Mercury might approve of Queen + Adam Lambert (and one reason he might not) “..the agile tenor didn’t miss a note all night, swooping easily up to high places when required. The first four songs – Now I’m Here, Stone Cold Crazy, Another One Bites the Dust andFat Bottomed Girls – hit hard and relentlessly. Tushy ladies may make the “rockin’ world go around,” as Lambert asserted, but a bluesy backbeat doesn’t hurt either.”

Riff Review: Queen + Adam Lambert Crown Toronto “As for Lambert, this should do nothing but solidify him as one of the best pure vocalists in the world. With Queen he’s not only found his way through the rock vocal gauntlet, he’s kicked it in the teeth and giggled.”

Toronto Star – Adam Lambert outperformed by late Freddie Mercury in Queen concert: review “Lambert’s dramatic flair carried him through “Somebody to Love” and “I Want It All,” providing his peak performances of the affair, the five-piece band behind him rising to the occasion.”

Oakland Press – Concert Review: Queen + Adam Lambert brings “magic” to the Palace – Review of Detroit concert. “Lambert hardly shirked under the imposing specter of Mercury in particular and Queen in general, however. He demonstrated a confident presence from the get-go of “Now I’m Here,” “Stone Cold Crazy,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Fat Bottomed Girls,” an impressive opening salvo that could have shown any number of chinks in his armor. But with five costume changes, impressive vocal gymnastics and plenty of cheek — he sang “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “Killer Queen” while chaise-lounging and chugging champagne at the end of a ramp extending from the stage — Lambert neutralized any doubts about whether he was the right man for the job.”

We Were Madmen – OK I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE QUEEN CONCERT AND… Colorful language warning! “Tbh I was never a fan of Adam Labert like yeah I acknowledged his voice was spectacular so obvi he could hit those high notes Freddie’s famous for but I never rlly digged his music idek.  buT let me tELL yoU I am BLOWN aWAY bY THAT MAN HOLY FUCKING SHIT.  He has such a fucking character he made me laugh and he made me giggle and smirk he was almoST PERFECT HE WAS SO CLOSE TO PERFECT (Perfect is Freddie and of course no one can replace him). But honestly man aDAM was on fiRE he was so cheeky and outgoing and his wardrobe was hella fuckign fine I cam out of that stadium with a different perspective on that man I fuking love him okay YEPPP…”

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CHATTER BOX

FROM AN IDFer Twitlonger
The New York Times reviews of Queen – then and now….

“After reading Jon Pareles’ expected putdowns of Adam’s voice and singing in the New York Times, I thought I’d check out what the Times wrote about Queen the last time they played at MSG:

http://www.queenlive.ca/queen/reviews/82-0…York_review.jpg

Ha! Interesting reading. So while we have Pareles in 2014 comparing Adam unfavourably with Freddie’s “voice [which] could rise through octaves without thinning out”—a hell of an overstatement, actually (has Pareles even studied Queen?)—back in 1982 Freddie’s voice was being described by the same paper as “a cold braying tenor” and “piercing” haha.gif Even Freddie’s handling of the “sturdier” rock songs was criticized as well.

That post from Brent Bradley about Queen and the critics put things very nicely into perspective.”

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Check out Adam’s IG video – Helicopter ride over Manhattan

Philadelphia HD Video from TALC Vids -Entire Playlist 

Madison Square Garden and Mohegan Sun from TALCVids

Radio Gaga – Madison Square Garden

In the Lap of the Gods – from Mohegan Sun

And in case you haven’t seen Snowball dancing to “Another One Bites the Dust”…

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TWEET BEAT

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 adamlambert: Madison Square Garden


adamlambert: Madison Square Garden

adamlambert: ...still in awe of last night. Thank u New York for the warm reception and all the Hands in the air!

adamlambert: …still in awe of last night. Thank u New York for the warm reception and all the Hands in the air!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Evelyn permalink
    July 20, 2014 5:29 pm

    Tears in my eyes/heart!. Grateful for all the goings on, the rave reviews, even the nasty ones don’t bother me anymore (of course they do, but not like they did before). Thank you universe aligning everything and to the Mighty above us, thank you. To all you fellow Glamberts, thank you for all your positive energy..Thank you for the blog today and the pictures, thank you all!

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