Saturday, July 22, 2017

Adam Lambert Brings a Contemporary Sound to the Queen Concert at the Q

Posted By on Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 1:22 PM

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Queen + Adam Lambert made their Cleveland debut last night at a packed Quicken Loans Arena. They did not disappoint the diverse audience comprised of parents with their teenagers and long-time Queen fans. And plenty of Glamberts were there to support the former American Idol contestant too.

You can see a slideshow of photos from the show here.

Seeing Queen's songs live, performed on a giant stage, underscored why the band continues to resonate with younger generations. "Fat Bottomed Girls" turned into stomping monster of a dance number, thanks to thick, roping rhythmic grooves; "Stone Cold Crazy" was an upbeat, punkish strut; and the soaring, classical-glam epic "Don't Stop Me Now" illustrated why Queen's music was adopted so easily for musical theater. "Bohemian Rhapsody" was predictably epic—not the least because guitarist Brian May made a grand entrance, rising from underneath the stage on a platform while wearing a silver cape—and drummer Roger Taylor even got into the vocal fun by singing lead on "I'm In Love With My Car," which exuded proggy, Pink Floyd vibes.

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