Adam Lambert Week – April 15-21, 2012
“NEVER CLOSE OUR EYES” DROPS THIS TUESDAY!!
“Never Close Our Eyes” is now up on VEVO – Give it spins!
Preview snippets from all of the tracks on Trespassing have leaked via iTunes Australia and sent fans into a frenzy of listening and praise. We are going NUTS. So nuts that we have scheduled a special hour of our radio show tonight to discuss what we’ve heard. We’re inviting music critics and tastemakers to weigh in.
Gather – Adam Lambert: Preview of All Songs on ‘Trespassing’ Now Available! “Glamberts around the world are going crazy with excitement because preview snippets from all of Adam Lambert’s songs off Trespassing have just been made available. Specifically, the snippets are found on iTunes Australia (click the “view in iTunes” link), offering 1.5 minutes per song of pure ear candy.”
Half a Bee – This is a FANTASTIC compilation of comments, reviews and performances to date of the tracks off of “Trespassing”. Hat’s off!
Byron Cooke’s interviews on YouTube – now we have some context!
Byron asks about Kickin In – You’re gonna have a lot of fun. Almost a 90s house feel, Michael Jackson inspiration.
Underneath – This was almost the album title
SONY MyPLAY eNEWSLETTER
Trespassing Fan Edition CD/DVD – Go behind the scenes of Trespassing with the Adam’s new Fan Edition featuring the deluxe album plus the exclusive Making of Trespassing DVD! Only available in Adam’s Official Music Store, the DVD provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what went into creatingTrespassing including studio footage, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Better Than I Know Myself” music video and, of course, tons of interview footage with Adam! Supplies are limited. $19.99.
Trespassing Box Set – Designed especially for the biggest Lambert fans, the Trespassing – Box Set is jam packed with exclusive content include six (6) 12″x12″ lithographs, Trespassing on Vinyl in beautiful gatefold packaging and Trespassing – Fan Edition (CD/DVD). $49.99.
SOLD OUT!! Trespassing – Box Set + Vaporsky Canvas Bundle. In a limited edition of 100 canvases of Adam Lambert’s Exclusive “Resonant Decor” by Vaporsky! – Each of the 24″ x 18″ canvases features a yellow & white waveform over a sleek black background containing a unique 2.09 second section of track. $274.99 each.
Adam threw a Twitter party before dinner last night. He said ‘Trespassing’ would be available in vinyl, and that ‘Underneath’ was a “beast” to sing. Here’s the transcript.
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
April 16: Never Close Our Eyes available in Finland.
April 16: Never Close Our Eyes available at iTunes France. [Source]
April 16: TV, Australia. Project Runway season 9 repeat on cable channel 105 Arena. [Addtional dates and times | Source]
April 17: Never Close Our Eyes available at Amazon. [Source]
April 17: Never Close Our Eyes available at iTunes. [Read More]
HE DOES WALK ON WATER!
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@Lindajean139: Kimmel Show opened up more tickets for Adam Lambert. I’d so go if I lived within 500 mileshttp://www.1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live
LA Times – “The Insider” 7:30 p.m. (PST) Friday, CBS; Midnight Fri/Sat, KCAL: Adam Lambert discusses his latest album.
Brian Soapbox – TICKET TOUTING “Just to follow up … I have talked with our promoters about this. It seems there is nothing that can be done to stop this awful opportunism, because there is no law against it. I understand representations have been made to the present government, but without any kind of success. Until there is a law against selling tickets for more than their face value, no action can be taken. It’s appalling ….as are many other abuses currently going on unchecked … makes you dream of a Nanny State, doesn’t it !! The man in the street is NOT being taken care of…Apologies … I wish there was something I could do. But, since the seats sold out instantaneously, we will be looking into the possibility of adding an extra show.”
Adam Lambert May 25th at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. With special guests Neon Hitch and The Cab. DJ Rocky Roads tweeted: “45 min set plus @ least 2 openers.” You can read full details in this post at Lehigh Valley Music. From the radio station website:
“Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, April 23rd at 10am, and start at just $35, and will sell fast, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!
We will also have a limited number of Glam VIP ticket packages available which will include a chance to meet Adam Lambert, have your photo taken with him, and premium seating for the show! They start at only $150, and members of our VIP club will have a chance to preorder this package before they go on sale to the general public!”
