Review: Queen + Adam Lambert, The O2, London

As Queen and Adam Lambert’s arena tour rolled into London this week, we sent our very own Rebecca Lott along to get her fix of iconic rock anthems. Here’s what she thought…

Queen and Adam Lambert in London

The spectacle…

“I was really impressed with the show. As a massive Queen fan I was a bit apprehensive that it would be ‘the Adam Lambert show’ but it really wasn’t; it really felt like it was all about Queen, with Adam Lambert bringing the songs to life. I hadn’t seen much of Adam Lambert before, but he had such an amazing voice, vocal range and charisma, without impersonating at all, which is really really hard to pull off.”

It’s all about the music…

“Another thing I loved about the show is that although the production could have been a spectacle from beginning to end, the middle part of the show was very much about the music. Roger Taylor had an amazing drum battle with his son Rufus Taylor, while Brian May and Roger Taylor both had their own tributes to Freddie. Brian May sang Love of My Life solo, with a video and vocals of Freddie brought in at the end – you felt like Freddie was really there.”

Queen and Adam Lambert in London

An amazing setlist…

“The show was full of the most popular hits such as Crazy Little Things Called Love, some of the most poignant Queen tracks such as Days of Our Lives with footage of Freddie on the big screen, fan favourites such as Under Pressure and tracks to really rock out to including I Want it All.

The standout moment…

“The whole stadium taking part in the arm raising, hand clapping chorus of Radio Gaga – that was pretty spectacular.”

Get tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert’s remaining UK dates, including Liverpool Echo Arena and Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. 

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