Queen & Adam Lambert Ignite ‘Rhapsody’ Tour: Reviving Classics & Honoring Freddie Mercury’s Enduring Legacy
Last Wednesday, October 4th, the legendary band Queen, along with Adam Lambert, launched their much-anticipated “Rhapsody” tour at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Rock and metal enthusiasts from Spain and globally had eagerly awaited this event, marking a new chapter for the iconic group.
Rock Legend’s Comeback
With original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, and the talented vocalist Adam Lambert, Queen dominated the CFG Bank Arena for a night to remember. The inaugural concert of the North American “Rhapsody” tour showcased over two decades of Queen’s hits, ranging from their biggest tunes to fan favorites.
A standout moment of the evening was the live rendition of “Is This the World We Created…?”, where Lambert’s unique and emotional voice truly shined. Moreover, the band revived “Stone Cold Crazy”, which hadn’t been played live since 2018.
Queen and Adam Lambert treated the audience to a diverse range of their musical heritage:
- “Machines (Or Back To Humans) / Radio Ga Ga”
- “Hammer To Fall”
- “Stone Cold Crazy”
- “Another One Bites The Dust”
- “I’m In Love With My Car”
- “Bicycle Race”
- “Fat Bottomed Girls”
- “I Want It All”
- “A Kind Of Magic”
- “Killer Queen”
- “Don’t Stop Me Now”
- “Somebody To Love”
- “Love Of My Life”
- Solo de Batería
- “Under Pressure”
- “Tie Your Mother Down”
- “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
- “I Want To Break Free”
- “Who Wants To Live Forever”
- Solo de Guitarra
- “Is This The World We Created…?”
- “The Show Must Go On”
- “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- “We Will Rock You”
- “Radio Ga Ga (Reprise)”
- “We Are The Champions”
A Tribute to Freddie Mercury
The CFG Bank Arena night was not just a concert, but a tribute to Freddie Mercury’s enduring legacy in rock history. With Lambert at the helm, Queen kept Mercury’s essence and spirit alive in every note, while respecting his invaluable legacy.
Queen + Adam Lambert are set to perform at:
- 10/05 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
- 10/08 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
- 10/10 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
- 10/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- 10/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- 10/15 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
- 10/16 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
- 10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
- 10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
- 10/25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
- 10/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
- 10/28 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
- 10/30 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
- 10/31 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
- 11/02 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
- 11/03 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
- 11/05 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
- 11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
- 11/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
- 11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
- 11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
In a recent interview, Brian May discussed Queen’s live performance evolution since teaming up with Adam Lambert over a decade ago. May emphasized the band members’ chemistry, noting their performance spontaneity and freedom from backing tracks.
Thanks to Lambert, whom May termed a ‘divine gift’ and the only one able to step into Mercury’s shoes, Queen has thrived after Mercury’s passing in 1991. This tour celebrates Queen’s music and pays an ongoing tribute to Freddie Mercury’s unforgettable stage presence. The “Rhapsody” tour’s autumn leg will conclude on November 12th at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.
A Bright Future Ahead
Although Queen hasn’t planned new recordings with Adam Lambert, their collaboration continues to thrill fans worldwide. Lambert has proven to be the perfect performer for Queen’s catalog, not attempting to mimic Mercury, but keeping his memory and inspiration alive.
The Baltimore night showcased Queen and Adam Lambert’s ability to continually captivate followers and elevate the band’s music. Queen’s legacy is stronger than ever, and this tour stands as evidence that their music remains a gift for rock lovers globally. Don’t miss out on experiencing it live!