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JUNE 2014

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REMINDERS
15 June - Q+AL Channel 7 - airing across two shows (DATE CHANGE).
16 June - Q+AL Free Preview Show iHeart Radio Theater, 3000 W. Alameda Ave, Stage 3, Burbank, Los Angeles. (Fan Comp)
19 June - Tour with Adam Lambert commences in Chicago.


12 Sep - 13 Dec WWRY Deutsches Theater, Munich.
19 Dec - 09 January 2015 WWRY Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

**Mon 16 Jun 14**
VH1: QUEEN THINK LAMBERT BETTER FIT THAN RODGERS
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This week, Queen will kick off a 24-date North American tour with Adam Lambert. It’s not the first time the group has hit the road with a singer other than the late Freddie Mercury. In 2008, they went out with Paul Rodgers, but in a new interview, Roger Taylor and Brian May say Adam is a better fit for the group. Roger told the Toronto Sun, “Paul has one of the greatest rock voice but it’s more blues… I would say, with all due respect to Paul, that Adam is more suited to a lot of our material.” Roger added that “Adam is more naturally at home with us” while Brian said, “He has many, many colors so we can explore some of those strange excursions that Queen likes to.” See what he means by catching the band live.

RELATED AUDIO: This isn’t news to Paul, who, when telling us about getting together with the band, explained that they were well aware of his style.

LISTEN HERE...

 
 

Meanwhile, Brian spoke to us about Adam’s voice...

 
 

and why they chose him to sing with them...

 
 

TIDBIT: Queen + Paul Rodgers released the song “The Cosmos Rocks,” which didn’t do that well on the charts, but their concerts sold-out all over the world.
TALKING POINT: Who do you think is a better fit for Queen, Adam or Paul?

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**Mon 16 Jun 14**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN TO RELEASE RARE RECORDING OF LANDMARK
CONCERT

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QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74 - iN SEPTEMBER

Previously unreleased first live album finally surfaces after 40 year wait.

Queen Live At The Rainbow '74 Sunday 31st March 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world’s best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.

Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album. The release will come in CD, Vinyl and standard DVD or SD Blu-Ray formats available as standard releases or special limited edition sets as well as digital formats.

That concert, being heard live for the first time in the soon to be released Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74, marked the culmination of the band’s countrywide tour, their first as headliners - hot on the heels of a tour supporting Mott the Hoople, late in 1973, on which they were widely regarded as having blown the hit band off the stage. Queen got rave reviews, almost unheard of for a support band, and it was obvious that in future they would be top of the bill. The band’s momentum had been building since the release of their eponymous album in July 1973 and, following their success on the Mott tour, at the beginning of 1974 they were tipped as Band of the Year in UK music paper Disc and Music Echo.

Just before the March Rainbow gig, Queen performed their new single Seven Seas of Rhye on must-see UK TV music show Top of the Pops. The highly coveted slot was a lucky break - they filled in for an absent David Bowie, who was unavailable - and the band made the most of it, delivering a thrilling performance that pushed the song into the Top 10.

Although the group now had a first hit single under its belt, and second album Queen II had just been released to critical acclaim, many felt that playing The Rainbow was overambitious. It was the premier London venue of the time, on a par with L.A.’s Palladium and New York’s Fillmore East. But the band had paid its dues, slugging it out in clubs and college halls for four years, and never doubting their own potential. The band’s confidence was vindicated when the venue quickly sold out the capacity of more than 3,000 seats – with some fans paying as much as £1.20 for a ticket!

Queen’s performance was spectacular from the second that Freddie Mercury strutted onto the stage in his soon to become trademark white “eagle suit”, a tight-fitting number specially made for him by top fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, which featured flowing winged sleeves. He pranced and posed, capturing the audience in seconds with his extraordinary voice and stage presence, while Brian May provided the counterpoint with his remarkable and ground-breaking guitar playing. The powerful “engine room” (as they liked to call it) of drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon completed a sound unlike anything British audiences had previously heard. Enraptured fans clapped and cheered, and gave the band a standing ovation.

