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Queen + Adam Lambert Present ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Livestream

Powered by Kiswe, Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Rhapsody Over London’ livestream is available to fans around the globe, alongside a live Q&A with the band.

Queen + Adam Lambert Present ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Livestream

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Powered by Kiswe, Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Rhapsody Over London’ livestream is available to fans around the globe, alongside a live Q&A with the band.

Beginning on Sunday July 24th, fans of Queen + Adam Lambert can livestream one of the band’s ten sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena. The ‘Rhapsody Over London’ livestream is powered by Kiswe and will be available for seven days only.

The ‘Rhapsody Over London’ livestream includes a Q&A with Lambert and Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, who’ll be speaking backstage from the penultimate show on their European tour and responding to video questions from ticket-holding fans.

In early June, Queen + Adam Lambert sold out ten consecutive shows at London’s 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. The rhapsodic ten-show run is a testament to the enduring appeal of Brian May and Roger Taylor’s partnership with the American vocalist Lambert, which dates back to 2011.

Lambert had big shoes to fill. Queen’s founding vocalist Freddie Mercury is the platonic ideal of a rock frontperson. Mercury led Queen from 1970 up until his death in 1991. The remaining band members made one album after his death, using vocal and piano recordings left behind by Mercury to create the 1995 LP, Made In Heaven.

Around the mid-noughties, May and Roger Taylor connected with Paul Rodgers, formerly of Free, Bad Company and The Firm, to launch the touring enterprise Queen + Paul Rodgers.

Along with bass player Danny Miranda, Queen + Paul Rodgers toured the world for the next five years. It was an impressive partnership, but once Rodgers left to join the reformed Bad Company, May and Taylor were expected to lay Queen to rest. Not so—Queen’s most enduring post-Mercury partnership was yet to begin.

American vocalist Adam Lambert shot to fame after finishing second on the 2009 series of American Idol. He released his debut album, the rock-influenced For Your Entertainment, in 2009, which included songs written by Justin Hawkins of the Darkness and Matt Bellamy of Muse.

In retrospect, these collaborations signalled Lambert’s next move. In 2011, he joined May and Taylor to form Queen + Adam Lambert. Eleven years later, Lambert holds the title of Queen’s longest serving post-Mercury vocalist.

Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Rhapsody Over London’ livestream comprises a 28-song setlist, including all the biggest hits and fan favourites from Queen’s fifteen album discography. There’s “Now I’m Here” and “Killer Queen” from the band’s 1974 breakthrough album, Sheer Heart Attack, and “Radio Gaga” and “I Want to Break Free” from the band’s 1984 pop apex, The Works.

Era-defining classics such as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” are befitting of the arena spectacular, while “Bohemian Rhapsody” sounds as unparalleled as ever.

Fans purchasing tickets to the Kiswe livestream will get access to special video on-demand content. The documentary film, The Show Must Go On, The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, is available exclusively to ticket holders for two days prior to the livestream. Ticketholders can also access additional concerts and interviews. The livestream is available in either 1080P HD or 4K ULTRA HD.

Tickets are available now from: livestream.queenonline.com.

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