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Adam Lambert Week – July 8-14, 2012

July 7, 2012

By Juneau and Xena Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW & @AdamLambertBook

Visit Trespassing Central for collected reviews and info

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HAMMERSMITH APOLLO

Quote of the day: @miltonline ….Brian May is a legendary axeman Adam Lambert is some kind of biological experiment to build the ultimate rock god.

What an appropriately named venue for our 21st century rock god…

Check out our posts:  July 11  – July 12

Glamour UK

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STREAKING UP THE U.K. CHARTS!!

@dazgaleIn HMV on Oxford street which is the biggest one in London. They’ve completely sold out of the Adam Lambert album. Not a single copy left!

Fantastic news from the U.K.!! “Trespassing” has climbed into the Top 5 for mid-week debut album sales, and single “Never Close Our Eyes” is at number 13. Here’s hoping the tremendous positive response and publicity from the Queen concerts will continue to propel Adam’s music to the top of the charts. It was definitely a smart move on the part of the label to push back the release dates to this week!

Fame Factor – Adam Lambert set for first UK Top 10 album “The flamboyant rocker has already made history in the US with the album, becoming the first openly gay male singer to score an album chart topper on the American charts. ‘Trespassing’ is currently set to enter the album charts at No.7.”

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VOTE FOR ADAM

VH1 Do Something Awards – Music Artist

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TRESPASSING DOES IT AGAIN

Rolling Stone – Mid-year Report: The Best Albums of 2012 So Far Adam Lambert, Trespassing Read the RS review: “So here’s the great pop album everybody was hoping Adam Lambert would make, ever since he ran wild on American Idol three years ago . . . All over Trespassing, Glambert sings everything like Zeus in a thong.”

People 10 Hot Albums via @Margie32127 pic.twitter.com/BTQZxAAY

Glamour UK – MUSIC: This Week We’re Loving… “They don’t call him the Glambert for nothing, that’s for sure! Adam has excelled even his outrageous collection of jackets on this camper-than-thou fusion of pop, electro and rock. Expect to hear a whole host of royal influences on his sophomore album, catapulting from Prince to Queen and back again. Fun and fabulous in equal measure. Now give him a place on the American Idol panel and have done with it!”

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ARE WE GETTING EXCITED YET?!!

Twitter lists for all three Hammersmith Apollo shows:

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LONDON QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT REVIEWS

Queen fans have somebody new to love.” – Daily Star

Brian’s Soapbox – Queen and Adam …the Best Show? (PHOTO)  Really, the only thing that matters. “…Adam has his own style and path, and there was never any intention that he would be ‘another Freddie” – but there are many parallels, in the mechanisms which we’ve already developed – coming together as an organic band. It’s very pure – having no extra guitarist means I am back in the old place, as in the Old Days, completely responsible for holding up the ‘wall’ of sound, but also completely free to control the dynamics and ‘feel’, working more or less as a four-piece – something which is only possible because Adam is such a strong pivot and front-man.   No backing singers – no dancers  – it’s pure – somehow it feels like Rock ought to be …  … dangerous and stimulating.”

Check out fabulous photos from Tuke18

Rolling Stone – The Hottest Live Photos of 2012 –  Queen & Adam Lambert

Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

@lambertfever111: @adamlambert pointing at Sauli while singing “I’ve Fallen In Love” !!!!! http://pic.twitter.com/uqUP57b5″ He is such a romantic!

Reviews

Yahoo Music -Queen + Adam Lambert Rock London With “Queenbert” Concert Lyndsey Parker gives us a review to flail over anew: “The Queen fans endlessly hooted and hollered for Sir Lambert, and interestingly, they almost seemed anxious for his triumphant return whenever he left the stage for a requisite costume change. Many concertgoers even sat down during those intervals, and only hopped back on their feet when Adam reemerged wearing something even more unfathomably fabulous than his previous get-up…”

4Music – Can Adam Lambert step into Freddie Mercury’s shoes? 5 stars! “Adam Lambert fit effortlessly into the void left by Freddie Mercury. No one could replace Freddie, but Adam’s stage presence is electrifying and he possesses one of the best male vocals of our generation.  What’s most impressive is how Adam Lambert connects with the music, despite not writing a single note of it. Who Wants To Live Forever perfectly showcases Adam’s ability to connect with the lyrics, feel the pain and anguish and really relate to what he is singing about. Ultimately, Lambert is not just proving his vocal power but also his ability to be the ultimate actor and showman.

