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FLASHBACK: 5th Anniversary! QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ROCK BIG BEN LIVE! (New Year's Eve 2014)

Filed Under () by broddybounce on Friday, January 3, 2020

Posted at : Friday, January 03, 2020

It only just occurred to us that a few days ago, New Year's Eve 2019, marked the 5th Anniversary of the epic New Year's Eve 2014 London concert extravaganza, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ROCK BIG BEN LIVE!  The 13-song set was performed in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben and was broadcast live on BBC One.

So, our holiday gift to you ... let's celebrate 2020 by reliving this glorious performance from Brian, Roger and Adam ... and HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at AL 24/7 News!

73 comments:

Nanbert said...

OMG....Wonderful memories of another fantastic milestone in QAL's history! Adam was breathtakingly beautiful here IMO. I've decided that although he looks more exotic with heavy makeup, he is a tad more handome with less..JMHO. And I am always mesmerized by those long elegant legs in black leather!

Although he's more impressive, seasoned and ALPHA with Queen these days, his delighted joy at singing with Queen back then was just SO infectious I wanted to hug him!

We Glamberts are SO lucky! Just think of all the people who are still missing out on Adam! Nothing compares with being with him "from the beginning", does it?

Thanks broddybounce, for the lovely trip down memory lane. A great way to start the New Year!

Sue Smith said...

That was such a wonderful concert. I remember it was said Adam was the most googled person after that concert for 4 days. I remember that.

Sue Smith said...

I meant to say Adam was the most googled person in England after that performance.

Angeladam said...

Remember being mesmerized watching this performance !

Mi Re La said...

This is the concert that changed my life
Adam was so perfect that I couldn't believe he really exist. After this concert I searched on the internet information about him.I stayed the nights and watched concerts, interviews, shows with Adam. Until I discovered Adam I was never a fan of anyone

Mi Re La said...

Adam has arrived in London.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENcZj4nXYAESg5P.jpg

Nanbert said...

Lucky London!

Linda said...

OT - I just read the most wonderful and intimate article on AOL about Adam. I was thrilled to see it as one of the headline articles. It spoke of his depression and finding his way throughout his career. It was very emotional and lovely.

Mi Re La said...

From Adam’s IG story
Yesterday's recording session for Velvet side B
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENggT4kWwAEtj-u.jpg

Dee R Gee said...

Side B is on its way! It will bring us some hits for sure!

Nanbert said...

I bet Adam will release Side B soon after this next leg of the QAL Rhapsody tour. Either way we'll be seeing/hearing a lot more of Adam shortly. Whether with Queen or solo, I "gorge" myself on every new video of him! I never tire of his music with Queen....but delight in his performances of his own music, too. He's the "gift" that just keeps on giving!

Sue Smith said...

Mi Re La the same with me. Never followed other artist. I love, love loved to dance. I danced to the rolling stones ect. However I never got any type of crush on different bands frontman. That even goes for Elvis.
He is the first ever to light my fire as the song goes.
I've been accused of Idol worship by one or two. However I dont care he is an exciting talent from the top of his head to his feet. He charismatic, nice and what a one of a kind original artist Adam is. I read an article saying he is changing his style in 2020. He has never been dull and always interesting.
Everything about Adam is interesting. I believe there is so much untapped talent in Adam yet to come that I believe we may see at least glimpses of in 2020. I believe Adam has so much more to give beyond his miraculous voice which is unmatched in my humble opinion.

Mi Re La said...

Voice Teacher Reacts and Analyzes: ADAM LAMBERT - BELIEVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAQt2OREs6M

Mi Re La said...

NEW PHOTO !!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B69JqfQAF1z/

Mi Re La said...

Brian May IG post
"Can’t stop thinking about the tragic Australian fires."
https://www.instagram.com/p/B69Y7-vBFAN/?igshid=150uoce2f1s5l

Dee R Gee said...

Rumor has it that QAL will perform at a benefit concert in Australia in support of the terrible fires. The date is Sunday, Feb. 16. QAL performs in Sydney on Sat., Feb 15. We'll see if they do.

