Queen + Adam Lambert Doesn't Add Up for Either Party

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Photos by Jack Gorman
Queen + Adam Lambert
Toyota Center
July 9, 2014

Put yourself in these two situations:

A. You're a member of a Hall of Fame-level band who wrote some of the most famous, popular songs in rock music. Your lead singer was perhaps the greatest of all time, but he's no longer with us. You can still play and, more importantly, you still want to play, but no matter what you do, the shadow of your fallen front man will always be there.

B. You're a singer with an amazing voice, good looks, and a charming personality. You should be a megastar, but you just haven't found the right songs yet. You have fans, but you need something to push you over the hump that separates pop act and legit star.

If you look at these two situations and think, "Well, why not put A and B together?", congratulations for picking the path of least resistance. The good news is that this solution will make both parties some serious money.

That's pretty much where the good news ends for Queen and Adam Lambert.

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Here are three facts:

1. Queen has an amazing collection of songs.
2. Brian May, guitarist and occasional astrophysicist, and Roger Taylor, drummer and occasional [insert hobby here], still know how to bring it onstage.
3. Adam Lambert has an amazing voice. Just flawless.

Now, admittedly, the decision to do this tour with Lambert is the one that in theory should make the most sense. And sometimes it actually makes more than sense; on songs like "Killer Queen" and "I Want It All" they actually do manage to make some magic, and it's quite impressive.

The problem is that these magic moments are few and far between.

Adam Lambert is probably the best choice to front Queen if you need a warm body to fill that position; he's miles ahead of Paul Rodgers and a much better contemporary choice than, say, Lady Gaga. The problem is that just because he's the best choice doesn't mean he's a good choice.

Again, there's no doubt that he can sing. Seeing him live will give you a greater appreciation of his skills as a singer; he is multitudes more impressive than he seems on TV. But while his voice may be amazing, it doesn't really fit into the type of music that Queen plays, even though all signs point toward the idea that he should.

Perhaps the best example of things not working is "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," which saw Lambert spend the entire track with a fake lip curl as if he was suddenly auditioning in a role for an Elvis musical. It just doesn't work, and no matter how many times he tried to add his own flair to the show, it rarely worked.

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To his credit, however, it must be mentioned that at no time did it feel like he was trying to ape Freddie Mercury. Lambert may have the highest respect for Mercury, but he made the wise decision to not try and be Mercury. It's hard to say who he was trying to be -- he was certainly trying hard to be somebody -- but Mercury it was not.

Here's the real mind-bender for you though: Lambert is the one that's getting the short end of the stick here.

All the people who believe the problem here is that Lambert can't fill Mercury's shoes have it all wrong; the problem is that Adam Lambert is too talented to vamp on stage while Brian May works his way through yet another (admittedly impressive) guitar solo.

This show was actually best when it was just the Queen guys doing their thing. Brian May knows how to control a crowd, even when his guitar solo goes about three minutes too long. He's funny, engaging, and seemingly sincere even when he's repeating the same lines he does at every show. Roger Taylor can still carry a tune, and it was cute to see him have a drum solo battle with his son.

The Queen guys still have it. They can still play. They're just going about things the wrong way.


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pinkmilkyway100
pinkmilkyway100

I have to disagree with your views on Adam, esp. his take on Crazy Little Thing Called Love. I assume you don't know Adam very well - he's an artist who stays true to the lyrics or the intentions of the songs. CLTCL was written as a tribute to Elvis but the lyrics are cheesy as hell, how else do you expect him to 'express' the song? Sing it like how every normal singer would? That's not Adam. He gave some sexy lip curls, he danced, he got playful and he made it fun and that's what rockabilly jive Elvis type of music is all about. I'd say his interpretation is SPOT ON! And then you study his other performances, he displayed a multitude of stage personalities, he can be badass and fierce, suave and sexy, he can straighten it up and power through WWTLF and SMGO, he even created a flamboyant androgynous and campy character for Killer Queen (which is about a high class call girl), something which no modern male artist has the courage nor flair to interpret and perform the context accurately.

There are not many who have the range like Freddie to begin with, plus the knack/innate talent to be able to sing or 'play' with all songs from ALL genres, while injecting different personalities to express the lyrics yet staying true to their own styles. Adam not only has or is capable of all these, but he dares to marry outrageous fashion and theatrics in his performances. He doesn't copy Freddie, he has his own unique sound and look, but he has many similar traits. He's cut from the same fabric as Freddie.

