Q + AL North American Tour: Reviews

Q+AL on stage USA 2023
Queen + Adam Lambert. Photo Credit: Bojan Hohnjec

Los Angeles

It’s been more than 10 years since Adam Lambert joined as the frontman, he has become a vital part in helping May and Roger keep Freddie Mercury and Queen’s legacy alive and thriving.”  – Music Connection

“An impeccable mix of musicianship and showmanship – not to mention an eye-catching set and top-notch production values.” – LA Excites

“The set list was a winner navigating all facets of Queen’s multi-decade career.”Goldmine Magazine

San Francisco

“Queen had once again proved that they are rock royalty not only in name but in the hearts of millions of fans around the globe who still follow them to this day.” – Music in SF

“…a sense of giddiness was in the air…you could feel the sense of warm satisfaction that patrons had as they left the Chase Center.” – Bay Area Reporter

“For May and Taylor when they decided to keep Queen going: honor Mercury’s legacy. With Lambert, they’re accomplishing the goal with flying colors.”Riff Magazine

Photos – CBS News


“..how can they keep getting more incredible?”Greeblehaus.com


“…the results were transcendent, and the American Airlines Center was gripped with an almost religious fervor.” – Ultimate Classic Rock

“…a tsunami of hits that exploded with energy.” – Dallas Voice

“Queen’s music lives on with rhapsody.” Dallas Observer

Photos – Dallas Observer


“This is a show that everyone can and will enjoy. And how can you not? It’s Queen!”Loud Hailer

“There is no wonder that this tour sold out almost instantly. It takes the top slot as one of the most jaw-dropping musical acts I’ve ever seen live.” – Music Scene Media

“Taylor and May remained at the top of their game, especially during their respective solos preceding “Under Pressure” and “Is This The World We Created…?”Chicago Concert Reviews.com

St Paul

“As their Rhapsody Tour continues, it’s clear we’re all still so enraptured, over Queen + Adam Lambert.”We Heart Music

“An unforgettable evening of some of the most memorable songs in the history of popular music.” – 97.3 KKRC Radio

“Every bit as thrilling as any other arena show this year.” – Pioneer Press

“The real spectacle of Queen’s 130-minute concert was the multilayered, meticulously orchestrated music, arguably the most ornate, theatrical and rangy in rock. Prog, metal, pop, rock, balladry, opera, choral singing, all mixed together into a blend that has arguably improved over time.”The Star Tribune

“…a glorious, full-blooded celebration of one of the greatest songbooks in rock history.” – Broadway World 


“The band effortlessly rolls through mega hit after mega hit…” – The Tennessean

Photos – The Tennessean


“More than a concert, it’s a theatrical entertainment experience.”Charleston.com

“Queen + Adam Lambert are still the champions.” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


“Freddie Mercury’s spirit infuses a rollicking, special Queen + Adam Lambert show at COTA” – Statesman


” For a band who is already so victorious in its career, it’s obvious that Queen — one of the true remaining monster rock bands of a bygone era — is still reaching for the moon.” – NJ.com


“The talent of May, Taylor and Lambert is incredible, continuing to carry on the legacy that Mercury left behind.” The Suffolk Journal

“A piped in rendition of “God Save the Queen” saw the group take their final bows, ending a grand night of celebrating one of rock’s greatest quartets ever.” ***** – Music News

“The show was proof that Queen + Adam Lambert are quite capable of mixing things up, even as they give everybody exactly what they’ve come to hear.” – The Arts Fuse

 “Lambert, May, and Taylor brought energy and passion to every song…” – Boston.com

“Queen + Adam Lambert have managed to build something unlikely, imperfect, amazing, endlessly entertaining, and worthy.” – Boston Herald

New York

“An extraordinarily uplifting and moving event. Queen’s music is still timely and relevant, and it will never go out of style.” – Digital Journal

“The iconic rock group brought high production value, incredible performances and a pristine setlist to their NYC return concert.” – Billboard

“The Garden show was a spectacle in line with the classic Queen concerts of yesteryear.” – Forbes


“You’d be hard-pressed to find a legacy rock band that’s remained as potent and vital as Queen.” – The Oakland Press

“Queen’s music is timeless, and these songs will live forever, no matter who’s playing them or who’s stomping their feet and clapping their hands along with them.” – The Detroit News

“This show had it all for Queen fans. The music, theatrics, strong vocals and plenty of Lambert, Taylor and May. Fans wanted it all and the trio delivered.” – MLive.com


“Celebrating their past — specifically, Mercury, who made one last appearance on film during the encore doing vocal acrobatics with a Wembley crowd — while evolving in the present with Lambert has really worked for Queen.” – 3.5 / 4 Stars  – Toronto Sun


“…a celebration of what Queen’s music still does—and will do for generations to come: rock your socks off.”  – The Music Universe

“With a combination of exceptional lighting and voluminous slices of lasers, the scorched-earth singing of Lambert and the continued expert presentation from May and Taylor, this Rhapsody tour doesn’t feel like a victory lap, but, rather, a deeper solidifying of Queen’s legacy.”USA Today