Nanbert said...

Dee R Gee....that sounds like something that QAL would do. Brian, especially, is SO involved in animal rights and protection. It's heartbreaking in Australia! I read that some species may become extinct due to those terrible fires.

I was happy to see some American firefighters travelling to Australia to lend a hand in the fire fight. I don't know who's footing the bill for that, but I'm sure donations will be welcome. I wish Trump would be more interested in helping our ally fight fire....than starting a "fire" in other locations.

Mi Re La said...

Stunning photos of Adam
https://www.thegayuk.com/adam-lambert-says-queers-in-music-are-becoming-mainstream/

Mi Re La said...

Entertainment Focus
"Adam Lambert covers new issue of Rollacoaster Magazine"
https://www.entertainment-focus.com/music-section/music-news/adam-lambert-covers-new-issue-of-rollacoster-magazine/

Mi Re La said...

Adam’s IG post
Preorder now @ www.rollacoaster.tv
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7BauClBkYM/?igshid=1mjy2ydom5as

Mi Re La said...

BANG SHOWBIZ
Adam Lambert: I'm like Harry Styles
https://twitter.com/i/status/1214561731361394691

Mi Re La said...

Queen have been asked to play a Live Aid-style benefit gig to help support victims of the devastating wildfires in Australia, the band's guitarist Brian May has revealed
https://twitter.com/i/status/1214966422872494080

Mi Re La said...

Adam’s IG post & story ‘Thrilled to be nominated for the @GLAAD awards ‘ Outstanding Music Artist ‘ for #velvet: Side A!
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7E3zBbB_A7/?igshid=1692ew6kd99ev

Mi Re La said...

VELVET: Side A - LIVE SESSIONS (available at midnight Friday Jan 10 in each time zone)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7F-YLzhMrY/

Dee R Gee said...

A GLAAD nom! Very nice! It would be even nicer if he won (for a change!). He deserves everything he has ever been nominated for.

Will be interesting to see the Fire Benefit concert line-up as it evolves.

And those Side A live sessions are real gems, every single one. I've really been getting to the funk sound of Stranger You Are lately.

Nanbert said...

Excuse me for being technologically disadvantaged, but would the VELVET:Side A- Live Sessions be a collection of the VIDEOS we currently see on Youtube.....not just the sound. I love those videos, and hope that's what we'll get.

If so, great idea Adam!

Sue Smith said...

Adam has 2 Glaad awards one for that big deal Davison award and one for his album Trespassing. That award the last I mentioned shared with That guy named Ocean. I remember Adam walking out of the Glaad awards several years ago with 2 big statues from Glaad.
However it is time for another for Velvet side A. I'm not sure if I had the correct name for that award above I called Davidson, but it was for all Adam has done for the Gay community. He totally should win this award he is now nominated for.
Adam deserves it for his performance of CTY on the James Corden show. Not to mention the wonderful performance for that holiday special he just did. He deserves the glaad award for those 2 performances. Not to mention others he done that were breathtaking this last year like the Live Sessoons. What outstanding performances that was. Do we need to vote on the Glaad awards or does Glaad make those decisions. So proud QAL is doing a concert to help raise funds for those horrible fires in Austrailia.

Sue Smith said...

Correction above that was Live Sessions.

Mi Re La said...

Night out w friends in LA 2020-01-09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPifauj2DmE&feature=push-fr&attr_tag=ILvLEuXGY5MgzYYq%3A6

Mi Re La said...

I'm very surprised Adam returned to LA. I thought he would still stay in England to do rehearsals with Queen for the tour which starts on January 18.
I think Adam is celebrating his birthday in advance with his friends because he will be in Japan on January 29.

I think the shower shown in the above film is from Adam's house.

broddybounce said...

Folks, massive apologies, Glitzy and I have run into some time time crunch issues in the past few days. We realize Adam has several things going we are behind on — one or both of us will definitely be putting those up over the weekend. Thanks to everyone above for your contributions, with an extra special nod to Mi Re La, for keeping things up to date in comments!

Dee R Gee said...