April 26, 2012 – Adam Lambert will perform an outdoor concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tickets here.
July 11 and 12, 2012 – Adam and Queen will be performing at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Tickets go on sale April 18 (direct link to HMV tickets). Here’s the press release: “Says a band spokesperson, “Queen acted immediately in looking for an alternative venue in an aim to avoid disappointing all those fans who had so desperately looked forward to seeing them at Knebworth. Coming in the lead into the Olympics, most of the venues they first approached were unavailable, being taken as official London Games 2012 venues. As the setting of some of the band’s best remembered concerts, the idea of returning to this historic Hammersmith venue really appealed to them.”
Tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12 will first be available on a 24-hour presale to Queen Online subscribers, Queen Fan Club members and Sonisphere ticket holders from 9am on Tuesday April 17. Pre-sale details will be sent on to these communities separately via e-mail.
General sales start Wednesday 18th April at 9am at http://www.hmvapollo.net and through Ticketmaster.”
@KeishaRenee: In rehearsal for the wonderful @adamlambert. The new music is amazing.Glamliy u will be proud 😉
ADAM SIGHTING SUNDAY NIGHT
@PoshShade: The night is about to get crazy…bout to meet up with @adamlambert
@PoshShade: I’m at The Abbey Food & Bar (West Hollywood, CA) w/ 4 others
@TheDanielJBaker: Just met @adamlmbertat the abbey!
@TheDanielJBaker: @adamlambert is so nice!!
Daniel Joseph Baker: BI just met adam lambert!!
@TheDanielJBaker: @naxxeeyy he’s with his boyfriend ! Nxt to me at the bar!@adamlambert
FROM THE ARCHIVES
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
The Kiss Blog – New Music: Adam Lambert From KISS108 of Boston, one of the country’s biggest hit radio stations: “Adam Lambert is back with a new single from him upcoming album, Trespassing (due out May 15)! Never Close Our Eyes is a drastic change from his ballad lead single Better Than I Know Myself. The track is produced by Dr. Luke and Bruno Mars who also co-wrote the song. Hear the song below and let us know what you think!”
Saulin Hollywood Allergia – Translation by @moominbert. Sauli suffers from allergies! “The best advice I received was from a salesperson at the local health food shop – make a juice with lemon, ginger, green apple, celery and cayenne pepper. Well, I took the advice and have been running the juicer. I have to say, after two days, this actually helped. Strange, but true! Of course it’s always better to turn to natural products than pills that may contain other things that are harmful. I also believe that if you’re constantly taking medication to cure symptoms, your body will get used to it and you’ll have to continue taking the medication forever after that. Also, it’s better to get your vitamins from fresh fruit and vegetables than from pills. It’s funny how the older you get, the more you think about what you put in your mouth.” Wise words.
Gather – New Adam Lambert Album Bonus Track Revealed! “The title of another bonus track off Adam Lambert’s Trespassing was revealed last night when details became available about the Japanese version of the album. Sony Japan has just posted links to pre-order the album, which releases in Japan on June 6. In addition to the three bonus tracks on the US version, the Japanese edition of Trespassing will include another bonus track called “By the Rules.””
Next Week’s ‘American Idol’: Queen Theme; Katy Perry, Stefano Langone to Perform “Several show insiders tell THR that Lambert is not expected to appear on next week’s show, but as with all things Idol, you never know…”
Gaynet – FIRST LOOK: LADY GAGA’S COSTUMES FOR THE ‘BORN THIS WAY BALL’ “Though some little monsters are practicing patience as they wait for Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” to hit their hometown, Giorgio Armani has provided us all a pre-tour present by releasing some sketches of costumes he designed for Mother Monster to wear onstage during the new tour that kicks off in Seoul, Korea on April 27th…The 77-year-old designer…created “moving architecture” by adding fringe to a PVC bodice with spikes and Swarovski jet crystals paired with a matching headpiece”
Rangefinder – Lee Cherry: Airborne Great article by our dear friend and writer/photo editor extraordinaire Alice Miller of Plum Communications (@plumcomm): “With a clientele including A-list performance entertainers, Cherry approaches his dance portraiture with a lightness and energy that comes from a rich background in visual arts and dance. When photographing dancers—some of the world’s best among them—Cherry’s own years as a dancer provide valuable insight and perspective.”
