2014-08-16 Summer Sonic 2014 (Queen + Adam Lambert)

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Queen + Adam Lambert (2014).jpg Date: August 16, 2014
Event: Summer Sonic (Queen + Adam Lambert)
Type: Concert
Televised: No
Venue: Ocean Stage, Maishima Sports Island
City: Osaka
Country: Japan

Highlights

The first of two Queen + Adam Lambert headlining concerts in Japan for the dual-city Summer Sonic festival.

Torrential rain fell midway during the performance but did not put a dampener on things. The band performed a shortened (due to strict festival time limits[1]) but intense set for a massive audience who were willing to get soaked to watch them play.

  • With "In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited" absent from the usual setlist, "Seven Seas of Rhye" features a new, haunting introduction featuring Adam's vocals.
  • "I Want It All" is not performed.
  • Besides "I Was Born to Love You" performed similarly to the previous concert in Seoul, the setlist also includes the Japan-inspired "Teo Torriatte", sung by Brian, who accompanies himself on acoustic guitar.
  • Brian takes a photo with the audience using his newly acquired Korean "selfie stick" during his solo segment.
  • Adam does not do any costume changes for the duration of this concert.

Setlist

  1. Now I'm Here
  2. Stone Cold Crazy
  3. Another One Bites the Dust
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls
  5. Seven Seas of Rhye
  6. Killer Queen
  7. Somebody to Love
  8. Teo Torriatte (Brian)*
  9. Love of My Life (Brian)*
  10. These Are the Days of Our Lives (Roger)*
  11. Under Pressure (Roger/Adam duet)
  12. Who Wants to Live Forever
  13. Radio Gaga
  14. I Was Born to Love You
  15. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  16. Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. Encore: We Will Rock You
  18. Encore: We Are the Champions

*Adam does not perform these songs.

Media

Downloads

Notes

  1. The set was limited to 1 hr 20 min.
  2. Source: Matrix of Adam's IEM audio with an excellent audience recording.
    Lineage: Original CDR > EAC > shntool/Adobe Audition/CD Wave > FLAC Level 8
  3. Recorded on location by Masahiko (left side against the stage; relatively close to main speaker).
    Lineage: Adphox BME-200 binaural microphones & earphone > TASCAM DR-07 MKII (WAV 96kHz/24-bit w/ 40Hz low cut filter) w/ Transcend 32GB microSDHC Class 10 Memory Card > PC via USB > Audacity (normalising, track splitting, fading) > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC Level 8

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