Queen + Adam Lambert Launch “Roadies In Lockdown” Series

Queen + Adam Lambert are paying tribute to their road crew with a new web series called “Roadies In Lockdown.” You can watch the first episode of that below:

The band commented:

“In this first episode we meet from his kitchen as well as from backstage and on stage Andy Bews, Stage Show Manager, whose role in the Queen + Adam Lambert touring production crew involves a myriad of different elements. Andy gives us an insight into what his job involves and we also have the very rare opportunity to see the band close up in soundchecks in Australia, South Korea and Japan. He also gives insight into crew attire which appears to favour Hawaiian shirts (only on a Friday … which is called Hawaiian Shirt Friday on tour), but there are limits to taking a casual approach.

Tour Video Director, Steve Price has worked with Queen + Adam Lambert since 2014 and at this time should be manning the controls behind the stage as he directs all the video elements of the show for the band on their sold out European summer tour. However, as we all know, the band and crew are currently off the road, so to keep him in the groove we set him the task of creating a ‘lockumentary’ focusing on what it is like being part of the ‘Rhapsody Road Crew’…

This exclusive series, only available on Queen’s Official channel, explores the roles of various crew members on the road and behind the scenes with one of the world’s most successful touring acts. Enjoy a VIP AAA pass and get to see at close quarters the backstage and front of house complexities, magic and hard work that goes in to putting on these huge productions that are a Queen + Adam Lambert live show. They explain what they do to make the shows happen. Look out also for a few well known faces and cameo appearances along the way.

The backstage footage has been shot at different venues across the globe, however due to the recent pandemic the interviews with the crew have taken place at home during lockdown and further demonstrates the effect the shutdown has had on the live music business, not just for musicians and fans, but the often unseen and unsung heroes that make up the touring crew.

Setting out to highlight their individual and collaborative skills, it soon becomes obvious one thing clearly binds them together — a sense of humour.”

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Announce YouTube Tour Watch Party

Queen + Adam Lambert will be hosting a tour watch party on June 21 at 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. EDT. The virtual event will feature a concert composed of highlights from previous tours and it will be available via the band’s YouTube channel for 24 hours.

Queen + Adam Lambert Honor COVID-19 Frontline Workers With “You Are The Champions”

Queen + Adam Lambert are honoring COVID-19 frontline workers with a new version of “We Are The Champions” called “You Are The Champions.” Proceeds from the track will go towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

The band issued the following statement:

“By each playing our part and addressing the difficult times we are all sharing we will win this challenge. During this time our thoughts and thanks are with those dedicated medical heroes standing up to the battle daily on our behalf. They are the champions. You are the champions.”

Brian May also commented:

“It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus. Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS. That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!!”

Roger Taylor continued:

“As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society. Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them. They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”

Adam Lambert added:

“It is with the deepest gratitude to all those on the frontline all over the world that we dedicate our performance. Thank you for keeping us safe, we are in awe of your bravery and strength.”

Elizabeth Cousens, president and CEO of the UN Foundation, also had the following to say:

“‘We Are The Champions’ has always been a rallying cry. We are grateful to Queen and Adam Lambert for using their talents to support our heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Their contribution to this fight will lift spirits and raise critical funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Perform “We Are The Champions” While In Quarantine

Queen + Adam Lambert have shared a quarantine performance of “We Are The Champions.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, Lambert sings “you are the champions” on this version.

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021.

Tour Dates:

05/23 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
05/26 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
05/27 Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
05/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
06/01 London, UK – The O2
06/02 London, UK – The O2
06/04 London, UK – The O2
06/05 London, UK – The O2
06/07 London, UK – The O2
06/08 London, UK – The O2
06/10 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/11 Manchester UK – Manchester Arena
06/13 Birmingham, UK – Utlita Arena
06/14 Birmingham, UK – Utlita Arena
06/16 London, UK – The O2
06/17 London, UK – The O2
06/19 London, UK – The O2
06/20 London, UK – The O2
06/24 Berlin, German – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/26 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
06/28 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
06/29 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
07/01 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/06 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre
07/07 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre

Brian May said the following:

“We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although, in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans. Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream. We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us. I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there. Of course, we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible. The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”

Roger Taylor continued:

“We’re all in this together. Devastating! Boringly frustrating! Scary and upsetting! But…pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down…start all over again!!! Be well….take care…coming right back at you as soon as we possibly can!!!”

Adam Lambert added:

“I am very disappointed that we won’t be touring Europe as planned, but we have to look after each other and put everyone’s health first. Look forward to getting out there when it’s safe.”

Queen Share Official Footage Of Full “Fire Fight Australia” Performance

Queen have shared official footage of their full February 16 performance at the “Fire Fight Australia” benefit concert. That show found the band playing their iconic “Live Aid” set with current frontman Adam Lambert. The performance, which also included footage and audio of late singer Freddie Mercury, marks the first time the band have played the set since 1985.

Queen Perform 1985 “Live Aid” Set At “Fire Fight Australia” Benefit Concert

During Queen’s performance at the “Fire Fight Australia” benefit concert earlier today (February 16), the band played their iconic “Live Aid” set with current frontman Adam Lambert. The performance, which also included footage and audio of late singer Freddie Mercury, marks the first time the band have played the set since 1985.

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Cover Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” In Dunedin, New Zealand

During Queen + Adam Lambert’s February 10 show in Dunedin, New Zealand, the band performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Queen + Adam Lambert & Alice Cooper To Perform At “Fire Fight Australia” Bushfire Relief Concert

Queen + Adam Lambert and Alice Cooper are among the artists that are set to perform at the “Fire Fight Australia” bushfire relief concert. The event will take place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia on February 16 and it will also feature K.D. Lang, Olivia Newton-John, Pete Murray, etc.

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Five More London, UK Shows

Queen + Adam Lambert have added five more London, UK dates to their upcoming European/UK tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

05/24 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
05/26 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
05/27 Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
05/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
06/02 London, UK – O2
06/03 London, UK – O2
06/05 London, UK – O2
06/06 London, UK – O2
06/08 London, UK – O2
06/09 London, UK – O2
06/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/12 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/17 London, UK – O2
06/18 London, UK – O2
06/20 London, UK – O2
06/21 London, UK – O2
06/24 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/26 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
06/28 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
06/29 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
07/01 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/07 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre
07/08 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre