QAL Tour | CenturyLink Center Arena

08 Jul 2017 | Omaha, NE

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Set List

01. WWRY
02. Hammer to Fall
03. SCC
04. AOBTD
05. FBG
06. KQ
07. Two Fux
08. DSMN
09. Bicycle Race
10. I’m in Love with My Car
11. Get Down, Make Love
12. IWIA
13. LOML
14. STL
15. CLTCL
16. Drum Battle
17. UP
18. IWTBF
19. It’s Late
20. Take My Breath Away / WWTLF
21. Guitar Solo
22. RG
23. BoRhap
24. WWRY
25. WATC

Omaha World Herald review

Review: Queen + Adam Lambert bring a grand, theatrical rock show to Omaha
That was epic.

Queen + Adam Lambert didn’t pull out all the stops. They ran over them with a chugging steamroller as they plowed through more than two dozen songs.

The familiar boom-boom-clap of “We Will Rock You” rang out through CenturyLink Center as Lambert took the stage alongside guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.

Joined by three backing musicians, Queen didn’t back down for two hours, smashing out hit after hit after hit.

Like a precision machine, Queen and Lambert, who has fronted the band on various tours since performing with them on “American Idol” in 2009, rammed through “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” several other classics you know by heart and a few other tunes such as “Radio Ga Ga” that are more fan favorites than rock ‘n’ roll classics.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band was incredible, especially May, whose versatile, melodic and emotive playing was as constantly front and center as Lambert’s vocals were.

As for Lambert, he isn’t Freddie Mercury.

But you won’t find a better substitute.

Mercury died in 1991, and the band’s legendary frontman is simply inimitable in his combination of style, vocal ability and stage presence. But on Saturday, Lambert filled Mercury’s role admirably.

Lambert’s vocal style is closer to a Broadway performer’s than to Mercury’s full-range, baritone, rock ’n’ roll force of nature, but Lambert’s clear voice can hit any note and hold it longer than almost anyone you’ve ever heard, making him a good fit for a band known for hopping all over the genre map.

“There’s only one Freddie Mercury, and I know some of you are like, ‘This guy’s no Freddie.’ I know. Believe me, I know,” Lambert said. “I just feel lucky I get to be up here with these legends. So thank you for giving me a chance tonight.”

I can’t think of anyone better. No one else would dye their hair red and wear nearly a dozen costumes of leather and sequins. No one else would crush those vocal runs. And no one else would be that fabulously theatrical in their performance.

The more theatrical Lambert became in his vocal delivery and movement, the more entertaining he was. He warmed up after the first few songs, and by “Fat Bottomed Girls,” Lambert was throwing himself into every vocal run and letting his crisp tone fill the arena.

May and Taylor kept up Queen’s reputation for three-part harmonies by lending their still-hefty vocal talents, and the duo backed up Lambert on “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Somebody to Love” and numerous other songs.

Taylor also took lead vocals on “I’m In Love With My Car” and, singing David Bowie’s parts, dueted with Lambert on “Under Pressure,” showing that he has a rock star’s voice all his own.

May took lead on a portion of “I Want It All” and sat down with an acoustic guitar to sing “Love Of My Life,” which he called “a little Freddie song.” For the final verse, Mercury appeared on a screen next to May and wrapped the song as the audience stood on its feet and cheered wildly.

Queen and Lambert closed out the show with a string of classics, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was divided between Lambert’s impassioned delivery and a recording of Mercury’s original vocal track, and a finale one-two punch of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” that ended in a shower of golden confetti.

Lambert and May stood at the end of the stage, which was shaped like May’s signature Red Special guitar, with their fists in the air, looking rightfully triumphant.