No worries, broddy. You and glitzy work very hard here. It's can't be easy to commit to the job and still have a real life. LOL Luckily we have a great group here that keeps us all informed.

Love seeing how well the Live Sessions are doing on the overall and pop iTunes charts!!!!!

Sunflower said...

Once again Adam is spoiling us now with Velvet Live Sessions CD and I love it! Been behind on my streaming (shame on me) but will stream this Velvet Sessions until I get my copy!

Mi Re La said...

Velvet side A Live sessions iTunes Number 1 in Finland
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN8MrwhWsAU6EPM.jpg

Dee R Gee said...

Gotta hand to Finland. They have been true-blue loyal to Adam since the Sauli connection. So nice that they still support him to well!

Mi Re La said...

NEW PHOTO : Adam and LP Hotel Havana
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7MYBcZFYVN/

Sue Smith said...

Finland still 1 on ITunes. 12 here. It was 5 yesterday, last night 6. Holding very steady at 1 in Finland. Bless them. It has had very little promoting. Wish he would give it a bit of promotion. Looks like he is on his way to Brian and Rodger I presume.

Mi Re La said...

BRIAN MAY - "YES !!! It’s official. We’re donating our stage from our QAL show the previous night in Sydney for this great line-up of talent to raise money for Bushfire Relief."

Dee R Gee said...

So great of QAL to let their staging be used for the Fire Relief show. They don't have another show till the 19th, three days later. But I wonder who will manage the stage during all these performances for the fire? The performers may be donating their time for free, but I'm not so sure about the stagehands. It's a lot of work.

Mi Re La said...

Adam’s IG story - MY SANCTUARY
https://twitter.com/i/status/1216799815205629958

https://twitter.com/LambritsUK/status/1216793952667557889

Angeladam said...

Hats off to them for donating their fee for the Fire Relief concert in Australia, I'm sure the stagehands will also donate their services, after their costs for travelling and staying at the venue are sorted , Brian is so passionate about this cause, bless him what a great concert this will be !

Sue Smith said...

Thanks to all of QAL for donating their time, talent and sounds like set staging for this event. I believe they have a concert 1 day before the fire concert so wouldn't the set already been put up. That is if they have it at the same concert arena or stadium that their concert was at. Brian has always been passionate about animals. Brian's passion for animal life may be the reason I resonate with him the most of the Queen band, aside from Adam of course he is and always will be number one. Thanks to all of QAL I'm sure Adam will be up there singing his heart out just loud and proud as if it was a QAL concert. All of the QAL concert people will be putting their heart in it.
Every person who is involved in this concert to get funds to try and deal with this horrible disaster in any way they can God Bless Them. That's also goes for other performers stage hands, MC's ect.

Mi Re La said...

I am very upset that Adam smokes and does not take care of his voice now when the tour begins in a few days. Lately I noticed that he avoids playing very high notes when performing live.

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Dee R Gee said...

Mi Re La, What? Adam's reaction to smoking has always been "Yuck!" I can't imagine him smoking cigarettes. If he has vaped a bit for fun, then so be it. But I can't imagine him even doing that much. His voice is way too valuable. And I have not noticed him avoiding any high notes either. Certainly depends on the song. I'm sure we'll hear him full-out strong on the upcoming QAL tour.

Mi Re La said...

Dee R Gee ,I saw the cigar lit on the table in the filming from "his sanctuary". I hope Adam doesn't smoke very often, but it would be good for his voice if he gave up completely.

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Mi Re La said...

Dee R Gee , I've already seen several posts from fans who were worried that Adam smoking and that this would affect his voice

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dv178LmW0Aczy6H.jpg

Mi Re La said...

Brian and Roger arriving Seoul
https://twitter.com/i/status/1217369781894045696

Sarinarosetaylor IG story
https://twitter.com/i/status/1217367819433713664

My first conversation on Korean soil - with a very affable AI person, who was being sociable around the airport arrivals area. Video courtesy of Sarina Taylor. Thanks !!! Bri
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VTyC4Bq5B/?igshid=1lxiprfri7dby

https://twitter.com/heehee0v0/status/1217346927047528448

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VPyyBhML0/?igshid=1bqcabe8bd77t

Does anyone know if Adam arrived in Korea before Brin and Roger or would he come after them?
I think he's coming by another plane straight from Los Angeles. I hope he has an equally warm welcome.

