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CONCERT REVIEW: Queen + Adam Lambert, Nashville, August 15, 2019 (UPDATED)

Filed Under () by broddybounce on Monday, August 19, 2019

Posted at : Monday, August 19, 2019

A very decent review in The Tennessean of the Queen + Adam Lambert concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, August 15, 2019.

UPDATE (8/19/19): Added a stellar review from Glide Magazine.

The Tennessean:
Queen (and Adam Lambert) are the champions at Nashville concert

credit: Alan Poizner
"It’s been 49 years since Queen first took the stage. More than 20 since their last hit song.  Still, when the British rock greats returned to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Thursday night, they were greeted like a white-hot act who’d just topped the charts."
"But while 'Bohemian Rhapsody' tried to engineer a spitting image of Mercury in Rami Malek (even recruiting Nashville-based soundalike Marc Martel for vocal work), the modern Queen has gone in a different direction in tapping Adam Lambert, and it’s the right one."


Glide Magazine:
Don’t Stop Queen Now! – Queen and Adam Lambert
Rock Nashville

"...the sensational Adam Lambert..."
 "Lambert glammed it up with his schtick during 'Killer Queen' – even stopping at one point in the song to declare 'I am a queen.' The audience ate it up. It was clear, with smiles from May and Taylor – that he had free reign to handle these classic songs how he wanted. ... Lambert continued to impress during “Somebody to Love” – not only with his voice, but his ability to engage audience, whether it was the batting of his eye-lashes or engaging with the audience by motioning for them to sing along..."
"...'Under Pressure' ... Taylor & Lambert shared vocal duties and displayed an obvious musical connection.  There was definitely genuine chemistry between the three and it was during 'Pressure' that truly seemed to gel. ... After returning back to the main stage, the band shook the arena with a nasty romp through the  funky 'Dragon Attack.'  The band was locked in and on fire at this point.  May’s licks and riffs were on point, as was Taylor’s work behind the kit.  And, Lambert sang with more an edge, not previously heard in previous tours."
"With a dimly lit stage, a sea of ‘candles’ on the LED screen, along with cellphone lights being held high by the audience, Lambert’s uncanny vocal talents took 'Who Wants To Live Forever' to a whole new level. May’s guitar went from intricate elegance to in-your-face Rock God power. 'Forever' may have been the most moving and impressive song of the night."


Lynn said...

It might just be me, but while the writer praised the show, he didn't say much about Adams' performance. ????

Mi Re La said...

Adam Lambert live on IG after Nashville Show 15th August 2019

broddybounce said...

Hi Mi Re La!

Thanks for this -- but did you not notice that glitzylady already posted this? It's three posts down from this one. :)

Dee R Gee said...

Never get tired of the accolades for Adam. He is truly one in a billion.

I know we are all anticipating Adam's next single and the Velvet album. I'm sure we will do our utmost to support Adam with everything we've got.

With every tour and every show, QAL is an exquisite dessert. But Adam's solo music is the meat and potatoes of his career. It's what keeps him creative and fresh from era to era. When QAL hangs it up, we want plenty of solo music from Adam. It's what pays off in the long haul.

I think the best of Velvet is yet to be heard. There will be some barn-burners in there! I'm sure of it!

broddybounce said...

I agree with everything you say, Dee -- well put! And, per your last line: indeed, from your mouth to EVERYONE's ears! :)

Nanbert said...

Dee R Gee and broddybounce.....Of course! Adam won't let us down. Besides, he's a "belter", and has to let it loose every once in a while....or he'll explode! It's wonderful that he has such a "broad spectrum" voice...there's no barriers for him....and no end to our enjoyment!

Velvet 1?...or A?...soon now! Woo Hoo!

Sue Smith said...

So excited for Super Power and side one of Velvet. I will give it all I have streaming, ect. Also cannot wait for the central park charity concert on tv.
I just hope there is lots of security and every person is safe to enjoy the wonderful music. Hoping also there may be a CD of the entire event. They could do that and the profits go to these charities.