Adam Lambert Update – Jan. 25-31, 2016
In America, up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), while just 7% of the general youth population identifies as LGBT. The discrepancy is overwhelming and it’s impossible to ignore.
Adam believes that no young person deserves to be homeless – let alone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. For his birthday this year, the singer, songwriter, and current Queen frontman is asking fans to donate in support of the effort to end LGBT youth homelessness. Your support will enable the True Colors Fund to continue our work to not only end LGBT youth homelessness in America, but prevent young people from becoming homeless in the first place.
With your help, we can create a world in which all young people can be their true selves. Are you with us?
Remember when… (one of our all time favorite Adam pics!)
Palais Theatre St Kilda
Lay Me Down / Shady N2 TOH Melbourne – Adam Lambert – 26th January 2016 – by Kitty Baroque
Runnin’/ Chokehold / Sleepwalker – by Kitty Baroque
Daily Mail -Back in black! Adam Lambert looks cool in colour coordinated ensemble as he arrives in Adelaide to continue his Australian tour. “Adam, 33, looked handsome and edgy in an all-black ensemble as he made his way through Adelaide Airport on Wednesday. The Ghost Town hit-maker rocked a tight black t-shirt that showed off the multiple tattoos on his toned arms.“
Adam Lambert, Full Concert Highlights, Jan 2016, High Quality – by George Cervini
NEWTOWN – SYDNEY
Adam Lambert – The Light, The Original High, NCOE – Sydney 2, 31 Jan 2016 – by violetglitz
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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
New York Times – Elton John, Still Rocking Out (and Speaking Out) With a Flourish. Adam is quoted! “In an email, Adam Lambert said, “When I was in the final stages of ‘American Idol,’ Elton hand-wrote me a note wishing me luck and praising my run on the show.” Mr. Lambert, who came out after his “Idol” season ended, added that as a kid, when he first heard Mr. John’s music in “The Lion King,” “I remember the label ‘gay’ being used, but it never sounded like a negative thing. It was just a matter of fact. The focus was on his music.” Only later, he said, did he realize how groundbreaking that was.”
Sunrise – Backstage with Adam Lambert. Eddy goes one-on-one with the music superstar about awkward teenage years, bullying, and gay marriage.
Vulture -Every American Idol Finalist, Ranked From Worst to Best. “4. Adam Lambert (Season 8, Runner-up) He brought sitars, “Mad World,” glitter, and Burning-Man weirdness to the Idol stage, which says a lot. Even when his vocals wavered, he remained the compelling white-hot center of season eight, a completely unpredictable one-man carnival whose energy transformed that year of Idol into one still argued about today. It’s almost right that he didn’t win; he didn’t need the spotlight afforded by an Idol victory, and his performing background no doubt made him aware that the best performers are the ones who let their co-stars shine just as brightly.”
Yahoo – First Person: My ‘American Idol’ Experience, by Kris Allen “When I look back at Season 8 compared to all of the 14 seasons thatIdol has had, I really do think we had the most talent. I’m not just saying that because these people are my friends; I really believe this. Adam Lambert was the best performer the show has ever seen, coupled with one of the most amazing voices…”
E! GLAAD Media Awards 2016: All the Nominees! Adam is nominated in the category of Outstanding Musical Artist for “The Original High.”
Noise 11 Interview with Adam (VIDEO). Another very nice interview!
Libel – Adam Lambert with PHOTOS. 23 January – CONCERT REVIEW from Auckland, NZ .”I was beginning to wonder if all the true artistry will be buried along with greats such as Bowie, but Adam Lambert is living proof that the theatrical side to music will live on in the next generation.”
The Wireless – Review: Adam Lambert at Auckland Town Hall “Lambert set this tone in the first 15 minutes of the show with a surprising but telling move. He played ‘For Your Entertainment‘, his first post-Idolsingle (remembered primarily for his AMA performance, when he kissed his male guitar player on live network television) back-to-back with ‘Ghost Town’, the lead single from The Original High. Bookending the old and the new was a statement of intent: we were here to cross that bridge with him, to acknowledge his past iterations but not remain shackled to them….”
The Music.com – Adam Lambert, Melanie Martinez – Palais Theatre “One could never tire of looking at Lambert’s genetically blessed face (those eyebrows!), his moves are on-point and boyfriend sure can belt out a tune. Is it unfair to compare this solo show with the tour that saw him fronting Queen? Probably, ’cause few bands, if any — past or present — have a setlist to rival Queen’s.”
Adelaide Now – Adam Lambert hits all the big notes to prove he really is the original high at Adelaide Entertainment Centre concert “High camp, high energy and endless high notes: It’s no wonder that singer Adam Lambert has the audacity to brand himself, his latest album and this tour as The Original High, because he justifies the label at every turn.”
Mix 102.3 – ADAM LAMBERT LIVE IN ADELAIDE “…the stand out performances of the night were What Do You Want From Me and There I Said It, it was just amazing to watch as the lights beamed down on Adam as he stood at the microphone and sang his heart out. Goosebumps covered my arms as everyone was silent and watched on in awe.”
The Upside Down News – ADAM LAMBERT: ORIGINAL HIGH TOUR “Adam Lambert’s stage presence is a joy to watch; he is a consummate showman with flawless vocal strength and range. It was unfortunate, then, that the volume of the synthesizer drowned out the vocals quite often, making it difficult to hear him, and it appeared he was, on occasion, straining to hear himself above the accompanist.”
Renowned for Sound – Live Review: Adam Lambert – 30th January 2016 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia – “There aren’t too many singers out there with the chops of Lambert; the superstar displayed a vocal finesse and power that cannot be challenged by anyone else in music today and he provided evidence of this with electric performances of uptempo inclusions like the disco dressed Lady Gaga co-penned Fever and tribute performances of David Bowie classic Let’s Dance and Avicii’s Lay Me Down while dishing out a stunning ballad segment during the middle of the set with a soaring and acoustically tender live version of early chart hit Whataya Want From Me and a memorable stripped back piano driven performance of There I Said It; the biggest and boldest ballad offered to fans during the set.”
The Daily Mail – He’s electric! Adam Lambert storms the stage in futuristic-inspired jumpsuit while performing under neon lights in Sydney “He is known for his incredible stage presence and vocal command. And Adam Lambert certainly lived up to his reputation as he stormed the stage at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Friday night. The 33-year-old, who has has been touring Australia with tunes from his latest studio album The Original High, performed wearing a futuristic jumpsuit emblazoned with bold white stripes.”
SPY New Zealand Herald LAMBERT RAISES $2500+ For Charity!
A painting by pop star Adam Lambert has topped an auction held as part of Fletch, Vaughan and Megan’s Radiothon last week. The ZM trio held their Radiothon on Friday with the aim of raising funds to help World Vision provide clean water for the Cambodian community of Stong.
On top of donations made directly from ZM’s listeners, a range of special auctions were set up to benefit the cause, featuring items such as a ukulele signed by Ed Sheeran and a table tennis bat signed by Justin Bieber.
But it was Lambert’s painting skills which raised the most money. Created in the ZM studio as part of a competition against Vaughan, the singer’s painting of ‘Strange Fruit’ brought in more than $2,500.
VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS
Adam’s special message to Perth
A HOT Auckland performance of Lay Me Down
Happy Birthday Adam from SF Glamberts – via @LambertLust