Q+AL Pittsburgh Reviews: “Simply put Queen ruled”


Pittsburgh, PA

“Big, bold and bodacious — it was everything you’d hope for from a Queen concert.” – BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

“With Adam Lambert firmly handling lead vocals, the classic rock band lived up to its lofty legacy Wednesday at a sold-out PPG Paints Arena.The anthems sounded mighty, Brian May was an affable beast on guitar, and loads of laser beams brought a cool, old-school arena-rock glow.” – BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

“Prestigious and precise, Lambert was a charmer, with a clear and charismatic voice and ample stage panache. The former “American Idol” star, now in his eighth year with Queen, emphasized early that just like everyone else in the room, he was a major admirer of the man who originally held his position.” – BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

“Simply put, Queen ruled.” – BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

[Lambert] has rare pipes to soar like Mercury without ever falling into imitation or parody.” – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“Playing stand-in for Freddie Mercury requires an impossible balance of humility and flamboyance that Lambert, with glitter on his eyelids, somehow managed to strike by just being himself.” – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“In another perfect touch, they turned the operatic interlude over to Mercury, via the classic Queen video, before May and Lambert crushed the song’s hyperdrive climax in the most thrilling musical moment of the night.” – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

“a dazzling, deep dive into one of rock’s quirkier catalogs.” – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

August 1, 2019
“Queen was a killer at Pittsburgh show”

August 1, 2019
“Queen + Adam Lambert at PPG Paints Arena is pretty killer”