Downloads & Sources

DOWNLOADS
Via Adam Lambert Media https://mega.nz/#F!bdVGgZpQ!oOZWNCSMSxgUFHRK51SwCA

 

 

AUDIO
MardiBlitz01 https://soundcloud.com/adamlambertmtt/2017-07-08-qal-omaha-mardiblitz01

 

PICS
AdamStreurPhotography fb gallery https://www.facebook.com/pg/AdamStreurPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155157743758141

Alc_23 ig gallery https://www.instagram.com/alc_23/

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Coop Buda flickr gallery https://www.flickr.com/photos/nonch/sets/72157685970967626/page1

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Jed Sanders fb gallery https://www.facebook.com/jed.sanders.3/posts/10213526901155918

Jeff Greenfield fb https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1537833172955051&set=pcb.1537836736288028&type=3&theater

Leith Cleaver-Owens fb gallery https://www.facebook.com/leith.owens/posts/10208491392276717

Needacoke tw gallery https://twitter.com/needacoke

OWHMusicGuy tw https://twitter.com/owhmusicguy/status/883863293940596736

richbond111 https://twitter.com/richbond111/status/883901565765132288

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Rshaddy ig https://www.instagram.com/p/BWTyOWAjLnk/

Rshaddy ig https://www.instagram.com/p/BWT69G3jHD1/

Starlyyte tw gallery https://twitter.com/starlyyte

Traci M Matthew fb  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154968248305345&set=pcb.10154968248780345&type=3&theater

Trion Sundermeier fb gallery https://www.facebook.com/trion.sundermeier/posts/10155634179979548

Trish Place fb https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213518137092016&set=pcb.10213518138412049&type=3&theater

 

 

 

VIDS
CLIPS
Alc_23 ig
Ovation https://www.instagram.com/p/BWVTYZyhR6N/

 

Cami Nutter fb
Speech https://www.facebook.com/100006205038863/videos/pcb.1878243845725765/1878243629059120/?type=3&theater
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Traci M Matthew fb
ovation https://www.facebook.com/tracimweiland/videos/10154968247470345/

 

Trion Sundermeier fb https://www.facebook.com/trion.sundermeier/videos/10155634178349548/

 

 

 

FULL
Adam Whyrick
UP https://youtu.be/cBD6cI5cOO0

 

AmIRightSideUp
BoRhap https://youtu.be/DO4xEtXjhBE

 

Andy Hall yt
It’s Late https://youtu.be/Qo2FDdvlTrQ
IWTBF https://youtu.be/zAOzU4d41w4
SCC https://youtu.be/dBE_8ouP2Bo

 

Andy Hall Radio fb
DSMN https://www.facebook.com/AndyHallRadio/videos/1445931382163345/

 

Bernie Pieper
Guitar solo/Radio GaGa https://youtu.be/ySTeFsi2QYw

 

 

Enaybler
SCC https://youtu.be/f0MWu0TSqpo

 

Heath Moore
UP https://youtu.be/dduSpXsH3s0
AOBTD https://youtu.be/_WcWTrZ4IOQ

 

Jimmy Aviles
BoRhap https://youtu.be/UwWj1bdiI4Y
UP https://youtu.be/JUKfCFgp6b8

 

LynnevillePF
General playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOxuiinEi6F3rx031Fj0VGJkjqCJOC6Ra

 

MardiBlitz periscope
1 https://www.pscp.tv/mardiblitz/1DXxyyqEkjgxM
2 https://www.pscp.tv/mardiblitz/1lDxLjzAjeRGm
3 https://www.pscp.tv/mardiblitz/1kvJpQykALwxE

 

Mike Riley
STL https://youtu.be/6dKrNTZ_H-U
BoRhap https://youtu.be/20mrfxqrfVQ

 

Navajo Lion
HTF https://youtu.be/Oh6fA2qsxTM
BoRhap https://youtu.be/2FELawZz8-A
Drum battle/UP https://youtu.be/kj7T4PT7iI4
Radio GaGa https://youtu.be/j0pPifChNTE
WWRY/WATC https://youtu.be/B4Bicf9bquA

 

PIC SecondLife
First part 33.11 mins https://youtu.be/T1izwaUMiW4

 

TreyBush yt
Killer Queen + Banter https://youtu.be/SZTPpyZ84n4

 

 

ARTICLES
Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/go/music/review-queen-adam-lambert-bring-a-grand-theatrical-rock-show/article_193868ac-27b5-59ed-86c9-da5a28b17d53.html
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