Queen with Adam Lambert, London O2 Arena, review: Wonderfully flamboyant
Lambert is utterly respectful of Freddie Mercury’s position in the eyes of fans, and chooses to have fun with his role rather than try to imitate the late singer
It’s no mean feat, finding a replacement for one of the greatest rock singers of all time, but Queen have found one of the best possible artists in the form of Adam Lambert.
Lambert has a famously impressive vocal range and is wonderfully flamboyant, rising out of the stage on a giant robot head to sing the campest version of “Killer Queen” imaginable. He’s fantastic, as he ends the song and gestures to his pink and black chequered trousers. “Isn’t this the gayest outfit you’ve ever seen!” he squawks (later he’ll emerge in a gold lamé cape and crown), outdoing himself.