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    Queen + Adam Lambert announce Summer '19 US Tour

    Capitalizing on the success of the Queen/Freddie biopic, no doubt.


    The Rhapsody Tour - North America 2019

    Wed Jul 10 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
    Fri Jul 12 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
    Sun Jul 14 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
    Tue Jul 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
    Fri Jul 19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
    Tue Jul 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
    Wed Jul 24 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    Sat Jul 27 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
    Sun Jul 28 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
    Tue Jul 30 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
    Wed Jul 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
    Sat Aug 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
    Sun Aug 04 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
    Tue Aug 06 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    Fri Aug 09 - Chicago, IL - United Center
    Sat Aug 10 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    Tue Aug 13 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
    Thu Aug 15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
    Sat Aug 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
    Sun Aug 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
    Tue Aug 20 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
    Thu Aug 22 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
    Fri Aug 23 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
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    I'm in. I might even be in for more than one show this time!

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    Charlotte could be interesting...wonder how much tickets will be?

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    Who's Adam Lambert? Adele's brother?
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    I'm there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Who's Adam Lambert? Adele's brother?
    He's an American Idol winner originally. But, don't hold that against him. Check out some youtube footage of him playing with Queen a few years ago. He really nails it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic333 View Post
    He's an American Idol winner originally. But, don't hold that against him. Check out some youtube footage of him playing with Queen a few years ago. He really nails it.
    Actually I don't think he won. He made it to the finals, but someone else beat him out if I remember correctly. There is no doubt Lambert is a talented guy, and everyone I know who have seen this iteration of Queen has loved the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic333 View Post
    He's an American Idol winner originally. But, don't hold that against him. Check out some youtube footage of him playing with Queen a few years ago. He really nails it.
    What? No tribute band singer from youtube?

    Didn't they make an album with Adam singing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic333 View Post
    He's an American Idol winner originally. But, don't hold that against him. Check out some youtube footage of him playing with Queen a few years ago. He really nails it.
    Isn't Adele also one of those talent show winners? I guess they ARE like brother and sister!
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    Meh. I'll wait until Marc Martel comes through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic333 View Post
    He's an American Idol winner originally. But, don't hold that against him. Check out some youtube footage of him playing with Queen a few years ago. He really nails it.
    He's fantastic! I saw them last year, and it was definitely one of the best concerts I've ever seen. He even admits on stage, he's not Freddie, but he does a great job of honoring Freddie's memory.

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    In the above screen capture from youtube, he looks like the Burger King in his pajamas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post


    Meh. I'll wait until Marc Martel comes through.
    He's trying to fill shoes that are impossible to fill. I guess you've got to give him some slack. I'm not too crazy over that outfit myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    He's trying to fill shoes that are impossible to fill. I guess you've got to give him some slack.
    He's not trying to fill Freddie's shoes. He's helping Brian and Roger keep the Queen music alive for the fans to enjoy. That's good enough for me. Trust me, he does a great job. He's certainly better than Mr Feel Like Making Love was.

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    Well he's in Freddy's shoes. The outfit doesn't bother me, it's all in the power of his voice. And I don't think he has it. But maybe when you're there, in the moment.

    I much prefer Marc Martel by a HUGE margin. I have zero understanding of why they didn't go with him. They chose him to do fill-in vocals for the movie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Didn't they make an album with Adam singing?
    No, I don't believe that they have. I don't think they've even released any official live album or DVD with him.

    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Isn't Adele also one of those talent show winners? I guess they ARE like brother and sister!
    No, Jed. Adele wasn't a talent show winner.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    He's fantastic! I saw them last year, and it was definitely one of the best concerts I've ever seen. He even admits on stage, he's not Freddie, but he does a great job of honoring Freddie's memory.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    He's not trying to fill Freddie's shoes. He's helping Brian and Roger keep the Queen music alive for the fans to enjoy. That's good enough for me. Trust me, he does a great job.
    Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    Well he's in Freddy's shoes. The outfit doesn't bother me, it's all in the power of his voice. And I don't think he has it. But maybe when you're there, in the moment.

    I much prefer Marc Martel by a HUGE margin. I have zero understanding of why they didn't go with him. They chose him to do fill-in vocals for the movie.
    Because Martel is basically a Freddie imitation, and they didn't want that. And it's a smart move, IMO. Martel is great, but he'll forever be looked at as a Freddie imitator.
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    they are really milking this.....
    might as well cash in on the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    In the above screen capture from youtube, he looks like the Burger King in his pajamas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    No, Jed. Adele wasn't a talent show winner.
    I must have had it confused with the fact that she won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll before having released anything. (Google is my friend.)
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    RE the video with Adam Lambert posted above, "We Will Rock You" is probably the worst song by which to judge him. I looked on YouTube for something that'd be a better example, but I couldn't find anything where you can hear him over the crowd's singing.
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    Here's a full show.
    https://youtu.be/gCyVPdQnabk


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Because Martel is basically a Freddie imitation, and they didn't want that. And it's a smart move, IMO. Martel is great, but he'll forever be looked at as a Freddie imitator.
    You mean like when Arnel Pineda took over for Steve Perry in Journey, it was a bad move because.... um, oh, because he sounded just like Steve Perry? Yeah, that was a bad move because they needed to buy new tour buses and stage sets. I think that happened to Kansas as well when they hired Ronnie Platt to replace Steve Walsh.

    Really, I can't find a single negative about hiring Mark Martel to front Queen, other than maybe he's not gay enough. I'm sure if they were replacing Brain May instead, the guitarist better well sound just like Brian May.

    But that's not even my beef so much with Lambert, that his voice isn't an exact match... I don't think he has the rock attitude, and strength in his voice needed to deliver those songs. He sounds like "High School Musical", to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    You mean like when Arnel Pineda took over for Steve Perry in Journey, it was a bad move because.... um, oh, because he sounded just like Steve Perry? Yeah, that was a bad move because they needed to buy new tour buses and stage sets. I think that happened to Kansas as well when they hired Ronnie Platt to replace Steve Walsh.

    Really, I can't find a single negative about hiring Mark Martel to front Queen, other than maybe he's not gay enough. I'm sure if they were replacing Brain May instead, the guitarist better well sound just like Brian May.

    But that's not even my beef so much with Lambert, that his voice isn't an exact match... I don't think he has the rock attitude, and strength in his voice needed to deliver those songs. He sounds like "High School Musical", to me.
    After seeing Martel at Progtoberfest I agree the guy is amazing, and would make a great front man for Queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post

    Really, I can't find a single negative about hiring Mark Martel to front Queen, other than maybe he's not gay enough.
    I'm not even going to dignify that statement by responding to it.
    But that's not even my beef so much with Lambert, that his voice isn't an exact match... I don't think he has the rock attitude, and strength in his voice needed to deliver those songs. He sounds like "High School Musical", to me.
    And exactly what constitutes "rock attitude"?

    As far the strength of his voice, I can once again assure that he had no trouble delivering the goods when I saw them perform.

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