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Queen + Adam Lambert Update – July 16-31, 2017

August 1, 2017

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook

A million thank you’s to the dedicated fans who have been documenting this tour with their photos, videos, social media posts! 

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT HIGHLIGHTS

“I think a good song should never die.”–Brian May

By Lisa Gold.

Photo by @northernspirit

Almost full playlist of Boston Videos by DGB519

Adam gets down and dirty in Boston…so hawt…!

Full Playlist from TALCVids, Barclays Center

Full Playlist from TALCVids, Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

I HAVE TOUCHED ADAM LAMBERT THIS IS NOT A DRILL #queen

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You found your mobile phones !!! Bless ya !! Love Boston. Will miss Boston. Bri

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TOUR SKED

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PHOTO ALBUMS

Photo credit: Sean D. Elliott

Photo credit: Sean D. Elliott

Photo credit: Craig Mellish

Photo credit: HouariB

The Day – Queen + Adam Lambert rock Mohegan Sun 

Boston Garden by Craig Mellish

Boston TD Garden photos via Adam Lambert Fan Club

KimberTimberLove’s Instagram from Barclay Center

Chrisrgallo’s Instagram from Barclay Center

Live Nation Prudential Center

Alikat’s Prudential Center album

HouariB’s Prudential Center album

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INGENIOUS FANS

Our own Jamie!

Compilation by gelly414 of vids by Adam’s friends at Barclays

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MEET BRIAN!

“Queen in 3-D” photo book getting US release in late August; Brian May schedules L.A.-area signing “Shelter Harbor PressQueen in 3-D, the previously reported book featuring three-dimensional images of Queen from throughout the band’s career taken by guitarist Brian May with stereoscopic cameras, will be published in the U.S. on August 24. On the same day, May will make a special in-store signing appearance at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California. The event will start at 6 p.m. PT, and fans must have a copy of Queen in 3-D in order to attend.”

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

SO much love for Adam!!

Citypages – Queen + Adam Lambert: Reimagined arena-rock champions dazzle Xcel “Throughout the set, Lambert added his own distinctive vocal flourishes to the material and never tried to duplicate the range or mimic the cheeky charisma of Mercury. Lambert has worked hard to make these songs his own, and throughout the show he came across as more of an exuberant innovator rather than a mere imposter. He is kicking these songs into the 21st century with his pointy, platform-heeled boots. Lambert was repeatedly deferential to May and Taylor, allowing the two rock titans plenty of moments to shine on their own, as well as thanking them personally for the incredible opportunity they offered him — a moment that was met by a thunderous ovation from the crowd.”

Antimusic – Queen + Adam Lambert Live In Chicago. “Adam Lambert has always been a top-tier showman and he’s truly the only artist to emerge from the last quarter century to not so much step into Freddie Mercury’s shoes but embody his art. He acknowledged this early in the show, “There will only be for all of time…one Freddie Mercury”. Lambert was surreal in 2014 and since then he has continue to grow by leaps and bounds. On “Another One Bites the Dust” Lambert strutted and seduced the 17,000 at the United Center. You could see Lambert in 2014 acclimating himself with the Queen catalog where he delicately attacked these songs. Make no mistake; his performance was entertaining but this time out, his confidence level shows. It doesn’t feel like he’s trying to replace Mercury as much as finding a way to ensure the audience embraces these songs and their history….”I Want To Break Free” was playful and potent but it was “Who Wants To Live Forever” that may have been the drop-to-your-knees performance of the night. Lambert stood front and center and embodied every lyric. From its subtle beginning to the wailing guitar, arguably May’s finest in their catalog, left the audience in awe. “Forever” wasn’t a song performed on American radio and to this day may be best known to many of a certain age for being played by Axl Rose on the Rockline radio program two days after Mercury’s death. Lambert found a way to live within the song, express the underlying emotions and allow the arrangement to make the song into an emotional tour de force rarely seen at any show.”

Detroit News – Adam Lambert finds the spirit, passion in Queen’s music “Now he says he’s locked in with the band — guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, percussionist Rufus Tiger Taylor and bassist Neil Fairclough — and can adapt with them live, on the fly. If something is working particularly well, “we can hold or an extend an ending, or we can vamp it out,” Lambert says, noting the band plays 100 percent live, not to a click track. “We’re at the point now where we can look at each other and we know what we’re going to do.””

