Saturday, June 24, 2017

VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert launch North American tour in Phoenix

Queen and Adam Lambert launched their first North American tour in three years in Phoenix, AZ on June 23 and video from opening night is available online.

The band’s 25-song set at the city’s Gila River Arena opened with their 1977 classic, “We Will Rock You”, and delivered hits from throughout the group’s legendary catalogue as well as solo tracks from guitarist Brian May and singer Lambert.

The Queen / Lambert trek is a 7-week, 26-date arena run also includes two nights at The Hollywood Bowl this month as Queen debut a brand new state-of-the-art stage production that pays homage to the 40th anniversary of their biggest-selling studio album to date, “News Of The World.”

The lineup delivered four songs from the project, including “Get Down, Make Love”, “Spread Your Wings” and the finale of “We Are The Champions.”

On the eve of the tour’s launch, the pairing performed their 1989 hit, “I Want It All”, on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Queen’s North American tour wrap up in Houston, TX on August 5, and will be followed by a fall trek across Europe.

See also:

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