The Guardian – Queen and Adam Lambert – review 4/5 stars. “…what was conceived as an outdoor show was brought indoors with all the trimmings intact, including fireworks, pyrotechnics and a lightshow designed to be seen for miles. The result? A spectacle of such overblown majesty that, somewhere, Freddie Mercury must have been chuckling approvingly.”

Gigwise – Lambert fills Freddie’s shoes at opening night of London shows (PHOTOS) “Lambert fronted the band in true style, tackling classics such as ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ and ‘Radio Gaga’ in style – winning over the audience to the extent that critics are already calling for the band to sign the singer up to record a new album with the band.”

The Telegraph – Queen and Adam Lambert, Hammersmith Apollo, review 3/5 stars. “Hand-picked by guitarist Brian May, Lambert can certainly handle the vocal range of Queen’s songs although he sings in a softer, more soulful, modern pop style, without Mercury’s rock grit or operatic bombast. But it is to his credit that he is a talent in his own right and not just an impersonator. If his performance seems to improve as the show goes on, its hard to be sure if that is a sign of Lambert finding his mojo, or the audience tuning in to his particular brand of flamboyant showmanship. He really comes into his own in a final, non-stop hit section, when they trot out the 80s smashes that, one imagines, Lambert feels most affinity with. He takes charge of the funky Another One Bites The Dust and rips the heart out of Somebody To Love.”

London Evening Standard – Queen + Adam Lambert, HMV Hammersmith Apollo – review This critic started out skeptical and was won over: “Despite everything, even Lambert’s Jedwardian quiff, gold has been struck. Dressed initially in leather and tinsel, Lambert understands Queen. He embraced the ludicrousness of the ghastly We Are The Champions as willingly as the chunky funkiness of Another One Bites The Dust and Radio Ga Ga’s sweetness, but he also grasped that, innate daftness notwithstanding, Queen rocked.”

Entertainment Wise – Review: Queen Impress Crowds At London’s Hammersmith Apollo “The crowd seemed to love every minute and the ‘celeb spotting’ brightened up the show just a little, as we noticed Perez Hilton, Matt Lucas and Bob Geldof all having a bit of a boogie to some of the bands greatest hits. All in all, a pretty impressive gig!

DAILY STAR
KIM DAWSON’S SET LIST
QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
12 July 2012 by JAMES CABOOTER

AS great a rock vocalist as Paul Rodgers is, he never had the theatricality to do Freddie Mercury’s music just.

But mascara and leather clad Crazy Little Thing called Adam Lambert proved he has the vocal flamboyance and the right Kind Of Magic.

Backed by a light show straight from 79’s Live Killers, pleasingly raw versions of Seven Seas of Rhye and Fat-Bottomed Girls came in quick succession. Things sagged a bit when Rog and Bri kicked Adam off to sing a few classics themselves. But he soon minced back on in a furry red crop jacket for I Want To Break Free, Bohemian Rhapsody and all those familiar sing-along Dad favourites

Queen fans have somebody new to love.

Glamour UK – Adam Lambert performs with Queen at the Hammersmith Apollo “What did Adam Lambert wear to step into the shoes of history’s greatest ever performer in London last night? Only the most outrageously fabulous jacket – courtesy of The Blonds – ever, that’s what.”

WJEZ – Adam Lambert is a prefect [sic] fit for Queen “Adam Lambert is living the dream baby! I saw live concert footage of him performing Another One Bites the Dustwith Queen and though he doesn’t bring the flamboyancy and theatrics that Freddie Mercury did, he nails the notes and sounds fantastic!  True to the persona of Mercury, he played to the crowd and had them interacting just like Freddie did! Performing clad in black leather from head to toe and shoeless! Yep, bare feet and all, Adam seems to fit right in with Queen!”

