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Adam Lambert Daily Update – July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

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

Here’s the full Week in Review

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@adamlambert: WHEW! what a night! final show with @QueenWillRock here in London. What a killer crowd! I’ll post some footage later! 🙂

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BILLBOARD POLL

 Billboard – ‘American Idol’ Judges: 10 Picks to Replace Steven & Jennifer “Glambert’s one-of-a kind flair might give the show the fabulous dash of sass it desperately needs.”

And don’t forget to vote for Adam for VH1 Do Something Awards – Music Artist

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CHART NEWS

The Official Charts Company reports that “former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert scores his highest charting UK album to date with Trespassing new in at Number 16.”

And “Never Close Our Eyes” debuts at #17!!!

“Never Close Our Eyes” also lands on the BBC1’s playlist!!!

Screencap by @torilopez93!

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MUST-READ FAN BLOG

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Hammersmith Apollo, London / 11 July 2012 – A fantastic piece by @Audsidol about the experience, with wonderful insights. Well worth reading the whole essay. Here are some excerpts:

Adam was flawless, every phrase / every snap, clap, and spin was somehow both precise and natural, totally mesmerizing. He was ON! He tossed his head and stomped his feet on the beat. For each and every bar, Adam was the song. I’ll try to explain it. Somehow when Adam opens his mouth, you realize that his face is like the bell of an instrument, that the sound coming out resonates from deep inside the core of his body. I think he covers himself head to toe in clothing to hide the fact that his torso is covered with valves and keys or strings or something…

Dragon Attack was a total embracing of self. Adam is a strutting, red-feathered cock of a man with slinky hips and plenty of talent, and he is trespassing unapologetically right under your nose and into your fandom and f*ck you if you don’t want some of this! “Take me to the room where the black’s all white, and the white’s all black . . .” Screw the gray area, Adam vibrated with confidence. Beneath the squeals and catcalls was an almost audible, anxious drone of straight men reminding themselves by cautious mantra, “It’s okay. I’m all right.”…I tell you, the entire auditorium craned their necks to see every last inch of Adam strolling off the stage…

I was also touched unexpectedly by I Want to Break Free…Of course, Adam’s fallen in love with Sauli. Everyone wants “Somebody to Love” but there was more to it. He seems to have fallen in love with his life right now. He pointed to us when he sang, “I can’t get over the way you love me like you do.” Adam is having a love affair with his career as well. He’s not only free from loneliness, he is also free artistically from the confines of the mainstream industry. “You’re so self-satisfied, I don’t need you.” He believes he is going to make it even if he has to re-define what his stardom and celebrity entails. Maybe he won’t be radio’s boy, and maybe that’s okay. (Radio, blah blah) I think he might have arrived at a place of achievement where it doesn’t matter so much. I can’t read his mind, obviously! It was merely a feeling of balance and well-being that exuded from Adam during that song that made me feel all was right with his world and my world too…

During the slow exodus from the stage and crowded line at the merchandise counter, I overheard new fans lauding Adam a champion. They said the things all Adam fans have said that have told and retold his story from the beginning. “Who IS he? Where did he come from? What is THAT voice?” I decided to let them find out for themselves. The discovery of Adam has been an invaluable experience I wouldn’t want to spoil for anyone by gushing over them my personal influence. Ours is a uniquely singular fandom that for the most part encourages a variety of perspectives. Fresh thoughts not rooted in American Idol are welcome, I think…

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

@129aquarius: Just getting home and saw this from the London Evening Standard on @physcogramma FB page. I want a copy! A long-overdue new prince to enliven Queen without Freddie! 4 Stars!

starlyyte Sitting on the plane and saw this in the Indpendent! @adamlambert @QueenWillRock yfrog.com/h7rcfmqj

Official Charts Company – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody voted the Nation’s Favourite Number 1 Single Bohemian Rhapsody would return to Number 1 again on December 15, 1991 following the death of lead singerFreddie Mercury. In its five week stand, it sold over 1,000,000 copies again, making it the only single to become anOfficial Christmas Number 1 on two separate occasions and claim the top spot in four different calendar years (1975, 1976, 1991 and 1992).  Bohemian Rhapsody is also responsible for the modern music video. The video for the track was recorded on November 10, 1975. It took just four hours to film and another five to edit, at a total cost of £4,500. It was aired onTop Of The Pops for the first time on November 20 of that year. When other artists and record labels saw how effective a promotional video could be, they all climbed on the bandwagon – the music industry has never been the same since!”

