Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby Peavy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:24 am

Nicki79 wrote:
Peavy wrote:Give me a QAL Blu-ray for christmas! :D

Worked last year with ELO, hehe.

Maybe we really get lucky! :D
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Yeah, it's clear they filmed it properly...now the question is if they release it.^^ There are still some 40 year old shows left in the archives, also filmed, but not released yet. ;) I hope for the best in both cases.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby Peavy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:26 am

dazzag82 wrote:Will there be any changes to the set list?

Maybe im thinking too much like musical theatre, as I have only ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show in Vgeas, but will the show not be shorter than a normal concert ie about 90 mins and will it need to have an Interval?


GNR had a residency in Vegas some years ago and released a Blu-ray from that - they had lots of show effects, but aside from that it was a normal concert, quite long and no break.

About the setlist I don't know...I geuss rather not. Either they keep the show they were touring and then they can't change a lot, or they do something really special and change up everything...but I rather think it will be the show we know.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby slightlymad1970 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:06 am

Peavy wrote:
dazzag82 wrote:Will there be any changes to the set list?

Maybe im thinking too much like musical theatre, as I have only ever been to a Cirque du Soleil show in Vgeas, but will the show not be shorter than a normal concert ie about 90 mins and will it need to have an Interval?


GNR had a residency in Vegas some years ago and released a Blu-ray from that - they had lots of show effects, but aside from that it was a normal concert, quite long and no break.

About the setlist I don't know...I geuss rather not. Either they keep the show they were touring and then they can't change a lot, or they do something really special and change up everything...but I rather think it will be the show we know.

I'm really hoping for the O2 shows to be released, it looks like a lot of effort went into the filming. I'm not sure if I want the Las Vegas shows to be released, I watched the Def Leppard shows on video and although a good performance it didn't have the feel of a big rock show, more cabaret and a bit tame with the audience looking very uninspired, similar to the Meat Loaf shows! It would be great to have Vegas as a bonus documentary for the O2 shows, having said that they have tons of extras they could use, the Sydney shows filmed a few years back looked amazing and they would make a great extra, even some of the Barcelona show or Isle of Wight or Rock In Rio etc etc.

I know it's not everyones cup of tea on here but they really could produce something very special with amazing extras if they wanted to!
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby dave4343palace » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:41 am

Considering how small the Park Theater is, am very surprised to see so many seats still available every night, even opening and closing night etc.

Of course, there are much better seats available for the 8th and 9th than I was given the option of buying during the 'pre sale' and am travelling from the UK for... but can't complain as I don't think there will be a bad view.

Maybe casual Vegas tourists generally buy their tickets on the day but even so, I still am surprised considering the success of the previous Q+AL North America tours that more Queen and/or AL fans aren't planning to be there... maybe its just too soon after the 2017 tour?
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby slightlymad1970 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:22 am

dave4343palace wrote:Considering how small the Park Theater is, am very surprised to see so many seats still available every night, even opening and closing night etc.

Of course, there are much better seats available for the 8th and 9th than I was given the option of buying during the 'pre sale' and am travelling from the UK for... but can't complain as I don't think there will be a bad view.

Maybe casual Vegas tourists generally buy their tickets on the day but even so, I still am surprised considering the success of the previous Q+AL North America tours that more Queen and/or AL fans aren't planning to be there... maybe its just too soon after the 2017 tour?


Totally agree Dave..., With tickets available through Ticketmaster you can see a seating plan with unsold tickets and not one single date is close to selling out, in fact I would guess every show has well over 1000-2000 unsold tickets (5,200 Capacity), even opening night! With less than 2 weeks until the shows start there needs to be some serious promotion in Vegas to make this residency a success. Really hope this isn't a flop but without a huge walk up on the days of the shows this could be a huge failure for the promoter.

I would think the band will be flying out very soon so hopefully with a some TV and media coverage sales will pick up, shame the shows aren't post movie as that might have spiked interest.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby sharon20 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:13 pm

slightlymad1970 wrote:
dave4343palace wrote:Considering how small the Park Theater is, am very surprised to see so many seats still available every night, even opening and closing night etc.

Of course, there are much better seats available for the 8th and 9th than I was given the option of buying during the 'pre sale' and am travelling from the UK for... but can't complain as I don't think there will be a bad view.

Maybe casual Vegas tourists generally buy their tickets on the day but even so, I still am surprised considering the success of the previous Q+AL North America tours that more Queen and/or AL fans aren't planning to be there... maybe its just too soon after the 2017 tour?


Totally agree Dave..., With tickets available through Ticketmaster you can see a seating plan with unsold tickets and not one single date is close to selling out, in fact I would guess every show has well over 1000-2000 unsold tickets (5,200 Capacity), even opening night! With less than 2 weeks until the shows start there needs to be some serious promotion in Vegas to make this residency a success. Really hope this isn't a flop but without a huge walk up on the days of the shows this could be a huge failure for the promoter.

I would think the band will be flying out very soon so hopefully with a some TV and media coverage sales will pick up, shame the shows aren't post movie as that might have spiked interest.