Another unique thing that Adam does is, he rarely sings the same song the same way. He improvises all the time and that results in many impromptu moments. Both Brian n Roger have said that performing with Adam is very 'pure and dangerous', but it thrills them cos that's what rock n roll is all about. Many musicians have claimed that they created the most organically perfect jams with Adam and they call him a genius (Nile Rodgers is one of them). Adam is a strong pivot and frontman, and he has the ability and caliber to perform in a totally live environment/setting. That's why he has been dubbed one of the top best live singers of our generation (Marc Martel calls Adam 'the current best male singer in the world'). Adam is a rare talent.

The problem with most Queen's purists is, they go into Q+AL concert expecting a Freddie Mercury concert. They put Freddie up on the pedestal so high that they are too blind or close-minded or egotistical to see and accept another incredible talent that is right in front of them.

If you knew Adam and his relationship with Brian and Roger, you would have a totally different perspective on this. They have mentioned many times that Adam fits their materials perfectly and what he does is what they are 'accustomed' to, and Adam has the whole gamut of what they need and he smashed every benchmark and expectation they had of him. Everyone who knows Queen and Adam have the same sentiment. That is why the combination of 'Queen+Adam Lambert' is so successful. They have a perfect chemistry and people love them. So, when you mentioned that "it doesn't really fit into the type of music that Queen plays", you've lost all credibility, it shows you are 'clueless' about what Queen and Adam is all about.

kerrymariekolsch
kerrymariekolsch

The problem with most writers is that they are viewing the performances through a historical perspective, rather then a current event. Adam Lambert is the best singer and live performer in the industry today. Brian and Roger are still at the top of their game. The show should go on. It is mean and nasty for any reviewer to attempt  to demean Adam for not being Freddie when he is performing at a level that most other mere mortals can never attain. It is totally unnecessary to bring up Freddie comparisons. The very fact that Adam gets out there and sings his heart out for every performance, knowing full well that critical knives are lurking, shows how much character and courage he has. It is why his fans love him. 

lorie.heller
lorie.heller

I don't disagree or agree with your review.  The problem for Adam Lambert as guest frontman for Queen is that he is stuck in a quandry.  If he sings the songs like Freddie Mercury he is accused of being a mimic and if he sings the songs totally his way he is being disrespectful.  Saying that, I think Adam does a beautiful job of straddling the fence.  Hope the tours makes him a good deal of money and expands is fan base.

Pattygale
Pattygale

I have whiplash from reading your review, haha. I was an English teacher and I'm afraid I'd have to give it back to you with a big ? on it. So, did you like the concert (as did 97.5% of the people who saw it) or not? The puzzling misconception that Adam is getting "the short end of the stick" is amusing since it seems to me he can have his cake and eat it, too. After spending 3 months in Stockholm with producers, including Max Martin, and recording in LA, Adam is performing, and by all indications having a blast, with these consummate iconic professionals who allow him free reign to sing their songs but be himself. This is an experience he will cherish, I am sure, and if the big Q with a crown that's tattooed on his bicep is any clue, so does he. But thank you for the kind words aimed in Adam's direction. Oh, about the audience.... Been to 2 shows already and can tell you it mirrors the audiences at Aerosmith and Led Zep shows, whole spectrum of fans.

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

Cory Garcia....just curious, do you like rock music, or did you draw the short straw?

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

As a Glambert I am so proud of Adam Lambert.  He is taking so much criticism from people like you and it must be hard when you're that talented.  I appreciate you didn't totally trash him like some losers who were at a different show than us.  Admittedly I think you like this guy and want him to do well, but that means little in the end.  Imagine being this talented vocally and this charismatic, writing songs in a rock band for years, traveling all over the world doing musical theatre only to have to be on American IDOL to get noticed. Numerous record executives bypassed him for obvious reasons.  Adam won't appeal to everyone, because so many people I know don't have the capacity to appreciate the level of vocal prowess that Adam displays.  I say to people, if you think Britney or Miley can sing (or Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, whatever), you won't appreciate this man's talent.  I know it isn't always about the singing, but Adam's stage presence and articulate speaking are so attractive.  He's an attractive person, but that's not why I am a fan.  I would pay $$$$$$ to hear him sing Disney songs. 

