Queen isn’t just a British rock and roll band from the seventies. The group is a global phenomenon that has withstood the test of time. Even after the tragic death of their lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991 and the retirement of their bassist John Deacon in 1997, the band continues on as popular as ever.
Vocalist Adam Lambert has collaborated with the two remaining members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, since 2009 when they performed together on the season eight finale of American Idol. This unit, aptly titled Queen + Adam Lambert, recently began the North American leg of their latest worldwide concert tour.
The tour, starting in July of 2019 was given the title, The Rhapsody Tour to capitalize on the popular 2018 film, Bohemian Rhapsody. Every North American show sold out by April of 2019. Thankfully, before that happened, my incredible sister secured tickets for us to attend the Washington D.C. Capital One Arena show for my birthday in late July. It was without a doubt the biggest spectacle of a concert I have ever been to. While I don’t believe pictures can truly do it justice, I hope these glimpses into my evening will help you understand the majesty that is Queen + Adam Lambert’s The Rhapsody Tour.
Pictures by Nicholas Crawford