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Adam Lambert Update – December 2-9, 2018

December 9, 2018

By Juneau. On Twitter @JuneauXena & @AdamLambertBook

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NEWS ALERTS

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce New North American Tour Dates

“On the heels of the success of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the current iteration of the band, Queen + Adam Lambert, have announced a 23-date North American arena and stadium tour for 2019. The outing, dubbed Rhapsody, runs from mid-July through late August.

Tickets for the Rhapsody tour go on sale to the general public starting December 7 at LiveNation.com, at 10 A.M. local time. Fan Club presales will run from 10 A.M. local time through 10 P.M. local time on Thursday, December 6.

The six-week tour will debut a brand-new production, with Queen working again with the creative partners behind the News Of The World 2017 tour—Ric Lipson of Stufish Entertainment Architects on set design; Rob Sinclair on lighting design; and Sam Pattinson of Treatment Studio behind the video content…

You can check out all upcoming Queen + Adam Lambert tour dates, below.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2019 ‘Rhapsody” tour dates:

July 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (newly added)
July 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 6 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden – SOLD OUT
Aug. 7 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (newly added)
Aug. 9 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Aug. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Aug. 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Aug. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

 

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BELIEVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on December 26 at 8:00 PM ET.

 

 

Entertainment Weekly – Kennedy Center Honors pay tribute to Cher, Reba, Philip Glass, Hamilton.  “But it was another ex-American Idol, Adam Lambert, who provided a musical highpoint with a perfectly modulated “Believe,” backed by orchestra and without a need for vocoder. It was rousing enough to have him joined by Lauper for the topper that served as a send-off, “I Got You Babe.”

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ALWAYS A CHAMPION!

 

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

Esquire – Adam Lambert Isn’t Here to Replace Freddie Mercury. He’s a Queen Frontman for the 21st Century. Posted last year, worth re-reading! “The way that I navigated that initial intimidation, I said, ‘What was his intention with the song?'” says Lambert of his internal dialogue with Mercury’s legacy. “‘What did he want the audience to feel, and what story was he trying to tell?’ As long as I focus on that, it usually lands. I have to avoid listening to the records too much. I don’t want to imitate, copy, or mimic; I think that would be sort of tacky, and it’d be sort of disrespectful to the fans. I’m not here to do an impersonation. I’m here to make sure these songs are still heard, to keep the songs in a live space….

People, universally, are craving empowerment,” he says. “That’s what I love the most about Queen’s catalog: They have these incredible songs that are all very strong and infectious that way. I’ve always liked Queen’s music because it’s timeless—the melodies, the ideas in their songs. They almost always exclusively write about the human experience. They don’t write about rich people, poor people; they don’t write about any particular color, sexuality, or gender. It’s the most universal songwriting I’ve encountered. I think that’s why they’ve become so legendary. There’s something really beautiful about how their music can bring people together.”

An Interview with Anita Dobson Fun interview! “How is it being married to the genius that is Brian MayHe is indeed a genius. It’s not easy because he’s got a brain the size of the world. He’s inordinately clever. His mum said to me actually when we got married, “Don’t think you’re marrying a rock star. You’re marrying an absent-minded professor”. And that’s what he is really. He could lecture you endlessly on Halley‘s Comet; on splitting the atom, dark matter, all sorts of things. On animal rights campaigning. On 3-D stereo cards. But he probably can’t remember where his car keys are. He is a bit like my dad was. ‘The house is dead when mum’s not there’ kind of thing.”

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Lam-My permalink
    December 26, 2018 9:55 pm

    @AdamLambert on Instagram Stories with Pharaoh: Waiting for Santa?🎅 25 Dec 2018

    Pharaoh, you have grown both in physique, well-groomed fur and muscles, and in stature.

    What are you waiting for?

    Santa… Aha! I see a man wearing a red hat, red coat with a red bag…Helloo Santa! It’s me up here!

    Ding Dong!

    Daddy Adam opens the door…Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!

    Santa rummages his Santa bag and flicks out a package…Pharaohboy wagging its tail vigorously, instantly stands and pirouettes on its sturdy hind-legs.

    I smell something!

    Santa unwraps Pharaoh’s gift flown all the way from the North Pole on Santa’s flying chariot…a juicy chunk of pork ribs on a silver platter!

    Yum Yum…It is worth the waiting! 🥩🐕

    Merry Christmas Each and Everyone!

    I hope this Christmas brings a roof over the heads refugees and disaster victims living under horrific conditions, and hot nutritious meals every day. God be with us all.