NileRodgers.com – The Blue Note Tokyo “In the 14 hours I spent up in the air, Adam Lambert’s team launched audio clips of his upcoming album, including the track I did with him and Sam Sparro, “Shady.” The response is fantastic. Just wait ’til you hear the whole thing!”
NewNowNext – A Letter to Adam Lambert’s New Single From the can’t win ’em all dept: “…you bury your sound under sixty five layers of electronic fuzz. It’s like A-Lamb is singing from the bottom of a well, and that well is in a late-night club. I can hear the beats and the echoes, but I have to strain to hear the song. That’s what happens on Britney Spears tracks like “I Wanna Go,” but I don’t mind because Britney’s not much of a singer. At this point, she’s just a famous name whose processed vocals are an excuse to dance. But with Adam Lambert, burying the vocal is practically a sin.“
PopCrush – ADAM LAMBERT RELEASES SNIPPETS OF REMAINING ‘TRESPASSING’ TRACKS “‘Shady’ sounds like Maroon 5 with more edge, while ‘Kickin’ In’ is an ode to a night out — and the booze and questionable decisions that comes with it. While ‘Naked Love’ has sexy lyrics, it’s still pure radio-friendly pop with a soaring chorus and head-bopping beat. ‘Pop That Lock’ is a dance floor anthem that may have other metaphorical meanings behind the whole “lock and key” theme, if you know what we mean.”
Gather – Adam Lambert’s New Single and ‘Trespassing’ Hit #1 in Finland “Adam Lambert’s new single and upcoming album are now available on iTunes and they have already topped the sales charts in Finland. “Never Close Our Eyes” is the #1 single, beating out Finnish artists, as well as Jennifer Lopez and Gotye. In addition, Adam’s album Trespassing, although still only available for pre-sale, holds the #1 spot for albums above even Adele and Madonna.”
1n10 – Recent News Stories about Q High Opening. Michael Weakley of 1n10 talks about bullying that drives LGBTQ teenagers to drop out of high school, and the new virtual academy to serve all youth who don’t feel comfortable attending high school. It’s for anyone who needs to be in a safe environment. @gracefuladam tweeted “Hi @adamlambert fans – your support to @1n10 has contributed to the new LGBTQ high school! http://onenten.org/category/news/”
Ilta-Sanomat – Adam Lambert Interview (part 1) VIDEO – Adam talks about his songwriting process. There was a lot of joking around in the studio.
ARTICLE IN RUSSIAN QUEER MAG: ADAM LAMBERT UNMASKED. Scans below posted by @DiamondChristy. Translation into English posted by @BertFolieadeux. “Q18: You have million followers on Twitter. Have you ever expected anything like that? A18: It’s crazy. I still can’t believe that I take my phone and type anything that comes to my head and there are million people reading it. In my opinion, it’s even dangerous.”
Gather – An Adam Lambert Autographed Booklet Can be Yours! “While everyone waits for the album to drop, various editions have surfaced online, each with its own perk. In addition to the standard CD, which includes 12 tracks, there is also a deluxe edition that has three extra songs (Runnin’, Take Back, and Nirvana). Now, both of these are available at Wal-Mart and come with the autographed booklet. However, quantities are limited, so it will probably sell out quickly.” UK and Japanese editions will have extras as well, but details are not available yet.
Sam Sparro – I SAID FREAK!! – “Chic has been one of the most sampled artist’s of the last 30 years and have been a huge influence on my latest album. I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with them this summer in London for the LOVEBOX FESITVAL 2012. Also – founding member/guitarist/singer/writer/producer and legend Nile Rodgers features on a track with me and Adam Lambert on his new album TRESPASSING (out next month), called SHADY. Nile is also working with DAFT PUNK on their next album.”
He says that while kickin in features a great beat & groovy bassline like trespassing, the main feature of the song are his vocals. Kickin In is more Michael Jackson esque. He says that underneath doesn’t have a big beat, an it doesn’t use much instruments,the reason for this to highlight vulnerability. He says that he recorded underneath many times but he wasn’t satisfied. But later w underneath he realised the reason why he wasn’t satisfied was that the song itself is real & vulnerable, it resulted in unease. He says that in Underneath doesn’t have perfect sound, it doesn’t use autotune, it’s just him. And he was worried about that at first… Read more.
