The iconic band and singer collaboration are now over halfway through the North American leg of their Rhapsody Tour. And this last Saturday, Queen and Adam Lambert performed at Wells Fargo Centre Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During a rendition of Freddie Mercury’s Fat Bottomed Girls, the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders joined Adam Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor on stage to dance along to the song. The entire performance has been shared by the official Queen music channel and can be viewed below.
The collaboration will be headlining the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, which “encourages global citizens to power the movement to end extreme poverty, calling on world leaders to fight diseases including HIV and AIDS and polio, empower women and girls, combat plastic pollution and provide quality education for all.”
Global Citizen’s charity event takes place in New York City’s Central Park on September 28 and also features Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic and more.
Tickets are free, but they must be earned through acts of community service.
During their Rhapsody Tour, Queen guitarist Brian May has asserted they are not a tribute band without Freddie Mercury.
May wrote on his Instagram: “We are proud of what we are, an ouvre we have worked for nearly 50 years to create and constantly update.
“I have to say that being called a ‘tribute band’ by some half-a**ed critic in the local paper is an insult I will not quickly forget.
“We don’t need your condescension, Sonny Jim. That’s my life’s work you’re dismissing there.”