Queen + Adam Lambert will visit the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia as part of the Rhapsody tour on October 18. It’s their first extended tour since before the beginning of the pandemic.
A band that built a reputation as Rock & Roll giants beginning in 1970 added a popular modern singer in somewhat of an unlikely union back in 2011. The reinvention has been fascinating. Lambert has spoken insightfully about his experience with Queen + Adam Lambert.
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor were the original members of one of the most iconic classic rock bands in history. They exploded in 1975 after releasing Bohemian Rhapsody. The title track has become one of the most unmistakable rock songs of all time.
Other hits included Killer Queen on Queen II in 1974,We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions on News of the World in 1977, and Another One Bites the Dust on The Game in 1980.
The band tragically lost lead singer Freddie Mercury at the age of 31 in 1991.
Lambert was only nine years old when Mercury passed away. Another 18 years went by before he made a name for himself as the runner-up on American Idol in 2009. He has released five solo studio albums since.
He took on the tall task of stepping in to Freddy Mercury’s former position two years later after Queen + Paul Rodgers stopped touring together.
Lambert has toured as part of Queen + Adam Lambert on some of their major tours over the past decade.
“Along comes Adam Lambert, who can do extraordinary things with his voice. Plus, he has the showman elements. He has the presence. He has the contact with an audience.” –Brian May
The new band chemistry has clicked in a way that most of Queen’s original fans probably never could’ve dreamt back in the 1970s. What’s it been like for Lambert to join May and Taylor, who are both over 30 years older than him? Lambert has offered a candid perspective about the experience.