4Music -News: Adam Lambert’s Trouser-Splitting Performance “During Adam’s performance of the aptly titled I Want To Break Free, his energetic leap off the stage was too much strain on his skin tight leather trousers and he was left red-faced as the resulting rip exposed his rear. Luckily Adam has a sense of humour and jokingly showed the 5,000 strong enthusiastic audience the gaping hole with a smile on his face.”

Capital FM – Adam Lambert Splits Trousers Performing On Stage With Queen In London – Video “The ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ singer was giving a rendition of the classic ‘I Want To Break Free’ when he jumped into the crowd and returned to the stage to present his wardrobe mishap. He turned to the crowd to show the split and made fun of the incident during the song as he joked he needed a costume change.”

MTV – Star Spotting: Adam Lambert Could Be The Next Big Muppet “Adam tweeted the photo from a show yesterday with the caption “got a Dragon on my back.” Well, I for one hope for more crazy Muppet-style costumes and collabos. It workedfor Cee Lo Green, and he’s a judge on “The Voice.” Maybe if you get crazy with the outfits, you can land that “American Idol” judge gig you’re reportedly up for? We’d be all for that. So start sewing a Miss Piggy jacket, and make us proud!”

Fault – Adam Lambert & Queen rock out at the London’s Hammersmith Apollo “Some questioned whether Adam Lambert would be able to match the stage presence and vocal range of the late Freddie Mercury but rather than try to out do him, Lambert payed homage to the fallen star and stayed true to himself as he bounced around stage stunning the crowd with his rock star charisma and high notes that made so many fans to fall in love with him.”

Financial Times – American idol takes on British idol

From Queen International Fan Club (Facebook):

Gavin Ross Having now watched Adam Lambert for the second time in 2 days I remain convinced that my assessment of the first night was accurate in that Lambert was not good and that Brian and Roger were simply average. HOWEVER…..the second night was like a different band…the three of them worked well together and Lambert was actually very good…..still a little too camp for my liking but he was good.

See, I can view things objectively and change my opinion…..would be nice if others on here were capable of doing the same….. 🙂

An interesting speculation from a Queen fan on Facebook: 

Andrew Rawsthorne And there is no way THAT rig was constructed only for 6 shows. Best rig they’ve ever had 🙂 I see a tour comin’ up 🙂

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HAMMERSMITH VIDEO FAVS

Who Wants to Live Forever – July 12, 2o12 via gavitana – Good audio.

Dragon Attack in HD from TALCvids

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – July 11, 2012 – via Artistsupporter

I Want to Break Free – July 12, 2012 via lankalambert – Good audio!

Queen Adam Lambert Somebody to Love – Love of my Life London Hammersmith 12-07-12

Radio Gaga – via riddle601b

Ovation after Hammersmith concert July 12, 2012

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RUMOR MILL RUNS AMUK

“What a beautiful rumor” – Adam on being considered for American Idol judge

E!- NEWS/American Idol Shakeup: Fox Considering Adam Lambert as Judge “They have been talking about Adam for over a month,” a source exclusively tells E! News. “He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the judges’ comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can’t go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him.”

MSNBC – ‘American Idol’ shakeup could bring in Adam Lambert as judge “Updated at 3:24 p.m. PT:  Sources confirm exclusively that along with Adam Lambert, “Idol’s” big bosses are also considering some other notable names to join the cast, including: Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, Katy Perry and (frequent “A.I.” mentor) will.i.am.”

The media has had a field day. Outlets rehashing the story include the New York Daily NewsHollywood ReporterABC NewsMTVCNNLos Angeles TimesBillboardRolling StoneUSA TodayHuffington Post and even The Atlantic (whoa! Is this the voice of the new Atlantic?).

