Adam Lambert Daily Update – July 3, 2012
Monday, July 9 – Mark your calendars for Adam Lambert’s Exclusive Capital FM Webchat “The US singer-songwriter is heading over to the UK this summer to promote his second studio album, as well as his critically acclaimed new single ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ , and will answer questions on a live webchat on Monday 9th July.”
Wed., Oct. 17 at 7 pm, Adam Lambert at Phoenix State Fair. Reserved seating $20.
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Adam Lambert – Concert with Queen Moscow, Russia – July 3, 8pm – No Livestream – World Clock – Via@GlamFanNation
Wow, some time while we were distracted by the Kiev concert, VEVO plays of “Never Close Our Eyes” surpassed 4 million! Give it another spin to celebrate!
“Trespassing” wins Billboard’s 2012 Best Album Mid-year Poll “Other big winners from the Mid-Year Music Awards poll included Adam Lambert, whose sophomore disc “Trespassing” was the favorite album to top the Billboard 200 so far in 2012.” And “Never Close Our Eyes” takes #2 spot for Best Music Video.
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
BrianMay.com – THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK !!! “It’s a long time since I have seen such consistently inspiring and encouraging messages in response to our concerts.”
Ology – Watch Adam Lambert Fail To Ruin “Bohemian Rhapsody” With Queen “Almost can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I actually would’ve rather heard Lambert sing the entire song. I mean, the Freddie Mercury projections are a nice touch, but Adam more than nailed his parts and would’ve (I think) done a great job during the trademark breakdown section, which, best as I could tell, was done entirely from tape. I know, lame, right? Get a men’s choir up there and do it for real! Apart from that, the band sounded great; Brian May especially seems to get better and better with each year.”
Ultimate Classic Rock – Queen Rock Kiev with Adam Lambert – We posted this yesterday, but check out the comment thread from Queen fans:
“Adam is good enough to bring John Deacon back from retirement.”
“Well as much as I hate to admit it Adam did a fine job representing Queen! And Brian May still sounds amazing! They are still a great band after 40 years.”
“They have amazing chemistry that’s evident by Brian and Roger’s faces and energy on stage in Kiev. As a fan, one of the highlights of the night was to see those 2 so happy and so infused with light and the knowledge that they’ve found another kindred spirit in Adam Lambert…I think Brian is ready to adopt him. lol”
Digital Spy – Adam Lambert interview: ‘I’ve figured out my place in music’ – “Q: You made the album available to hear online for free. Are you worried that will affect its sales? A: “The ins and outs of sales and chart positions confuses me. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. My team are doing everything they can to make sure it does as well as possible, and if that means staggering the releases, than I’m fine with it. I think putting the album up online was a handy tool for a lot of people, as there are still a lot of preconceived ideas of what I’m about. One of the great things about Trespassing is that I think it really carves out my sound and my vibe.””
Holy Moly – Adam Lambert – A Few of my Favourite Things “It’s only flipping Adam Lambert – the man with arguably the most devoted (trans: terrifying) fans on the Interweb. Adam has finally got around to making the follow-up album to 2009’s For Your Entertainment – a long playing record entitled Trespassing. We asked him a bit about that, but mostly we asked the makeup-caked, middle-America shocking, pop behemoth about He-Man toys, animal noises and why the c-word can be a compliment as well as an insult. It’s quite a read…
USA Today – Watch Adam Lambert with Queen in Kiev “Queen played its first concert with Adam Lambert Saturday night in Kiev, Ukraine. If you couldn’t make it there, the entire concert has been posted to YouTube. Take a look and let us know how you think it works. The Queen/Lambert shows continue in Moscow on Tuesday, with subsequent dates in Poland and the United Kingdom.”
