Royal Queen in Cologne – Review


30 May 2016
Google Translation, posted by Brenda English

The band also made without Freddie Mercury their great reputation all honor.

As Brian May enters with his gray curly perm onto the stage and the first chords of “One Vision” plays flies the fans at the RheinEnergie Stadium an acoustic board in the face. May’s otherwise throaty guitar and the brilliant voice Adam Lambert’s roar into each other, hardly a word, hardly a sound is to be distinguished from the other. Queen her concert starts especially loud. But as the sound penetrates differentiated from the speakers after a few songs, breathes the viewer on – and experienced a show that makes the who died in 1991 of complications from AIDS disease, Freddie Mercury, proud.

Although the 34-year-old Lambert avoids imitating him, and as the Mercury placeholder specifies ( “Thank you for letting me sing for you tonight!”), He followed in his footsteps occurs as dazzling, exalted stage character. Lambert, the greater visibility gained by the casting show “American Idol” in 2009, stands out among the more than 30 years older than May and the bearded drummer Roger Taylor. In high-heeled shoes he scuttles the stage ridge toward the audience, suggests in a black-feathered costume with arms and rips huge sunglasses down, only to reveal including a minor. He swaggers in a leather jacket around, dancing with an umbrella, shakes her booty and lolls after several costume changes in “Killer Queen” in a glittering throne. Besides, he masters the deep and gurgling Elvis tones in “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and the falsetto at the end of “Somebody To Love”. And the audience sings despite the rains “Radio Gaga” or “I Want It All” with a thousand voices.

While real lightning flashes across the sky, Brian May is the acoustic ballad “Love Of My Life” in the rain to make it short of space for his drummer Roger Taylor. The singing the slow song “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” and makes this guitar but embarks shortly afterwards to the drum set, to a duel with his son Rufus Taylor, who plays on a second drum. Then again Brian May, the small platform at the guitar solo drives in the air, until it comes to a halt before a huge orange sun shining and the fans only see his silhouette. Whale songs and overlapping echoes dominate the psychedelic game of May’s until it intones the rock’n’roll song “Tie Your Mother Down”.

Visually impressive, the sky lights with dozens of lasers. Almost tangible seems the laburnum after the additions “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” over the sodden crowd down to go in the first rows. May has yet quickly thrown a kind silver magic cloak for the last songs Adam Lambert says goodbye with a silver crown on her head.
By Oliver Burwig