‘It feels easy with them’: Something has clicked with Adam Lambert and Queen

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Though he’s performed on and off with Queen since 2009, Adam Lambert says they found something new together last September when he made his heavily anticipated stateside stage debut alongside Roger Taylor and Brian May. That, in turn, led directly to their North American tour in 2014.

Maybe it was having gained so much experience reinterpreting lyrics once sung by Freddie Mercury. Maybe it was the confidence that issuing his own hit album in 2012’s Trespassing brought. Maybe it was finally coming home to the U.S., after having only played concerts in a series of overseas locales before.

“It just felt more evolved,” Lambert tells Ryan Seacrest. “We talked about a lot of different reasons, but I think I feel more grounded.”

The youthful Lambert, once a finalist on Idol, will be appearing across America and into Canada with the remaining members of Queen beginning in June. He says that’s another chance to learn from rock royalty.

“It doesn’t feel like a huge age gap,” Lambert says. “They definitely have all of these amazing stories, and tons of experience — and I try to just act as a sponge and listen and learn. It’s amazing, the things that they have to tell and the things they just know. But it feels easy with them, and I think you can see it on stage.”

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  • lovetheusa1776

    Looking forward to this collaboration – plan to attend at least one of the concerts. Great musicians and a superb singer – pure bliss.

  • pr63

    i’ll be seeing them at mohegan sun (wish it was msg but i can’t make it that night) queen is legend. adam is a future icon. the combination is pure magic. and i’m sure freddie is smiling from up above. can you imagine if freddie was still here and the two could do a duet!!!!

  • Lifechnger

    I was there in London in 2012 for the Queen and Adam Lambert Concerts and I was at IHeart in September.
    There was a different feel to the IHeart concert, much more confidence, it did click, Adam is spot on.

  • glamity58

    It not only feels right, it sounds right. The iHeart Festival was just a taste. Wait til you hear all the Queen classics interpreted by this great rock vocalist. It is amazing. I only have videos but now I’ve got tickets for the real thing. I may go to several shows.

  • Enough is enough

    Well I think this picture says it all. I love Adam Lambert!!! Love Queen also Win- win epic concert not to miss!

  • funbunn40

    I’ve seen two of these epic concerts. It was everything anticipated and more! The chemistry between the legendary rock gods and the powerful, dynamic, vocally brilliant Adam was a joyous thing to behold! They were so filled with positive, electrical energy,affection and happiness bringing such excitement to appreciative fans. It was a powerful connection that had us in the palms of their hands. The arenas are packed and reviews sensationally positive. I can’t stop smiling just writing about them. They remind me of what real,unadulterated music should be. They’re the real thing, no autotune or gimmicks, just pure exceptional music!