‘Hope it transmits well’: Adam Lambert makes triumphal U.S. debut with Queen

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Talk about fun: American audiences not only got to enjoy Adam Lambert fronting Queen for the first time in a stateside appearance, they also got to see the pop-rock trio called fun. join in. Check out some highlights here!

Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. stage debut, as part of this weekend’s iHeart radio concerts in Las Vegas, turned into an all-star event when Nate Ruess and Co. took the stage, as well.

Lambert’s Friday night set with Queen included “We Are The Champions” and “Who Wants to Live Forever,” before fun. stepped in for “Somebody to Love.” Lambert joined Ruess for a duet on “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and then closed out with — what else? — “We Are The Champions.”

Lambert, the ex-American Idol finalist, had been performing with Queen since the classic rockers appeared on the 2009 Idol finale — notably fronting the band for a series of Summer 2012 shows. All of those, however, had been held overseas.

An overjoyed Brian May, just after the iHeart show, tweeted: “iHeart gig is done! Yay! Hope it transmits well.”

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