TV Line – Adam Lambert as American Idol Judge? Four Reasons He’d Be a Great Addition And finally, Michael Slezak rides in to save us from the inanity: “Love him or hate him, it’s unlikely Lambert’s contributions as an Idol judge would be sanitized or boring — and those new tricks might be exactly what the old dog in the reality singing genre needs to combat viewer erosion…Lambert’s monster voice is one of the most formidable in the current pop scene, and unlike, say, J.Lo: Mistress of Auto-Tune, he’s got the technical knowledge to offer instructive, insightful critiques that go beyond telling contestants they were “pitchy”…Lambert is well known for his quick wit, puckish demeanor, and outsize charisma…perhaps his weekly presence on the show would finally squelch the sense of gay panic”

MTV Buzzworthy – The Thought Of Adam Lambert As An ‘American Idol’ Judge Gives Us Another Reason To Live “You know how sometimes you say that if you get the one thing you really want, you’ll never ask for anything else ever? Well, if Adam Lambert actually becomes an “American Idol” judge, we promise we’ll never ask for anything else ever in our lives!! NOT EVEN ON HANUKKAH.”

Let the Polling begin!!

People Magazine Poll – American Idol: Should Adam Lambert Be a Judge? 

Fox News – Who should replace Jennifer Lopez on ‘American Idol’?

And why not our own poll? Here:

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CAPITAL FM

The Livestream chat scheduled for earlier on Monday went south when the server crashed (those Glamberts did it again!). Adam Tweeted: “@adamlambert: I’m sitting here waiting to do thi live chat! The computer program is all screwed up 😦 I’m sorry you all are waiting…”  Word is it will be re-scheduled. That’s just as well because the live web chat on Capital FM was enough fabulosity for one day…

@CapitalOfficial: It’s Adam here! I’ve taken over @CapitalOfficial’s Twitter! Who’s excited?

Here’s the live chat (capped by @GaleChester)

Adam answers questions about pick-up lines, the fame thing, Jack Black rock-off challenge, favorite Queen songs to perform, fav Glam Nation outfit, doesn’t know what Yorkshire pudding is, favorite cartoon dog, what he thinks about when he’s performing (“nice rack” LOL!), how much cash he has on him, top diet tips (“no pudding”), when he would go back to if he had a time machine.

Adam Lambert Films Exclusive Live Webchat For Capital FM

Adam Lambert’s Biggest Fans Revealed (SLIDESHOW) – Fans tweeted in photos of their shrines, wall displays and other fan paraphernalia.

Video of Adam coming out of Capital FM

Capital FM shoutout to Adam Lambert

@CatyKatsHU: ME AND ADAM LAMBERT! GLAMBERTS! HE IS THE BEST AND THE CUTIEST SINGER EVER! I CRYING LIKE AN IDIOT! BEST DAY EVER!

More fan photos:

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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TOUR

Kiev  

Moscow 

Wroclaw

Photo by @Sroczka79

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NEWS ALERTS

Monday, July 9 – TWO Live chats today

  • “around 8:45AM” UK Time – Adam on Sky Sunrise (Sky Channel)
  • 5:30PM GMT (12:30PM EDT) – Adam Lambert on livestream. “Want an opportunity to interact with Adam Lambert? He will be answering YOUR questions during his Livestream on July 9th, at 5:30pm GMT/12:30pm ET. FOLLOW TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN HE’S LIVE.”
  • 7:15Pm GMT (2:15PM EDT) – On CapitalFM 

July 26 – @mix961saAdam Lambert is coming to Six Flags, July 26th.#glambertsgetcrazy” @MeltsInYourFace @merisander SAN ANTONIO, via  ‏@amlcrazy

July 28: Radio, Concert. Star 102.5 Des Moines, IA. All-STAR Summer Concert at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Doors open at 11:30am. Show starting at 1pm CDT, Adam’s set time7-8pm.

August 22 – Adam Lambert at Take 40 Live Lounge in Sydney, Australia.

Adam will be playing an intimate and exclusive performance at The Standard in Sydney on Wednesday 22 August — with fans getting the chance to chat to their glamorous idol in a special live Q and A session before the gig. Keeping with the unique vibe of The Take 40 Live Lounge — only 300 tickets will be made available to Adam’s performance and are only obtainable for purchase by Debit MasterCard holders.

Wed., Oct. 17 at 7 pmAdam Lambert at Phoenix State Fair. Reserved seating $20.