Toronto Sun – Queen and Adam Lambert rock Toronto crowd “And when Taylor dedicated Under Pressure to David Bowie, followed by Lambert’s near-operatic vocals on the solemn Who Wants To Live Forever, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

Philly Voice – Adam Lambert proves to be a killer Queen vocalist (Mohegan Sun review) “The fulcrum of the set’s success was, of course, Lambert, who impressively handled both Queen’s most popular (and schlockier) material, including “BoRhap” (probably the emotional pinnacle in a set chock-full of lump-in-the-throat moments), “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions” “Bicycle Race” and “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and turbo-charged rockers, including the show-opening one-two punch of “Hammer to Fall” and “Stone Cold Crazy.” On all of these, Lambert recalled Mercury’s style, but fell admirably short of mere imitation. Instead, he used his own vocal gifts to build upon Mercury’s foundation.”

MassLive – Queen with Adam Lambert thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (review, photos) “…For many, no explanation is necessary, and Lambert does a remarkable job filling Mercury’s platform shoes. Lambert, who was just 9 years old when Mercury died in 1991, honors his predecessor, but never resorts to mimicry. His vocals reveal modern R&B and hip hop influences, which give the classic rock songs a slightly different feel, while retaining their power and beauty.”

MyRecordJournal –  Queen rocks Mohegan Sun with Adam Lambert “Queen + Adam Lambert returned to the stage for a thunderous encore, beginning with the stomping rhythm of “We Will Rock You” and the inspirational “We Are The Champions.” As confetti shot out over the audience during the song’s final notes, all of the members took center stage for a final bow as “God Save The Queen” played throughout the arena. With the perfect recipe in place to continue the legacy of the band, Queen + Adam Lambert seem like a match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven.”

Blasting News – Adam Lambert and Queen put on outstanding concert at the Barclays Center “A Grammy-nominated pop star, Lambert’s stage presence was a true force of nature, unparalleled in the music industry…An added bonus was hearing Lambert sing his latest solo single “Two Fux,” accompanied by Queen.This song, released on Warner Bros. Records, deserves to be his next smash hit on the Billboard charts, due to its fun and liberating feel.”

REVIEW: Queen and Adam Lambert in the moment in Newark “Lambert, his idiosyncrasies aside, is one of the best rock vocalists around. His voice a thing of power and beauty, and he soared on “Somebody to Love” and “Under Pressure,” where his shared lead vocals  with Taylor. ”

NJ.com – If you love Queen, you must see their triumphant ‘+ Adam Lambert’ concert (PHOTOS) “Two legendary talents gone, two incredible performances keeping their spirits alive — full disclosure: in this moment, I nearly burst into tears…If you love Queen, plain and simple, go see this show. It doesn’t know how to disappoint you. ”

VARIETY – Concert Review: Queen Turns Up to 11 With Adam Lambert as Fan and Frontman “Thank the rock gods he didn’t sing every track note-for-note and beg comparisons: the delicately altered states of “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and a particularly chilling vocal performance on “Who Wants to Live Forever” all saw Lambert emerge from Mercury’s encompassing shadow and all but scream “if Queen wants to keep going, I’m the man for the job!” …Lambert — careful not to mimic Mercury — brought his own artistry and interpretation to the music. Specifically, his emotive interpretation of “Who Wants to Live Forever” as well as handling Mercury’s vocals in a duet of “Under Pressure” with Taylor induced goosebumps. It was simply that magnificent.”

Ultimate Classic Rock – Queen and Adam Lambert Deliver Clevelandian Rhapsody: Concert Review “The former American Idol sensation and current solo star, who has been performing live with Queen since 2012, went on to praise Mercury as a one-of-a-kind rock god, and explained that a big part of the reason he took this job was to help keep the band’s music alive for new generations. It was a fantastically worded and delivered statement — filled with exactly the correct levels of respect, humility and bravado — and it earned a big roar from the packed crowd at the Q Arena. It was also rather unnecessary, because throughout the 24-song, two-hour show that surrounded his monologue, Lambert more than proved that he was a great choice for the job.”

Philly.com – Queen + Adam Lambert bring lasers, props and camp to the Wells Fargo Center “When Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor returned to Philadelphia in July 2014 with the “new guy,” American Idol alum Adam Lambert, it was show introducing a new voice to a somewhat wary but accepting audience that mixed old fans with new. Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Queen album News of the World, was something else entirely.”

USA Today – Review: Queen, Adam Lambert honor Freddie Mercury at rousing N.Y. show “On Queen’s current North American tour — which continues Sunday in Philadelphia and wraps Aug. 5 in Houston — Lambert is a more than competent Mercury stand-in, bringing pop-punk snarl and a superhuman vocal range to fan favorites such as We Are the ChampionsI Want It All and Who Wants to Live Forever, an emotional evening highlight that, like Under Pressure before it, left many concertgoers dewy-eyed.”

