On June 27, Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Queen (Brian May on lead guitar and Roger Taylor on drums) performed at the Hollywood Bowl in California, for an excellent turnout. This marked their second consecutive show at this prestigious venue.

Rock Setlist

They kicked off their set with a condensed version of the classic Queen hit "We Will Rock You," which instantly got the fans excited about their show. They immediately broke into "Hammer to Fall," as well as "Stone Cold Crazy." Lambert interacted well with the audience throughout the night and made them feel at home, as he belted out all these timeless songs.

"Another One Bites the Dust" had a retro, liberating vibe to it, while "Fat Bottomed Girls" was a fun crowd sing-along tune, where everybody was reciting the chorus verbatim. After "Killer Queen," it was neat to hear Adam Lambert perform his latest radio single "Two Fux," where he was backed by May on guitar and Taylor on drums.

Following the warm reception of Lambert's solo single, they returned to the Queen standards such as "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Bicycle Race," which was an added bonus. Other obscure Queen tunes included "I'm in Love with My Car," as well as "Get Down, Make Love," prior to throwing a crowd favorite in the mix, "I Want It All."

Equally fun was "Somebody to Love," which commenced in an acoustic fashion and built up into a powerhouse performance.

Of course, no Queen show is complete without "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Under Pressure." Lambert gets better each year that he performs live with Queen, with age and experience.

They closed with "Radio Ga Ga," which ironically enough was the origin of Lady Gaga's stage name, and the perennial tune, "Bohemian Rhapsody," which has become a musical theater classic.


For their encore, Queen and Lambert returned for three additional songs, including "Spread Your Wings," the rock anthem "We Will Rock You," and "We Are The Champions," where they left everybody wanting to hear more.

In summation, Adam Lambert and rock band Queen took over the Hollywood Bowl in California, and they were able to put on an exceptional live rock show, that resonated well with the audience.

It was a fitting homage to the late frontman Freddie Mercury, as Lambert and the band (Roger Taylor and Brian May) gave it everything they had. A ticket to this tour should be on every rock fan's bucket list. Their Hollywood Bowl performance garnered five out of five stars.