In Japan, Queen and Adam Lambert play I Was Born to Love You and Teo Torriatte.
In 2014, QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT performed at the Summer Sonic rock event in Japan, and now an official new video looks back on their performances of I Was Born To Love You and Teo Torriatte there.
This week’s episode of Queen The Greatest continues to look back on the band’s years of touring in Japan. Queen became well-known in the United Kingdom during their early tours in the 1970s and 1980s with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. In fact, the band issued Queen Jewels, an exclusive compilation CD for Japan that sold over a million copies.
Queen Jewels also appeared in a Japanese beer commercial, and their tune I Was Born To Love You debuted at No. 1 on the singles list.
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor reunited with Paul Rodgers in 2005, after a hiatus in the 1990s, until being replaced by Adam Lambert in 2014.
Queen and Adam Lambert had been invited to headline Summer Sonic, Japan’s largest rock festival.
Highlights from their performances of I Was Born To Love You and Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) may be seen here.
“Summer Sonic is like Glastonbury or one of the major summer music festival outdoor events, and we played Osaka and Tokyo,” Kaz Utsunomiya, promoter and long-time friend of Queen, stated in the film.
“I’ve attended a lot of Summer Sonic events, but everyone I talk to, including fans and record business executives, agrees that that was perhaps the biggest closing act of any Summer Sonic in the last twenty years or so.
“Even though the Japanese fans adored them, if the band did not reciprocate that adoration, they would not have achieved such fame.
“And I believe it is a mutual respect for culture and for people that is united by the finest songs.”
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More recently, before the epidemic, Queen and Adam Lambert performed in Japan on their Rhapsody tour in early 2020.
The band played before a combined audience of 132,000 people in four sold-out arenas.
Meanwhile, Brian will be hosting a new music video for his legendary solo track Driven By You on later today at 4 p.m. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”