Sunday, September 2, 2018

VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert open Crown Jewels residency in Las Vegas

Queen and Adam Lambert opened their 10-show residency in Las Vegas on September 1 and video from the event has surfaced online.

Billed as “The Crown Jewels”, the band kicked off the limited engagement at the Park Theater at the Park MGM with a 22-song set spanning the legendary UK group’s career.

In the middle of the evening, Queen and Lambert dropped in a surprise cover of the 1956 Elvis Presley classic, “Heartbreak Hotel”, which was a US No. 1 hit for the late music icon.

"We're ready to take on the ultimate challenge… to dazzle Vegas!!", said guitarist Brian May when announcing the series, with Lambert adding: “I'm so excited to help share 'The Crown Jewels' with the Strip. You'll be humming them all night!"

One of the performance dates – Saturday, September 8 – lands on Queen Day in Las Vegas, which former Mayor Oscar Goodman declared in 2004.

The residency follows the band’s recent European tour, which began in Lisbon, Portugal on June 7.

Queen’s biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, will arrive in cinemas worldwide on November 2; directed by Dexter Fletcher, the project stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and follows the group from their creation in 1970 – when the singer teamed up with May and drummer Roger Taylor – to the band’s iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid.

See also:

VIDEO: Queen release full trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody biopic
VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert open European tour in Lisbon
VIDEO: Queen stream trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody biopic
Queen and Adam Lambert announce Las Vegas residency
Search Queen at hennemusic