Adam Lambert seems to be enjoying his Twitter time lately. In addition to some friend pictures, he gave us and adork-able Instagram and a write up he liked. So, it shows he is reading up on his Queen tour!
This morning came an article from New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times, promoting their upcoming tour. Adam really liked this and send it to us, via Twitter. I even learned a little more from it about when Queen appeared on the American Idol finale with Adam.
I enjoyed this interview with the New Zealand Sunday Star Times: http://t.co/2YYI1SrOI0
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) August 3, 2014
I’ll start it and give the link for you to finish it.
~ Carol ~
Freddie Mercury’s phantom
BY GRANT SMITHIES
How strange to be Adam Lambert. Here he is, a global pop star in his own right, now touring the world playing understudy to a ghost.
In 2009, Lambert was runner-up on American Idol. He has since topped the US singles charts, and made two albums that sold a couple of million copies. His solo career has taken root in unexpected places: in 2012, he was the only Westerner invited to sing on China’s most popular TV show, his performance beamed out to 520 million viewers. But for the past few years, he has become best known for slipping into a dead man’s leather pants and heading out on the road as frontman with Queen.
In many ways, it makes perfect sense. As a flamboyant gay man with abundant charm, a killer voice and a penchant for glam theatrics, he is three-quarters of the way there. But he is not Freddie Mercury.
“No, that’s true,” agrees Lambert, who is backstage in a Toronto dressing room getting ready for a sold-out Queen show.
“I was extremely apprehensive the first few times I fronted this band, because I was so intimidated by their legacy. Freddie Mercury was such an iconic vocalist, a once in a lifetime star, and their songs are fabulous. Plus you’ve got Brian [May] on guitar and Roger [Taylor] on drums, who are such great players. But they made me feel comfortable, and we have fun. Playing with these guys is an amazing adventure. It’s making me a better live performer, and it also makes me think about what kind of artist I could be.”
Is he the champion, my friends? Will he, will he rock us? Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can he do the fandango? We will soon see, as Lambert fronts Queen when they perform here in early September, their first tour to New Zealand since 1985.
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