Queen rides again

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Queen rides again

William Lovejoy and Liam Dunston

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Queen is a British rock band. The band was formed in the 1970’s near London.

Queen is one of the most famous rock bands in history, and since the death of Freddie Mercury they have not sung or played together in years. Queen is coming back with an outstanding performance called “Rhapsody Tour” and will kick off on July 10th in Vancouver, British Columbia and will wrap on Aug. 23rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. On November 24th, 1991, the lead singer Freddie Mercury, died on bronchial pneumonia, so Adam Lambert, a songwriter since 2009, is substituting for Freddie. “We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!” said Lambert in a statement, on Billboard.com. Though, this decision is dividing some people.

People are still reminded of the superb day of July thirteenth, 1985. Live Aid, the world’s most famous concert, featuring Queen and multiple other bands, was a dual-venue benefit concert to fund for the relief of the Ethiopian Famine.

“Most of Queen’s instrumentals are amazing, but sometimes a singer can ruin it, And that’s what I feel like Adam Lambert did. His style really clashes negatively with Queen, and isn’t a really good idea,” says Liam Dunston, student, and writer at Trailside Times. On Loudwire.com, Guitarist Brian May released a statement, saying: “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best views ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!

The tour’s name, Rhapsody Tour, is a reference to their most famous song, Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen had a big concert along with multiple other bands in the late 90s, called Live Aid that was one of the best-sold concerts ever, so Rhapsody Tour may bring lots of attention, possibly more.

Queen is an incredible band for some people, and for others, not so much. Their new Rhapsody Tour is getting mixed reactions, but there is one thing is for sure. Freddie Mercury had once said: “When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.” That has most definitely happened.