Tonight in Kiev, Ukraine, Adam Lambert joined legendary rock band Queen for a performance to support the fight against AIDS. The concert was organized by the ANTIAIDS Foundation, with the assistance of UEFA. In keeping with his promise to not mimic Freddie Mercury, Adam sang as himself and did a fantastic job! He proved that Queen lives on strong, despite the loss of their former front-man. Adam’s performance was remarkable, especially since he had a lot of songs to learn in a short amount of time. While rehearsing with Queen, Adam has also been busy promoting his own album, Trespassing.
The show tonight lasted more than two hours and included a set list of more than 20 songs. Freddie Mercury was also there in spirit, as his image was projected on a screen behind the band and he “sang” part of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Elton John also performed at this anti-AIDS charitable concert, which took place before the Euro 2012 European Football Championship final. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the show on Independence Square and fans around the world watched as it was broadcast live online.
Adam joins Queen for five more concerts next month, including:
July 3: Moscow Olympic Arena, Moscow, Russia.
July 7: Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland
July 11, 12 and 14: HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
How do you think Adam Lambert did as lead singer for Queen in Kiev?
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brian and roger were on fire but as a lambert he wasnt that good and at some parts it was cringing, i think this could be the last hurray :( please someone on the queen machine recognize this or you have already and let queen know it was embarrasing :( i just hate to think what john deacon thought of that (probably spewed over him vodka lol) long live freddie
Personally, I thought the gig was amazing, Brian & Roger were on fire. Brian Pulled it off, being the only guitarist on stage(no Jamie to pull him through) I also thought the Set list was a breath of fresh air, since the 2008 tour "stuck in a rut" set list. I have also noticed that the last 2 times that I have seen Brian play (Last Night & All Cannings) He really seems to be "Back In The Zone" & Truly enjoying himself again (great to see him smile on stage, once in a while.) The Roger & Rufus, interaction for the whole gig was electric, :-) Now onto Lambert, well I don't care too much for his warbled voice & ad-libs to songs, but I have to say, I did enjoy him singing, more than I honestly thought I would.
All I can say, Roll on to my 2 "Hammersmith" Gigs :-)