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Adam Lambert Update – December 1-10, 2017

December 11, 2017

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook

“I found something more precious, even more precious than my guitar …. a man who made it possible for us to come back and play… the stuff of dreams … Adam Lambert” – Dr. Brian May

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Speaking of “tight-trousered showmanship,” we are blinded by his…beauty

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Belfast Live – Rock king Lambert makes killer Queen (PHOTOS)

Photos: Belfast Live

Photos: Belfast Live

Adam Lambert with Queen at the Manchester Arena for MEN Media Copyright..

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Sunday Times – Pop review: Queen and Adam Lambert at Echo Arena, Liverpool “Las Vegas met Last Night of the Proms when Queen began the mainland British leg of their latest world tour in Liverpool. A quarter of a century after losing their original frontman, Freddie Mercury, these grey-haired rock elder statesmen could easily have become a tired heritage act. But this show was a dazzling spectacle — vintage Britrock pageantry enhanced by 21st-century technology. Half the age of the guitarist Brian May, the 35-year-old American Idol veteran Adam Lambert provided the youthful swagger and tight-trousered showmanship that Queen’s maximalist anthems demand.”

Northern Echo – Music: Adam Lambert on fronting Queen as they prepare to play Newcastle “Since first sharing a stage together in 2009, during the final of American idol the rock train has steamed across the continents unabated, Lambert proving as good a fit as there could possibly be to the shoes of the beloved Mercury. His style, probably close to equal that of Mercury’s, has made Lambert stand out and rightly so; not many could pull that off and be able to keep a name like Queen going… May adding of Lambert: “There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. “He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.” ”

Birmingham Mail – Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at Birmingham Arena – setlist, selfies and more “Shy off stage, but one of the all-time great rock stars on it, Mercury’s spirit will endure for all time judging by this fantastic concert which ended with current frontman Adam Lambert wearing a crown during his spellbinding rendition of We Are The Champions. Once a runner-up on American idol and now 35, the Indiana-born star led the line with fine humour, a rare vocal prowess and a beautifully camp awareness of – and utter confidence in – Mercury’s place within the band’s heritage…The effect is to offer a fresh perspective on Queen without tarnishing the legacy.” Nice video compilation with this post!

Chronicle Live – Queen and Adam Lambert rolled into Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena – and the verdict is in “…And what of the man who has taken over from enigmatic frontman Freddie Mercury? He acknowledges he isn’t Freddie nor could he ever replace him. He just wants to sing the Queen songs and keep the love for their music going and he does that incredibly well. The crowd, all lovers of Queen, showed their appreciation. And this magnificent showman deserved everyone [sic] of those claps. Lambert and Queen were given a thoroughly deserved standing ovation by their faithful fans. I hope May and the band are still performing when they are 90.”

The Midlands Rocks – Queen + Adam Lambert @ Arena Birmingham – Thursday 30th November 2017 “For some, Adam Lambert remains a controversial choice, but on the evidence of tonight his vocal ability and flamboyance have made him an ideal individual to interpret these songs along with the revitalised May & Taylor.  A fact to which I’m sure that the 200,000 people they will play to on this current UK tour will attest.”

The Scotsman – Music review: Queen & Adam Lambert, Glasgow Hydro “No one can replace the singular Freddie Mercury but Brian May and Roger Taylor have hit paydirt with American vocalist Adam Lambert, who is now an established part of the Queen heritage circus, bringing spectacular shapeshifting vocals which glide effortlessly between hard rock, pop opera and musical theatre, plus natural charisma, camp playfulness and enough of an ego to want to put his own stamp on proceedings rather than settle for being a Mercury proxy.”

Manchester Evening News – Review: Queen and Adam Lambert at Manchester Arena “I feel bold saying it, but after five years of allowing Adam Lambert the unbelievable honour of taking the mic while Brian May and Roger Taylor drive out their formidable repertoire, I think the galaxy is back in motion. He is a massive shining star. Just like Freddie. Not Freddie. But my goodness, with all the best bits…”

Ultimate Classic Rock – How Queen animated Frank the robot for their 2017 tour Fascinating! “As outlined in an in-depth report from Wired, Frank’s revival involved a lot of painstaking animation work — but first, because the album cover itself was repurposed from a 1953 painting by Frank Kelly Freas, the band’s creative team had to decide what to do about the parts of the robot’s body that have remained unseen for 40 years. Freas might have had some ideas, but he passed away in 2005; to figure out the answers, artist Mark Hough spent time tinkering with digitally rendered models until they found the right balance.”

