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Review: Queen + Adam Lambert conquer Tacoma Dome with blockbuster panache on Rhapsody tour
It was a pairing that didn’t need to happen. Queen’s legacy as adventurous classic rock heroes was long cemented by the time its remaining members met Adam Lambert — then an unknown light opera singer who used to perform on cruise ships — on “American Idol” a decade ago.
But as the glammed-up Lambert, wearing a leather vest with streaming silver tassels, stomped his high-heel boots into the catwalk amid a booming rendition of “I Want It All,” fans who packed the Tacoma Dome on Friday night were glad this match made in reality TV heaven is rolling strong.
For Queen + Adam Lambert — a bona fide touring act since 2014 — it was the second night of their new Rhapsody tour. The 23-date run follows a resurgent interest in the band’s catalog thanks to the blockbusting “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which became one of the highest grossing music biopics of all time en route to winning four Oscars this year. The soundtrack to the film centered on Queen’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury, brought the band’s music back to the top of the charts more than 25 years after Mercury’s death.
Comparing Lambert to Mercury is as pointless as it is inevitable, a reality Lambert’s never hidden from. After nailing a camptastic version of the prancing “Killer Queen” — for which Lambert sat, legs crossed on a riser, waving a giant hand fan and pretending to lick his microphone like a Popsicle (sure, we’ll go with Popsicle) — the former “Idol” runner-up addressed the inescapable comparisons head on.
“I know what some of you must be thinking. I’m not Freddie,” he said. “Yeah, I [expletive] know. There’s no way I could be Freddie because there’s only one Freddie Mercury.”
They’re big shoes to fill and aping Mercury’s persona too closely could feel like a Vegas act that should have never left the strip. Instead, Lambert walks the tightrope with the confidence and vocal skill required to interpret the songs in his own way, but with enough reverence to avoid taking ill-advised liberties. A soft-rocked “Under Pressure” was cool and nimble, while Lambert brought more of a pop vocalist’s polish to “Another One Bites the Dust,” in contrast with the original version’s dark-alley-disco edge.
Post by DancyGeorgia on Jul 13, 2019 13:43:00 GMT -5
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This is for major Adamtopia announcements. If you want to discuss Adam, start with today's Daily News & Information thread.
irish1139: Bamafan, I have it. And I want to kiss those lips. I can't wait to see you in Florida, I hope. Thanks for all you have done for me.
Dec 5, 2018 19:53:18 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I hope to see you in Florida. Thanks for everything. I have to get a new computer. This one is 15 years old and doesn't work well. I hope no one has read the stuff I have typed today. It is nutty.
Dec 5, 2018 19:54:42 GMT -5
bamafan: Irish.....Just happened to look down here....I never do. lol. So glad you got it! Not going down to Florida this time, but hope you can go to a QAL show in Tampa or Sunrise.
Dec 5, 2018 23:52:25 GMT -5
nannygoat: Just heard this parody of Bohemian Rhapsody. Thought everyone would enjoy it. Amazes me how people can be so creative. ow.ly/p9ZH30niDPS and did I mention how much I am enjoying all the 'goodies' we got lately? "Feel Something" is gorgeous.
Mar 10, 2019 17:28:10 GMT -5
suzysuzy79: Never done this before-- can you tell? I want to learn how to chat with you exceptional ladies that I've followed and been thrilled by, since 2014. Somebody teach me how to talk with y'all, please. Thanks for help.
May 22, 2019 14:12:12 GMT -5
cassie: No one reads the shoutbox regularly. To chat with us, type in the QUICK REPLY box above the shoutbox. Or to reply to a specific post, click on QUOTE in the right top corner of the post and start typing your reply. Welcome! Join in.
May 23, 2019 0:49:47 GMT -5
atomom: Adam's artistry is in full display: the surprise of hiccuppy gasps right before "new eyes", the sensuous tongue, one-two punch of "damn" smile, head thrown back, body drops to heavy guitar beats, a lusciously looking Adam--all make NE a visual/aural feast.
May 26, 2019 15:08:34 GMT -5
Q3: ladyregent: The Shoutbox is really for announcement -- if you want to discuss Adam, go to the Daily News Thread for today. You will be able to post there.
Jun 20, 2019 23:22:56 GMT -5
Jablea: Tonight's the night!
Jul 10, 2019 20:59:08 GMT -5
LindaG23: Front page has a mxlr, is there a streamer?
Jul 10, 2019 21:43:56 GMT -5
jason90405: The complete MTV Pride 2 hour special "Adam Lambert's Fierce Pride Anthems". I did miss the first 30 seconds when he was talking about performing for Cher but you can watch or downloads the whole thing here: drive.google.com/file/d/1H3NfgxeBpk0H
Jul 14, 2019 22:54:29 GMT -5
phronni7: Linda, Thank you so much for your kind wishes and thoughts. I tried to send an earlier thanks, but I don’t know what happened. I was definitely in Zombie mode and might still be to some extent. But I love “I was born to Love You”. Than you again, Laur
Oct 22, 2019 2:09:30 GMT -5
irish1139: Is anyone doing a 2020 Adam Lambert calendar
Nov 9, 2019 8:21:28 GMT -5
irish1139: Is anyone doi
Nov 13, 2019 18:46:33 GMT -5
irish1139: Is anyone doing an Adam Lambert calendar for 2020
Nov 13, 2019 18:47:49 GMT -5
cassie: Irish, I don't think anyone regularly checks the shoutbox. But, I am not making a calendar this year. Sorry.
Nov 13, 2019 19:43:38 GMT -5