Queen + Adam Lambert: More quotes from Cologne


Some quotes from Cologne (26.06 2022):

Cologne 26 June 2022 by Vera Bepa Faith Badder
‘A Kind of Magic’ – Cologne 26 June 2022 by Vera Bepa Faith Badder

Queen sind noch immer die Champions
Concert in Cologne: Queen are still the champions

“Nostalgia – as if! Queen convinced with their performance in the sold out Lanxess Arena with a program from the here and now. Singer Adam Lambert did a great job.”

“Tyler Warren on drums and Neil Fairclough on bass do an excellent job, and Adam Lambert is a phenomenon anyway…”

“Lambert not only has an enormous presence and sometimes even sounds almost like his predecessor, especially when he uses his head voice. He also brings the right mixture of show talent and humbleness that is needed to replace Mercury, or rather: to stand in for him as if he was only prevented.”

“Queen present a show that Mercury would have loved: the stage serves as a theatrical backdrop, videos, lasers and pyrotechnics create atmosphere. But above all, it’s about rock music: loud, fast, powerful and diverse.”
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Rock giganen in Lanxess Arena verneigtsich vor Quee
Rock giants in Cologne – Lanxess Arena bows to Queen

“Lanxess Arena bows to Queen”

“For two years fans had to wait for the concert of the rock giants… But it was worth the wait. The fans in the sold-out Lanxess Arena were boiling with excitement!”

“Singer Adam Lambert has been on stage with the two Queen original members for ten years and masters the difficult legacy of following into the footsteps of the late Freddie Mercury († 45) with flying colors.”
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Queen rockt ausverkaufte Lanxess-Arena
Queen rocks sold-out Lanxess Arena

“… in the sold-out Lanxess Arena in Cologne, the 51-year-old Queen presented itself breathtakingly vital, and it did not seem that this rocking monarchy with masterfully staged theatricality and glitter pomp is anywhere near its end. Thanks to Adam Lambert (…) Queen’s abdication seems postponed indefinitely.” (They sort of compared the career of the band with the actual Queen of England – that’s why there’s an age reference.)

“… (Queen and Adam Lambert) impressively document the breathtaking energy and rousing joy of playing, that still inspires the group.”

“Roger Taylor, supported by another percussionist, not only drives the music starting with “Bicycle Race” and the following “Fat Bottomed Girls” rhythmically powerful, but is also vocally frequently involved. Brian May presents himself as a master of catchy riffs in the typical sound and artfully turned solos, which he inserts with perfect timing.”
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Brian Lanxness Arena 26/06/2022
Brian May in Cologne by Thorsten Runkel