Gay Times – Adam’s interview with Boy George. Click to enlarge.

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

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THINGS TO WATCH

Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Fundraising and Awareness Campaign for World AIDS Day With New Mobile Messaging App Kwippit 

Elton John and many EJAF celebrity friends who have long supported the Foundation’s work have created unique heart designs for a campaign to be launched through Kwippit on World AIDS Day, December 1, and continue throughout the month.

Every day for the month of December, one new celebrity-designed heart will be released by Kwippit to users who have subscribed to the special Elton John AIDS Foundation channel on the Kwippit mobile app for an annual fee of $0.99.  Not only will subscribers have access to these custom celebrity designs, but Kwippit provides an opportunity for them to engage with the content, personalizing the hearts with text before sharing them with friends, family, and followers via social media, while simultaneously raising vital funds for AIDS prevention and research.

Celebrity participants include Elton John (who contributed six designs that will be released throughout the campaign), Boy George, Andy CohenChris ColferEllen DeGeneresBeth DittoAnsel ElgortJonathan GroffNeil Patrick HarrisColton HaynesCheyenne JacksonBillie Jean KingHeidi Klum, Padma Lakshmi, Adam LambertCyndi LauperSandra LeeLea MicheleMatthew MorrisonOzzy OsbourneAndrew RannellsAndy RoddickJake ShearsSharon StoneRussell Tovey, and Steven Tyler.

Get the Kwippit app here.

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TWEET BEAT

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SO MUCH LOVE FOR ADAM!! AND WHAT’S NILE TWEETING ABOUT?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet permalink
    December 11, 2017 7:50 am

    Photo credit for both pics at the top goes to @drharrietbradley on Twitter and hmsharry on Instagram. You can see her watermarks if you look closely. She got the best “golden kimono” pics.
    Thanks for all you do on this site. Much appreciated.

  2. mandytwo permalink
    December 11, 2017 8:31 am

    This brings a tear to my eye. I have a picture of Adam wearing a Queen tee shirt years before he ever toured with them. They were his idols and now he is theirs. Love it. So happy for him.

  3. Lam-My permalink
    December 15, 2017 8:16 pm

    Mama Mia Mama Mia…let me go… He’s just a poor boy…let him go…

    Finally, they let him go…Peacefully into the twilight…
    Total Adam Closeup in Bohemian Rhapsody… Make no mistake, this is Poor Boy’s Masterpiece. lwl!

    Queen and Adam Lambert Bohemian Rhapsody 02 Arena London (day 2) 13-12-2017
    Kinkykiedis
    Published Dec 15, 2017

  4. Lam-My permalink
    December 15, 2017 8:43 pm

    This is the Best Bohemian Rhapsody for QAL 2017…a very touching ending, to be able to move a step forward. It took Adam several years of persuasion to be able to finally sing BR by himself without disrespecting Freddie’s diehard fans; that’s why I say they finally let him go. This is indeed Poor Boy’s Masterpiece and Adam put his hand to his heart with a smile at the end of the song. Great video! Good move Queen!

  5. Lam-My permalink
    December 17, 2017 4:57 am

    And so wraps up another QAL Tour – UK & Europe 2017, in a pulsating finish !

    Queen+Adam Lambert – Who Wants To Live Forever w/o intro in Birmingham #2 2017-12-16

    Riddle601b
    Published Dec 16, 2017
    Queen+Adam Lambert – UK & European Tour 2017 @ Arena Birmingham in Birmingham Dec.16, 2017

    Thank You ! All QAL 2017 Videographers!

  6. Lam-My permalink
    December 17, 2017 7:53 pm

    Farewell QAL!
    All’s well that ends well
    Set for the next quell
    Adam always himself
    Setting such a high standard
    Making Maestros Brian and Roger utterly flabbergasted
    So they bestow him a King’s crown and cloak
    That no King swishes and floats
    As he paddles his own boat
    Farewell Queen!
    You’re quite the pristine
    Every twang and decibel
    Sharp and clean
    No time for losers…cuz you’re the Champions
    With great brains on board the mothership
    Pulling out all the stops, gig after gig
    Last but not least…Farewell Frank!
    Those rolling eyes
    That crank up a deluge of folks
    From all corners of UK, Europe
    With Killer Queen thumping your cranium
    QAL 2017 exits in pulsating rock and roll triumph
    Till we meet again…祝你幸福 joo ni seeng fu / Wish you happiness!

    Lam-My

  7. January 6, 2018 10:42 pm

    My prbleom was a wall until I read this, then I smashed it.

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