Press Release: The Show Must Go On - The Queen + Adam Lambert Story
Two-Hour Documentary ‘The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story’ Airs Monday, April 29 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC in the USA.
On the heels of Queen and Adam Lambert’s show-stopping opening performance at the Oscars on Sunday, February 24, Lincoln Square Productions has acquired the U.S. television rights to a documentary from Miracle Productions on the iconic band and their new regular frontman, Adam Lambert. Produced by Jim Beach and acclaimed writer and filmmaker Simon Lupton, “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” airs MONDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network, prior to Queen and Lambert’s already sold-out July/August 2019 U.S. “Rhapsody” tour.
With rare concert footage and exclusive, revealing portraits of the band members off-stage, “The Show Must Go On” chronicles Queen and Lambert’s incredible journey since they first shared the stage together on “American Idol” in 2009. From his humble beginnings and meteoric rise on reality TV to now standing center stage as lead singer of Queen + Adam Lambert, the documentary features brand new interviews with Lambert, his parents Leila and Eber and Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, Golden Globe and Oscar winner for Best Actor, “Bohemian Rhapsody”’s Rami Malek and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
Queen remain vanguards of rock in the 21st century. They scored their first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980 and soared through that decade performing in stadiums, including their landmark 1985 performance at Live Aid which was seen by 3 billion people worldwide. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991 and a star-studded tribute concert the following year was thought to be the conclusion of Queen live.
“The Show Must Go On” simultaneously follows the ensuing 17 years. Lambert, starting at the age of 10, is beginning to come of age, discovers his love of music and finds a voice of his own while, across the pond, the surviving members of Queen see their songs remain staples with DJ’s, in clubs, in theatres around the globe with their hit musical “We Will Rock You” and in movies. Lambert and Queen intersected in spectacular fashion when Lambert first performs with the band, singing “We Are the Champions” as one of only two finalists on Season 8 of “American Idol.” The public reaction was remarkable and first seeded the idea that perhaps Lambert might become a permanent fixture in the Queen family. In 2012 Queen + Adam Lambert was born. To date, Queen + Adam Lambert have performed together in nearly 200 sold-out shows in arenas and stadiums across the world.
“The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” is produced by Simon Lupton and Jim Beach for Miracle Productions and Matt Lombardi is executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions.
|I think we got the answer for the next Queen full feature blockbuster cinema movie...
As was the case for "Bohemian Rhapsody" a movie which was born out the documentary "Days of our lives"
so will be the case for the forthcoming movie "The Show Must Go On" based on the 2019 documentary with the same name.
bucsateflon wrote: I think we got the answer for the next Queen full feature blockbuster cinema movie... As was the case for "Bohemian Rhapsody" a movie which was born out the documentary "Days of our lives" so will be the case for the forthcoming movie "The Show Must Go On" based on the 2019 documentary with the same name.I am afraid you might be right. As sad as that is. SBC was right after all
|Like many bands, they are taking advantage of every opportunity they have to make bank and cash in. They don't need the $$$ (not Beach or May or Taylor, anyway), but people are more than willing to throw $$$$ at them and plenty of it. With BoRhap quickly closing in on $1B in ticket sales and receiving 4 Oscars, the fire is hot and they are using a rolling thunder strategy that is common in marketing to keep the fire stoked for as long as possible.
This could go for another 6 to 9 months by my estimation, possibly even as long as another 12 months. It provides new relevancy in an otherwise crowded space and who (besides Deacon) could forgo the lure of additional attention, admiration, and devotion from a new generation of fans? And even Deacon (along with Austin and Freddie's sister) and the Queen corporation all financially profit from all the projects.
runner_70 wrote:No Sacha wasn't right, he was talking about the movie about Freddie and they didn't have him die halfway through. This is a documentary, not the same thing and who knows if it will ever be a film but it's still a separate thing and nothing to do with Bo Rhap.bucsateflon wrote: I think we got the answer for the next Queen full feature blockbuster cinema movie... As was the case for "Bohemian Rhapsody" a movie which was born out the documentary "Days of our lives" so will be the case for the forthcoming movie "The Show Must Go On" based on the 2019 documentary with the same name.I am afraid you might be right. As sad as that is. SBC was right after all
|Am I the only one here who's looking forward to the documentary? And I'm not even an AL fan
|Definitely looking forward, as any true Queen fan would.