    Lam-My 💝🛣🏦

  2. Lam-My permalink
    December 26, 2018 10:22 pm

    Very beautifully executed ⭐ O Holy Night by HomeTown

  3. Lam-My permalink
    December 28, 2018 2:42 am

    Daddy, what are you doing? Tai chi ?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvevqYnXcAESl3b?format=jpg&name=360×360

    You want to see how I do Tai chi ?

  4. Lam-My permalink
    December 28, 2018 7:43 pm

    Christmas comes and goes
    Filled with joy as well as sorrow
    If everyone steps back today
    Perhaps ponder what Jesus went through
    Everything from the Epiphany to the Agony
    It’s relatable, even if it’s not based on religion
    So let’s help one another wherever possible
    This is difficult…we can try
    To lift the lives of those unfortunate, persecuted
    Spread your wings and fly
    Adam, you made it so fruitful for me even in my twilight time…🌷🌇

    Lam-My

  5. Lam-My permalink
    December 29, 2018 4:04 am

    Joseph Schooling : Tokyo 2020… Here I come…See you there !
    Michael Phelps won 8 Gold Medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. He was en-route to the Olympics via Singapore where he trained for 2-3 weeks and that was where little Joseph took a photo with his Swim Idol. Lo and behold…though he knew of a plausibility, he wasn’t 100% sure until that iconic moment ! breaking the 100m Butterfly Olympic Record held by Michael Phelps.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to 2 Icons !

  6. Lam-My permalink
    December 30, 2018 12:22 am

    A quirky tale, Merman – Since Joseph Schooling will be participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…I have a little tale, in anticipation of this fierce 100m Butterfly fight to the last 0.01 sec finish for Gold!

    Drawing by CreativeSharka

    Joseph, 2016 Olympic Champion, was filming in the South China Sea. He loved the clownfish hovering among the sea anemone, a symbiotic relationship of survival for both.

    Then a strange large blurry shadow came into view, undulating his body and tail, basking in the sunlight streaming through the clear blue waters. Joseph straight away directed his underwater camera at the never-seen-before sea-mammal…a Merman!
    He decided to follow this half-man half-fish; he just couldn’t take his eyes off him. The Merman realised he was being followed and soon disappeared into a hollow cave. Joseph kept following and filming; the Merman rested on a rock in the sea-cave. Joseph swam up-close to take some closeups…especially his powerful V-shaped tail-fin that torpedoes him through the ocean.

    Helloo…who are you and why are you following me? Merman gently inquired.

    Joseph could not believe his ears! thought they were playing tricks, after being submerged for hours in his tireless underwater search for something unusual…he found it!

    You can speak? Whoa! Have I crossed into another realm of existence…Joseph managed to finally utter some words.

    I’m a Merman and have lived in the South China Sea all my life; would you like to explore my labyrinth?

    Yes, yes! I’d love that! Joseph got onto the rocky ledge and the Merman hobbled on his V-shaped tail-fin as if it were his legs; led the way through the tunnels of labyrinth, Joseph filming every inch of it. Then something brilliant caught his attention.

    That’s my underwater Crystal-ball, an ancient heirloom which I use to look into the future…murmured Merman.
    He held it up and whoa!…a rainbow spectrum reflected around the cave wall !
    Joseph was taken-aback that in an underwater cavern, he could find a Crystal that could give a glimpse into the future.

    Mmm…wonder if I would snare that covetous Gold medal in 2020.

    Would you like to visit my wooden shack by the sea, Merman? Joseph extended his cordial invitation.

    Joe! Joe! Get up! You need to go for your Olympics rehearsal…Say hi! to Michael Phelps for me…Love him!

    Joseph got up and headed straight for the Olympic pool; scratching his head…really? just a dream but I talked to the handsome Merman! Aha, I shall watch my underwater film when I return…there may be something there…an OBE! (out-of-body experience).
    🌿🐬🏊🏻🏊🏻

    Lam-My

  7. Lam-My permalink
    December 30, 2018 7:26 pm

    @AdamLambert …liked a friend, Lukefontana’s comment on his post: “Did Pharaoh (🐕) take this video?” – Thanks, Pharaoh!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvsPvx5WkAAe0Sr?format=jpg&name=small

    Hey there Pharaoh the Graduate! You are getting rather high-life savvy! in Las Vegas! second time round in a short interim.

    你好 ni hao Lam-My…I go wherever Daddy takes me…love to mingle with so many new friends, love the new tastes of food; kind of miss the tranquility of home zzzzzz, sometimes with one special uncle ooooeeh! They all love me.

    It’s 31 Dec 2018 8:30am here in Singapore…Pharaohboy, we have finally reached the last day of the year safe and sound…Cheers! All ! 🥂🥤🍖

    Please God, put a roof over the heads of those who have none and food on their table as well.
    🏤🍝🍜…🚶🏻🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻🚶🏻‍♀️

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