Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby The Milkman » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:59 am

It looks like they've dropped the prices for some of the US dates. If you don't have tickets yet check out Ticketmaster. Some of the VIP seats are less than $200. Good luck!
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 pm

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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:24 pm

Some updated pics for you:



Pic 1: 2017 US Tour truck



Pic 2: 2017 US Tour truck
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDHuIHgaWU/


Rehearsal day 1:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU10inAjpht/


Roger Taylor getting in the mood for touring:
https://twitter.com/OfficialRMT/status/ ... 6288616448
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:51 pm

Only 10 more days now, and we will see what the new stage set looks like :)
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby CNB » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:28 am

Queen and Adam will be on Jimmy Kimmel Show on June 22:

http://headlineplanet.com/home/2017/06/ ... rformance/
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:18 am

8 days until we will know the setlist and stage setup.
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby BitterTears » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:27 am

My tickets for December arrived yesterday
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby dazzag82 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:20 am

Looking at that short Interview with the Australian press...looks like Rog still using the same black drum kit with the black and white queen crest on the bass drum

You can find plenty of videos on Brian's guitar set up and the all the tecnical stuff with that....but would love to see Roger talk about his kit choice, set up, requirements etc...or if not him his drum tech do a video on it
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Roger used Ludwig drumsets in studio and live .. with the
exeption of 1986 when he used Yamaha Recording Custom.

On the last Queen album, Innuendo, you see a Ludwig kit in the
Headlong video. He also used this kit on the tribute concert.

Why he left the Ludwig brand is a mystery.



I think I found the answer actually; it is between the lines here:



RS: So you don't have one particular or favourite set of drums that you usually use in the studio?

RT: No. I have kits I tend to use more than others. I have an amazing Gretch kit in our studio over in Switzerland. It's got three toms, a snare and bass drum. It's a great sounding kit. Some kits sound great; others don't.

RS: What kit do you use on stage?

RT: It changes all the time, but I use Ludwig because they've been sending them to me for quite some time. I have a single bass drum and a selection of toms from small to big. I've always tended to use big drums, which is something I'm getting away from.

RS: Why's that?

RT: They're so difficult to mike. They tend to be somewhat unclear and less defined than smaller drums, I think. Stewart Copeland sort of provided the value of small drums. He gets a nice, snappy sound out of those small drums. It's something I've always argued with Ludwig about. They made their drums wide, but they never made them very deep. Today, virtually all drums are as deep as they are wide. The depth of drums is important. I also usually use a Simmons kit sprinkled around my kit. I use a couple of "RotoToms" as well. Instead of using them as toms, I use them as timbales because they seem to cut through real nice. As for cymbals, I use Zildjian and a few Paistes. I always change my cymbals around on each tour to sort of suit the mood.



The complete interview:
http://www.queenonline.com/en/the-band/ ... n-drummer/
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby agkelly » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:20 pm

TheHero wrote:8 days until we will know the setlist and stage setup.

So... 8 days until I try and stay away from all things Queen online! Every gig I've been to, I've known the rough setlist beforehand. Obviously when going to multiple concerts in series, the ones after the first one are pretty similar, so there's no way to avoid knowing what's coming. But before the 2014 Australian tour, I couldn't help but watch a few live streams from various US / Canadian gigs so I knew what to expect, and before the Hammersmith gigs in 2012 I accidentally saw the setlist online from one of the eastern European gigs a few days earlier. The split second I saw it and realised what it was, I got it off my screen, but it was too late! That split second view in black and white was enough to spoil a lot of the surprise.

The opening, for me, is the big thing. I hope they go back to 'Flash' (ala 2012 Hammersmith) as that's been my favourite opening so far. 'Procession' / 'Now I'm Here' in 2014 was awesome too. The 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' opening last year just didn't do it for me as an opener (as much as I love the song being played live).

Does anyone else try to avoid seeing the setlist before going to see them?
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby TheHero » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:30 pm

In only seven days now ..
 
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby CNB » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:32 am

Adam -- first day of production rehearsals:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVczp08A3zd/
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby CNB » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:53 pm

"@DrBrianMay
First day of Queen & Adam production rehearsals completed. Could be our best EVER production !You guys just might be shocked ! Bri"
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby The Milkman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:41 pm

CNB wrote:"@DrBrianMay
First day of Queen & Adam production rehearsals completed. Could be our best EVER production !You guys just might be shocked ! Bri"



Will Bri ever get tired of saying his current project is the best ever?
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Re: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert NA Tour 2017

Postby AngelR » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:12 pm

The Milkman wrote:
CNB wrote:"@DrBrianMay
First day of Queen & Adam production rehearsals completed. Could be our best EVER production !You guys just might be shocked ! Bri"



Will Bri ever get tired of saying his current project is the best ever?


What do you expect him to say? :) Brian loves technology. The big 'Q' production was very impressive.
 
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