Queen + Adam Lambert's North American Rhapsody Tour: Reviews Round Up

The Rhapsody Tour - North American Reviews and Press

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Queen + Adam Lambert are drawing from a classic parade of hits that are integral to rock history, fortunately with Lambert at the helm, the Queen legacy will continue to inform the future.” - Atlanta Journal

"By the end of the concert, my throat was ripped apart from singing and yelling, and my ears were ringing from the wall of sound that filled the stadium. 10/10". - The Maroon

"Honoring the catalog that has landed Queen in holiest places of rock and roll lore." - Creative Loafing

“From jump, it was clear that, musically, this incarnation of Queen remains rock solid.” - The Times Picay

“May and Taylor both displayed their bulletproof musicianship throughout the marathon set." - Miami New Times

Queen is here and bringing one of the biggest tours of the summer!” - Sarasota Post

“When the British rock greats returned to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Thursday night, they were greeted like a white-hot act who’d just topped the charts.” - The Tenessean

"Queen + Adam Lambert deliver New Rhapsody" (Photos) - Ultimate Classic Rock

“Pure rock, arena-size shows like this that somehow still feel intimate, they simply don’t exist anymore.” - Columbus Dispatch

"It was nothing short of glorious." - AntiMusic

"...a dazzling arena show that toed the line of nostalgia and renewed purpose.” - Chicago Sun Times

"No stranger to musical extravagance, Queen and Adam Lambert reigned triumphant." - Chicago Tribune

“The trio nailed all the big, bombastic smashes, from “Killer Queen” to “Somebody to Love” to “Another One Bites the Dust” to “Fat Bottomed Girls.” - Twin Cities Pioneer Press

"Queen ruled once again. Long live Queen." - Star Tribune

"Lambert did a fine job delivering a wide range of Queen's rockers, ballads, and everything in between.” - ABC NEWS RADIO

"It was an amazing night. In my 13.5 years as a journalist/editor, it was my favorite show I ever been to! God Bless Adam Lambert and Queen!" - Digital Journal

"Queen and Adam Lambert have made it one hell of a show to remember." - Billboard

“The one thing that was made abundantly clear at the Xfinity Center Sunday night was Queen are still the champions.” - Patch.com

"Freddie Mercury would have been proud of all three performers and their talented band members for keeping his spirit alive. A+ rating.” - Digital Journal

"...a blistering rock show full of anthemic hit songs.” - Music Mayhem Magazine

"Queen with Adam Lambert lived up to the hype, as well as the bands historic legacy.”- 6ABC

“At the cavernous Wells Fargo Center, before a screaming, sold-out crowd, Queen genuinely touched me, just when I needed it most.”- WXPN-FM: THE KEY

“Never in the era of rock music has a band had such a rebirth.” - Philadephia Enquirer

“Big, bold and bodacious -- it was everything you’d hope for from a Queen concert...simply put, Queen ruled.” - Beaver County Times

“Playing stand-in for Freddie Mercury requires an impossible balance of humility and flamboyance that Lambert, with glitter on his eyelids, somehow managed to strike by just being himself.” - Pittsburgh County Gazette

"Lambert was definitely having fun as he performed with “two legends,” as he referred to May and Taylor, something that he’s been doing for almost eight years.” - Toronto Sun

"...a performance that has the crowd on its feet for the two-hour set of Queen mega-hits” - Advocate

“They are still the champions, and there’s no reason to stop them -- now, or ever." - Oaklands Press and Guide

"The best damn rock and roll memorial around." - Yahoo

"Not a single naysayer in the house..." - Houston Press

Queen was great, and it is great...the sound that transcends generations. This stuff just doesn’t get old.” - Dallas Voice

“There’s no denying his (Lambert’s) immense talent and star power. Alongside original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, he delivered the 30-song set with a dramatic flair all his own while still taking time to celebrate Mercury’s legacy.” - Billboard

"...the new Queen still offers up something for the long-term fans, in May and drummer Roger Taylor, while also offering up Lambert, and a return to relevancy thanks to the film, for younger audiences." - Variety

Queen + Adam Lambert celebrate Brian May's Birthday at The Forum: Photo Gallery - Ultimate Classic Rock

“With an explosion of confetti, the show had come to an end, but that audience of both new and longtime Queen fans was cheering as loudly as they were in the beginning.” - LA Daily News

"...these are musicians at the absolute top of their game now and it is a sheer joy to watch.” - Forbes

“The night turned out to be one of the best arena rock shows to hit the Tacoma Dome.” - Tacoma Weekly

“An astonishing way to celebrate their legacy” - The Arizona Republic

“’...for some two hours, as Queen + Adam Lambert, nicely motored through a generous set list built from fan favorites, rock radio staples, and hits.” - Mercury News

"It’s hard to imagine a more tasteful way for a band with nothing to prove to carry on decades after losing one of the most singular frontmen in rock history. Don’t stop ’em now.” - Seattle Times

“An unforgettable evening that was exciting from beginning to end. A highly recommended performance if one is able to catch Queen as they come to town.” - Seattle Music Insider

"This is a feel-good tour for sure and it leaves one feeling that way..." - Vancouver Sun

“And that’s what we got: a celebration, a tribute, an opportunity to commune and sing along to the words Mercury (and his bandmates) dreamed up. There were ghosts in the arena, but they were good ones – comforting, good company.”- The Global and Mail

"...sailed through as many hits as the band could squeeze in..." (+ photos) - Ultimate Classic Rock

Queen + Adam Lambert - Rogers Arena Photos - Vancouver Weekley


(Photographer: Bojan Hohnjec / © Miracle Productions LLP)

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