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Queen + Adam Lambert summer of 2018 tour

July 10, 2018

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook.

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT EUROPEAN CONQUEST

Get ready to overdose on Adam…so so good…

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WORKIN’ OUT WITH ADAM

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TOUR PICS

So much goodness! Gratitude to the wonderful photographers and apologies for not having the info we need to credit them all

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London @officialqueenmusic

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London !

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Billboard – Adam Lambert: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community “Y’all are my true inspiration. You’re life lines that have kept me grounded and thankful. All the LGBTQ musicians, dancers, drag queens, bar stars, club kids, DJ’s, designers, actors, stylists, glam squads….. YOU are my circus family. It is because of all those years traipsing round our nocturnal playgrounds that I had any sense of how and why I wanted to stay the course; to rep for my queer family!”

AMP – adam lambert, the only man i’ve ever loved “Even though LGBTQ representation in media is still not where it needs to be, Adam Lambert is one of the only men I’ve ever loved who’s fearlessly chasing equality and visibility, a reality that Freddie Mercury surely would have dreamed of.”

Billboard – Adam Lambert on Carrying on ‘A Torch’ for Queen’s Freddie Mercury “When I came on the scene, it definitely felt like a bit of an uphill battle, with a lot more middle-aged straight dudes making a lot of [industry] decisions. That’s changing. Someone like Troye [Sivan]or Sam [Smith] or Olly [Alexander] from Years & Years or Hayley Kiyoko can say, “This is who I am,” which is what I’ve been trying to do, too. I always wonder if Freddie is looking down on us, excited that the times have changed. I hope I’m carrying on his legacy in a way that would make him proud and that he would get a kick out of. And I hope he’s envious of my footwear collection.”

Sunday Herald – ‘Audiences have a connection to Queen’, says Mercury replacement Adam Lambert “A lot of that is down to just allowing the music to be in my body – after a while it becomes an instinct, very much like it is for Brian and Roger. It took me a little time to catch up, but after a couple of years on the road, you connect into a living, breathing unit. We’ve become a real team, and I’m very grateful that my ideas are heard. It didn’t have to be that way. If they had said, ‘No! You have to do it this way,’ I’d have said, ‘Yes, sirs! Whatever you say.’ But they’ve been really lovely.””

The Guardian – Adam Lambert: ‘Now there’s an audience for me being exactly who I am’ ““Roger was like: ‘I think he would be really open and upfront about it, because that’s what he was like to all of us.’ [His sexuality] was just taboo in the media. But he was very matter of fact once he’d come to terms with it. And from what I have ascertained, he was fully bisexual. He was dabbling everywhere. I think he was ahead of his time.”

There are those who would say the same of Lambert. At a recent event in LA championing gay musicians, singer Parson James said: “A lot of people bashed him for what he did, but to be honest, I think if people like him didn’t come around when the conversations were so mum, then we couldn’t have people like Troye [Sivan] or myself.” How does that make Lambert feel? “Beautiful,” he says. “That was a really nice thing to hear.” He shuffles about in his seat again. “I didn’t get into this to be a role model, but then slowly I realised it was a responsibility I wanted. There’s so much good that can come from being a leader and being open.””

GQ – Adam Lambert on gay pride, touring with Queen and his favourite tattoos “I have a tattoo of Antinous, emperor Hadrian’s lover on my ribs. It was a very public relationship, and they travelled around together until Antinous died while they were visiting Egypt. He drowned in the Nile. Hadrian was so gutted that he cried for weeks, and then he named the city where Antinous drowned after him, had the government declare him as a demigod, and created several temples around the empire dedicated to Antinous. He became the most sculpted figure in Roman art for about 200 years. To me, the story was just so romantic. They were like the early gay power couple.”

Highwire Magazine – Review & Photos: Queen + Adam Lambert at The O2, London “Touring together for over six years now, Lambert, May and Taylor work together so efficiently on stage that you’d be hard-pressed to find a show like it. It’s slick, professional, and a spectacle in its own right that had every audience member transfixed.”

