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Concert photos: Queen + Adam Lambert at PPG Paints Arena

click to enlarge The Rhapsody Tour at PPG Paints Arena on Wed., July 31 - CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
The Rhapsody Tour at PPG Paints Arena on Wed., July 31
Queen brought The Rhapsody Tour to PPG Paints Arena last night as part of a 23-date arena and stadium tour celebrating the song first made famous by original singer Freddie Mercury in 1975.

click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
The legendary band, with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, teamed up for this tour with American Idol alum Adam Lambert, who has filled in on vocals with the band since 2011.

Lambert has long praised Mercury's influence on his own work. "When I look at the history of rock & roll," he told Rolling Stone, "Queen is the band that resonated the most with me: ‘That’s me, that’s my life.'”


The Rhapsody Tour follows 2018's "barely mediocre" biographical drama film Bohemian Rhapsody, according to Pittsburgh City Paper movie critic Hannah Lynn. "Unlike the band and the song, which found the exact right formula of heart and insanity to make something magic, the movie fails to synthesize the band and Freddie Mercury's life," penned Lynn in her review.

Did Lambert's performance last night give the memory of Freddie Mercury more justice than the film? You tell us. Sound off in the comments.

Below are CP photographer Mike Papariella's standout photos from last night's concert.

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CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
CP photo: Mike Papariella

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