Mi Re La said...

Brian May IG post - Tomorrow - Press conference and rehearsals.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7V6FRHhkEi/?igshid=7u0hr4xgpj5q

Mi Re La said...

Daily Express
Queen and Adam Lambert tour: Brian May ‘BLOWN AWAY’ by amazing Korean fans welcome –
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1228635/Queen-and-Adam-Lambert-tour-Korea-Brian-May-Roger-Taylor-Freddie-Mercury-Bohemian-Rhapsody

Nanbert said...

Mi Re La ...thanks so much for all the links to QAL news. That Korean greeting for Brian and Roger was heartwarming and amazing. All those "kudos" are richly deserved. I'm sure Adam will get his share when he arrives, too. Korea loves QAL!

BTW....I'm excited to hear/see QAL perform "I Was Born To Love You" to their Korean and Japanese audiences again, as I'm sure they will. That song has a special meaning for those two countries, and as far as I know, is only performed for them. It is certainly one of my favorite QAL videos from their concert at the Tokyo Super Sonic performance.....in fact one of my favorite QAL performances of all...it's absolutely iconic!

Mi Re La said...

Adam changed his hair color to blonde

Sunflower said...

MI Re La....Thank you so much for keeping us up to date with Adam and Queen with all the links you post here! I have not been commenting much lately been rather lazy but I do come back to check out what's new. I'm on Instagram but I miss many IG posts from the guys so I'm grateful when you post them here. 👍
What a beautiful reception for Brian and Roger at the Seoul Airport, it kind of made me cry! So sweet of those fans singing to them! I think Adam left after them, I saw yesterday that video of Adam driving in his car with a new hair style. Like you said Mi Re La Adam DID dye his hair Blonde, but it looks to me only at the top front and the rest is dark. I also noticed he shaved his sides again (I don't like his sides shaved) but we'll see how it looks on stage. One thing I know Nanbert will not be happy with his sides like that! Hahaha.

About Adam smoking, to my knowledge he never smoked Cigars only Cigarettes, but now he smokes those dumb Vape Cigarettes! I believe with all my heart Adam wouldn't sabotage his voice by smoking, probably just smokes very little of it, not often and not much.

Dee R Gee said...

I love the reception QAL got in South Korea! They are true adoring fans. Brian and Roger are SO appreciative, too. After all these years, they still know how important their fans are world-wide.

I don't for a second believe that Adam is a "smoker." If he vapes a bit in a social situation (dumb, IMO) I don't think it's harmful. I can't believe he does it very often. As for anything with actual tobacco in it, cigars or cigarettes, I can't imagine him smoking them. Bad for the throat and terrible smell. If there is a cigar on a table near him, it doesn't mean he has puffed on it all evening. I just distinctly remember Adam being asked about smoking years ago, and he said, "Yuck!"

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Mi Re La said...

Sunflower, I'm not a fan of shaving sides either. Probably because of the very hot weather in Australia Adam made this haircut.He has blond hair only on the top because in the other parts he has no what to dye Ha! Ha! Ha!
From the images I saw with Adam's arrival in Soeul, it seems that he wasn't reception by many fans like Brian and Roger.I knew that Adam has many fans in Korea. Where are the Korean Glambert

Sunflower said...

Dee E Gee...I too think Adam doesn't really smoke only being social like parties at his house. I'm happy Adam thinks smoking is "yuck"! Mi Re La I mentioned on Twitter about Adam not having the same reception like Brian and Roger and I was told because Adam didn't confirm when he was arriving like Brian and Roger did.

Sunflower said...

Ugh, Dee R Gee not Dee E Gee, sorry for the error

Mi Re La said...

I hope we will see the press conference

Sue Smith said...

