Queen + Adam Lambert
Arena @ Mohegan Sun Casino
July 19, 2014
A Once in a Lifetime Experience tour
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01. intro> Procession
02. Now I'm Here
03. Stone Cold Crazy
04. Another One Bites The Dust
05. Fat Bottomed Girls
06. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
07. Seven Seas Of Rhye
08. Killer Queen
09. Adam talking> Somebody To Love
10. I Want It All
11. Happy Birthday Brian
12. Brian talking> Love Of My Life
13. Brian talking/ band intro
15. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
16. Bass Solo > Drums (dueling Taylor's)
17. Under Pressure
18. Adam talking> Love Kills
19. Who Wants To Live Forever
20. Guitar Solo> Last Horizon
21. Tie Your Mother Down
22. Adam - All Your Love Rap
23. Radio Ga Ga
24. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
25. The Show Must Go On
26. Bohemian Rhapsody
- encore -
27. We Will Rock You >
28. We Are The Champions
29. God Save The Queen
Brian May � lead guitar, keyboards, piano, vocals
Roger Taylor � drums, rhythm guitar, percussion, vocals, tambourine
Adam Lambert - vocals
Rufus Tiger Taylor � percussion, drums, backing vocals
Spike Edney � keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Neil Fairclough � bass guitar, backing vocals
review by By Ray Kelly, masslive.com
UNCASVILLE, Conn. � There are Queen purists who abhor the thought that the surviving members of the British band would tour with ANYONE subbing for the late Freddie Mercury at the microphone.
Too bad for them. They missed a killer Queen show.
�Queen + Adam Lambert: A Once in a Lifetime Experience� brought the 2009 �American Idol� finalist and Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor together before a sold-out crowd at the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. (They return Friday for another performance).
With fog, lasers, extended solos on top of extended solos, and, oh yeah, an impressive catalog of songs, it was � as Taylor aptly put it � a "show with no dancers and real singers."
Lambert, who has two successful albums under his belt, wisely avoided mimicry in handling Mercury�s role during the 22-song set.
Although the Indianapolis native is a Queen fan, he was 9-years-old when Mercury died in 1991. Lambert�s singing reflects modern R&B and hip hop influences giving the songs a slightly different, but still electrifying, sound.
Queen and Lambert kicked off the night set with a rousing �Now I�m Here� followed by �Stone Cold Crazy.�
A generous sampling of FM favorites from the 1970s and �80s were sprinkled through the 140-minute show � �Fat Bottomed Girls,� �Killer Queen� and �Crazy Little Thing Called Love� to name but a few.
Lambert, no stranger to theatrics, performed "Killer Queen" laying across an orchid and gold-trimmed divan and changed costumes several times during the night.
There were some surprises. Lambert and company did a nice job tackling �Love Kills,� Mercury�s 1984 solo hit, which was featured in Giorgio Moroder�s reworking of the classic silent film �Metropolis.�
A not-so-pleasant surprise for the tweens in attendance was the absence of any of Lambert�s songs. Why not slip in one of his Top 40 hits, "Whataya Want from Me" or �If I Had You?�
Lambert handled the bulk of the singing, but Taylor and May were hardly silent.
Taylor and Lambert sang together on �Under Pressure,� a 1981 hit the band originally recorded with David Bowie. It was one of the highpoints of the night.
Taylor also did the singing on �These Are the Days of Our Lives,� while May sang �Love of My Life,� which concluded with a video snippet of Mercury performing the song in concert.
May's guitar work and Taylor's drumming are extraordinary. No wonder Lambert remarked that night after night he takes the stage and is "in awe of this band."
May celebrated his 67th birthday on Saturday and Lambert led the crowd in a sing-along of "Happy Birthday." May appeared genuinely moved and later asked the cheering throng, "What do you think of the new guy."
Queen and Lambert brought the evening to a close with the legendary �Bohemian Rhapsody,� which again included a pre-recorded video of a singing Mercury shown on the giant stage screens.
The band returned for a spirited encore of �We Will Rock You� and �We Are the Champions.�
Queen and Lambert did rock and they proved themselves champions.