Queen & Adam Lambert officially opened their tour on Thursday night at the United Centre in Chicago with a set that proved that Brian May and Roger Taylor remain immense talents, Adam Lambert can certainly sing, even if it isn't like Freddie Mercury, and the Queen catalogue is one of the greatest in rock.

The band touched on music from twelve of the fourteen studio albums released during Freddie Mercury's lifetime, missing just their debut, Queen, and the soundtrack to Flash Gordon. Four each were performed from Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera.

With such a huge catalogue of hits, it is inevitable that some will be missed. Left out of their top twenty American hits were You're My Best Friend and Body Language. From their British top ten catalogue, they omitted Don't Stop Me Now (which they did perform earlier in the week at their preview performance), Flash, I Want to Break Free, It's a Hard Life, One Vision, A Kind of Magic and Breakthru.

The set list:

Main Set

•Now I'm Here (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
•Stone Cold Crazy (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
•Another One Bites the Dust (from The Game, 1980)
•Fat Bottomed Girls (from Jazz, 1978)
•In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
•Seven Seas of Rhye (from Queen II, 1974)
•Killer Queen (from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)
•Somebody to Love (from A Day at the Races, 1976)
•I Want It All (from The Miracle, 1989)
•Love of My Life (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)
•'39 (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)
•These Are the Days of Our Lives (from Innuendo, 1991)
•Drum Battle
•Under Pressure (from Hot Space, 1982)
•Love Kills (from the soundtrack of Metropolis, 1985)
•Who Wants to Live Forever (from A Kind of Magic, 1986)
•Last Horizon (from Brian Mays' Back to the Light, 1993)
•Tie Your Mother Down (from A Day at the Races, 1976)
•Radio Ga Ga (from The Works, 1984)
•Crazy Little Thing Called Love (from The Game, 1980)
•The Show Must Go On (from Innuendo, 1991)
•Bohemian Rhapsody (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)

•We Will Rock You (from News of the World, 1977)
•We Are the Champions (from News of the World, 1977)
•God Save the Queen (from A Night at the Opera, 1975)