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GOOD THINGS

VEVO plays of “Never Close Our Eyes” should hit 4.5 million in the next 24 hours. Help it along!!

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Adam in August 2012 issue of Japan’s InRock

@poochlove2: INROCK8月号 pic.twitter.com/x4yIfgRN

The Independent – Adam Lambert – Mercurial gift of an American Idol Excellent interview. “The 30-year-old seems to have a lot more (of value) to say than the average reality-show-anointed pop star….”

LA Slush – ADAM LAMBERT- THE FULL INTERVIEW Great interview about Adam’s club kid days, real life.

Q: Your record is the big thing everyone’s talking about. Tell me about what you did differently.

AL: It’s funny you said you came up in these LA clubs.. I wanted to make music for that, the crowd I came from. I did everything I could to go back for this record- before Idol, before the fame, before traveling and having the expectations of record labels. I thought how do I get back to what I love? What I love is being in a club and that infectious thing.. you get stink face and you’re like “oooh.” When I go to clubs I don’t like to dance, I like to have a drink and chat with people. But if there’s a song that’s really good it will get me dancing, and I thought I want to make that kind of music.

Belfast Telegraph – Adam Lambert wants ‘constructive criticism’ “”Internet comment sections are not real life. When folks are able to remain anonymous, they waste their energy by hating others to make themselves feel better about their uneventful lives,” Adam told Just Pop! magazine.”

E! – American Idol Shakeup: Everything We Know—So Far! “Sources confirm to E! News that Mariah Carey, who is managed by Jackson, is in talks to join the show. So is Cyrus, who has also been talking to X Factor UK and X Factor Australia. One source insists Lambert is off the list, but another says he remains a top choice.”

Music Rooms – Adam Lambert wants Queen album Oh those headlines… “When asked by UK radio station Capital FM if he would make a record with the group, he said: “Yeah, I mean, I would love to work with them in any capacity in the future. I don’t think I would turn any offer down. “I mean, they’re amazing! I don’t know what it would be, but hey!””

Rough google translation of @apelzin’s review on Moscow @QueenWillRock & @adamlambert gig “As shown by the gig in Kiev, Moscow and held at the time the article was the show in Wroclaw, Queen there, its sound still dominates the stadiums, and the voice of 30-year-old Adam Lambert sounds with so much power as the voice of Freddie did.”

Washington Post / AP (HD PRO VIDEO) – Adam Lambert on being ‘Idol’ judge: ‘Nothing’s been asked yet’  “I like multitasking!”

CapitalFM – The A-Z of Adam Lambert (Photo Gallery)

National Post – Scenes from a Life: Adam Lambert ““I had the ’N Sync album, but I wasn’t into the Backstreet Boys,” says Adam Lambert, 30, the American Idol runner-up whose second album, Trespassing, was the No. 1 record in North America earlier this spring. Here, the pop star gives the Post’s Ben Kaplan his autobiography through singles — a jukebox of how a child of the ’90s finally arrived at his own sound.”

Metro – Adam Lambert trades rock theatrics for high-fructose pop on Trespassing  “The best songs – Trespassing and Kickin’ In – see Pharrell Williams using Lambert as a Michael Jackson manqué, as does the Nile Rodgers-assisted Shady. But even the drearier hi-NRG workouts have a strong song structure and a storytelling quality that marks them out from the competition.”

BrianMay.com – The Sunday Times: WE WILL BROCK YOU – BRIAN MAY INTERVIEW If it’s possible to become even more of a superstan of Queen’s legendary guitarist… he’s an astrophysicist, animal rights advocate AND gardner…heart eyes!!

Gather – Fashionista Adam Lambert Rocks His ‘Dragon Attack Jacket’  “Adam Lambert is no stranger to cutting-edge fashion, and last night in Poland, he showed off a new look while performing with Queen in Wroclaw. Adam outdid himself when he came onstage wearing a bright red furry coat, which he later called on Twitter the “Dragon Attack Jacket.” The jacket is a creation of The Blonds New York, who also designed a spiky black jacket Adam wore while performing with Queen. Check out a short video clip of Adam strutting down the catwalk while wearing the fierce Dragon Attack jacket in a video posted online by a fan.”