Attitude – QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT CHANNEL THE SPIRIT OF FREDDIE MERCURY AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA – REVIEW “And gay’s the word with Lambert, who shouts his sexuality from the rooftops and wears it on his tattoo sleeves and golden cloaks, in his high heels and guyliner, in his red leather jacket and sparkly crown. Freddie never hid his gayness but he butched it up in blue jeans and white vests, whereas Adam is an androgynous peacock who struts around making cracks about how far up his ass that robot’s head is. All this would be to hollow avail if he wasn’t such an awesome singer: Lambert’s got the pipes to tear the roof off rockers like ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and to tear into the heart of anthems like ‘The Show Must Go On’, not to mention the charisma to coax every single member of the crowd to do the ‘Radio Ga Ga’ hand claps. Singing ‘I Want It All’, he leaves you wondering what more any Queen fan could possibly want.”

Lust for Life – Queen + Adam Lambert in Ahoy “Adam Lambert may be humble when it comes to Freddie Mercury, but at the same time he also has the bravado needed to fill those unprecedented frontman shoes. That makes him – in combination with his great singing qualities – the ideal person to stand with Queen on the stage and will undoubtedly be the reason that Brian May and Roger Taylor have been with him for six years now.”

Glasgow Live – Watch as Glasgow Queen fans launch mass singalong after TRNSMT “From Brian May taking a selfie with the expansive crowd, to a poignant tribute to Freddie Mercury, TRNSMT’s Friday night was one for the history books…”

Independent – Queen with Adam Lambert, London O2 Arena, review: Wonderfully flamboyant “It’s no mean feat, finding a replacement for one of the greatest rock singers of all time, but Queen have found one of the best possible artists in the form of Adam Lambert.”

Glasgowist – SPECTACULAR SHOW AS QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ROCK TRNSMT IN THE SUNSHINE “‘I Want to Break Free’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’…just some of the EPIC tunes on offer as the sun set on a glorious Friday night in Glasgow. The TRNSMT crowd needed Somebody to Love and boy, did the band deliver. From Brian May taking a selfie with the expansive TRNSMT crowd, to a poignant tribute to Freddie Mercury from fellow frontman Adam Lambert, mass singalongs to ‘Under Pressure’ and the promise by Adam Lambert to spend a night truly celebrating the biggest rock band in the world – TRNSMT’s Friday night was one for the history books.”

The Scottish Sun – Rock royalty Queen wow TRNSMT fans as they close day four of festival with sensational show “Eccentric Lambert wowed fans with his incredible voice and slick moves on the stage. Crowds were wowed by the theatrical performance in front of 40,000 strong crowd. The band had audiences in the palm of their hand as they seduced them with jaw-dropping renditions of Queen’s biggest ballads and classic rock hits. And they pulled out all the stops with glitzy costumes to add extra drama to the performance and Adam Lambert proved himself worthy of heroic Freddy Mercury’s crown.”

Hotpress -Queen & Adam Lambert, The Boomtown Rats, and The Darkness at Marlay Park “Lambert starts the show in some sort of red leather jerkin, during ‘Girls’, he shows off platform heels that would have given Edmund Hillary vertigo. Before they go into ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, he reappears on stage in a green leather jacket and pink checkerboard pants, rising out of the stage on the head of the giant robot from the cover of News Of The World, not missing the chance to make an arse joke about it either. He rides a bicycle around the stage for, you’ve guessed it, ‘Bicycle Race’, and it’s no ordinary bike either, more a cross between Pee-Wee Herman’s two wheeler and a child’s tricycle. He strokes the microphone in a way that would make Price blush. Yes, he is certainly flamboyant enough for the job, the kind of fellow you could imagine receiving a late night call from Liberace advising him to “tone it down a bit”, but does he have the pipes? The answer is a resounding yes. Of course he’s not Freddie, but who could be? His voice does everything asked of it and more. He’s very good value indeed.”

