Adam Lambert Week – February 1-7, 2015
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