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Snapshots: Queen + Adam Lambert @ CFG Bank Arena — 10/4/23

Snapshots: Queen + Adam Lambert @ CFG Bank Arena — 10/4/23
Adam Lambert performs with Queen at CFG Bank Arena on Oct. 4, 2023. (Photo by Steve Satzberg)

Queen + Adam Lambert recently brought their highly acclaimed production, now expanded and updated, back to where it first began. After a four-year long hiatus, Sir Brian May, Roger Taylor, and their exceptional frontman Adam Lambert relaunched their Rhapsody Tour with a show at CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore on Oct. 4.

Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the show!

This article is adapted from a press release.

In a press announcement, Brian May said, “Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious. Watch out world.”

And Adam Lambert added: “I can’t wait to tour North America one more time with the Rhapsody tour alongside the two unbelievably talented legends that are Brian May and Roger Taylor.”

Queen + Adam Lambert’s 150-minute career-spanning set list celebrates the band’s extraordinary back catalogue, lining up wall-to-wall immortal anthems like “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Radio Ga Ga,” and “Somebody To Love” alongside classic deep cuts and vintage fan-favorites. Featuring a dazzling state-of-the-art stage design, incredible special effects and set pieces, this sense-swamping extravaganza has been blowing critics and fans away the world over.

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert perform “Somebody to Love” live on X-Factor 2014 via YouTube:

Produced by Live Nation, the 2023 North American tour finds Queen + Adam Lambert supported on stage by their regular band members, long-serving Queen keyboard player and musical director Spike Edney, bass guitarist Neil Fairclough, and percussionist Tyler Warren.

Having extensively toured over the last few years, the Rhapsody show is forever evolving. But it remains at heart a tribute to original frontman Freddie Mercury’s majestic legacy, a confirmation of Brian and Roger’s undimmed musical prowess, plus a magnificent showcase for Adam’s vocal skills and electrifying stage charisma, all of which adds up to a glorious full-blooded celebration of one of the greatest songbooks in rock history.

Here are some photos of Adam Lambert and Queen performing at CFG Bank Arena on Oct. 4, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.

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