That electrifying show was recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, co-producer of Queen's first four studio albums, and slated to be the band's third album (and debut live album) - a career defining release like James Brown's Live At The Apollo or The Who's Live At Leeds. Intended to be a recording that captured the magic of a live band firing on all cylinders, Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 would undoubtedly have been a big success. But Queen’s ferocious creative momentum produced a stack of new songs begging to be recorded and instead of releasing the live album the band went into the studio to record what was to become 1974's breakthrough album, Sheer Heart Attack. As a result the already completed Rainbow live album was shelved and consigned to the archives.

Later in 1974 Queen had their first chart-topping single, Killer Queen, which encapsulated their brand of driving rock and clever lyrics. It appeared on Sheer Heart Attack, which was released in the autumn, was a massive hit and remains to this day many fans’ favourite Queen album. To celebrate this success and crown a remarkable year, Queen returned to The Rainbow in November 1974 for two sell-out gigs that were even more spectacular than the one in March. These concerts included the typically flamboyant performance of Now I’m Here with which they had been wowing audiences on the tour. It featured Freddie apparently appearing in a spotlight on opposite sides of the stage almost simultaneously. The concerts received massive acclaim from fans and critics alike, and won over many who had until then doubted the band’s potential. In this year, Queen also undertook their first concerts in Australia, USA, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Belgium and Spain.

Now, a remarkable 40 years later, Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 has finally surfaced from the archives, providing an invaluable record of emerging superstars demonstrating their talent.

Queen, Virgin Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74 will be released on 8th September 2014 (UK on Virgin Records) and 9th September 2014 (US through Hollywood Records) in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard. These range from a standard two CD package, a DVD, an SD Blu-ray, a gate-fold double vinyl (including an audio reproduction of the aforementioned original live album), a quadruple vinyl boxed set, to a super deluxe collector’s edition. This comprehensive and fascinating package includes two CDs, a DVD and Blu-Ray, a 60 page hardback book containing many rare photographs, and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir programme and poster, as well as material from the band members’ personal archives. (Full details of the various packages which will be released can be found at the end of this release). Vinyl and super deluxe formats are released as limited editions.

These recordings capture Queen at that time in all their glory: the dramatic stage presence, the highly original self-penned repertoire of songs, high-energy performances coupled with stunning melodic and harmonic content, and the uncompromising perfectionist approach to every aspect of their performance which is still maintained to this day.

Queen dazzled their audiences in 1974 with an unforgettable show delivered with a skill and confidence which belied their youth. The tape machines were rolling, capturing the highly electric performances. Now, to mark the 40th anniversary of these legendary shows, here, finally, is Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 - lovingly restored, edited, mixed and digitally mastered, and including much footage never previously seen. It is a collection every Queen fan will want to possess.

Queen will be touring North America, Asia and Australia this summer with virtuoso vocalist Adam Lambert. The tour kicks off June 19th at Chicago's United Center. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at queenonline.com.


QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74 - Package details

Package one
One CD featuring the November show

Package two
Two CD digi-pack, with one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show

Package three
DVD or SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four “bonus” tracks from March

Package four (released in North America only)
SD Blu-Ray & CD combo box

Package five
2 Vinyl - Limited edition gate-fold double vinyl package, with one LP featuring an audio reproduction of the original March show live album and the other LP featuring highlights from the November show.

Package six
4 Vinyl - Limited edition four vinyl LP boxed set, two LPs featuring the March show and two featuring the November show

Package seven
Super Deluxe Box - Limited edition Super Deluxe lidded boxed set package containing:

1) Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
2) A DVD and SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four “bonus” tracks from March
3) A 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo. A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included.
4) Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian’s parents)
5) A reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
6) A reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
7) Two button badges – reproductions of items available at the concert
8) A reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
9) A reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models.
10) A reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert

Queen Live at the Rainbow will also be available as one disc and two disc Album.

Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 - track listings:

One CD:


SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

1. Procession
2. Now I’m Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen (As It Began)
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Son And Daughter
12. Guitar Solo
13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
14. Keep Yourself Alive
15. Drum Solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. Stone Cold Crazy
19. Liar
20. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
21. Big Spender
22. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
23. Jailhouse Rock
24. God Save The Queen

Two CD digi-pack & four vinyl LP boxed set:

CD 1

QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March ’74

1. Procession
2. Father To Son
3. Ogre Battle
4. Son And Daughter
5. Guitar Solo
6. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
7. White Queen (As It Began)
8. Great King Rat
9. The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
10. Keep Yourself Alive
11. Drum Solo
12. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
13. Seven Seas Of Rhye
14. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
15. Jailhouse Rock (Medley)
Stupid Cupid (Medley)
Be Bop A Lula (Medley)
16. Liar
17. See What A Fool I’ve Been

CD 2

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

1. Procession
2. Now I’m Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen (As It Began)
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Son And Daughter
12. Guitar Solo
13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
14. Keep Yourself Alive
15. Drum Solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. Stone Cold Crazy
19. Liar
20. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
21. Big Spender
22. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
23. Jailhouse Rock
24. God Save The Queen

Standard DVD and SD Blu-Ray:

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

1. Procession
2. Now I’m Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen (As It Began)
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Son And Daughter
12. Guitar Solo
13. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
14. Keep Yourself Alive
15. Drum Solo
16. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. Stone Cold Crazy
19. Liar
20. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
21. Big Spender
22. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
23. Jailhouse Rock
24. God Save The Queen

BONUS TRACKS

QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March ’74

1. Son And Daughter
2. Guitar Solo
3. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
4. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll

Double Vinyl LP Package:

QUEEN II TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, March ’74

1. Procession
2. Father To Son
3. Ogre Battle
4. Son And Daughter
5. Guitar Solo
6. Son And Daughter (Reprise)
7. Keep Yourself Alive
8. Drum Solo
9. Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
10. Seven Seas Of Rhye
11. Modern Times Rock ’n’ Roll
12. Liar

SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
Live at the Rainbow, November ’74

1. Procession
2. Now I’m Here
3. White Queen (As It Began)
4. Flick Of The Wrist
5. In The Lap Of The Gods
6. Killer Queen
7. The March Of The Black Queen
8. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
9. Stone Cold Crazy
10. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited


Some fascinating (and noteworthy) facts about Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74:

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, (from Queen II) was inspired by a painting by Richard Dadd (1817-1886) which now hangs in the Tate Gallery, having been donated to the gallery by war poet Siegfried Sassoon. The song is by far the most significant song on the Rainbow project in terms of rarity. The March 31st show was the last time Queen performed it in concert and this is the only known live recording of the song. The track’s appearance on this package is likely to be the biggest surprise on the set.

Great King Rat and Modern Times Rock'n'Roll (from the first album), See What A Fool I've Been (the non-album B-side of Seven Seas of Rhye) and Flick of the Wrist (from Sheer Heart Attack), are also included on an official Queen live product for the first time.

The November show was released in part (not full) on the 1992 VHS, part of the little-known Box of Tricks package, but the March show has never been officially released.

On the 1992 VHS Liar and Keep Yourself Alive (from first album), Father To Son (from Queen II) and Jailhouse Rock only featured in part, whereas now on Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 they are full versions for the first time. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Flick Of The Wrist, Seven Seas of Rhye and Big Spender (all from November) were NOT on the VHS video, so this is the first time they have emerged.

The following 15 songs from March and November Rainbow 1974 concerts have never appeared on any official Queen live album before (this excludes video): Procession, Father to Son, Ogre Battle, Son and Daughter, White Queen, Great King Rat, The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Liar, See What A Fool I've Been, Flick of the Wrist, In the Lap of the Gods (not to be confused with In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited), The March of the Black Queen, Bring Back that Leroy Brown and Stone Cold Crazy.

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**Mon 16 Jun 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 JUNE
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In 1988 - Roger Taylor appeared on Brainstorm TV show, UK included a half-minute drum solo, with his heart rate and pulse checked before and after.

