Queen and Adam Lambert landed in the city
Photo Pierre-Paul Poulin
Queen + Adam Lambert were arrested at Montreal’s Bell Centre in the summer of 2014.
Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:00
Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:00
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From Bohemian Rhapsody to Somebody to Love, through We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, the Bell Centre will vibrate to the sound of the greatest hits of training british Queen on Monday night, with the voice of Adam Lambert, supported by the musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor. Here are six things to know about their new international tour that began last month.
1. A lot of Queen, little Lambert
Nearly 30 songs are planned in the program of this new tour of Queen + Adam Lambert. In more of the securities having allowed the british group to conquer the charts since the 1970s, we can also hear Two Fux, the latest preview solo of Adam Lambert launched there just two weeks ago. It is, however, of the only foray into his repertoire.
2. Meeting between idols
Brian May and Roger Taylor have met Adam Lambert in 2009, during the finale of the eighth season of American Idol. The singer was forced to settle for a second position, bowing in front of Kris Allen, but his performance of We Will Rock You in the company of the members of Queen have made a strong impression. Some time after their meeting, Brian May announced that it was considering to hire Adam Lambert for a new tour. However, it has been necessary to wait three years before they have their first sold out concert together in June 2012.
3. The legacy of Broadway
Before being revealed by American Idol, Adam Lambert has long evolved in the world of musicals with roles in The Ten Commandments and Wicked. Many say that this bag theatre, in addition to its ability to reach the great heights of vocal impressive, is one of the reasons why it also fits well in the universe Freddie Mercury.
4. Unparalleled success
It is not the first time where Brian May and Roger Taylor make use of a new singer to relive the experience Queen since the death of Freddie Mercury. They have evolved with Paul Rodgers during five years (2004 to 2009), but their collaboration was not as successful as the one with Adam Lambert.
5. A second visit
This is the second visit of Queen + Adam Lambert in the metropolis. They had rocked the Bell Centre three years ago (almost to the day), July 14, 2014. Adam Lambert was, for its part, came to Quebec in solo before, or at the International balloon festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in 2010, and then at Festival Sainte-Agathe en Feux in the following year.
6. New parts ?
Over the years, Brian May has never ruled out the possibility that the training records of new parts in the company of Adam Lambert. He also made an appearance on the song Lucy, from the second album of the singer, in 2015. A live album and a recording of new versions of classic Queen were also discussed, but never carried out.
Queen + Adam Lambert will be on stage at the Bell Centre on Monday night.