Adam did a promo interview Thursday and he's doing another on Entertainment Tonight on Monday. There's also a lot of billboards sprung up in the last few days so it looks like they're getting a bit more pro active. Haven't seen anything with Bri & Roger yet but maybe they're planning to get together with Adam and do a few interviews soon. I agree it's a bit soon after the last tour.

This is the interview, don't think it's been linked so far.

https://youtu.be/U2ruNzu4Pr0

http://www.adamlambertmedia.com/index.p ... tonight-2/

Seems they're in the Forbes travel guide as well, scroll down to Las Vegas - https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestrav ... cad37358eb
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby Nicki79 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:37 pm

Adam did a new radio interview, released today.
He said, he will meet up with Brian and Roger on the 28th of August and then they will create the setlist and what surprises they may have. All in all it sounds very much like a greatest hits set. Adam mentioned, that they have to play the hits and that the set is shorter, because it’s a casino show. So, not really time for more. :roll:
I hope for everyone attending, that they will indeed have a few surprises!
Source: http://onwithmario.iheart.com/featured/ ... ency-more/
Scroll down the article to find the 10 minute audio interview at the end.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby icy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:28 pm

He can be a douche indeed. He says he came up with The Crown Jewels for Vegas?
Ahem...
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby sharon20 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:41 pm

icy wrote:He can be a douche indeed. He says he came up with The Crown Jewels for Vegas?
Ahem...


I'm sure he means he thought of using the name for Vegas, not that he actually thought the name up, he'll clearly know it was used for the box set.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby icy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:49 pm

sharon20 wrote:
icy wrote:He can be a douche indeed. He says he came up with The Crown Jewels for Vegas?
Ahem...


I'm sure he means he thought of using the name for Vegas, not that he actually thought the name up, he'll clearly know it was used for the box set.

I wondered who came up with the idea to call it that. Now, I know. Such a shame he couldn't think of something original, then again, I'm not surprised. The box set was to celebrate Queen's 25 years, but hey leave it to Adam to call the Vegas run the same thing. Very odd.
So much for bringing his own ideas to the show. Given the fact he did this, I'd rather he had no input at all.
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby sharon20 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:58 pm

icy wrote:
sharon20 wrote:
icy wrote:He can be a douche indeed. He says he came up with The Crown Jewels for Vegas?
Ahem...


I'm sure he means he thought of using the name for Vegas, not that he actually thought the name up, he'll clearly know it was used for the box set.

I wondered who came up with the idea to call it that. Now, I know. Such a shame he couldn't think of something original, then again, I'm not surprised. The box set was to celebrate Queen's 25 years, but hey leave it to Adam to call the Vegas run the same thing. Very odd.
So much for bringing his own ideas to the show. Given the fact he did this, I'd rather he had no input at all.


I personally don't see what's wrong with the title, except of course it was Adam's idea. If Brian or Roger had decided it no doubt it would be fine.
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby icy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:14 pm

sharon20 wrote:
I personally don't see what's wrong with the title, except of course it was Adam's idea. If Brian or Roger had decided it no doubt it would be fine.


The name was used before for a Queen release that included Freddie to celebrate their years in the business. It is very lazy to use it for something else, especially used for Q+AL. No matter who had the idea to use it again, I would be feeling this way about it, to be clear. Check my posts from when the news of the Vegas run broke, you will see I had something to say about calling it The Crown Jewels at that point too.
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby icy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17 pm

icy wrote:Las Vegas, eh. I find it sad in a way.
I wish the name of the Queen box set wasn't used for this so I wish something new was used for this and not something that was already used before in Queen history. Can't help but think it's lazy it's been used twice in two decades, give or take. Who came up the idea to call the residency the Crown Jewels and why?
Pic of the Crown Jewels used for the Queen box set.

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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby BitterTears » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Calling the limited run of shows in Vegas 'Crown Jewels' is of such small significance, I can't believe anyone could have a positive or negative reaction to it.

It might be lazy to use it but I'd say the laziness stems from from it being an 'obvious' name for anything to do with a band with a royal connection rather than it was the name of a release from over 20 years ago. Although it does fit as a box set better than series of concerts but anyway...!
 
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Re: Q+AL: "The Crown Jewels" Las Vegas - Sept.2018

Postby icy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:31 pm

BitterTears wrote:Calling the limited run of shows in Vegas 'Crown Jewels' is of such small significance, I can't believe anyone could have a positive or negative reaction to it.

It might be lazy to use it but I'd say the laziness stems from from it being an 'obvious' name for anything to do with a band with a royal connection rather than it was the name of a release from over 20 years ago. Although it does fit as a box set better than series of concerts but anyway...!


I thought the name for the box set was perfect. It summed up those albums very well, cause you and I both know there are some very good, even great tunes from that period.
I wish the box it came in lived up to name. I'm still baffled by the fact it was so flimsy, but the music is what counts.
I do wish another name could have been used the Vegas run. I don't know if AL was aware that it was used before. I did, and I do, so my thoughts are obvious ;) .
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