I no longer listen to radio.  The biggest stars don't have half of Adam's talent in their little fingers and they are played ad-nauseum.  I'm 55 and a huge Queen fan, but you die-hard fans are all crazy when you constantly talk about Freddie's vocals being incomparable or whatever you said (I skimmed your article).  Adam Lambert sings these songs better than Freddie ever did, but who cares.  Freddie was a genius and classically trained pianist, writing all these songs and producing so many of them.  Adam will never be that no doubt.  But vocally no one surpasses Adam period.  And I realize no one cares.  We are in a music world wrought with mediocrity.  Britney Spears, Miley, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Timberlake are becoming iconic and it makes me sick. 

I didn't get your review at all, but the shows I was at were crazy with fans cheering and standing up.  I didn't see any of this so I won't let this bother me.  I think the brain-washed rock world will never accept this guy and we'll see rock 'n roll sink further into oblivion.  Pop, Country, Hip-hop and Rap are more popular, and dissing the talents of a guy like Adam won't change that.  I'm glad he's singing rock 'n roll where he belongs.  He's done a great job on this tour.  I have a music degree and care about vocals more than anything else so I suppose I'm a little jaded. Thanks. 

b_burns_2000
b_burns_2000

Like most of the other comments, I completely disagree with this review. The main issues that I strongly object to are, Adam is trying to be Adam, real simple. While on AI he showed America that he could take any song and make it his own, surprising everyone. Even got a standing ovation from Smoky Robinson for his rendition of Tracks of my Tears . I don't need to list all the songs, you can look them up yourself. Adam has always only been himself. This was one of the reasons Brain and Roger choose him to revitalize their songs. As for the Elvis snare, That was one of my favorite songs! He can "snare" all he wants. With a voice like that, who cares about the snare ! And as for the "fit", I'm sure Adam knows whats best for him, as does Brian and Roger. And I don't know where you were sitting , but at the concerts I attended, one 13 rows back and one 6 rows back, everyone was standing. But then I was to busy enjoying the show to look around. My hats off to Queen for putting this together, who knows where it will go from here. And I hope they make tons of money doing it !!!

randommedley
randommedley

Where's the thumbs down button. This guy is obviously off his meds. Just the inconsistencies are a dead give-away. My guess is that with most tours today, live music is a novelty for those expecting auto tune or house drops or predictable Country. For me this was exciting and alive. I have respect for these  musicians, warts, white hair and OTT theatrics. I'm lucky that I feel I got more than I paid for. I got it all and Cory got more hits than he deserves.

Malory
Malory

Seems like there is always one reviewer who likes to be the odd duck--when everyone else sees it another way. Shall I post for you all the positive, glowing reviews so far? Plus the testimonies from fans who were there (they are all over twitter, Facebook), clips of people clapping screaming, showing joy and having fun, messages to me from personal friends--"Best concert I have gone to" "Adam Lambert is a perfect fit"  "Queen and Adam Lambert are magic together"--actually that is the title of a review, too.  People are going to multiple concerts--flying, driving, taking trains. Talked to a ticket broker today about getting additional tickets--he said it is "the hot concert of the summer and the venues keep adding seats to meet the demand".


So leave us "old fans" alone (how old are you sir-your spirit comes through this blog actually making you sound old)  My group does include all ages going next Sunday in MD.  We are going to sing along, clap, stand, cheer, cry maybe a little during some of the stirring moments, laugh at some of the on-stage chatter--you know ENJOY this concert along with thousands of others. 


Meanwhile I believe you are caught in that Freddie phenomena known as "no one can ever perform the catalog of Queen songs again because the poor boy has passed on".  Yes I loved him too but do you really think he wants a montage of videos and pictures of himself shown as the frontman for Queen in 2014? 


 C'mon, Freddie was a fun loving, realistic soul who didn't take himself or his legacy too seriously.  Brian and Roger chose Adam Lambert because they felt he would do the best job of honoring the music yet making it his own.  Which he has done--once again this has been said over and over by your peer reviewers.  


I can never get over how some of these Queen purists think they have a right to dictate to Queen what to do with their music and careers. Guess What-- You don't, understand?--unless you have a copyright on their music. So if you have a mindset that Freddie is the only one to ever sing this music on stage, please don't try to make a case for Queen not giving others the pleasure of hearing their iconic songs performed live--and who better to sing them but a very talented, charismatic singer named ADAM LAMBERT.

brentb2323
brentb2323

Great show in Hou. Very loud crowd response. This reviewer missed it this time. I think he takes things a bit too seriously in this review. Chronicle reviewer got it right though, as have the vast majority of cities. I am a lifelong Queen nut, saw them with Freddie twice. Honestly, imo Lambert was brilliant. He's the best u could possibly find to sing these songs. What a nice guy he seems like too. Clearly he & Brian & Roger enjoy each other and are having tons of fun. As are we - the audience. 