Gather – Adam Lambert’s UK Bonus Track, ‘Map’, Becomes Available To Fans “The final bonus track for Adam Lambert’s album Trespassing is available to fans…”Map” is one of the many songs about love on Trespassing. It speaks of not needing a map because a lover’s always on the path. “I don’t need to wander anymore/I have found what I’ve been lookin’ for/I don’t need a map to know the way” speaks to finding love.”

@glam_alidol .@adamlambert trespassing review on Chinese airplane magazine 

The Hollywood Reporter – 5 Freddie Mercury Revelations From New ‘Intimate’ Biography: ‘He Could Out-Party Me,’ Says Elton John “As attorney Peter Paterno recalls of Queen’s 1990 deal with Hollywood Records: “A lot of people thought it was a stupid move, destined for failure. In fact, signing Queen was successful beyond all possible hope.” Did the veteran music lawyer know Mercury had AIDS? “I knew he was ill,” says Paterno in the book. “He kept the details secret. But frankly, I knew I couldn’t lose. If he passed, we projected that we’d be even in three years. As it happened, the movie Wayne’s World came out, featuring that insanely brilliant ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ head-banging sequence in the car, and we were even in three weeks.””

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.””

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

We see feet, UNF!

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TRESPASSING REVIEWS

@adamlambert: UK! It’s here! Download my new single Never Close Our Eyes on iTunes now > http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/never …  #NeverCloseOurEyesUK

Financial Times (UK) Adam Lambert: Trespassing – 4 stars!

Daily Mail (UK) – 4 stars. “A bracing blend of pop and R&B”

Photo via @66Shevpf

Evening Standard – CDs of the Week  3 stars ” …there are moments to treasure, not least the flag-waving Runnin’ and the Bruno Mars-helmed Never Close Our Eyes. Best of all though is the eye-popping, finger-clicking title track: it’s Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes’ best work in years and nothing here comes close to eclipsing it.”

Salon – 2012’s best – so far! “LISTEN Adam Lambert, “Trespassing.” Adam Lambert is one of the few pop stars with the chops to craft cohesive albums, not just indelible singles. “Trespassing” is a sleek collection encompassing retro-minded funk, slinky disco, hi-NRG techno, robo-pop and soulful ballads. More impressive is Lambert’s versatility: He’s such a talented vocalist, he can handle sensitive tunes and dance-floor jams without missing a beat. On the kaleidoscopic synth-pop surge “Broken English,” he channels a young Simon LeBon; on “Shady,” he pants, vamps and seduces over an inimitable liquid groove from Nile Rodgers. And the album’s glammy title track, which sounds like “Another One Bites the Dust” at Studio 54, more than validates his side gig as Queen’s lead singer.”

From Salon
Review (Twitlonger) in Brisband Courier-Mail “ADAM LAMBERT Trespassing (RCA/Sony) **1/2 (out of 5). SOME artists might consider performing alongside KISS at the American Idol final the pinnacle of their career. Not Adam Lambert, who has more to give, serving up his second album since his big break on the talent show, where he was runner-up. Having already gone on to bigger success than most winners, on this latest outing Lambert stakes out a space somewhere between Darren Hayes and Prince, and at times he sounds like the self-styled successor to His Pint-Sized Purpleness, such as on the electro-funk opening title track. It doesn’t hurt to have legendary producer Nile Rodgers and fellow funkster Sam Sparro along for the ride on Shady, or that Lambert gets down and seductive on Naked Love. Sure, there’s some generic doof-doof among it, but on the whole Lambert seems to be striving for greatness in his chosen genre. It’s synth-pop at its purest – not my bag, but perfectly formed for its target audience.”
Irish Daily Mail – ADAM LAMBERT: Trespassing (19)  “NEXT week, he will be screaming ‘Scaramouche!’ when he fronts Queen in London. But former American Idol finalist Adam Lambert also has his own career. With help from Bruno Mars and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, he serves up a bracing blend of pop and R&B.”
South Wales Echo – Adam Lambert “Never Close Our Eyes” “Adam Lambert – Never Close Our Eyes Pumping electro-pop is not the signature sound of the American Idol runner-up known for his falsetto rock performances, but his powerful, pitch-perfect vocal skills, Latin guitar rhythms and Daft Punk-style synths culminate to produce an anthemic belter on his latest release.”
Times of London Review(via Amy Burt @Burtini)

