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CONCERT REVIEWS: Queen + Adam Lambert, Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, August 10, 2019

Filed Under () by broddybounce on Sunday, August 11, 2019

Posted at : Sunday, August 11, 2019

Two great reviews of the Saturday, August 10th Queen + Adam Lambert concert at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Thanks to hit biopic, Queen rules in St. Paul

credit: Nicole Neri / Star-Tribune
"Queen is now bigger than ever...(and) is having a massive afterlife. ... (The) concert at Xcel Energy Center sold out faster than you can ask 'Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?'"
"This time, (Lambert's) outfits were wonderfully sparkly ... his stage manner seemed more natural ... when Lambert interpreted Queen’s ballads, pop tunes and epic Broadwayesque selections, he totally owned it."
"Bathed in a rainbow of lasers, he belted 'Who Wants To Live Forever'...(and) soared with a rich, robust vibrato on 'The Show Must Go On' as if it were the theme song of the tour.  He found an impossibly high, Mercury-rising note on 'Somebody to Love,' the perfect combination of passion and panache. And he totally channeled Mercury in an apt way on 'Bohemian Rhapsody' without trying to replace the legend he dubbed 'irreplaceable'... (he also) demonstrated remarkable vocal and stylistic range...on 'Tie Your Mother Down,' exchanging vocal yelps and moans with comparable sounds from May’s guitar on 'I Want It All' and emulating Elvis Presley on the rockabilly romp 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' (complete with the best Elvis pompadour since Chris Isaak, with an extra touch of glitter)."


Twin Cities Pioneer Press:
Queen + Adam Lambert bask in post-‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
glow at high-energy X show

credit: Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

"...Saturday’s Queen + Adam Lambert concert stop at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center crackled with newfound energy and joy, and topped their impressive show in the same venue two years ago."
"...Lambert is terrific at offering up his own version of the electric, unforgettable energy the late Mercury brought to the stage. And his soaring vocals don’t fully imitate Mercury’s, but rather suggest them, in the best possible way ... (and he has) also established a clear chemistry with guitarist Brian May..."



Dee R Gee said...

Can never get enough of such stellar words about Adam.

Patria said...

Lucky me. I was at this concert, it was Spectacular, especially Adam. I could not have had a better time. I wish every Adam fan and every Queen fan could see at least one of their concerts in person.
ps. it was their best concert ever.

Sunflower said...

Patria great that you were able to go and indeed see their best concert yet! I second that, what you said about every Adam and Queen fan going to at least one concert! I'm just loving all these great reviews especially the first St. Paul one with all the wonderful comments on Adam!