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Daily Tribune Review: Queen + Adam Lambert reigns supreme at The Palace

Filed Under () by Adam Lambert on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Posted at : Saturday, July 22, 2017

AUBURN HILLS -- Adam Lambert would be the first to admit that there will never be another Freddie Mercury -- and, in fact, he did just that on Thursday night, July 20, at The Palace.

But the 2009 “American Idol” runner-up, performing with Queen co-founders Brian May and Roger Taylor, proved again that he’s the next-best-thing. And then some.

Making their second appearance at The Palace, Queen + Adam Lambert put on a glorious two-hour rock ‘n’ roll spectacle whose only flaws were one bad song choice (the ponderous “Get Down, Make Love”) and a trying 45-minute wait past the show’s advertised 8 p.m. start time (fans got bored enough to start doing The Wave at one point). But once on stage the trio and its three support players dazzled with the kind of musical and visual magic that insured Queen’s enduring, regal legacy.

Credit Lambert for that success. Granted credibility by May and Taylor’s open embrace, even including his new single, “Two Fux,” in Thursday’s setlist, the Indiana-born singer displayed a firm grasp of the two key elements that made the late Mercury so iconic -- a winking, grinning sense of campy theatricality and formidable pipes. The latter were evident on every song Lambert sang, but particularly on soaring renditions of “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “I Want It All,” “I Want To Break Free” and “Somebody To Love,” threading the needle between aping Mercury and adding his own style to the mix.


Review: Queen + Adam Lambert reigns supreme at The Palace 

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