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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Interview before TRNSMT festival performance HERE.

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INSTAGRADAM

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Just a little tinted moisturizer…..

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@camila_cabello is living!! Great show honey!!

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Happy Birthday @iam_alisanporter !!!!

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East London Boogie @jackbanderson

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Fun at @thecurtainldn @jackbanderson

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Milan*!!!! @brianmayforreal @officialqueenmusic

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Library at Ryjks Museum

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💕Bacchus & Ampelos🌈

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55 Comments leave one →
  1. Lam-My permalink
    September 22, 2018 2:24 am

    Live stream 21 Sept 2018 by MilkyWayFairy Mixlr…came in towards the end, writing live…

    Let me go…Let me go…Let me go…Oh mamma mia, mamma mia let me go…
    So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?…So you think you can love me and leave me to die?…ohh babe… Ooooh yeah-eah ooooh yeah-eah…nothing really matters…anyone can see…nothing really matters to me oh yeaah…any way the wind blows… chaaang! chaaang! chaaang! Thank you Las Vegas Good night…Whooaaah! wheeeio! ay ay ay !…non-stop applause…
    Aeeah lo Aeaah e Aeaah lo eaeaah lo eeaah lo…Boooom FU…
    Booom booom pa Booom booom pa Booom booom pa…grang grang grang…Buddy you’re a young man hard man…you got mud on your face…you big disgrace…Waving your banner all over the place…We will we will rock you…Sing it…We will we will rock you…Buddy you’re an old man poor man…Queen hypnotic grinding/drumming…
    I paid my dues time after time… I’ve done my sentence but committed no crime…And bad mistakes I’ve made a few…I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face…But I’ve come through…
    I’ve taken my bows…my curtain calls…You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it…I thank you all…But it’s been no bed of roses…No pleasure cruise…
    We are the champions my friends and we’ll keep on fighting to the end…no time for losers cause we are the champions…Sing it…of-of-of the world…
    Ohhhhhh Awwwhh! Thunderous applause…God Save The Queen…happy and glorious…Huge applause wheeeeio…ohh-ohh-ohh…Bows…Off air.

    Lam-My ⭐☄🍹🍾

  2. Lam-My permalink
    September 22, 2018 7:34 pm

    Final Las Vegas residency show today 22 Sept 2018

    Dr. Brian May @DrBrianMay 5h …
    Final Workout of the ‘tour’ !!! Hurrah !! Let’s Rock one more time !!! Bri

    From Adam’s IG story…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnuygupW4AAUS-2?format=jpg&name=orig

    @LambritsUK 1h

  3. Lam-My permalink
    September 22, 2018 11:19 pm

    Hello Pharaoh boy! You’re with Daddy at Las Vegas residency…looking a little bewildered by the poolside.

    Ni hao Lam-My! So you have followed me here…

    Daddy Adam is singing the last show tonight, about to start on live stream now. So you’ll be flying home with Daddy soon. Have a safe trip…By the way, I’ve been to Las Vegas many moons ago…Cheerio!
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    Lam-My 🏫 🛩 🌳 🐕🤦‍♂️     

  4. Lam-My permalink
    September 23, 2018 6:27 am

    Farewell Frank – for now. It’s been good. Thanks Las Vegas folks for welcoming us all so warmly. Til soon – Bri

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BoEBhuoBs9K/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=lgyvoq7agvlb) instagram.com/p/BoEBhuoBs9K/…

    希望再见到你们 si warng jai jian dow ni mern …Frank, Queen and Adam !

    (希望 si warng / hope .. 再 jai /again .. 见到 jian dow / meet .. ni mern / you all)

    Lam-My 🌺🎹🥁🎸🎧

  5. Lam-My permalink
    September 23, 2018 6:43 am

    Dr. Brian May @DrBrianMay 1h … Just posted a photo…

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BoEB5xEBrl3/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=7rsqsxk66fez) instagram.com/p/BoEB5xEBrl3/…

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