Adam Lambert a Worthy Stand-In at Queen Concert in Philadelphia

Videos and photos from their Wells Fargo Center performance.

On Wednesday night, Queen stopped at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for a fast-paced 23-song set with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert at the mic.

More than a few people that I spoke with in the days and weeks before the show were, to put it nicely, a bit skeptical of Lambert being the man tapped to sing the songs that Freddie Mercury made famous. But none of the 19,500 people at the Wells Fargo Center for the sold out show seemed to mind. Lambert is a gifted vocalist and flamboyant frontman who sang the songs competently while adding his own dramatic flair.

The nearly two-hour, thirty minute set began with “Now I’m Here,” “Stone Cold Crazy,” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” eventually wound its way into solo performances by original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, and closed with “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Encores: “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”

Tickets for the July 26th concert at Boardwalk Hall are still available for $50 to $175. Well worth it for this fun show.

Below, some photos, videos and the full set list.

Here’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”:

And “Another One Bites the Dust”:

And “Killer Queen”:

And “Bohemian Rhapsody”:

A Queen tour bus:

(Photo by Ike Richman, Comcast-Spectacor)

Before people:

(Ike Richman)

After people:



Brian and Adam:

Adam on the big screen:

Set List:
Now I’m Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Another One Bites the Dust
Fat Bottomed Girls
Lap of the Gods
Seven Seas of Rhye
Killer Queen
Somebody to Love
I Want It All
Love of My Life
Days of Our Lives
Under Pressure
Love Kills
Who Wants to Live Forever?
Guitar Solo
Tie Your Mother Down
Radio Gaga
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody (They abbreviate as Bo Rhap on set list)
We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions