QUEEN + Adam Lambert – Gig Review & Photo Gallery 21st February @ Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW

Queen + Adam Lambert
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
February 21st, 2018

WOW! What a night, getting to photograph Queen with Adam Lambert (which was amazing) but to also see the rest of the show blew my mind. The evening kicked off fast and loud with the chorus of “We Will Rock You” before charging into ‘Hammer To Fall‘, ‘Stone Cold Crazy‘ and ‘Tie Your Mother Down‘ and it was out of the photo pit and into the stands. What a way to kick off what was going to be a memorable night.

I made it back in time for ‘Don’t Stop Me Now‘, and there was no stopping Adam, Brian or Roger Taylor by this point. Adam Lambert quickly addressed the “you’re not Freddie critics” by stating that there really is only one “Rock God” which I think won a few doubters over in the crowd. One of the many highlights was Brian May coming forward on his own and playing/singing ‘Love Of My Life‘ while on the video wall, Freddie was imposed next him, a touching tribute I thought to (in my opinion) the best front man ever, the late Freddie Mercury. The fill-in frontman Adam Lambert even had time to sneak in a cover of his global smash hit single ‘Whataya Want From Me‘ which as music fans should know, was penned by Pink.

The guys shifted back into rock mode and blasted out classic after classic including ‘I Want To Break Free‘, ‘Radio Ga Ga‘ and closing the main set with the timeless classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, before plunging the arena into darkness and the crowd into a frenzy for more. After what seemed like several minutes but I’m sure it was quicker than we thought, they were back for one hell of a encore, closing the show with ‘We Are The Champions‘ and filling Quodos Arena with what looked like a tonne of confetti.

This is a show no music fan should miss a truly remarkable performance and amazing production.

Setlist

We Will Rock You
Hammer to Fall
Stone Cold Crazy
Tie Your Mother Down
Another One Bites the Dust
Fat Bottomed Girls
Killer Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now
Bicycle Race
I’m in Love With My Car
Get Down, Make Love
I Want It All
Love of My Life
Somebody to Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Drum Battle
Under Pressure
A Kind of Magic
Whataya Want From Me (Adam Lambert song)
I Want to Break Free
Who Wants to Live Forever
Last Horizon/Guitar Solo
Radio Ga Ga
Bohemian Rhapsody

Encore

Day-Oh (Tape Recording)
We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
God Save the Queen (Tape Recording)
Heroes (Tape Recording)

Review and Photo Gallery by Mick Goddard (Mick Goddard). Please credit Wall of Sound and Mick Goddard if you repost.

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Queen + Adam Lambert – Australian Tour 2018

Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena, February 22

Brisbane – Entertainment Centre, February 24

Adelaide – Entertainment Centre, February 27 & 28

Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena, March 2 & 3

Perth – Perth Arena, March 6

Tickets Here

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7 Comments on QUEEN + Adam Lambert – Gig Review & Photo Gallery 21st February @ Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW

  1. Glad to see Frank on the road!

  2. Was fortunate to get seats in the bleachers for the first Sydney show. They may be old, but boy do they know how to rock, and entertain a huge crowd in a large arena. The staging was shaped as a guitar with the neck pushing out into the crowd allowing the band to walk out and play from the centre of the arena. The shows opening, with what looked like a 3-D mechanical hand stretching into the crowd was special as were the props (Frankie, pink bike), Adam’s costume changes and the on-going multi-media. The laser lighting towards the end of the show captured a night sky full of clouds that sat over the top of the audience. This was a truly special event and few bands could have pulled it off like this incredibly talented group of people. If you are a fan and are having 2nd thoughts about getting a ticket . . . . just do it! You wont be disappointed

  3. Wow!

  4. Lisa ROLLINS // February 25, 2018 at 8:20 am // Reply

    Omfg!!! Sublime! How do you even begin to explain the feelings…let me try…I have been a huge Queen from way back when…42yrs ago..I fell in love with this band and my love has grown throughout their career..I knew the concert would be good…but this exceeeded all I dreamed of…let me tell you a secret..this is the first concert I have seen of theirs live…due to logigistics and finances…but this was one concert I was not going to miss..it may have been my last chance!! My friends and I flew from Townsville to see them…and knowing it would be emotional..especially for me…I was unprepared for the tears when Freddie flashed up on the big screen after Brian singing Love of my life….the best concert I have ever seen….thank you Qudos Stadium….my bucket list has now been fulfilled xxx

    • Saw them last night in Adelaide I have waited 43 years to see them, your review captured everything I felt Best concert I have ever been to 🙂

  5. Adele Ielasi // March 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm // Reply

    Adam Lambert you made Freddy Proud!!! You definitely Rocked Us!! Best Show I have ever seen!!! A Must for all people young and old.
    Queen I love you all. Adele Ielasi

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