Let’s be very clear here: the last Queen show was performed 28 years ago at Knebworth House in England. It was the last show because that was the last time bad leader, vocalist and rock icon Freddie Mercury shared a stage with band mates Roger Taylor and Brian May. Since then Taylor and May have occasionally played Queen’s music live with replacement singers who range from Elton John and Paul Rodgers to, well, Wyclef John. This isn’t a bad thing; musicians have the right to play their music, no matter if they lost an integral part of it. This is why the teaming of Queen with American Idol standout Adam Lambert has been met with little skepticism. Lambert is an exciting artist, May and Taylor are legends and people love Queen’s songs. No one denies this. So when the nostalgia tour roles through the AAC on Thursday try to enjoy yourself. You won’t have any other opportunity to see these songs live.
Thu., July 10, 7:30 p.m., 2014