Roger Taylor on Kenny Everett Brain Storm quiz show10 June 1988 - https://youtu.be/82FLUfQ2oqQ

In 1993 - The Brian May Band played Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
In 1998 - Brian May "Another World" acoustic set on VH1 TV show, London, UK - previously recorded in May 1998, Played On My Way Up, Driven By You, Why Don't We Try Again, Only Make Believe and Tie Your Mother Down with alternative intro


Brian May - On My way up - Live Unplugged 1998 - https://youtu.be/7_O3_Xd5rR0

In 2005 - Roger Taylor guest appearance with SAS Band at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus.
In 1977 - Queen performed "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy" on Top Of The Pops, BBC, London, UK.
In 2008 - Kerry Ellis released Wicked In Rock EP single produced by and featuring Brian Ma.
In 2011 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis flew with the Red Arrows, RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, UK.

Brian and Kerry with the Red Arrows

Brian and Kerry flew with the Red Arrows RAF display team

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
NICK WEYMOUTH'S NOTES FROM THE ROAD PART 3
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Nick Weymouth Notes from the road

The taste of things to come…

Today is dress rehearsal day, the full run through of the arena show. Things just got real.

Firstly, thanks for all the feedback so far on the updates; I am not trying to be funny or clever, just throwing it all out there in the way that I see it.

Secondly, a little mention about the football. England lost, yes, but at least we played with a lot of heart and, I felt, we absolutely went for it. A bunch of us from the crew hit a very scruffy sports bar to watch the game. It was the perfect setting actually, a mix of hardened but entertaining barmaids, big screens, a rowdy atmosphere and us, a bunch of Brits providing a novelty for the locals. We left in good heart, with croaky voices and confidence after the game...I’m not sure if it was the pride in watching our young lions offering hope on the pitch or the beer if I am honest. Rock n' Roll football.

Once again it was down to the rehearsal hangar for 8.30am after being picked up by Doug one of our drivers. Doug is great, the journey in the van is only a short one, but in every journey he manages to give us all a general US news update, crack several jokes and relay about three of his rock n' roll stories in about 6 minutes, he really is quite the force of nature, but we love him. This whole circus is just full of characters and I was about to meet another...

“Nick, this is Neil.”

Neil Fairclough, the bassist for the tour, what a lovely man. What is it about Northerners from the UK? They are so damn friendly. He even admitted to reading my Notes From The Road blog, I thought he was just being nice, but he really had! Another thing about Neil is that he is so funny and entertaining, you can see why he got the gig, not only do you have to get on musically of course, but personally too. I could also hear Spike arriving outside the Production office; you ALWAYS know when Spike is in the house, a whole bunch of nonsense is normally round the corner. Not long after, Brian also popped his head in and gave us all a smile too.

Tonight we load out and lock up the stage and all that comes with it and get set for Chicago on the 19th, but before that tomorrow evening we have the our event down at the iHeart Radio Theater. This one off over in Burbank is small show for sure, but a big deal for the few hundred who are going to be in attendance, for which I am lucky to be one.

So how did the dress rehearsal go you ask? I know that is all you really want to know about. Am I going to give you any pointers of what to expect? I have already hinted at a few treats in the set list, but no, that is your lot I am afraid. Think about it though, this is a Queen show. It's big, it's bright, it's loud and packed full of soul, that’s a pretty good start don’t you think? The music is not too bad either.

See you on the road!

Nick

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS: A QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TIMELINE
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Here is the story (a recap) of the road to the imminent Queen tour with Adam Lambert.....

MUSIC.YAHOO.COM
14 June 2014 by Lyndsey Parker

On Monday, June 16, at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, Yahoo Screen will livestream Queen + Adam Lambert's concert from the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Tune in HERE to see the band perform Queen classics in an intimate setting!

Queen + Adam Lambert
Photo: Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert is joining Queen on the road this summer, and while it's one of the most anticipated tours of 2014, this trek has been a long time coming. Truly, from the moment Adam first entered America's living rooms and the American Idol audition room five (yes, FIVE) years ago, he seemed fit for a Queen and destined to one day front the legendary glam-rock group.

As we prepare for Queen + Adam Lambert's iHeartRadio livestream on Yahoo Screen, let's take a look back at all the (platform-booted) steps along Adam and Queen's majestic journey.

Jan. 20, 2009: Adam auditions for Idol with "Bohemian Rhapsody"

On the San Francisco auditions episode of Season 8, Adam looked uncharacteristically casual with his hoodie and fresh-scrubbed face, but he sounded like a total glitter-rock showman when he magnificently belted out Queen's most iconic multi-octave anthem. Adam actually tried out with Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" at first, but that footage didn't air until much later in the season; instead, it was his Queen audition that memorably introduced him to the world. And exactly three months later, he was introduced to Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor...

Adam Lambert Audition-American Idol season 8 - http://youtu.be/l5-pXsAQLq4

May 20, 2009: Adam performs with Queen on the Idol finale

Adam may not have won Idol Season 8, but he was undoubtedly the superstar of that season's splashy finale. Along with his phenomenal collaboration with KISS on that historic night, he also joined eventual Season 8 winner Kris Allen and Queen for a spectacular performance of the fittingly titled "We Are the Champions"; this still stands as one of the best Idol moments ever, in all 13 seasons. Kris held his own that evening, but it was clear from the look on guitarist Brian May's face that he was especially amazed by Adam's rock chops. Soon rumors were swirling that Queen had actually invited the Glamerican Idol to join the band permanently, although all involved parties denied such gossip at the time. It would be more than two years before they'd share a stage again...

Adam Lambert & Queen We Are the Champions American Idol Finale - http://youtu.be/BwrmqRw0d48

Nov. 6, 2011: Adam teams with Queen at the MTV Europe Music Awards

When the 2011 EMAs ended with a salute to Freddie Mercury (as Queen were honored with the Global Icon Award), Brian May and Roger Taylor reunited with a special surprise guest: yes, Adam Lambert, doing Freddie proud and delivering one of the best vocals of his career. Adam and Queen blasted through a medley of "The Show Must Go On," "We Will Rock You," and "We Are the Champions"... and it was a performance of champions, indeed. Many European viewers were unfamiliar with the American Idol alum, but were understandably wowed and eager to see more. Suddenly and unsurprisingly, there was demand for a new Queen world tour...

June 30, 2012: Queen + Adam Lambert play their first full concert

"Queenbert," as they were jokingly nicknamed by fans, made their full concert debut at Kiev's 140,000-capacity Independence Square, at a joint show with Elton John for the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation. Fans excitedly uploaded all two hours of the televised event to YouTube, and as more gigs followed in Russia, Eastern Europe, and England (where the supergroup played a sold-out, three-night stint at London's world-famous Hammersmith Apollo), diehard American fans started to wonder when they'd finally get to witness this remarkable show, too. But another year would pass before they would get that chance...

Queen + Adam Lambert in Kiev | June 30, 2012 - http://youtu.be/xVSEdbgaD24

Sept. 20, 2013: Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Las Vegas's iHeartRadio Festival

Finally Queen + Adam Lambert played the States, headlining night one of a star-studded fest livestreamed on Yahoo and featuring a cameo by another clearly Freddie-influenced frontman, fun.'s Nate Ruess. While some American fans had been surprisingly unaware of "Queenbert's" overseas shows, feedback for the iHeartRadio performance was so overwhelmingly positive, it was clear that this should not be a one-off. It was only a matter of time before there'd be a full U.S. tour.

And now, this summer — and this Monday on Yahoo Screen — they will, they will...rock you.

Queen + Adam Lambert: iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas [FULL HD 1028p 20.09.2013.]
- http://youtu.be/EZ29wso9e4I

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
Q+AL INTERVIEWS - SUNDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 7 AUSTRALIA
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Transmitted tonight 15 June 2014 on Australian Sunday Night On Channel 7:

Sunday Night sits down with the ultimate rock band and their newest recruit to talk about Freddie Mercury's legacy and QUEEN's incredible comeback thanks to the talented Adam Lambert. This funny and moving tribute by Mercury's closest mates reveals the secret last months of his life.

