“Brian and Roger put on an energetic display that would put most young bands to shame. Concert madness,” one Birmingham fan read on social media. “In the sold-out Lanxess Arena in Cologne, the 51-year-old queen presented herself with breathtaking vitality,” reacted a spectator present in Cologne on June 26. Or, ‘”a setlist that goes from climax to climax”, “a masterclass of rock performance”, as well as this tribute to the singer: “Adam Lambert has proven that he is more than a simple tribute to Freddie Mercury”.
Operatic Adam Lambert
In Paris, as on the rest of the tour, Queen fans will enjoy a 2h30 concert punctuated by the group’s greatest hits. On the training side, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have continued the adventure since the disappearance of Freddie Mercury and the withdrawal of bassist John Deacon. The latter is replaced by Neil Fairclough, while the line-up is completed by Spike Edney on keyboards and Tyler Warren on percussion.
On the singing side, it is therefore the American Adam Lambert who has the difficult task of succeeding Freddie Mercury. Endowed with an exceptional voice, the very young forty-something has already seduced for several years by his sharp and lively interpretation, sometimes close to the lyrical, of Queen’s hits, without however imitating the charismatic former leader of the group. A performance that will not fail to seduce Bercy during the sold-out concert on July 13. And French fans are not immune to a surprise, like the performance given by the group this Sunday in Bologna.