Post by girldrummer on Jul 15, 2019 10:17:28 GMT -5
Just went back and read that whole Mercury review. The guy does give Adam some props for his vocals. And he apparently liked the staging and the songs themselves. But generally the whole review is an assertion that even Brian and Roger aren't worthy of being in a band that is even partially the original Queen. It's absurd. Brian's words comes from his heart and soul. After all these years, he and Roger DO still care about the integrity of their legacy. And they prove it with every show.
And that reviewer also expressed that pet peeve of mine. He suggested that QAL is doing really well right now because of the success of the movie. This guy must be clueless about their previous world tours that filled huge venues all over the globe. Just rubs me the wrong way, that's all.
I was watching the ABC natl news yesterday and heard WHAT? They were talking about a contraption called a Frog that a father made for his infant son who could not crawl as he was paralyzed from the waist down. It allows him to get around. Anyway, as the boy is pictured starting to scoot around the room on his stomach, the news anchor says, "Coming in hot!" Haha, the phrase has entered our vernacular now?
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idolator @idolator Club king! @adamlambert's "Comin in Hot" gets a killer @samsparro & @knightsofzion remix: bit.ly/2LRp8IQ
Adam Lambert’s Velvet LP is coming along nicely. The 37-year-old introduced the album with a stripped-back track called “Feel Something” in February. The Glamorous One was quick to point out that it wasn’t his lead single. Rather, that honor belonged to a retro rock anthem called “New Eyes.” It was followed with another ’70s-tinged tune called “Comin In Hot” a couple of weeks ago. Adam is clearly looking to the past for inspiration, so it only makes sense that the remix would also evoke another time and place.
Sam Sparro and Knights Of Zion transform “Comin In Hot” into a slinky, disco-influenced floorfiller. The song survives the genre switch largely intact and is further proof that Adam can do it all. Pop, rock and dance. (And probably country and polka). According to the press release, Velvet is being released in two parts with Side A dropping in September. Just don’t expect any sellout radio fodder. “I love making and performing music, but there have been many times where I’ve had to compromise on my artistic vision,” he in an open letter to fans.
“Don’t get me wrong,” Adam further clarified. “I’m VERY proud of my body of work. But I’m coming out of a dark period of second guessing my own artistry.” If the first three singles are any indication, Adam has found his voice and is finally making music on his own terms. Listen to the remix of “Coming In Hot” below.
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"Beauty leads to attraction, but intelligence leads to love!"
Post by athena1979 on Jul 15, 2019 12:11:39 GMT -5
I am a huge Adam fan who bought VIP tickets to too many QAL shows, and now I am having some financial hardships and need to sell some of my tickets. They are all FRONT ROW or directly next to the thrust (I had multiple people helping me get the best tickets when they went on sale), and I would like to sell them to other big fans at my original cost. Here are the tickets:
Phoenix, 7/16: 2 tickets for floor section A, row 1, seats 1 and 2 (front row seats directly next to the right side of the thrust); $782 per ticket
Chicago, 8/9: 2 tickets for floor section 1, row 3, seats 1 and 2 (second or third row with seat 1 directly next to the left of the thrust; I think they are actual second row, but ticketmaster won’t show me the detailed seating chart anymore); $812 per ticket
Tampa, 8/18: 3 tickets for floor section 3, row 2, seats 1-3 (actual front row seats directly next to the left side of the thrust); $776 per ticket
Please message me if you are interested, and I will send you my phone number so we can discuss it further.
The reviewer did give some praise to Adam and the guys. Kind of off-handedly, IMO. But it was there. But the terms "tribute band " or "cover band" do NOT apply in this case. Lots of classic rocks bands have changed members for various reasons. That doesn't make them cover bands. That's what seemed to get Brian's goat the most. And I'm Brian DID notice the compliments.
Of course, no minds will be changed about this issue. MM fans, despite Brian's statement that it would be "awful" for them to perform with a Freddie impersonator, will continue to say that MM would be better. Well, MM didn't get chosen. End of story.
AND I love seeing Javi dancing to STL. Lord, that guy has LONG LEGS.
Here's my Vancouver recap -- better late, than never! This was the first show, so it was all going to be absolutely new. I'm the type that likes to look at videos, so I know what is coming and what to look out for. Not this time!
My daughter and I met mszue and fiercelier and a newbie at the Sports Bar in Rogers Arena for dinner before the concert. What a noisy place! We could hardly hear each other and my voice was already gone pre-concert! LOL We entered the Arena from the restaurant, so security was minimal. Walked a distance to our seats past really long queues for merchandise. We were sitting on the left hand side in the first tier farther back from the stage -- basically the same seats as my first QAL experience. The arena filled up and you could feel the anticipation. The show was 20 minutes late starting which worked out for my daughter's boyfriend who slipped into his seat with minutes to spare.
My daughter and I had really been studying the scrim trying to decide if it was a projection or not. It was so well done, it looked real. Plus we were trying to figure out what all the symbols were and why it had what looked like a spear! Even when it was lifted up at the beginning, I was still thinking it was real. This wonderful red curtain with gold rope appeared and parted and Brian was there, then Adam was on the right, then on the left, and then, surprise, they were on the stage rocking it out!
There is so much visually going on and you just don't get a feel for the overall production from the videos that I have seen. My eyes must have been darting here and there -- trying to watch Adam, but also all the background imagery. The red curtain opens and there is an audience sitting there. Then we see a tier of opera boxes with what looked like people dressed in 18th century costumes. Eventually, you realize that the people in the bottom opera boxes are real people! This is all very opulent, but then you take a long trip to the back of the stage and the gold, shiny scrim becomes a wooden structure. Ha ha, so it wasn't real!!
Meanwhile Adam is singing his heart out. The Show Must Go On was amazing. The image of the columns crumbling in the background reinforced the intensity. I laughed when he hopped up on the grand piano to sing Killer Queen. I was surprised when he appeared out of nowhere on his decked out motorcycle. WWTLF was also a masterclass, although I missed the glitter ball moment. They did have a glitter ball, but that was used later. His costumes were spectacular -- so much bling and so much fringe! I noticed he didn't do the walk about during Radio Gaga, but everyone participated in the clap. The crowd went wild waiting for the encore and I loved Adam's final outfit. The red and gold tied in nicely with the beginning of the show.
The people around me stood during the rousing songs and sat for the slower ones. Brian's solo on top of the fiery asteroid, with the colourful planets descending around him was spellbinding. And then he was on stage as an alien in a cool outfit with a mask in the smoke. That was a what just happened moment!
The show was definitely fast paced and crammed with music. I didn't even notice that the drum solo was gone until someone mentioned it. And introducing the other musicians was wrapped up quickly. I thought Adam's "I'm not Freddie speech' was a bit shorter and well done. That does get the crowd on board. They took out any kibitzing. It was high energy all the way! Visually and musically over the top! We all had a wonderful time!!