Queen: The exclusive interview. Part 1
Yahoo!7 June 15, 2014

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Queen: The exclusive interview. Part 2
Yahoo!7 June 15, 2014

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SNEAK PEEK: Adam Lambert and QUEEN
Adam Lambert talks to Sunday Night about filling Freddie Mercury's shoes.

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT AUSTRALIA: WIN VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
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Competition

AU.NEWS,YAHOO.COM
15 June 2014

The QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Australian Tour has announced new shows due to high demand. ENTER COMPETITION to win a VIP experience:

FOUR PEOPLE WILL WIN
• A double pass to one Australian concert in either Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane with reserved seats ON STAGE during the show!
• An exclusive behind the scenes backstage tour
• The essential Queen VIP merchandise pack designed exclusively for VIPs
• Specially designed Queen + Adam Lambert concert t-­shirt
• Limited edition tour lithograph (numbered, exclusive to VIP packages)
• Double entry into the pre-show VIP hospitality function
• Show day VIP hospitality & amenities – avoid the queues!
• VIP priority check-­in
• The entire 17-CD QUEEN collection delivered to you! PLUS: 100 PEOPLE WILL WIN
• A copy of QUEEN's Greatest Hits album.

IN 25 WORDS OR LESS: "WHAT DO YOU THINK BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY IS ABOUT?"

Visit HERE - TO ENTER

Entries close 23:59 AEST on Wednesday June 18, 2014. IMPORTANT: Winners must arrange transport and accommodation at their own expense and if there is no show in their city, will be assigned a show at the discretion of the judges.

NATIONAL TOUR DATES:
PERTH – Friday 22 August – Perth Arena
SYDNEY – Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 August – Allphones Arena
MELBOURNE – Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August – Rod Laver Arena
BRISBANE – Monday 1 September – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM WWW.TICKETEK.COM.AU OR 132 849

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT - UNITED CENTER CHICAGO TRAILER
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Queen + Adam Lambert - June 19, 2014 - United Center, Chicago - http://youtu.be/uU6UwRh7CHY

Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour kicking off in Chicago on June 19.

http://www.unitedcenter.com/events/2014/06/19/queen-adam-lambert/

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in La Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, "Lambert astounded the audience on songs like 'We Will Rock You', and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “...Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to" and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band's music to new heights."

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of "We Are The Champions". They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of "The Show Must Go On", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dated in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
Q+AL FIRST OFFICIAL STAGE PHOTO
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First Official Stage Photo

First official stage photo

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**Sun 15 Jun 14**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 JUNE
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In 1990 - The Cross played outdoors at the Donauinsel, Vienna, Austria.
In 1977 - Queen recorded Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy for Top Of The Pops.
In 1978 - James (Jimmy) May, Brian and Chrissie May's first child, was born.

HAPPY 36TH BIRTHDAY JIMMY.

Jimmy, Brian and Anita

In 1982 : Las Palabras De Amor charted in the UK at No32; Hot Space album entered chart at No4.
In 1991 - Brian May is filmed for "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" promo video, having been absent on his radio tour for the main shoot.
In 1993 - The Brian May Band played the Brixton Academy, London, UK (audio and video recorded).


Cozy Powell drum solo Brixton 1993 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQO_A7JoXkk

In 1993 - Brian May appeared on Virgin radios "Tommy Vance Show". Capital Radio held a Brian May Day.
In 2003 - The Freddie statue installed on the front canopy of the Dominion Theatre in London, UK.

PHOTO GALLERY - STORY OF STATUE INSTALLATION - HERE (28 photos)

Statue

In 2009 - Queen & Paul Rodgers release "Live In Ukraine CD & DVD (UK) from concert 9 December 2008, Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
In 2011 - Brian May phone interview with Duncan Straus, Talking Animals.

Brian May with Duncan Strauss Talking Animals 15 June 2011 - http://youtu.be/klOaJIjsBRY

Duncan Strauss speaking on the phone to Queen guitarist Brian May on "Talking Animals" today, June 15, 2011 at 11am ET on WMNF (88.5 FM) in Tampa - and Brian in Richmond Park, London. Catch Talking Animals weekly on a Wednesday at http://www.wmnf.org/ - Talking Animals website is at http://www.TalkingAnimals.net

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