Q+AL reviews: St Paul, MN


St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Centre, 10 August

Queen + Adam Lambert bask in post-‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ glow at high-energy X show

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 06: (L-R) Singer Adam Lambert, guitarist Brian May, and drummer Roger Taylor of Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Madison Square Garden on August 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“Lambert is terrific at offering up his own version of the electric, unforgettable energy the late Mercury brought to the stage.”

“The trio nailed all the big, bombastic smashes, from “Killer Queen” to “Somebody to Love” to “Another One Bites the Dust” to “Fat Bottomed Girls.”

“The main set’s closer “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the encore of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” left Queen fans, both old and new, beaming.”


STAR TRIBUNE – August 11, 2019
Queen rules in St Paul

“Saturday’s Queen concert at Xcel Energy Center sold out faster than you can ask “Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?”

“Lambert demonstrated remarkable vocal and stylistic range. When Lambert interpreted Queen’s ballads, pop tunes and epic Broadwayesque selections, he totally owned it.”

“Founding Queen drummer Roger Taylor, 70, had his moments to shine, fervently trading vocals with Lambert on the Queen/David Bowie hit “Under Pressure” and essaying the dense prog-rock “I’m in Love with My Car.”

“May managed to elevate every song with either brief or expansive guitar passages. At one point, surrounded by a galaxy of stars, meteors and planets on video screens, he unleashed an 11-minute instrumental that sounded like his doctoral dissertation in astrophysics delivered through his guitar.”

“Queen ruled once again. Long live Queen.”