The late, great Freddie Mercury is irreplaceable. As the frontman of Queen, he seamlessly melded the worlds of theater and rock to create a legendary stage presence and vocal talent. Since Mercury succumbed to AIDS in 1991, his band has intermittently brought out another star to take on the task of trying to fill the truly massive void the frontman has left since his passing and sing hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Another One Bites the Dust” for one-off performances. After Paul Rodgers’ multi-year stint as frontman stand-in, American Idol success story Adam Lambert steps up to the plate and ismaybe the most appropriate to do so. A fan favorite on the reality singing competition for rock theatrics reminiscent of Mercury’s, he’s a perfect match worth singing along to on their first of hopefully many tours to come.

Thu., July 17, 7:30 p.m., 2014

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2014

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