|But a true Freddie fan would not ;)
|true, but its established by nature that Freddie fans, MJ and ALfans are way inferior to Queen fans.
|Never ceases to amaze me how a band that stood for diversity, musical exploration and inventiveness attracted so many blinkered bigoted one dimentional follwers, I say followers because a fan understands what the band was all about, but commenst like "But a true Freddie fan would not ;)" clearly miss the point 100%.... way to go
|Well I'm looking forward to it, it's being done by the same guy who did Days of our Lives and other Queen docs and it will be interesting to see behind the scenes, I always love that type of thing.
|Apparently they want Gary Glitter to play Lambert.
The wheels have truly come off.......
|^ you forgot to have a blank first post. Your standards are slipping.
pittrek wrote: Am I the only one here who's looking forward to the documentary? And I'm not even an AL fanYes you are - there seems to be a well deserved new breed of haters of AL
bucsateflon wrote: Definitely looking forward, as any true Queen fan would.QAL has nothing to do with QUeen silly fool
|"Freddie would approve this!" "Gift from god!"
Definitely money hungry geniuses,
Err bum. Whichever preferred.
Forgot about this cause it's not really a band thing anymore
|Haystacks Calhoun II
|Was a well done show. Would sell more tix, except the US tour is already just about sold out.
|Funny how they quickly dissed John D, less than 30 seconds. Even when they showed the Wembley tribute they showed the BM and RT speech and totally ignored JD, it's so obvious what they are doing, it's embarrassing to Queen fans.
See, exactly what they want, they have idiots like you
|That WAS true. John came and went in a flash... NO ONE BUT YOU video clip. Vanishing in black n white... THAT was a little tactless. But as a whole I'm glad it covered most bases after Freddies demise and didn't edify Lambert....except for showing that he was somehow doing well on his own career (lie)..
|I somewhat agree but Jesus didn’t have to show it that way. Especially the clip of Rog saying that John “Freaked out” which I mean he was depressed about Fred!
|It feels sad the way John Deacon is not even acknowledged anymore by Brian and Roger
|It's amazing how hard they are pushing/marketing the new fans that Queen is only the 2 of them...….
|^^^^It that your only vocabulary? Easy to say from where you're hiding upos
|The Fairy King
|Everybody is thinking about JD and what it meant to him. Of course...but....
We don't know how his absence feels to Brian and Roger.
Maybe they are truly disappointed he doesn't want to join them anymore. We don't know what went on behind the scenes.
Maybe JD has been a total dick to them? Who knows?
The three of them know. They still address him in every way that they can, so it doesn't feel as disrespect to him. The power of JD in the band was discussed at length during the Days of our Lives documentary as well. It feels genuine to me.
I am also glad they acknowledged Paul. They really did cover everything after Freddie's death.
I loved the documentary and it truly shows what they have together. Also to have Adam's story in there is great. I hope every sceptic will watch it and maybe think about what this guy did to rejuvenate the b(r)and. They could've disappeared after the PR tour and album....EASILY. Especially after the flop that had been TCR.
|I bet John slept with Anita and Debbie and that's why he's no longer in the band.
The Fairy King wrote: I am also glad they acknowledged Paul. They really did cover everything after Freddie's death.Yeah, except they left out two Queen studio albums
RS_Protos wrote: Funny how they quickly dissed John D, less than 30 seconds. Even when they showed the Wembley tribute they showed the BM and RT speech and totally ignored JD, it's so obvious what they are doing, it's embarrassing to Queen fans.More than that. They are desecrating Queen and John. I wish he would get out in public and give one big FUCK YOU interview about Maylor. THose two clearly have lost the plot especially Brian.
|Given that JD hasn't given any kind of interview since FMs death (bar the drunken comments 're Robbie Williams in 2001) I doubt he will now. I'd love to know what was in the 2003 letter to Roger And Brian which he apparently sent giving them permission to do what they wanted with the Queen brand.
|It's not easy to be Roger and Brian these days right?