Daily Telegraph Review:

Via @terra_zephead

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AUDIO & VIDEO FAVS

“I Want to Break Free” on July 12, 2012 via riddle601b – View of Adam right up against the catwalk!! Adam’s ass breaks free of his pants…!!

Adam on SkyNews July 9, 2012 – Excellent interview on working with Queen, growing into gay role model and navigating U.S. society


CNN – Nigel Lithgoe responds to question about Adam

On-Air Berting by Chloe on 95.1 WAPE

Video from Wroclaw “Dragon Attack” with excellent view of Red Elmo jacket

Finale of Wroclaw Concert – We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Standing O (*sobs*) – via WroLIVEtv

“Map” – bonus track from U.K. edition of “Trespassing”

Highlights from Wroclaw Concert – via WroLIVETv

1h 24 minutes of footage (from “Under Pressure” to end) of Moscow concert, via drfred0

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TWEET BEAT

@Kathryn17: @shoshannastone So does this mean Adam will be wearing that jacket in an upcoming fashion shoot for Marie Claire!?

‏@4evrmomof4: @shoshannastone Adam fans noticed Adam just started following >>@KyleEditor so assumed this means A Marie Claire photoshoot

@4evrmomof4: @KyleEditor So excited to see Adam in his upcoming Marie Claire feature!! – Retweeted by Kyle Anderson

Sunday Tweets
@Chriskendle: I’ve had the album one day and i’m already obsessed with@adamlambert #Trespassing
@GlamOllie Currently #17 on UK iTunes Top Tens Singles & #10 in Pop. WE CAN DO THIS! #NCOE http://twitpic.com/a5hocl
Monday Tweets

@Cattituude @shoshannastone All HMV’s are sold out, it seems. Where can US peeps here for the concert buy the album?@adamlambert

@leecherry: New @SashaMallory shot http://t.co/gaJAMlHp

@JuneauXena@rickdees Adam Lambert as judge would totally rejuvenate American Idol. He has that effect on everyone, you know. Just ask Brian May.
Tuesday Tweets

@iMenageTrois: Hi I’m Adam Lambert, I’ll ruin your social life, make you broke, lose lots of sleep, & question your sexuality. But you’ll still love me.

@Popprince: New Adam Lambert album Trespassing is one of the best I’ve heard in quite some time. Love Broken English, Kickin In, Nirvana. Album out now.

@TwistofPhonics: The Iconic #FreddieMercury passed when I was 9, never did I think I’d see the mighty @QueenWillRock…till saturday, thankyou@adamlambert!

Nigel Lythgoe ‏@dizzyfeetNot sure about Charlie and Jerry now? We could probably get Larry, Curley and Moe? I think “The Three Stooges” would make great #IDOLjudges
@adamlambertidol Adam Lambert-Autographed Magazine Will be Given Away at Costa Mesa Pre-Concert Dinner! http://t.co/cS7gEmIi
Wednesday & Thursday Tweets
@MTVUK Anyone for an @adamlambert live session? http://bit.ly/NgHcUZ  How about a retweet from all the #Glamberts?
@craveonmusicADAM LAMBERT – calling all #glamberts! This week’s video of the week is the brilliant Never Close Our Eyes! Watch it onhttp://craveonmusic.com
@GarethBRUTALBeing honest, Trespassing is a brilliant Album!
@RunxandersmithJust dropped off sir @TommyJoeRatliff at LAX. UK he’s all yours. Have fun at Queen @adamlambert pic.twitter.com/P6GXV1zi
@MTVBuzzworthyIt’s not weird that we’d consider going on hunger strike until@AdamLambert is made an American Idol judge, right?http://at.mtv.com/GqO
@USWeeklyTVAdam Lambert to Return to ‘American Idol’ as a Judge? – ReTweet + Follow for Followers! http://usweeklytv.com/?p=814
Friday Tweets

@Mr_Mondo: @simon_price01 Is Paul Rogers still out front? He’s become Keith Orville as Action Hero..