Gather – Do Adam Lambert and Queen Have More Gigs Planned? “…As far as working with Queen again, Adam added fuel to the fire last night when he commented on stage during the last London show, “This is the last night we’re doing this here in London…for now…as of now…nothing’s definitive.” In addition Queen tweeted a tease about a future collab after the show: “Queen. Adam Lambert. Hammersmith…ROCKED. Goodnight!…for now…. “ If Adam andQueen are trying to get people’s hopes up about a future show, they have succeeded! However, if another Queen show featuring Adam as lead is planned, mum is the word so far as to when and where it will be.”

Capital FM – Lawson Hail Queen And Adam Lambert’s London Concert As “Unbelievable” – Video  In case you were wondering who the Lawsons were who tweeted so enthusiastically Saturday night about Adam’s show with Queen: “The ‘Taking Over Me’ four-piece say the UK concert was the best gig they have been to. Lawson have hailed Adam Lambert and Queen’s live performance in London last night as “unbelievable” and the “best gig” they have ever seen.

CarterMatt.com – ‘American Idol’ season 12: Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Iovine dream judges “If you want someone who can sympathize with the contestants, why not bring someone who knows a thing or two about being on the show? Adam went through this road back in season 8, and would have invaluable feedback when it comes to the performance shows. He’s also open, incredibly honest, and has already seen that he would be interested in the gig.”

Lambert Lust Yes just got an Adam Lambert magazine from Israel in the mail today! See more pages at LamberLust’s Lockerz album.

posted by @LambertLust

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TRESPASSING REVIEWS

Milwaukee Examiner – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ “All-in-all, Trespassing is what For Your Entertainment should have been. The dance songs have all the attitude and uniqueness needed for them to stand out among a pop soundscape that prides itself on generic club tracks, while the slower tracks have more emotion and integrity than most of Lambert’s contemporaries could muster from years of work.”

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VIDEO FAVS

Fuji Mezamashi TV (Japan) – Interview with Adam and Promo of upcoming Japan shows

Zip TV (Japan) 

Check out these gorgeous videos on taximanwayne’s channel

The Show Must Go On-HMV Hammersmith Apollo 12-07-2012
 

Radio Gaga -HMV Hammersmith Apollo 12-07-2012 – The sea of clapping hands, such a beautiful sight

Tie Your Mother Down-HMV Hammersmith Apollo 12-07-2012 – breathtaking guitar work by Brian May

We Are The Champions-HMV Hammersmith Apollo 12-07-2012

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UPCOMING CONCERT TICKET UPDATES

@LAMBERTLUST: Still plenty of tickets available for Adam Lambert at Costa Mesa July 19th at ticketmaster Plez RT http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B0048AB8F7C525F

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TWEET BEAT

@nilerodgers@AdamLambert -Yo man I hear all’s going well. I have a HUGE IDEA (and my huge ideas are pretty good this year) DM, text or email me back-LUV
@markgilroymusic@ivonlambert I was bursting with pride too! The guy sat next to me was dissing AL before the show- by the end of WWTLF he was cheering him!
@YellowsistaBertNCOE #7 on the @morefmradio weekly top 30 \o/ \o/ @adamlambert
@ScottOttaway@joeyrizla:there is only one adam lambert and he walks in NOBODY’S footsteps singing Queen songs he does and stole the show!
@kjscotlandTo think I nearly didn’t get tx for #Queen and #AdamLambert. The guy has an amazing voice and style and swagger to go with it. Great night.
@ciaran_brownMy God, that was incredible! Queen are still very much rock ‘n’ roll royalty. And @adamlambert has an astonishing vocal range.
@MattHill_666Impressed is an understatement @QueenRockBand @adamlambert
@StephenDixonTVWhat an amazing gig. Just seen Adam after the show. He was AMAZING
@StephenDixonTVDownloading #trespassing by @adamlambert After last nights mind blowing vocals I just had to do it

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2012 4:41 am

    I really enjoyed your “must read” blog this morning. The On the Meaning of Adam Lambert website is the first e-mail I look for every morning. The more I read (and see the pics) the more I love him. Keep them coming. I really enjoy them!

