Category: Queen

QUEEN with ADAM LAMBERT, North American Tour 2017

26th January 2017
Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25 Date North American Tour

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT RETURN
TO ROCK NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER

Video courtesy of the Associated Press YouTube channel

25-City Arena Tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix; hits legendary Hollywood Bowl June 26

Tickets On Sale February 3

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide. No escape from reality.

Photo of Queen performing in Toronto. Photo credit Vincnent Banial

Queen performing in Toronto. Copyright (C) Vincent Banial

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the top-selling song of all time. It was also the first single released from Queen’s then new album titled “A Night at the Opera”.

When it was released no one was sure if Radio Stations would ever play it, since it was a tad over 6 minutes long.

I was lucky to have seen Queen perform live. Memorable performance. That was the best concert that I have ever been to. I had shot that concert on slide film using a Nikon F2, with a legendary (and huge) 50-300mm f4 Nikkor zoom lens.

The BBC in Britain put together a great documentary about the making of Bohemian Rhapsody. It is full of interesting insights. The progrock70s YouTube channel has that BBC Documentary posted. YouTube permits embeding, so I thought that I would do so in this post.

Video is courtesy of the prorock70s YouTube channel

Since the Wayne’s World take on Bohemian Rhapsody was mentioned in the BBC documentary, I decided to make that video easy to find.

Video is courtesy of the Mike regan YouTube channel

Click on this line to visit the Prog Rock 70s post about the making of the song Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s a great read.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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SketchSHE performs “Bohemian Carsody”

After watching SketchSHE perform “Bohemian Carsody” (as in Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody) I am left with a smile a mile wide. This trio is super creative.

Video is courtesy of the SketchSHE YouTube channel

I love Queen’s Bhomenian Rhapsody and remember Freddie Mercury performing it (that was the best live concert that I have ever seen in my life). SketchSHE‘s mime of this Queen classic is hilarious.

 

 

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Smooth Guitar Tapping by Mark Roskilly, as he covers the Freddie Mercury and Queen song titled Nevermore

Way back in 1974 Queen issued the album Queen 2, which was recorded on August 1973 at Trident Studios, London. On it was a ballad called “Nevermore”, which featured Freddie on piano.
 
In the video below Mark Roskilly covers Freddie’s song, but instead of playing it on a piano Mark uses the Guitar Tapping technique. He taps out the melody and bass parts on his guitar. Skillfully played by Mark and it sounds amazing.

Video is courtesy of the Mark Roskilly YouTube channel.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

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Queen + Adam Lambert European Tour dates in 2015

Video is courtesy of the Queen Official YouTube channel

The best concert that I have had the luck to be at, was a Queen concert with the late Freddie Mercury. It was simply awesome and remains a fond memory of what a really great concert can be.

The remaining members of Queen are touring again, but with Adam Lambert as the Lead Singer. This is an incredible opportunity to see and hear one of the very best Rock Bands ever. Seriously great musicians. Adam Lambert’s voice has the unique range that Freddie Mercury’s voice had.

The following is the list of 2015 European Tour dates for Queen + Adam Lambert (from the official Queen Press Release):

Tue 13 January – NEWCASTLE Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Wed 14 January – GLASGOW Hydro. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Sat 17 January   – LONDON O2 Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Tue 20 January  – LEEDS Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Wed 21 January – MANCHESTER Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Fri 23 January     – BIRMINGHAM NIA. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Sat 24 January    – NOTTINGHAM Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Mon 26 January   – PARIS Zenith. Get tickets thru Topbillet


Thu 29 January    – COLOGNE Lanxess Arena. Get tickets thru Eventim


Fri 30 January      – AMSTERDAM, Ziggo Dome. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 1 February     – VIENNA Stadhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Mon 2 February     – MUNICH Olympiahalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Wed 4 February     – BERLIN O2. Get tickets thru Eventim


Thu 5 February      – HAMBURG O2. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sat 7 February       – FRANKFURT Festhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 8 February      – BRUSSELS Palais 12. Get tickets thru Sherpa


Tue 10 February    – MILAN Forum. Get tickets thru Ticketone


Fri 13 February      – STUTTGART Schleyerhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 15 February    – HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen. Get tickets thru Billetnet


Tue 17 February     – PRAGUE O2. Buy tickets thru Ticketportal


Thu 19February      – ZURICH Hallenstadion. Buy tickets thru Ticketcorner


Click on this line to visit the Queen Online website for latest Tour updates.


Click on this line to read the Queen Bio on the Rolling Stone mag website


Click on this line to visit the Queen Facebook page.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

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Queen, Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody and an incredible singer named Suzie McNeil.

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Photo of Suzie McNeil LIve! Awesome performance reminiscent of the late Freddie Mercury. Photo courtesy of ccvic.zenfolio.com

One of the great songs of the era which we have shared, is Bohemian Rhapsody. It is permanently welded into my memory banks. Queen was arguably one of the best bands, if not the best. They sounded as good live as they did on studio produced albums. Not an easy task. There was also never any lip syncing at their live performances. Continue reading