Be safe Adam and have a beautiful concert tour. Thank to QAL for going to do that concert in Austrailia. Saw on tv some poor sweet animals who survived the fire with paws wrapped. People were taking loving care of them.
I'm sure the money earned from this concert will certainly go to good use towards help for surviving animals ect.
God bless the volunteers helping these dear sweet vulnerabl animals.

Mi Re La said...

Adam's interview on the new issue of INROCK JAPAN
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOUlH6WVAAANgYS.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOUlH6YU4AEXJtr.jpg

Dee R Gee said...

Hope we get a translation of that INROCK JAPAN interview. The photo is great!

As for Adam's welcome in S. Korea, I agree with Sunflower. He flew in from LA. Brian and Roger in from the UK. So they didn't arrive together. Brian and Roger are the essence of Queen so it's expected that they'd get a huge welcome. But the Korean fans love Adam, too, and gave him his due when he came. Got autographs, etc.

Sue Smith said...

They did not know when Adam was arriving and the Korea fans love Adam very much. The concert on February 16, will be held at the very same stadium QAL perform at on February 15th.
I'm not sweating the small stuff this year at least trying not to. Some things seem so insignificant when things like this wild fire has killed
millions of lovely animals big and small I just read. It has destroyed also thousands of buildings. It has killed 20 people I believe just read about the concert ect.
Life is so vulnerable it can end any moment most especially in the world we live in today. I am not trying to be depressing. I am going through something life threatening in my family right now and it brings to light what is important and what not so important.

Nanbert said...

Sue, you're so right, things can change quickly, and we are all vulnerable. I hope your "life threatening" family problem will turn out well....I'm sure we're all wishing for the best for you and your family...whatever that may be.

I hope that benefit for Australia that QAL will donate the use of their stage for and perform in turns out to be extraordinarily successful. So many people lost their homes....and those poor animals!

Sunflower and Mi Re La....you're right, I'm sorry to hear that Adam has shaved the sides of his head again. Damn, he had just arrived at a perfect hairstyle, too... for the Avicii tribute! OH MY! I never saw anyone who changed his appearance as often as Adam....he's very fickle! I would think that someone as handsome as he is would be more easily satisfied!

Sue Smith said...

Thank you Nanbert so much. Adam's a Camillion especially with that head of hair of his. His hair grows fast I think he does that to cut down on travels to tbe barber durring a tour. Soon those sides will grow. Hopefully for your sake Nanbert he will leave them alone when they do.
I'm with you Nanbert I like the sides longer as well. I thought his hair on the voice was perfect. I saw a picture of him driving his car with the blonde in front and the sides closely cut he was still very handsome. I guess we just have to roll with the hair styles with Adam some just may be better than others.

Mi Re La said...

Queen+Adam Lambert PRESS CONFERENCE IN SEOUL
11 PRO PHOTOS
https://imgur.com/a/H9WAmrz

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/609/0000234663

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/410/0000661614

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOYSIhHVUAEYQYj.jpg

http://www.spotvnews.co.kr/?mod=news&act=articleView&idxno=339967&sc_code=1423440847&page=&total=

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7XwB8hp_sl/

Mi Re La said...

Queen and Adam Lambert Concert Press Conference, The Rhapsody Tour, Seoul, January 16
VIDEO!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwaBqyIuGag&t=14s

Rosemary White said...

Sue, an estimated 1 billion animals have died in the Australian bushfires .... absolutely tragic.

Sorry to hear about your "life threatening" family situation and hope things greatly improve.

Sue Smith said...

Rosemary the animal loss is so horrible
and just hurts my heart. I saw on tv this poor little bear with wrapped paws looking so sad. They had a basket for him or her with pillows. The great people there treating the survivor animals with such care. Those survivors are the lucky few, the poor babies.
Thank you for your wishes I pray it turns for the better but it's looking pretty bad right now the matter I referred to in my family, it his my stepson. I've been married going on 48 years and I've known him that long since he was 7. What's going on with him is heart wrenching and it's to detailed to explain. I do appreiate your wishes and Nanberts.

Mi Re La said...

PRESS CONFERENCE 120 PRO PHOTOS
https://imgur.com/a/H9WAmrz

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