Press Reports: Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben


Adam Lambert Showered with Praise After Incredible Collaboration
with Queen for New Year’s Eve Celebrations
1 January 2015 by Rebecca Pocklington

The singer joined forces with the huge rock band for a top performance ahead of the annual firework display

Adam fronting Queen NYE


Adam Lambert joined forces with rock legends Queen last night for an incredible concert to mark the 2014 New Year’s Eve celebrations – and Twitter loved every second.

The US singer and 2009 American Idol runner up was pitch-perfect as he took on some of the band’s greatest hits in the BBC live show, including Don’t Stop Me Now as Big Ben chimed 12. He joined Brian May and Roger Taylor on stage and was greeted with huge applause from the 2000-strong crowd in the Central Hall in Westminster.

Drummer Roger said previously: “I never imagined we would be around to usher in the year of 2015, what a thrill! We promise you a great night.”

BBC Queen and Adam Lambet Rock Big Ben
Killin’ it

The musicians were showered with praise throughout, with one Twitter user writing: “@adamlamber @QueenWillRock happy new year and to a great 2015 to you and all the queen group and families and awesome gig last night.” Another added: “Queen featuring Adam Lambert last night were awesome. Nobody will ever replace Freddy but last night’s show was incredible.” And one more wrote: “Not even two minutes in and I’m LOVING Adam Lambert… #queen.”

The show – which was called Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live – was presented, alongside the fireworks display, by Radio One DJs Greg James and Gemma Cairney. 2015 started with quite the bang.

Who is Adam Lambert: Everything You Need To Know
After New Year Queen Performance
1 January 2015 by Stefan Kryiazis

ADAM LAMBERT blew us away when he sang with Queen on New Year’s Eve, but where did he come from? From Simon Cowell’s support to early stardom in musicals, we take a look at a new American idol

Few people could step into Freddie Mercury’s shoes. Adam Lambert is already famous back home in America, but for many of us our first introduction to his remarkable vocals came on New Year’s Eve. Lambert took to the stage as the new frontman for legendary rock band Queen during the BBC’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and belted his was through classics like Don’t Stop Me Now and I Want It All.

Fans were quick to praise Lambert’s role in the revived Queen, with one tweeting: “Queen featuring Adam Lambert last night were awesome. Nobody will ever replace Freddy but last night’s show was incredible.”


Born in Indianapolis, Adam Lambert shot to fame on the eighth series of American Idol in 2009. Consistently praised by the judges throughout the season, even by Simon Cowell himself, he was an early favourite to win. When Lambert eventually finished runner up to Kris Allen even his victorious rival seemed stunend, saying, “Adam deserved this.” Incredibly, Lambert sang on stage during the finale with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor.


Despite not winning American Idol, Lambert went on to huge chart success. His debut album, For Your Entertainment, hit Number 3 in the US album charts. The follow up, Trespassing, defied the usual pattern of reality show stars’ diminishing returns and hit the top spot in 2012.

Adam Lambert with Queen - GETTY
Adam Lambert on stage with Brian May – GETTY

Not content with solo stardom, Lambert has also found himself fronting Queen over the past few years. After their American Idol meeting, Queen contacted him to appear with them at the 2011 MTV Music Awards in Belfast. Their stunning performance was the start of an ongoing creative partnership. In 2013 they made their first concert appearance together in the US, which soon led to plans for a full world tour in 2014.

And if you missed the the last time around, don’t worry, the latest incarnation of Queen with Adam Lambert as its new flamboyant frontman is heading back on tour across the globe in 2015.

During Lambert’s 2009 run on American Idol his clearly extraordinary vocals led to controversy when it was discovered that her had appeared professionally on stage in several musicals. Most notably, he played Joshua opposite Val Kilmer in the short-lived L.A. production of The Ten Commandments: The Musical. This led to further roles, including playing Fiyero in the American national touring production of Wicked.


Openly gay and not afraid of a little guyliner and glitter, Adam Lambert is definitely a new kind of American Idol.


1 January 2015
Adam Lambert: Have Queen Found Their New King?

Adam Lambert and Brian - Vancouver
Queen And Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert joined rock legends Queen on stage last night for an incredible concert as London celebrated the arrival of the New Year. Adam joined Roger Taylor and Brian May onstage for the show, which was called Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live. The show and the massive firework display was presented by BBC Radio One DJs Greg James and Gemma Cairney. Today, the Mirror reports that Lambert was pitch perfect as he ran through a selection of Queens greatest hits, including “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” at Central Hall in Westminster, London.