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RADIO DOUBLE HEADER
Tuesday night, we had a special show with guest Michael Wood for a track-by-track discussion of “Trespassing”. Here’s the podcast. Michael is a music industry veteran and votes for the Grammy awards, so it was fun to get his read on Adam’s new music.
Wednesday night, we had a great show featuring Ken Caillat, who just published a memoir about the making of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”. Ken co-produced that landmark album, rated by Rolling Stone as the #25 greatest album of all time, along with albums for his daughter Colbie Caillat, a Grammy-winning artist in her own right. Check out this promo video for Ken’s book, and listen to the podcast!
AUDIO AND VIDEO FAVES
SCARLETT CHERRY LIVE AT BELL SOUND: FIERCE MAMA – Neil Lambert gets Assistant Director credit!
Glamberts Support for Adam – by nitenursestat
GloZell – I Got A Crush on Mitt Romney – We kid you not!!
BZ Community Class – Sasha Mallory – Interview. Sasha talks about being on the Glam Nation tour.
BZ Community Class – Sasha Mallory – Solo
Dare Jessie J – Episode 3 – Jessie J “It’s Adam Lambert!”
Jessie J – Domino (Radio 1 Live Lounge, 2012)
Project Dance – Young Talent Time 2012 Semi final 2 (FULL) – Dance troupe from New South Wales performs to Adam Lambert’s “Down the Rabbit Hole”
Stereotude – Queen and Adam Lambert Announce Two UK Headline Shows
Darren Hayes talk about Adam Lambert and his fans (via Devenlane)
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READY FOR TRESPASSING TOUR!!
@glamstarky: Unistar Top 20: @AdamLambert is #1 again for 13th week in a row on Unistar Top 20!…http://fb.me/1GSFgsxmz
Via @mmyy9: Never Close Our Eyes shows up when you searched for the title in the stores on iTunes Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden as of now.
@Lou_XOXO: OMFGG #trespassing is like MICHAEL JACKSON on ACID, FUCKING BRITNEYS SPEARS, GETTING EATEN OUT BY PRINCE =@adamlambert OMFG FLOVE – Retweeted by Adam Lambert
@TahjMINAJ: @adamlambert bitch you better rep for us gay singers out here i need you to be strong so i know i can do i love you muah !!!!!
@adamlambert: @TahjMINAJ you KNOW it ! 🙂
@insomniac19: No premise. I just started playing Kickin In and Anthony just started dancing. He was like “I like this, who is this?!” Score!
@Elle_Higgins: WHAT IS THIS, THIS IS LIKE SCISSOR SISTERS OR SOMETHING, I LOVE IT. SHADY. HOLY SHIT. ALSO HE DOES THE BREATHING. MY VAGINA APPROVES
@jambajim: @Elle_Higgins The breathing made my vagina happy, too.#HappySnippetDay #Trespassing
Ann Powers, NPR Music Reviewer!!
@annkpowers: OK fellow Adam Lambert lovers..I have heard the new LP. The Pharrell tracks are off the hook!
@annkpowers: And I totally love the song that features Sam Sparro and the great@nilerodgers #adamlambert #trespassing
@cmolanphy: @annkpowers Been quietly rooting for #Lambert album to do well cuz I’m sitting on a chart-related data point on him—hoping to write up soon
@annkpowers: @cmolanphy Ooh I’m intrigued…
@stevenisFADING: @annkpowers anything that’ll smash on radio? NCOE seems top 20-worthy.
@annkpowers: @stevenisFADING Could be. I love the Hi NRG vibe of that, it’s for the clubs.
@annkpowers: OK Glam devotees, I was just going to offer up one Tweet! Last tidbit for now: with “Naked Love” I think Dr. Luke did Adam a solid
@annkpowers: Oh and Glams…use yr massive Interwebs power to demand an ADAM/PINK WORLD TOUR #sickduets
Adam’s Tuesday Tweets
@adamlambert: Banjee Boys And Dancey Girls get down!
@adamlambert: Glad u all are feelin the track previews on itunes!! As u know, I worked hard on this album— for all of YOU! 🙂 thanks u all!
@alexanderenrico: @adamlambert Banjee? Or Banshee????
@adamlambert: @alexanderenrico it’s Totally Banjee. I thought it was spelled the other way then a dear old queen schooled my ass.
[Editor’s note: Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about “banjee boys”. We learn something new every day when we hang around with Adam!]
@courtneyact: Do Trader Joes sell fresh Kale?
@AdamLambertBE: @LambritsUK think so too bc all i see is ‘no tickets available’ but how great is that? 10000 tix in less than 48h 😀
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@Popdust: We’re about to get @adamlambert on the phone. Any#QsForGlambert?
@purplegirll: @Popdust excluding his own, what songs would be on the soundtrack to Adam’s life?
HA!! RT @mouthslack: @Popdust Ask @adamlambert if kickin’ in has actual drugs in it that are entering my bloodstream through my ear holes
@Kathryn17: @Popdust ask Adam: Was making this album a therapeutic experience for you? :))
Who doesn’t…. RT @GrayBooWho: @Popdust Please ask@adamlambert if he likes waffles in the morning *___*
One of the #QsForGlambert you submitted for @adamlambert was “What is your favorite karaoke jam?” His answer: “Open Arms” by Journey
Good ear. We just asked – He says he was! RT @ewnicorn: Was@adamlambert listening to Prince a lot while recording his album?#QsForGlambert
Thanks for the amazing #QsForGlambert! You Glamberts are fab. Be sure to follow us and we’ll let you know the second we post the interview!
@Popdust: “I love a good cry” –@adamlambert on the phone just now
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@RealLindaPerry: Thank you .., RT @bloobyBERT: @RealLindaPerry just donated $25.00 in honor of the AWESOME @adamlambert https://secure2.convio.net/laglc/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=3840&3840.donation=form1&s_src=lindasupports
@milestougeaux: @TommyJoeRatliff @ashleydzerigian Looking forward to hearing you 2 getting some elbow room & ripping it up on Chokehold someday. Just sayin
@ashleydzerigian: Meadow likes to perch on my hand while I do my make-up.
@milestougeaux: @ashleydzerigian I so wanted Meadow to be the name of your horse when I clicked on that
@Kathryn17: @milestougeaux so have you heard the whole album or are you allowed only the snippets just like the rest of us??? 😛
@milestougeaux: @Kathryn17 I heard demo a few months ago but now I’m relegated to snippets of the final tracks like everyone else.
@Kathryn17: @milestougeaux So which songs do u like the best? Right now I have to say that Shady & Broken English are my faves just from the snippets!
@milestougeaux: @Kathryn17 no favorites until I get the full final album listen. Diggin all the snippets.
shoshannastone: Why am getting emails about Adam Levine?!
@HMV_SG: Pre-order Adam Lambert‘s new album “Trespassing” at our stores and stand a chance to TRESPASS to LONDON to watch…
Youth First Texas has ‘Trespassing’ on its wish list. Youth First Texas is the only organization serving the needs of the LGBTQA youth of North Texas, to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allied friends to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement. You can gift the album to bring joy and inspiration to a young person struggling with their sexual identity or orientation.
Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.
Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!
For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!
Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant.
Amazon.com – Pre-order Tresspassing Deluxe for $15.65 (will ship
March 20, “Mapril” May 15, 2012). Download “Better than I know myself” (available Dec. 20, 2011). And coming this week, “Never Close Our Eyes”!!
HMV Trespassing Special Slipcase – available for pre-order, free delivery in UK.
Adam at the Do Something Awards rocks Nicolina Royale’s garland necklace. Check out her store – Great gift ideas.
Need feather hair extensions? Hop over to @PeaceFrogDesign’s Etsy store!
Check out Janet Kofoed’s Etsy store. She has a whole line of Glam Nation-inspired jewelry, poetic, nature-inspired and beautifully executed.
Lock and Handcuffs T-shirt from Lambosessed We love her original “One Nation Under Glam” designs! Lambosessed explains her design approach: “I aim for easily wearable designs instantly recognisable by fans as having a connection with Adam while retaining a subtlety that doesn’t require them to bear his name.”
Labor of Love Project – Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away!! Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!