American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert replacing the basically irreplaceable Freddie Mercury. Some preferred the direction Brian May and Roger Taylor took on previous tours, bringing in Paul Rogers despite the Free/Bad Company man having an altogether bluesier, rougher style compared with Mercury’s operatic pomp. Might as well do something new, they said. Others felt that Rogers was clearly not the right man for the job, while Lambert is an obvious disciple of Mercury’s. Reality star or not, Lambert has been earning rave reviews for his performances since he started working with May and Taylor, and Queen fans with an open mind have been surprised by his vocal prowess and natural showmanship. The “glamberts,” of course, were already sold. Also Tuesday, June 27.
Everybody and their dog seems to have an extreme opinion of the validity of a Queen show with