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Adam Lambert And Queen The ‘Must See’ Show Of Summer

Jon Hueber wrote:
Adam Lambert couldn’t even win the talent contest that he was part of. That was the one huge question having over this tour: Could Lambert match that unmistakable stage presence?

So far the early word is that yes, Lambert has been an excellent stand-in for what is truly a Queen concert. In the early 2000s, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company toured with the band, but fans didn’t quite take to Rodgers lack of range and showmanship and the arrangement fell apart. Lambert, according to reviews, is absolutely channeling Mercury, while still keeping true to what makes Adam Lambert appealing in his own right. As the tour treks across North America, there have even been calls for the band, which consists of guitarist and songwriter Brian May and Roger Taylor on drums, both original members (Bassist John Deacon retired in 1997), and Lambert to cut a new album of songs.

The Queen + Adam Lambert tour has been so successful that the band has added additional tour dates to accommodate fans wanting to hear the classic Queen songs like “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” played by May and Taylor and sang with the proper vocal ranges that Lambert can undoubtedly hit.......more on The Inquisiter


Rob Feller wrote:
Sure, there’s only one Freddie Mercury.  But to be fair, there’s only one Adam Lambert. And with a little help from Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, the former American Idol contestant was able to nicely fill Mercury’s very big shoes on Saturday night in Vancouver, if only for just a couple of hours.

The history of Queen is the stuff of legend – the band rocketed to stardom in the mid-70′s and sold tens of millions of albums before Mercury’s tragic passing in 1991. The death of rock’s most enigmatic frontman shook the world, and the band’s remaining members ceased recording new music altogether. Guitarist May and drummer Taylor reunited in 2005 for a tour featuring Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers on vocals, but the new incarnation would only last a short time.

Enter Adam Lambert. In 2008, Lambert auditioned for American Idol singing “Bohemian Rhapsody”. He impressed May and Taylor so much, they teamed up with the flamboyant singer to perform “We Are The Champions” on the Idol stage three years later. Lambert and the band would perform sporadically over the next couple of years, and practice apparently made perfect as Queen 2.0 rocked Rogers Arena with a force that likely would’ve made Freddie proud.......more on vancitybuzz

Rock champions reign supreme

Queen, featuring singer Adam Lambert, delivers on all fronts at Rogers Arena

Stuart Derdeyn wrote:
For all the operatic flourishes, UK dancehall ditties and disco funk-offs, Queen was always about epic arena rockers. The English quartet's canon is loaded with the crunchy goodness every hard rock act wants.
Add in the unparalleled vocal chops of the late Farrokh Bulsara, a.k.a. Freddie Mercury, and it's no surprise why Queen ranks with The Beatles in all-time sales in the U.K. and globally.
Mercury's death from AIDS-related complications in 1991 put the remaining active members in quite a fix. Who were guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor going to hire to fill the spot?

Legendary Free and Bad Company shouter Paul Rodgers was a marquee name but lacked any of the required range and both the tour and studio albums were weak.
Enter American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, 32, a guy with serious range and the requisite glam sense to do the flamboyant material justice.
From the opening quartet of Now I'm Here, Sheer Heart Attack and Fat Bottomed Girls, the singer was on.........more on The Province

Queen guitarist Brian May is godlike in Vancouver

Steve Newton wrote:
Freddie Mercury is a hard act to follow, there's no doubt about that. The Queen frontman possessed one of the greatest voices in rock, and anyone who's seen him live at his peak in the seventies can testify that he was a truly riveting performer.

Mercury's death from AIDS in 1991, at the age of 45, didn't stop Queen from touring, but it took them a while to get back on track. It wasn't until 2005 that the band ventured out again as Queen + Paul Rodgers, with the former singer from Free, Bad Company, and the Firm joining Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor on stage (Queen bassist John Deacon opted out of the gig).

Now May and Taylor have recruited a frontman exactly half Rodgers' age--32-year-old American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert--to carry on the Queen flame, and judging by his showing at Rogers Arena last night, it wasn't a bad call........more on Straight.Com

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