There can only be one Queen and that was the incarnation with the immaculate Freddie Mercury and John Deacon alongside Roger Taylor and Brian May way back when music was gooood and Justin Bieber didn’t exist. Now the band (if you could call it that) is making their return to Australia for a second outing with fill-in
idol loser frontman Adam Lambert.
The last time they were here they sold out arenas across the country and they’re set to do it again in early 2017 visiting All Cap Cities along the way. This time around it’s a new show honouring the best releases from 1977‘s News of the World album which spawned the songs ‘We Will Rock You‘ and ‘We Are The Champions‘… No word on if the Mighty Ducks will make an appearance.
Guitarist Brian May confirms Queen’s 2018 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda.
“The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that, but we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”
Not sold yet, but
not-Freddie Mercury Adam Lambert chimed in too
“What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit”
“Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about.”
Queen feat. Adam Lambert – Australian Tour 2018
Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena, February 21
Brisbane – Entertainment Centre, February 24
Adelaide – Entertainment Centre, February 27
Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena, March 2
Perth – Perth Arena, March 6
BUUUUUT…. Is it worth it?
I mean nothing and NO-ONE will come close to replicating the show and style that Freddie gave fans well before he left this earth, so is it worth your hard earned money seeing what could be a tribute show?
Did you attend the last tour? If so, what did you think? Let us know because I for one won’t be handing over money to see Adam Lambert attempt something as big as this unless there’s enough positive feedback stating otherwise form the long term Queen fanatics!