Lambert fans - take heart. Queen with Freddie took terrible criticism from the press throughout their careers. They were dismissed as no talent hacks - Freddie included. Rolling Stone was the worst. But in the end Queen won out. The fans and the music stood the test of time and kicked the critics in their arses. The same will happen with Lambert. Brian & Roger know talent when they hear it. And don't get angry at Queen fans - the vast majority of us are very thankful for Adam Lambert. He's a pro. And he shouldn't be reduced to eye candy. He's a legit powerhouse singer.

tupelokat
tupelokat

Cory, I am not sure what to make of this review or rather understand what you thought of the show (which I also attended).


1. You wrote, "This show was actually best when it was just the Queen guys doing their thing. Brian May knows how to control a crowd, even when his guitar solo goes about three minutes too long." I think you are clearly in the minority here. The mid-concert Brian-Roger section was nice but it was also when the audience sat down and took a break. (Until Adam returned to the stage for "Under Pressure.")


2. You seem to have mixed feelings about Adam fronting Queen -- you wrote he is the "Adam Lambert is probably the best choice to front Queen" and " the problem is that Adam Lambert is too talented to vamp on stage while Brian May works his way through yet another (admittedly impressive) guitar solo." On the other hand you also wrote "But while his voice may be amazing, it doesn't really fit into the type of music that Queen plays." Which is it? 


3. You pose a question, " It's hard to say who he (Adam) was trying to be -- he was certainly trying hard to be somebody -- but Mercury it was not." I think I can answer that question -- he is Adam Lambert.


I think you have a point here, and it might be an interesting point but it is buried in a mass of indecision and hedging. If you did not enjoy the concert, or if you did not think the performances were entertaining, write that. 


I can only speak for myself, I love Queen's music, I like seeing it performed live, and have the chance to see Brian, Roger and Adam perform together live was great.


cwhallon
cwhallon

I just watched the show in Dallas. The concert was a disappointment. The sound was a big problem. Vocals were not clear and the drums and bass(not the solo pieces)were muffled for most of the night. Then there was the stage....way too big. A smaller stage minus the rediculous length of the ramp, the same light show and a better sound would have been a great show. The performances were good the way the venue was utilized was very bad. I was really looking forward to the show.

jrichburg
jrichburg

Let me see if I got this:  out of 25 or so songs, you didn't like the delivery on one, and Brian May at one point gave you three minutes more awesomeness than you wanted.  Oh, and Adam Lambert is an "amazing" singer who is "too talented" to vamp while May plays guitar.

Congratulations.  You got a nice set of problems. 

Here's my problem.  Justin Beiber is a star. 

Beat THAT.

mariadan
mariadan

Cory Garcia................considering the effort you put in defending your self (see the comments below), I am 100% sure  you immediately figured you did a bad job with your "review" ; this is why so much adverse feed back keeps coming.  I feel sorry for you. Next time, you should review with your brain and not with your bitter heart.

SaddamMcHitler
SaddamMcHitler

Cory Garcia is a bad reviewer and should commit suicide instead of reviewing any more concerts because his reviews are bad.  He is a bad reviewer.

PRThatRocks
PRThatRocks

I was fortunate enough to see Freddie with Queen four times between 77 and 81, thought George Michael was a great Freddie stand-in in the early 90's for the Mercury Phoenix Trust shows, and was very impressed with Adam Lambert and the all the spectacle of the production. Queen + Adam Lambert was well worth the money and a very satisfying experience.

Old_Dude
Old_Dude

Ya really hit a nerve there Cory. I though you were pandering in your praise of Mr. Lambert. His 15 minutes of fame are up. He's a hack from a 3rd rate TV show that has produced such so many amazing stars, that I could count them all on one hand and still have room for all of Mario Eli's championship rings. (Ruben Stoddard on America's biggest loser was a highlight) If the Queen guys, or anyone, want a last money grab tour, that fine but to proclaim that it's a work of Art (capital A) or event of a lifetime is hyperbole. Generally I find that the Houston Press is not critical enough I thought this was a well balanced reasonable review. 


Robin Hardy Cooper
Robin Hardy Cooper

Were we at the same show?? I was in the nosebleed section and had people standing up and rocking out. The only problem I saw with the show was when Adam wasn't on stage. That's when I saw a lull in the crowd.