@simon_price01: @Mr_Mondo No, it’s Adam Lambert now. Who is a much better fit.

@Artistsupporter: @xof1013 it was totally epic. Best concert experience I’ve ever had. I cried, laughed, & my heart was so full I thought it would burst.

‏@Artistsupporter: @StaceyAG @adamlambert I feel like I was seeing the future; international crowds crying & singing w Adam. It made my heart soar. So proud!

@Dragonfly194: @islandgirljams Dunno if it’s true but comment that Perez asked Adam to sing at his show tonight-guess Adam declined as “otherwise engaged”

@MichaelOrland: @melirose89 i know they’re all rumors – but it would make me SO happy if it came true. I think he’d make a gr8 judge.  #ImagineThat

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EVENTS OF THE WEEK

Via Adam Lambert Events

July 08: TV, UK. Chart Show TV airing Glam Nation Live [Sky channel 365/Freesat No. 500] at 7pm local time. [Source]
July 08: Never Close Our Eyes released in the UK. [Source]
July: TV, UK. ‘Adam on Sky News Breakfast show’ date TBA. [Source]
July 09: Adam Official livestream chat at 12:30pm ET. Submit questions via email by July 6 at 6pm. Email to send questions to and more information HERE. [Link to Livestream via @Livestream]
July 09: Radio, UK. 95-106 Capitol FM webchat from 7:15pm local time. [Source/More info]
July 09: Trespassing released in the UK. [Source]
July 11, 12 and 14: Concerts. London, UK HMV Hammersmith Apollo with Queen. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 8pm local time. [Source/More Info]
July 15: TV, Japan. MTV Behind The Music repeat at 13:00h. Repeats on July 16 at 12:00h [Source | More Info]

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ACTION ITEMS

Keep giving Adam’s videos hits on his VEVO channel!

Request Adam on your local radio station – Adam Official thread lists request links for radio stations in major markets around the country.

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FANVANGELIST TOOLS

Share these with friends and acquaintances who haven’t yet seen the Light and Love!

Top 10 Things to Know about Adam Lambert

Podcast – Top 10 Adam songs picked by fans

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WERK BITCH! BUY THE ALBUM

Amazon  iTunes Barnes & Noble

From Adam Official – Deluxe Box Set
Full album stream here – share with friends!!

Trespassing Box Set

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SHOPPERS CORNER

Buy Our Book, Tattoos and Bumper Decal

For more, check out our Adam Lambert boutique listings!

Skins & Stones Hans Haveron Skeleton Key pendant in antiqued bronze and silver, just perfect!

Human Rights Campaign Store – Support this great organization advocating for LGBTQ equality. They have beautifully designed jewelry and accessories.

Episodes of “All On the Line with Joe Zee Season 2” are available on iTunes 

JUUN.J // BLACK LEATHER BANDED BLAZER – Here’s the jacket that Adam wore on Jimmy Kimmel.

Anyone on your gift list who needs a pair of Rick Owens boots?

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.

Picture in Pencil.com – great color pencil drawings of Adam Lambert by @jolson12miggles

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.”

Order Glam Nation Live CD/DVD on Amazon and iTunes.

Buy Aftermath Remix here

The imported Sleepwalker single can now be ordered at U.S. Amazon

Labor of Love Project – Buy Scarlett Cherry’s gorgeous new CD. Organic goodies for moms and babies too!

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SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION

The whole chronicle seems to unravel with such speed and such urgency, an urgency that propels the narrative and carries the reader. It’s unputdownable.  Scrabble will never be the same for me. That part was high camp. — F. Schultz, Jr.

Buy “On the Meaning of Adam Lambert” at the Online Store

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. becca112971 permalink
    July 8, 2012 9:23 am

    thanks for the hook up xoxo

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