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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even though Adam Lambert’s July 7 concert with Queen at Sonisphere was cancelled, he will play the part of the band’s lead singer for at least four shows in 2012.

Queen’s Roger Taylor says Lambert will play with the band, which also includes original member Brian May, on June 30 in Kiev, another Kiev show where Queen and Elton John will share the bill, and two July shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in July. Taylor told Billboard.com that the London shows will provide an “alternative...for some of the people who had bought tickets” to Sonisphere.

Lambert will sing the songs made famous by Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. Lambert and Queen became fast friends after Lambert performed with the band on “American Idol” in 2009. "Adam... of course he has this unbelievable range, like Freddie (Mercury) had range,” Taylor told Billboard. “Adam can really cover it. He's an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality."

Lambert’s new album, “Trespassing,” comes out May 15.

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-goes-on/posts/adam-lambert-and-queen-schedule-four-summer-dates


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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so, they have swapped Knebworth for two Hammersmith dates. so, 60,000 for about 6,000.

I actually think this is much better. much better for the audience. I wonder if they are going to be warm up shows for something bigger.

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

5,039 (standing)
3,632 (sitting)

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Apollo

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great , but all fans not enter in hammersmith

Knebworth 120.000 maximum
Hammersmith 5.000 maximum

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 19:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually the full concert capacity for Knebworth is 165,000

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since you guys hate Adam lambert, that will leave all 6000 seats for us Glamberts! Yay!

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People who liked Freddie Mercury weren't ridiculous enough to call themselves Fredberts.

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Posted: 11 Apr 12, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Brass Neck wrote:
People who liked Freddie Mercury weren't ridiculous enough to call themselves Fredberts.


They couldn't call themselves anything, their voices were muffled from having their heads shoved up Freddie's ass for years.

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Posted: 11 Apr 12, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gaabiizz wrote:
Great , but all fans not enter in hammersmith
Knebworth 120.000 maximum
Hammersmith 5.000 maximum



you're a hoot Yoda, really, are you.

care to add the link for the online translator you used that failed to generate "hammersmith has insufficicent capacity"


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Posted: 11 Apr 12, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because his last name didn't end in "bert.". Duh.

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Posted: 11 Apr 12, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fredbert. Haha. That is pretty good.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if Half of Queen + Adam Lambert will do C-Lebrity? or will that be a tad hypocrytical?

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Lambert and Queen July 11 and 12! Don't all rush out at once to get your tickets! But if you want tickets, better get them quickly. The GLAMBERTS are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to ticket buying. We've already booked all the hotels in the area :)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Out of curiosity, is it your sense in the Lambert fan community that people are buying tickets to see both shows, or just one or the other? I know Adam's fans often do things in multiples as a demonstration of loyalty and support.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, all Glamberts will do both shows. They are back to back and many are coming from out of,the country.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But it is mainly because of our hunger to see him perform live in addition to support and loyalty :)

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the info. :) Do you think you could make a reasonable estimate of how many Glamberts we're talking about here?

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He did 60+ Glamnation shows in venues of about 3000 and sold out every one almost instantly. But that was mostly in U.S.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just did a little research. In addition to selling out all U.S. venues, he sold out shows in New Zealand, Finland, Australia, four shows in Japan and all shows in the UK.

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Posted: 12 Apr 12, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So no idea how many would be making the trip? It's just kind of fascinating me to imagine Queen, massive British legend that they are, doing small shows for an audience dominated by fans of their guest singer, in England. I'm imagining it like Adam Lambert's back up band almost.