The Christian Watch – Adam Lambert ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Performance Makes Waves “Taking place in Kiev, Ukraine, they performed a 2-hour set as part of a joint concert with Elton John to benefit AIDS research. Twitter users have sounded off about the pair’s 2-hour set, praising Lambert for his contribution to the iconic group.”Adam Lambert plus Queen equals something too beautiful for words,” wrote Kylie.“
105.5 (ABC Radio) – Watch Queen Rock Kiev with Adam Lambert Online Now “All two hours of Saturday’s performance — at an AIDS awareness concert in Kiev, Ukraine on the same bill as Elton John — is now available on YouTube in good quality. The set list includes such Queen classics as “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” ”
KSHE 95 – QUEEN KICKS OFF MINI-TOUR WITH ADAM LAMBERT “Taylor told us that his greatest pride is that 40 years on, the band and Freddie Mercury still resonates with Queen’s die-hard fan base — along with millions of new fans every year: “He’s bigger now than he ever was. It’s absolutely true, and that makes me sort of proud. And I think that is one of the reasons why. . . I think you come to a realization that it’s really, that is what you are — it’s what you’ve done — but that defines what you are, and be content with that, and make it good. And I’m very proud of the fact that, y’know, our music is still on the radio and that Freddie is still a part of popular culture and I feel that I’ve done something, then.””
Pink Paper – Elton John to Ukraine: stop anti-gay abuse “Part way through his two-hour performance on Saturday night, John, an outspoken champion of gay rights, stopped to address the crowd, saying: “Recently I read about violence against gay people in Ukraine. Beating up gay people is wrong. This for me does not symbolise Ukraine.” “I plead with you. Stop the violence against gay people,” he added. The 65-year-old’s comments follow the cancellation of a gay pride march in the country last month, after three organisers were attacked and further violence was threatened.“
And some great reader comments from a butthurt blog: “Sorry but I was there. I was on a work trip to Kiev last week and was invited to the concert by some people in the office there who know I’m an Elton John fan. Queen is a band I grew up with and though I have never been a big fan of theirs as I am of Elton, I like their music and recognise Freddie as one of the greatest vocalists and showmen of all time. This boy, Adam Lambert, is absolutely superb. Phenomenal voice and stage presence. I could see around me others who were hearing him for the first time and many Queen fans who were not sure what to expect and not at all sure about an talent show contestant (which I find incredible that he is) being the right person for the job but after a song or two I couldn’t see or hear a negative reaction around me. In fact within a few songs the crowd was chanting his name.” And “Sorry man, I’m actually liking it. Obviously nobody can replace Freddie, but holy shit this guy can sing. Second half seemed better than the first.”
HEADS SHOULD HAVE ROLLED
This was posted in mid-June, but so much fun to read again post-Kiev!!
Posted by Katharina (@GlamLawyer)
Q for Brian May: you’ll come to Poland with a new singer who you conctracted for 6 concerts. Why did you chose Adam Lambert?
A: It’s good to work with talented musicians and we met such a musician. Adam is a great guy and without a doubt very talented. He has an incredible voice. Freddie would have loved him – both professionally and personally. Especially because Adam is charming, very casual, easy to work with and he has an amazing instrument – his voice. Music is his passion, he lives and breathes music, just like Freddie once did. He is also a showman, just like Freddie was and he has a natural ability to connect with audience, what is a very important part of being a rock singer. Because for me music is not only sheet music. It is a kind of conversation with the audience and that is very important. What is weird is that the organization who was doing auditions for singers for “We Will Rock You In Las Vegas” didn’t notice Adam. Adam applied to play Galileo and they rejected him. He didn’t get through and we didn’t get the chance to meet him then. What is crazy for me is that a guy like him comes in and no one noticed him!?
Q: Who was punished for that?
A: Heads should have rolled because of that, but the organization doesn’t exist anymore and we backed off of Las Vegas.
Over 100 Million VEVO spins!
AUDIO & VIDEO FAVS
Freshly Squeezed this morning with Adam Lambert (video)
Adam Lambert interview on C4 (FOUR Live) – New Zealand
Japanese television news broadcast about Kiev concert via mmyy9
Bryon Cooke Unedited Interview – “Check out my latest radio interview with Adam Lambert….and the awkward ending (thats what i get for agreeing to the “I Love You” game challenge on the fifi and jules show.”
@Technopall: @milestougeaux I think the entire world is glad @adamlambert wasn’t good at math. He was born to rock the world. Trespassing
@TrespassingGirl GLAMBERTS LOOK AT THIS I FUCKING LOVE IT 😀
@GNastenka: Glambrts!! Adam arrived to Moscow and has a rest in hotel!