Adam, who was the runner up in 2009s American Idol, has been Queen’s guest front man since 2011, joining original members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The Gloucester Citizen pointed out that Twitter went crazy, with fans tweeting their praise for Lambert and Queen. The newspaper even went so far as to suggest that Queen may have found the new Freddie Mercury.

Drummer Roger said previously, “I never imagined we would be around to usher in the year of 2015, what a thrill! We promise you a great night.”

Lambert toured the U.S. with Queen during the summer, and those shows were hugely well received, with the Inquisitr suggesting that it was the “must see” show of the year.

Unreality TV reports that Adam Lambert hag a huge 2014. As well as touring with Queen in the U.S. the Indianapolis-born singer headed down under to Australia and New Zealand, and even performed with Lady Gaga. The tour didn’t make a stop in Europe or the UK, so fans were delighted though when it was finally announced that the group would be coming to the UK this month.

It seems that Adam has his feet firmly on the ground, and is not taking his success for granted. The singer took to Twitter last night before the show to praise his fans, and to say that he was truly grateful for being able to pursue his chosen career path.

Adam Lambert tweet 31 Dec 2014

It is likely that 2015 will prove to be just as busy for Lambert, as the summer and fall tour with Queen is developing into a full-blown world tour. Lambert and the band are back on the road from Tuesday, January 13, with shows the length and breadth of the UK. January 29 sees Adam head to Europe with Queen, before they return to the UK at the end of February for a short final run of shows. It is likely that further shows will be announced in the future, and it has even been rumored in some quarters that Queen and Adam Lambert could headline this year’s Glastonbury festival in June.

Fans will also hope Lambert will release a new solo album, and it has been rumored that Adam may join the judges on American Idol.

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Queen + Adam Lambert praised for NYE gig! Everyone on Twitter LOVED it…
1 January 2015 by Nick Barnes.

Adam and Brian

Last night 2015 was brought in with some very special guests… Adam Lambert and Queen.

When it was announced a number of weeks back that Queen + Adam Lambert would be performing a very special gig, which would be live streamed on BBC One, we knew it was going to be popular, but it turns out, people loved it more than we first expected. Of course, Adam Lambert has been with Queen for a while now, the they had a very successful touracross the pond last year, but 2015 is going to be even bigger for the group, as not only are they keeping themselves busy on tour, they’re also coming to the UK.

Last night was just Adam Lambert + Queen starting the year as they mean to go on, and what a way for them to kick start the year, by ringing in 2015 in London. What’s more, the gig was live streamed around the world, thanks to the BBC.

Live from Westminster Central Hall in London, Adam Lambert and Queen blasted out some of Queen’s biggest hits, prior to the New Year chimes from Big Ben. Then, after the celebrations of 2015 being brought in, Adam Lambert + Queen took to the stage once again for around 20 minutes to wrap their fantastic set up.

We’re probably a little bias when we say this, but we LOVED every minute of the set, and Adam’s vocals are just flawless. Queen + Adam Lambert just work in every way imaginable, and we know it isn’t going to last forever, but we’d love them to keep going for as long as possible.

It turns out we’re not the only ones who were glued to our screens last night, as fans took to Twitter to express how impressed they were with the gig, and some of them weren’t even fans… that’s just the power of Adam Lambert!

“Its ridiculous how big Queen songs are!! AMAZING and timeless!!! @adamlambert is a great addition too!! AMAZING voice (sic),” one Twitter user wrote. Another added: “Adam Lambert’s very attractive as Queen’s new frontman! He’s cute, had the attitude, the voice, and that smile :),” added another. “Don’t know who’s idea it was to pair up Queen and Adam Lambert but gotta say I think they are brill (sic),” wrote another user.

Adam Lambert and Queen

The praise continued to FLOOD in: “Watching queen from last night and got to say nobody can replace Freddie, but @adamlambert is fricking awesome #love it”.

“No-one can replace Freddie Mercury, but @adamlambert makes it pretty damn close”. “Adam Lambert and Queen could be their Live aid relaunch all over again. I think Freddie would have been very proud”. “Brian May and Adam Lambert tonight on BBC1 bloody brilliant! Absolutely 1st class Queen! Freddie would be proud! You made my night”.

We could go on all day with the amount of praise Adam Lambert + Queen got last night, but we’d be here all day…

We loved it, they loved it, but did you? Let us know in the comments at UNREALITY TV.

London Fireworks 2015 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks – BBC One