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

He don’t give 2FUX!

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ADAM OUT AND ABOUT

GOES TO ONE QUEEN CONCERT……

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Adam is the Killer Queen

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TWEET BEAT

Golden Birthday Boy ! Happy Birthday Rog !!! Bri

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Ha ! Guess where we are today ?!!! HELLO D.C. !!! Bri

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Maradam permalink
    August 1, 2017 12:24 pm

    Beautiful, stunning vocals

  2. rosemary permalink
    August 1, 2017 4:19 pm

    THANK YOU, BLOGGER-IN-CHIEF. A FABULOUS summary of concerts, reviews and photos. Makes me want to jump on a plane and see the last 2 concerts in Texas. Will alert those I know in Dallas and Houston to GO. I was lucky to see Mohegan Sun, but wish I’d arranged for MORE of Adam and Queen!

  3. August 1, 2017 7:34 pm

    oh, thanks, @Juneau for the great pics and vids. I haven’t the time to keep up, so this helps enormously. Thanks for using my photo! 🙂

  4. Lam-My permalink
    August 1, 2017 11:06 pm

    King Lambert shares his Crown
    With his partner in crime Brian
    Though it does not look so sublime
    In fact it reminds me of
    Old King Cole…was a merry old soul
    And a merry old soul was he
    He called for his pipe and he called for his bow
    And he called for his fiddlers three
    However behind any successful King
    As in the case of King Lambert
    There is an equally successful Queen…
    So Dr Bri… you too deserve that shimmering sapphire gleam

  5. Lam-My permalink
    August 1, 2017 11:56 pm

    So much spirit and synergy! Superb acoustics…one of the best.

    Queen + Adam Lambert – RGG – Verizon Center – Washington, DC … 31 July 2017.

    TALCvids

  6. Lam-My permalink
    August 3, 2017 5:57 am

    Pharaoh at summer vacation in San Diego – By Eber, Adam’s Dad.

    https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/c0.134.1080.1080/19367735_1923118031292175_1104366770476548096_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTU0MTQyNzkzNjE5MTUwMjA4MA%3D%3D.2.c

    Helloo Pharaoh! Wah, you look really well-groomed, you’ve grown bigger and robuster. So how was the summer camp? I heard you got into some kind of combat in Grandpa Eber’s backyard.

    Pharaoh:
    I looove Grandpa Eber and he really fed me to a T… er T-bone marrow with my hero every morrow, chikidi go go.

    Yea I killed Greg! Now I feel I might have overdone in the combat.

    Lam-My:
    You mean you killed another animal! You see, I told you before, you are wild! especially when you open your mouth wide, with your sharp canines sticking upfront. So did it bleed? Goodness gracious.

    Pharaoh:
    No, it was a decisive knock-out blow and it was dead within seconds. His name is Greg. Sorry Greg, I had to stop you hopping all over the place around me.

    Lam-My:
    So you killed a pigeon?

    Pharaoh:
    No… Greg the cricket, I tried to revive it by licking it but it was gone for good.

    Lam-My:
    When you were with Daddy at home, you seemed so docile…well, a dog’s got to do what it is enhanced to.

    By the way, while you were enjoying your summer vacation, your Daddy was entertaining thousands of people. I followed him online from city to city North America. He was wild like you…but in a more civilised way. He was killing stupendous notes sending them skyrocketing! The Queen Uncles too were very fierce even at their seemingly ole age.

    Bye Pharaoh! 你很幸运 … (你 ni / you .. 很 / hern / very .. 幸运 seeng yuin / lucky)

  7. Lam-My permalink
    August 3, 2017 10:37 pm

    Sure love this trishaw, now with added blinking lights…political as well as social implications in the song. Pharaoh, you want to ride on Daddy’s trishaw…lwl!

    Queen + Adam Lambert in Nashville, DSMN and Bicycle Race
    LynnevillePF

  8. Lam-My permalink
    August 4, 2017 1:34 am

    Real Trishaw Uncle riding through floods … passenger is well-covered from the rain … Early Singapore ’50s … we don’t see this anymore.

  9. Lam-My permalink
    August 6, 2017 2:35 am

    Hypnotic bass resonance… Booom Booom Pa … Booom Booom Pa …

    Queen + Adam Lambert – We Will Rock You [LIVE – 8/4/17 – Dallas, Texas]

    xSteamPunk

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