Domino’s Delivered: Queen + Adam Lambert Get Stunning Reviews Closing the Isle of Wight Festival

The internet was on fire all weekend long with reports of Queen + Adam Lambert’s arrival by helicopter and their incredible performance at England’s Isle of Wight Festival, with 58,000 in attendance. This was after the horrific shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida.

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6-13-16 QAL Isle of Wight

Left: Photo via YouTube

Below: Photo courtesy of © WENN / Luke Dray

Both Queen + Adam Lambert made their first appearances at the renowned Isle of Wight Festival in Newport, England on Sunday, June 12th. With six dates left to the current European tour, they’re heading to Belgium on June 15th, then Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and finally Italy on June 25th.

The following review is full of pictures and fan tweets, which you can see when you click on the link the end. Here’s a funny bit – they had a Pizza Rider for the gig! See it here!

Add your comments if you’d like to see Queen + Adam Lambert return to the USA!

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

From Lara Martin, Reveal.co.uk:

Isle of Wight Festival 2016: Queen and Adam Lambert close weekend with “incredible” performance

Queen and Adam Lambert closed out the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 with a blistering set that included a poignant tribute to the victims of Orlando’s mass shooting.


The artists took to the stage at Seaclose Park on Sunday, 12 June as the hugely anticipated final headline act of the weekend, which had seen the likes of Stereophonics, The Who, Faithless and Jess Glynne perform.
Remarkably, it was Queen’s debut performance at a UK festival – despite forming way back in 1970!

Drummer Roger Taylor said: “When I think of The Isle of Wight Festival I think of Hendrix, Dylan and The Who. What immortal company to be in.”
They were joined by the always very, very amazing Adam Lambert who, since finishing runner-up on American Idol in 2009, has enjoyed a successful solo career across the globe. (If you haven’t checked out his albums, we recommend you do!)

He first met Queen during American Idol, when Roger and Brian May performed with him in the finale. (Adam had performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ during the audition stages.) Adam later joined the band for a one-off performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011, before officially joining as new frontman.
They flew in via a personalized helicopter emblazoned with the words Queen + Adam Lambert – talk about making an entrance! And, as always, Mr Lambert was looking oh-so-stylish in his all-black ensemble and sunglasses.

As the group arrived on stage, footage was played showing them backstage, gearing up for the big moment. Then, the curtains bearing the Queen logo dropped and they emerged in a sea of red light and insane energy from the audience, and launched straight into ‘One Vision’.
All the classic Queen tracks were on display from ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Killer Queen’, to ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’, which was dedicated to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Introducing the song, Adam said: “This is dedicated to those who lost their lives in Orlando, Florida, and anyone who has been a victim of senseless violence or hatred.”

Click here for the rest of the review, including pictures and fan tweets!

Click the following titles for additional reviews.
*Editor’s note: Don’t worry about the first title!

Queen and Adam Lambert, Isle of Wight Festival 2016, review: not quite the real deal, but closest we’ll ever get to seeing the band in their pomp

Queen dedicate Isle of Wight Festival set to Orlando shooting victims

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)

Comments

  1. glamity58 says:

    Thanks Carol…..this has been so much fun reading and listening to Adam and Queen. So sad about the tragic shooting in Orlando. I worry everyday about the world. No one is safe. I pray for Adam’s safety as he travels all over the world full of haters and nuts who think they have a right to destroy lives. I’m glad he stands up for what he believes and I hope he performs for a very long time.

  2. Anything that is remotely connected to Adam Lambert is always of interest to me. I started with my Adam adoration when I first saw him on AI. It’s all about the voice for me although he is excellent eye-candy. It’s been a sheer pleasure watching him grow & he has (and is) growing up beautifully.

  3. It is always good to see Adam anywhere! So sad about Christina Grimmie too! And then the horrible thing at Orlando. Just makes me want to cry! Thank you Carol for the good news about Adam! I always love to hear anything about him!

  4. Pam McKinlay says:

    Please come back to Toronto in Canada or to Detroit in the USA!! I missed your last tour here and have been sorry ever since!

  5. Lila Hayes Zubik says:

    They’re so fantastic together!