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

I'd go for Brian May & Roger Taylor doing any kind of musical project...just not something called Queen and not with a Freddie replacement. Maybe they could team up with Dave Grohl for his next supergroup project?

Dru Phelps
Dru Phelps

Agree with Lisa WB and all the others who thoroughly enjoyed the show. It's hard to believe that this critic was even at the show. They were all fantastic!! They included great tributes to Freddie and to Nasa and to the Astros - they really made it hometown personal on top of performing a fantastic show. Adam will never be Freddie but he did an excellent job and I think Freddie is looking down with a smile!

doublemeat
doublemeat

Wow! You glamberts and queen fans are almost as rabid as juggalos.  There is more excitement on the comment board than there was at the show last night...and yes, I was there in attendance.

Lisa Williams Broomas
Lisa Williams Broomas

WHAT? with love, you're nuts LOL. I thought it was AWESOME. Adam Lambert's voice does fit into Queen's type of music - Hello - Queen is/was extremely theatrical; it's a perfect fit; and NO ONE on the floor sat! i couldn't even tell if there were chairs down there or not & I was 15 rows up (full floor crowd standing). Freddy was respectfully remembered during the show - loved that part. Loved the whole show, even Brian May's "Pink Floyd sounding" solo. They all seemed to genuinely enjoy putting on the show. I'm sorry you didn't like it.

HTownChowDown
HTownChowDown

As a life-long Queen fan who last saw them in '82 at the Summit, and a new Adam Lambert fan, I'll respectfully disagree with this review.


I expected to enjoy this concert. But I loved it - they blew away my admittedly high expectations.


I'll confirm that Lambert goofed up on Crazy Little Thing Called Love. The divergence into Elvis-like space was a mistake. That was the low point of the show. And yes, Brian May should have edited down his impressive guitar solo a bit, although he did present a master class on what it means to be a rock guitarist. 


But the rest of the performance was magic. From the hard rocking songs to the slower ballads, Lambert brought his enthusiastic energy to the show; his voice was powerful but controlled, he was in sync with the band, and he was genuinely having a good time. And I've not seen a front man since Freddie Mercury who could vamp around the stage in such a variety of costumes without it looking campy. Adam Lambert is Freddie's musical heir, both in terms of vocal talent and stage presence.


For Lambert this was a huge win, too. The music he's released since impressing the world on American Idol has been truly disappointing, not showcasing his abilities or his charisma. The wide range of music in the Queen catalog lets Lambert flex his vocal muscles, and doesn't tie him down to one genre. Whether he was owning the stage in the spiked leather outfit in the opening riffs, or lounging on the chaise, drinking champagne during Killer Queen, this was Adam Lambert living up to the high expectations his national debut created. 


He wasn't Freddie Mercury. he wasn't trying to be Freddie Mercury. He was Adam Lambert, Queen's new front man.


Everyone I spoke to who attended the show loved it -- Queen fans and Lambert fans alive. 


Now let's get them into the studio to record some new songs.


Mark R. King
Mark R. King

Haters are gonna hate. The show was great! Adam Lambert was an excellent fit.

netmeg99
netmeg99

You feel sorry about your review? Well I feel sorry for you not getting it...missing out on the fabulousness that I saw...I witnessed this masterpiece at The Forum in LA EVERYBODY was standing dancing and singing along. And what does age have to do with anything you make it sound like Ohhhh Poor Queen + Adam Lambert's audience was OLD!!! Does that mean old people can't have fun and enjoy great music? I saw lots of ages there from 5yrs to 80 but you focused on what you think is a negative...I would see this concert 50 more times if I could. Adam was perfect Brian and Roger were also perfect...it all worked just great for me!

Chris Alonzo
Chris Alonzo

I'm not a big fan of that Adam dude.... but they freakin rock last night! He sang a great version of who wants to live forever

imrah
imrah

Queen + Adam= phenomenal show..anybody who was at the show was impressed& screaming for more. You are going in with blinders & ear plugs on with determination to not like it..most likely you wrote this piece way before the show ever took place & added couple of lines later. .I appreciate your prase of Adam but contraindications with each sentence is a bad form of writing & you are SO WRONG about them being not right fit..oh so so so wrong that this article is just buch meaningless words...you are going about a wrong way while Queen + Adam are laughing all the way to bank.hahaha. 

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia moderator

Listen, I respect your opinions. I may not agree with them, but I respect them. I do have one question: what does my age have to do with my opinion of the show? If good music is good music, it should stand the test of time no matter how old the listener is (although admittedly I don't expect a baby to understand the finer points of "I Want It All").


I mean, come on guys, I almost cried when I saw Roger Waters perform the Wall, and I wasn't alive to see Pink Floyd when they were actually Pink Floyd and not a glorified David Gilmore solo project.

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

@cwhallon Brian said it was one of their best shows.  Maybe you and Cory need to hang out together. 

b_burns_2000
b_burns_2000

@cwhallon did you actually sit in a seat, or watch this on you tube? I went to the first show, amazing . Then attended a smaller venue in Vegas with my husband, he commented on the sound mix. I'd have to agree, the background instruments seemed to drown out Adam's perfect performance, and around half through the sound mix improved. I noticed on some fans vidios, that the closer they sat, the worse the sound, the ones taken from further away, the sound was much better. That was a technical problem, NOT a performance problem ! Too bad you couldn't just enjoy the music and not get so wrapped up in the distance of the runway !    

tupelokat
tupelokat

@cwhallon I gather by the use of the word "watched" that you watched a live stream or some YT videos. There was no sound issue in Dallas -- and the ramp extends the stage into the 17th row of the audience -- not really that long.

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

Thanks PRThatRocks....your opinion means more to me than anything because you saw Freddie, George and Adam. 

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

@Old_Dude Go back to your Willie Nelson website.  Any reasonable person knows Adam Lambert can sing and has already had a great career. 

mariadan
mariadan

@Old_Dude

Hey, you must really be an old dude, negative, unable to understand quality when it comes with a new, cool, charismatic and smart package. OK! we are nice and we understand negative Freddies...... lol  Now can you please go back under your rock and vegetate over the old times when...........everything was better, nicer, bigger, faster.......you name it! LOL...LOL...LOL

sashakitty
sashakitty

What you need to understand is that Adam is not replacing Freddie.  Adam is there to sing Queen's music via Adam's style for those that want to hear it.  Considering most venues sold out in a relatively short time, there are many who want to hear it.

esource2
esource2

@doublemeat I doubt it!  Sounds counter to all the videos I have seen on You Tube.  Are you sure you weren't in the restrooms and mistook flushes for faint clapping?
 BTW if you are negative commenting on both Queen fans and Lambert fans, why did you go?  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm or like I said, did you?

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

@HTownChowDown Thanks I appreciate your taking time to comment.  I wish Adam was singing in the 70s and 80s, fronting a great band and writing music with the other members.  That's where he belongs.....not in this mediocre pop world of auto-tune and lip-synching.  He'll be ok, I'm not worried and all these people who think he has his 15 minutes of fame mean nothing. 

Zanzibar
Zanzibar

@HTownChowDown  It's about time Adam recorded some music that showcases his voice and he needs a good band to back him up.  He's already recorded stuff for the third cd.  He's too good for pop but can he sell a rock cd? Whatever it is, I hope his third cd is a smash 'cause I'm going to buy a ticket for the solo tour.

Lily
Lily

@imrah  So happy you enjoyed the show.  Saw them in Calgary and can't wait for the Toronto and Montreal shows.

cdonemac
cdonemac

Age is irrelevant; knowing music and talent is not. You have a "right" to your opinion. One day, you too, will appreciate what was and what is...a lesson we all learn. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Just because YOU can't see it, doesn't mean no one else can. "A Que No Sabes!".

Old_Dude
Old_Dude

@mariadan I think the problem is that you don't understand the difference between a critic and a fan. Cory is a critic, he gives his opinion based on his experience. Fans love everything, at least till something better comes along I thought he was fair and balanced. If having Adam Lambert sing with them  can get you youngsters out to a rock show great!  The young/old divide is BS. I've been the oldest dude at a show and while I have not been the youngest, I have younger than average. As the FPSF says "It doesn't matter who you are!"

j.bilicki
j.bilicki

@sashakitty All this rehashing is crap.  Freddie is gone and Adam was asked to fill in.  He's a great replacement and vocally stronger than Freddie period.  But what difference does it make in America?

sashakitty
sashakitty

@Old_Dude What does it mean when 95% of the critiques reviews are in sharp contrast to this one?  I went to the Chicago concert and all of us seniors (the majority of the audience) in the audience were in awe over this mind blowing experience.  Sorry, but the few negative reviews mean nothing in the overwhelming sea of positivity.

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