Houston and Dallas Press


Houston reviews and more coverage from Dallas together with further coverage of the appearance of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

Houston, TX

“Honestly, if I found myself inside a burning building and Queen’s Brian May stood there playing guitar, I’m not entirely sure I’d flee.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Bri playing Houston by Yi-Chin Lee/Chronicle staff
Bri playing Houston by Yi-Chin Lee/Chronicle staff

While his band is best known for its late, great quicksilver frontman, May remains a celestial entity worthy of orbiting. He proved it throughout the two hours Queen + Adam Lambert played to a packed Toyota Center. ”- HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“If I can be afforded one last space travel metaphor, [May’s] riffs are the rocket fuel that offers ample propulsion and his solos have a dreamier quality.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“Lambert intertwines his vocals wonderfully with May and Taylor, and they’ve built a show that rises to the grandiosity of the music. And that music sure sounds good all these years later.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“There was one moment that captured my attention, just a beautiful transition from a Lambert whelp into a May solo on “Somebody to Love.” It felt seamless and sublime, two guys of different generations conversing through a piece of music that is now well past 40 years old.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“The part of frontman was played by “ American Idol” discovery Adam Lambert, who plays that part with ample enthusiasm and a voice that finds its way to all nooks of an arena.” – HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“That music is Queen’s story, the one that will endure, and fans heard lots of it last night, from expected cuts from the greatest hits compilations, like “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Radio Ga Ga” to less obvious gems such as “’39,” from A Night at the Opera.” – HOUSTON PRESS

“Lambert’s grace in the face of such detraction has been winning. And, seeing him deliver his take on these songs live was fun and impressive.” – HOUSTON PRESS

“My wife, sitting next to me said it was probably her favorite classic rock concert ever because of Lambert’s infusion of youthful lifeblood into these old treasures. I agreed. Judging by the extended ovations, the thunderous applause and the long lines at the merch tables, so did a sold-out Toyota Center crowd”. – HOUSTON PRESS

“May and Taylor harmonized beautifully as ever last night and, of course, Queen purists were yet again enthralled by May’s mastery of the guitar.” – HOUSTON PRESS

“[There was] Not a single naysayer in the house, they were devoted to this iteration of Queen, as evidenced by their interesting and abundant dance moves and game but questionable attempts to sing like the best rock vocalist in recorded history. I would watch it all again with them.” – HOUSTON PRESS

“His (Freddie’s) spirit was in the room on practically every song, particularly during tunes like “I Want to Break Free” and “Who Wants to Live Forever.” – HOUSTON PRESS

“A rare and glorious summertime cool front blew into Houston yesterday with Queen. If a respite from throttling humidity and brutal heat is not symbolism for the breath of fresh air that Lambert affords Queen in 2019, I don’t know what is.” – HOUSTON PRESS

Dallas, TX

[May] had some otherworldly moments of his own, like the marathon guitar solo he performed amid an eye-popping array of asteroids, planets and interstellar dust .” – DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“Thanks to new singer Adam Lambert, this version of Queen was almost as cheeky as the original. Lambert is cut from the same splashy cloth as Freddie Mercury.” – DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“Queen + Adam Lambert take a curtain call at Toyota Center” https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Queen-Adam-Lambert-take-a-curtain-call-at-14127498.php

“Queen + Adam Lambert (+ Freddie Mercury) Is a Winning Formula”

DALLASNEWS -July 24, 2019
“Queen and Adam Lambert entertained AAC crowd with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and other comic absurdities” https://www.guidelive.com/music/2019/07/24/queen-adam-lambert-entertained-aac-crowd-dallas-cowboyscheerleaders-comic-absurdities#_ga=2.83755670.1600542319.1563976946-1629514360.1563294292


BILLBOARD.COM – July 24, 2019
“Queen & Adam Lambert Team Up With Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’: Watch” https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8523725/queen-adam-lambert-dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-fat-bottomed-girls-video

RADIO.COM – July 24, 2019
“The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Joined Queen + Adam Lambert On-Stage”

JAMBASE.COM – July 24, 2019
“Queen & Adam Lambert Perform ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ With Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” https://www.jambase.com/article/queen-adam-lambert-dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-fat-bottomed-girls

PLANETROCK.COM – July 24, 2019
“Watch: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders join Queen + Adam Lambert for ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’”

EXPRESS.CO.UK – July 25, 2019
“Queen and Adam Lambert perform Fat Bottomed Girls with Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders – WATCH” https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1157742/Queen-and-Adam-Lambert-Dallas-Cowboys-cheerleaders-Fat-Bottomed-Girls-Brian-May

Watch Queen, Adam Lambert, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Perform “Fat Bottom Girls” https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/queen-dallas-cowboys-cheerleaders-7-23-19/