They are doing what they always have been doing and that is bring music to the masses. Their singer died when they were in their early 40' and they built up a huge legacy all together of them, not only Freddie.
Who can blame them to proceed making music in the fashion they are doing?
Queen was never a band for small audiences. The bigger the better.
JD chose to retire which is sad for us but we have to respect it. He will undoubtedly benefit of the efforts that BM and RT did in the past 25 years to keep Queen alive. Nearly everything they did was a great success (TCR is the only exception).
So they are great business men next to extremely talented musicians.
They perform with great passion with a singer that can handle the songs.
I really do not understand what the negativity is all about.
They earn respect for making all this happen and that Queen is so much alive, at least as much as it was before 1991.
|Amen. Even though I still get annoyed by Adam laying on the couch and his mannerisms, seeing the joy on Brian and Roger's faces make me still happy. That minute from the dressingroom where they're rehearsing the Killer Queen and Bicycle Race harmonies was worth it alone to watch the documentary - and there were some other nice bits and pieces as well. I was kinda hoping they would show a bit more footage of the performances they did from 1999-2004, but I understand that that's probably not that interesting for the general audience.
|OK fine, they've made a documentary which was always going to happen.
But this phrase in the press release:
Queen remain vanguards of rock in the 21st century
REALLY???? Let's just admit they're a back catalogue act now, and that's OK, everyone knows what it is. But VANGUARDS????
miraclesteinway wrote: OK fine, they've made a documentary which was always going to happen. But this phrase in the press release: Queen remain vanguards of rock in the 21st century REALLY???? Let's just admit they're a back catalogue act now, and that's OK, everyone knows what it is. But VANGUARDS????Laughable indeed like everything connected to QAL
|I imagine John is not sad about all of the revenue he is collecting from the highly successful QAL tours and Bohemian Rhapsody biopic !!!
|I love the way so many fuckwits think they can speak for Freddie and John yet 99% of them have never even seen them in real life let alone know what they are thinking or would have said... John is perfectly capable of standing up and saying openly if he dislikes what Queen are doing these days, and as for Freddie well he's dead... so im guess he doesnt give a shit, he certainly didn't on his deathbed being perfectly happy for them to do whatever they wanted after he'd gone.
Queen remain one of the worlds biggest selling artist, millions buy tickets for gigs, millions bought tickest to see the film, and thousands go see Queen tribute bands around the world, yet a small few on here hate that fact that they are more popular now than ever and simply can't just sit back and listen to the music.... it's hilarous but as Roger say fuck you don't come!
|Togg, I one hundred percent agree.
There are plenty on this site who don't like or just don't want to be part of what they do now, and that's fair enough. But as you say there are those who can't leave it alone and seem to think they will effect a change if they shout long and loud enough. The truth is they achieve nothing and end up looking like idiots.
|And some of us say the same back, F_ck you too, we are not coming! Fuckwitts or not, they are not Queen now, like it or not!
|Well, legally they are so deal with it
|Dealing with it but I don't have to like it
|No true enough, you don't and that's cool
Personally I think the band said it best in the recent doc, Freddie didn't want his music to fade out, so why not do what the do as a band and continue to be a live current band. John could have tried to stop them is he wanted but he's happy cashing the cheques, im sure he doesn't like everything they do but when did all four ever agree on even an album? he doesn't really care that much or he'd been out there trying to stop it or commenting. but he just sits back and collects the money, so those that say he's making a stand by not being part of it couldn't be further from the truth, if he wanted to make a stand he could stop being part of QPL, but he didn't he just left Queen touring Ltd....
|I liked the doc. A shame about Roger as always (Richard Hammond to May's James May) but it was a useful watch.
|The Fairy King
dysan wrote: I liked the doc. A shame about Roger as always (Richard Hammond to May's James May) but it was a useful watch.I actually love that dynamic.
