Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of several Queen songs. The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux isn’t another reiteration of the band’s legend from Brian May. Instead, the addition of singer Kerry Ellis takes those songs — as well as a well-judged collection of offbeat companion pieces — in entirely new directions.
Steve Lukather, in discussing some upcoming personnel moves for his band Toto, also confirmed a previously unannounced summer tour for Steely Dan.
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.
This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.
‘It’s a very logical thing to do’: Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too
Before starting a just-announced first-ever North American concert series with Adam Lambert, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor were at work on compiling a second recording featuring leftover tracks from Freddie Mercury — including a memorable collaborative moment with Michael Jackson.
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs brought a tractor-trailer’s worth of hits — both as solo artists and with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, respectively — to this setlist. More important, however, was their simpatico sense of musical camaraderie.
Listening to the songs, Bruce Springsteen might present as someone steeled with both determination and a sense of purpose. Actually, he says, doubt surrounds him the same as anyone else — until he takes up the microphone to sing.
Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”
The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.
Months after a hugely successful U.S. debut as part of Las Vegas’ September iHeart Radio Festival, Queen will mount its first-ever North American tour with Adam Lambert. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been collaborating off and on with the American Idol finalist since 2009, but before then had only appeared on major concert stages in Europe.