  2. July 16, 2012 7:22 am

    Thank you for posting my recap of the July 11 concert! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of lovely responses. It makes my memory even sweeter.

    • annehedonia permalink
      July 16, 2012 10:46 am

      Thank you, Audsidol, for your amazing and mesmerizing recap, and thanks to J&X for the excerpt – I wouldn’t have wanted to miss reading the whole thing! You’ve used your considerable talents to transport us to the front row, and the journey was palpable. Great, great read! (I added my comments to the many appreciative ones already on your site.) You did Adam and Queen proud with that one! Masterpiece.

    • annehedonia permalink
      July 16, 2012 10:49 am

      Oh, and p.s.: I have to go and watch Dragon Attack again. I was wondering if the straight men in the audience were secretly succumbing to the Dragon’s charms. hee ~

    • July 16, 2012 1:03 pm

      You have the perfect wit and wonder to capture all the nuances and intricacies of the Adam happening. Nothing escapes your lazer scope, the better to observe our endlessly fascinating and entrancing Muse Adam with. Please consider being an official chronicler of anything Adam, from any angle or perspective. And while we’re on it, have you caught some sense of an uncanny hand shaping the events of Adam’s life, how perfection followed every instant recorded. From a baby photo of Adam in his father’s arms, we see improbably intent baby eyes transfixed. Could it be that he saw his future, now unfolding–events of such awesome perfection as to make one wonder. Revealed as full circle moments, as serendipity, or coincidences, the tracks of Adam’s life resemble that of protagonist despite whose flaws and misteps he always seems to come out ahead, to get snatched out of the jaws of defeat. We know of some of Adams uncanny visions that came true: his Burning Man epiphany that kickstarted his AI journey, his idea that his love would ride in on a Viking ship in the Arctic circle, only to discover he had worked for the Viking cruise lines; his choice of Bohemian Rhapsody for his AI audition that foreshadowed his teamiing up with its writer, perhaps music history’s greatest rock band, and now the source of his greatest proof of his performing gifts; and his first concert with Paula Abdul who became his most enthusiastic judging fan and who predicted early “with every fiber of (her) being he would be iconic. Then there are the events that start out as mistakes, but invariably end up as blessings disguised as disasters that work out in the end for Adam, such as his 2nd place AI loss, the AMA brouhaha, and the Sonisphere cancellation. And then, what about the perfect confluence of DNA to produce breathtaking symmetry in his physical being, a design complementing an otherworldly voice so much that we don’t know which is the bigger draw, sometimes. Finally, can there be a soul any more endowed with the character traits we would want in any man or woman. How did Adam get so wise so young? Finally, how many signs do we need to confirm that there is a hidden power behind Adam. He seems to have been gifted with powers that are so improbable for one person to have, that he gets called “the total package” as far as human specimens go. If Adam gets the AI gig that will give him the tv medium’s platform for his message of love and compassion, no one can deny a Supreme Being has chosen Adam–for what purpose, we already seem to have an idea. If so, I have hope yet for our world, when 2012 is supposed to be when we choose which way we will go; love or hate, faith or fear, heaven or hell. The choice we make is as obvious as our choice to go with Adam.

  3. shoshana permalink
    July 16, 2012 8:00 am

    Ditto jjackie for me. The daily update is an awesome source for all things Adam. Pure dopamine!

  4. marggiecat2 permalink
    July 16, 2012 9:41 am

    GREAT ARTICLE. YOU DO SUCH GREAT WORK. MUCH LOVE TO YOU. CAN’T EVEN DISCRIBE THE GREATNESS THAT IS @adamlambert. He always leaves us wanting more.. we love you #princeofglam !!!

  5. July 16, 2012 5:02 pm

    always entertaing and informative love ya

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