Adam Lambert Daily Update – March 30, 2014
Dear Readers, Apologies for the sporadic updates. This is becoming more like a week in review, but whatever… Between work deadlines, travel, family obligations, etc., it’s challenging to keep up with all that is going on in Adam’s frenetic life, but we will keep doing what we can. Thanks for sticking with us!! Love, team OMOAL
Tune in to Glee this Tuesday for the “New New York” episode. Adam returns!
Preview EP of songs here.
Rockstar – Adam Lambert – (Glee) Snippet – via Scorpios4Music!! Listen here.
QUEEN + ADAM TOUR UPDATES
The fans have done it again! There is a Twitter account @Adam_Tickets where fans can buy and sell tickets from one another. Not at scalper prices. Bravo!! And thanks to @Virg1877 for this list of countries represented by fans who have seen or will see Queen + Adam Lambert!!
DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
@ScorpioBert ~ HQ Screencap of Queen & AL article from Rolling Stone (by me) http://oi61.tinypic.com/2s7cfpu.jpg CLICK ON HER LINK TO VIEW FULLSIZE IMAGE!
Unreality TV – Adam Lambert is a ‘sponge’ for Queen star Brian May & why is he excited? “Lambert admitted that his most recent stage performance with Roger Taylor and Brian May led to a more ‘evolved’ vibe and in turn led to the recently announced North American tour, due to start in June 2014. We think being accepted by the acclaimed musicians and their incredibly loyal and massive fan base has acted as a huge confidence boost for the For Your Entertainment hitmaker…”
The Home Planet -A WALK DOWN ADAM FANDOM MEMORY LANE AND A BITTERSWEET GOODBYE Arrggh, this is the best re-cap of Idol-era Adam trolling ever. In honor of the pending demise of TWoP (Television Without Pity). “Since the site will soon be reduced to nothing but a memory (the forums will be open till the end of May and then that’s it )and in honor of my fond memories there I decided to make a sort of “Best Of” post. These are some of the best, worst, lulziest, flailiest, trolliest, nastiest, and wtf-iest comments from Adam’s thread during his Idol run.”
PROPS FROM ADAM
This Facebook post by Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees received an enthusiastic thumbs up from Adam: @adamlambert: This is great: @tylerinacoma: I just want 2 say thank you all for the kindness. Since I love to write, I wrote this: https://www.facebook.com/tyler.glenn/posts/10152057058523386?stream_ref=10 …
I don’t think I’m special for being a gay man. That’s not why I came out. I didn’t come out so all of you could say “i knew it” based on the clothes I wear or the way I dance. I never even thought I’d have to come out.
I’d be the 50 yr old living with dogs hiding my relationships living on a beach somewhere. Maybe then i’d be comfortable with it. But it was last summer, writing songs for the new album, being so fed up with “hiding” and being so ready to be “free” that I poured my heart out into music more than I’d ever had before. Music indeed was my first love. Not a boy. It was music that I had always had a torrid love affair with. I felt I owed him, the music, or her, the song. I had to be honest with that relationship.
It was the moment I let myself write about the years spent in falling for my straight friend or the song I let myself write about thinking it was ok to be alone forever because it was better than explaining myself. It was those truths that came out before I decided to. You can’t hide away forever. I don’t think i was even trying. But music never let me lie. Something always would come out in the songs.
So now you know what you may have always assumed. Good for you. How does it feel? Do you want a “gaydar” award? Do you want to be pat on the back because you can “spot them”?
It is not news. It is not meant to be salacious. Until you know what it’s like to hide, to keep away true happiness out of fear. That’s when you truly understand what it’s like. It’s not about coming out to wave a flag in another’s face. At least it’s not for me. For me its about finding the purist of peace. The absolute settling of my soul. The clearest vision of the road I want to take.
I’m 30. I don’t want to die anymore. I want to really live. Honestly, and fully. What an amazing place to be. For me it was a place I never cared about. Now all I want is to be honest.
That’s what this whole “coming out” thing is for me. It’s been quite a real and beautiful day to have so much compassion and love coming from strangers, fans that have been there since the beginning, new fans, family, friends. For someone like me, the eternal self deprecator, i just want to say thank you.
I guess the last thing I want to say tonight and for now is if you’re like me, a wanderer, a questioner, a soul searcher, a dreamer, or misunderstood for any reason at all: Come out.
Come out as a wanderer. Come out as a questioner. One day it wont matter. But it still does. Come out as YOU. That’s all I really can say. That’s what i’d say to me at 21, the scared return mormon missionary who knew this part of himself but loved God too. You can do both. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t.
All my love and hope, and for now, back to the music.
XO Your friend, Tyler.
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
The Smoke – The Most Explosive Episode Yet – featuring “Underneath” on soundtrack!
Adam Lambert Dance ‘Shady’ 2014 AMHS by OfficialBrandonLentz