In London they did anyway- Death On tWo Legs
Gig was AMAZING!!! They changed old arrangements (pre- Rudess tracks; "Another Day" was for instance 7-8 minute long...!) and they played except this one only epics (nothing shorter than 15 minutes)
3.5 hour show!!! And this Queen surprise...
The best gig I've ever seen so far. If anyone still has a chance to see them- GO!!! Oh, and they promised to be back later on this year- can't wait...!
Yep, they opened the 2nd half of the show with DOTL - even had the Queen logo from ANATO on the big screen - was hoping they might have done Bo Rhap too as they have done that live before.
I took my nephew as a Xmas prezzie and it was his first proper big gig - now just waiting for Rush to come over later in the year.
I'm gonna see them next Tuesday in Cologne. A friend from GB told me that James LaBrie sang as well as he did on the "Live at the Marquee" album which was recorded back in 1993. At the last tour they covered both "The Number of the Beast" and "Master of Puppets" in its entirety. So ANATO is probably the next one.
Queenfans, be more open to the music of Dream Theater!!!!! Their music ist just majestic and excellent.
LaBrie was better than ever- he hit ALL the high notes, it was incredible!!!
And Portnoy- this guy can do absolutely everything with his kit (can U believe it- he needed THREE bass drums for the whole kit was so huge and therefore wide!!!)
So James would be perfect to perform with Roger and Brian?! Do you know Dream Theater's version of Bohemian Rhapsody? It's part of a rock medley included on A Change Of Seasons. I think that he's really the only one who can replace Freddie as a vocalist. Did you know that Goodnight Kiss from Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence is his personal tribute to Freddie??
Hahahaha, JAMES LABRIE!!!??? HAHAHAHA, he's bad! Incredibly unstabile live, sings OFTEN badly out of tune, has a horrible-sounding Michael-Bolton-sings-a-rock-opera voice, has a stagepersona of a legless blind horse and has 0 creativity in writing songs.
I'm a huge DT fan, but i have to admit that monster is all right... He's got an outstanding range, but his voice is now kinda boring, and nothing near to Freddie's anyway. And sorry, but in this concert you're talking about James could have been good, but his live performance at the Marquee was his best ever, and from then he's gone a little worse on every concert. Damn, i'm not underrating him, it's NATURE, guys...
As a professional singer myself I can assure you that your opinions on James Labrie are not true. Songs like "A Change Of Seasons", "Anna Lee" or the high parts in "Learning to live" are extremely hard to sing. Listen to the Metropolis 2000 DVD. Do you really think that Freddie could perform "Carpe Diem" (Part: but those days are gone) or the end of "The Crimson Sunset"? Or maybe "The Killing Hand" from the Marquee album? I doubt that. At the last Queen tour in 1986 a lot of the keys had to be changed because Freddie couldn't do it in the way the songs were originally written. And again: In London and Manchester, James' performance was as perfect as on Live At the Marquee.
La Brie should have done the same thing as freddie; transpose. That is way better than singing as badly as a crow with a whiskey-voice. Out of tune should be James's middle name, cause he's horrible at times. Why try every night singing something you only achieved in a studio sometime many years ago? Freddie was 1000 times more proffesional then mr La Brie, had a better, stronger voice, was more of a showman, and a hell of a better singer.
James is weak, has an annoying voice, his high-voice sends shivers down my spine (in a bad way) and has zero karisma.
HE F**CKING WAS. You're absolutely right!
C'mon guys- you weren't there!!! I agree that he DOES sometime annoy me (I don't like few things from ONCE IN A LIVETIME because of him), and I was quite affraid before the gig but...
HE SANG BLOODY PERFECT!!! That's it!!!
Oh- and one more thing. Don't you guys see the difference between songs from let's say three last albums and Images And Words??? They ARE easier to sing!!! And the whole gig was MOSTLY the songs from "Scenes", "Six Degrees" and "Train" (and thank god 'cause this is my fav stuff!!!) And when they went to older songs- Another Day, Metropolis or Voices- HE WAS PERFECT!! Don't believe? See them on this bloody tour and THEN judge...!:)
"More professional? Don't be ridiculous! James has trained from the beginning, for his first years with the outstanding opera coach Rosemary Patricia Burns. "
Yeah, more professional. Freddie rarely was out of tune, La Brie? All the time. He is unproffesional regardless of his "vocal training". When he can't sing his own songs live, out of tune all the time and still doesnt transpose he is unproffesional.
When Dream Theater recorded "Once In A Livetime", James was seriously ill and you can hear that on the record. I'd like to repeat that most of the songs are very difficult to sing so that it's very clear he can't perform every song as well as on the studio album.
Stephan, i've understood what you're saying, but as i'm a professional singer too, i honestly think that Labrie is a singer with an outstanding range, but EXTREMELY boring and (sorry, monster is all right) sometimes out of tune. I KNOW that DT's songs are very hard to sing, that Freddie's work was easier than james's one, but still i think that there could be no comparison between them. Labrie's opera style, with the addiction of his (good, indeed) "screaming" fits progressive metal, but isn't fair to sing Queen's songs.
Last, for the 999th time, range isn't everything for a singer, Freddie's shown us very well.
PS: An outstanding live performance is not a "like-the-studio-version" performance... Sometimes you can choose not to sing some high notes to sound better to the audience, and this is all good to you, this is what Labrie first should understand...