Brian needs that counterweight.
|@dysan: what did you mean "shame about Roger"? sorry I haven't seen the documentary, could you clarify?
|His overall persona. I've taken a huge dislike to him recently.
Don't worry, he's quite healthy.
|I understand, was he being a bit grumpy?
|No. Just being himself.
|Joe Elliott grabbed Brian's arm? Pretty spooky, considering what happened to Rick Allen.
I'd like to enjoy this so called documentary, but it's nothing more than a promo of the Queen+ concept - popa Roger, granny Bryan and nephew Adam, who brought a shine of light into their lives.
Maybe Freddie didn't care what will happen after his death, but I do.
|The Fairy King
aristide1 wrote: Joe Elliott grabbed Brian's arm? Pretty spooky, considering what happened to Rick Allen. I'd like to enjoy this so called documentary, but it's nothing more than a promo of the Queen+ concept - popa Roger, granny Bryan and nephew Adam, who brought a shine of light into their lives. Maybe Freddie didn't care what will happen after his death, but I do.Who is Bryan?
|Your fuck buddy.
We love you Mandy Patinkin!
|How about Deep Purple + Steve Morse story ?
Purpendicular and Abandon are the prove that a real rock band can do more than pathetically survive personnel changes.
The musical world is bigger than Queen.
It's good to be aware of this when Roger says: You'll not see Freddie on stage fuckers, take it or leave it !
dysan wrote: I liked the doc. A shame about Roger as always (Richard Hammond to May's James May) but it was a useful watch.I was thinking about his brash behavior also, I think it comes from the way people react to someone that looks good on the outside, they "allow" him to be a cunt more easily there is no backlash to his arrogance.
On the other hand If Brian would have the same conduct, everybody would tear him apart.
|True...one finds sooo many posts critiquing Brian, calling him greedy, egoistical and what not. But because Roger seems to get no such criticism. Why is that?
|Roger calls it as he sees it ... as an opinion.
He is not a weasel like Brian who insists that the Bo Rhap movie is an accurate portrayal of fact.
... and there is this weasel crap from Brian ...
|But ddn't Roger Taylor tell Piers Morgan the same thing: he's yet to see a check from the movie, so why single out Brian for claiming the same?
Dougie 4 wrote: But ddn't Roger Taylor tell Piers Morgan the same thing: he's yet to see a check from the movie, so why single out Brian for claiming the same?Please provide a link ...
|dougie fresh is right
|'Roger calls it as he sees it ... as an opinion.'
Nope sorry- you fell for it. He dresses it up as 'RT cool' but he's playing a very very conceited role. Like Richard Hammond to BM's James May.
|Saint Juib: please check out his interview with Piers Morgan post the Oscars ceremony on YouTube...Roger claims to not have got a penny from the movie
Togg wrote: I love the way so many fuckwits think they can speak for FreddieI remember one in particular who is claiming "Freddie would have loved it" in every interview he is giving
|The Circle of Eidolon
runner_70 wrote:The one particular one you speak of is a member of the band you claim to be a fan of. In the context of your reply you have implied that he is a fuckwit.Togg wrote: I love the way so many fuckwits think they can speak for FreddieI remember one in particular who is claiming "Freddie would have loved it" in every interview he is giving
In your statement you seem oblivious to the fact that the band members actually knew one another and therefore are much more qualified to pass comment on what they believe Freddie would have liked or thought. There position certainly qualities them far more than an obsessive fan who knows none of the band personally and has probably never met them.
Looking at these simple facts it doesn't take much thought to identify who indeed could be a fuckwit.
Take this and learn from it Mr Runner and next time you dig a hole you may at least avoid ending up in it.
Argument is futile, you have said what you have said. We have provided an answer.
The Circle of Eidolon has spoken. . . Will you have the capacity to learn.
|Ok yawl convinced me ...
I will no longer give Roger a free pass ...
The Good Morning America interview of Roger was especially irritating ...
|some of you fuckwits should be more respectful towards Brian
|do you hear me?
|I like more the actor who played him in the movie.
He was more sincere and convincing than real Brian playing his life role.