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Billboard: After Four Decades, Queen Rock Israel with Help From Adam Lambert

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Posted at : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Queen and Adam Lambert perform in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon on Sept. 12, 2016.

Israeli fans of legendary classic rockers Queen have been waiting roughly 40 years to see the band live. That’s quite a long while to wait -- longer, in fact, than the band’s current touring vocalist, Adam Lambert, has been alive. Naturally, that kind of anticipation can heighten pressure, but the band’s reaction at their epic Tel Aviv concert on Monday night (Sept. 12) can be best summed by some very familiar words: “Don't stop me 'cause I'm having a good time!”
Founding members, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have carried on 25 years after the death of iconic singer Freddie Mercury with American Idol contestant  Lambert, who took over as vocalist in 2011. Purring, kissing, and hissing through the air, Lambert's on-stage demeanor was utterly Freddie-fied.

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Lambert entered wearing a skintight leather getup and Robocop sunglasses, combining the sleek looks and fluid moves of Lady Gaga and George Michael. From moment one, the vocalist stood at the fore alongside his much older bandmates, unafraid of the massive spotlight searing down on him. It looked much the way it does on the footage of the band’s classic era, Lambert doing a remarkable job of filling those large shoes. Since Lambert is the first openly gay man to hit the charts with a No 1 in the US, a new legacy feels fulfilled.
And Lambert presents something far closer to the iconic Queen experience that fans have been missing. His dramatic flair and theatrical performance style match the elegiac songs that have long been lodged in the public memory. A rapturous ferocity of immortal glam-rock and 80’s swagger.


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Kath said...

A rapturous ferocity of immortal glam-rock and 80’s swagger. Yep that's it.

Dee R Gee said...

Adam just conquered another country. Nobody can even come close to that voice.

Dee R Gee said...

Adam just conquered another country. Nobody can even come close to that voice.

CT said...

What an excellent review!!!! I am soooo proud of Adam and his achievements. The opportunity to sing lead for Queen helped catapult him into the stars but without that VOICE, STAGE PRESENCE and CHARM it wouldn't have happened. What did happen was magic between Brian, Roger and Adam. I love that this reviewer can see the magnetic chemistry between them.

I've printed out the review from Billboard directly and will keep it with my "Adam Collection of Pictures and Articles". One day my grandchildren will come to appreciate this valuable collection since it is my belief that Adam will himself become an icon. He's on his way.