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Adam Lambert

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  • Born: Indianapolis, IN
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.adamofficial.com
  • Recent Activity: 07.02.15 fter you’ve followed me on @Shazam, check out my #nowplaying @Spotify playlist. I’ll be adding recently tagged songs http://t.co/5gma3TduWw
  • Adam Lambert

  • Adam Lambert

  • Adam Lambert

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Before becoming a front-runner in the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert made his name in the theater world, where he performed alongside Val Kilmer in the debut production of Ten Commandments: The Musical and landed an understudy role in a touring production of Wicked. The California native then parlayed his theater background into a multi-month run on American Idol in 2009. Lambert's flair for neo-goth clothing and eclectic arrangements made him a critical favorite, as did his dramatic tenor vocals. Following performances of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Tears for Fears' "Mad World," and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Lambert found himself pitted against Kris Allen in the grand finale, which he ultimately lost by a slim margin. Lambert was unanimously praised by the American Idol judges, however, who all but guaranteed him a successful recording career following the show's conclusion.

Although Lambert didn't win the Idol competition, he received far more attention than his castmates during the following months, during which he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in June ("I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," he stated in the accompanying article, thus putting an end to the public's speculation) and elicited standing ovations during the summer-long American Idol tour. He also signed with RCA and began recording his debut album, working alongside producer Rob Cavallo while soliciting material from the likes of Lady Gaga, Linda Perry, Justin Hawkins, and RedOne.

One month before For Your Entertainment's release, Lambert unveiled his first single, a track from the 2012 soundtrack titled "Time for Miracles." His debut album followed in late November (arriving one week after the release of Kris Allen's own debut) and sold close to 200,000 copies during its first week, outdoing new releases by Rihanna and Lady Gaga in the process. Meanwhile, a risqué performance at the American Music Awards -- during which Lambert kissed his male keyboardist and danced suggestively with both sexes -- helped gather additional headlines, not to mention a fair amount of controversy.

Lambert's five-song EP Acoustic Live!, featuring stripped-down versions of songs from For Your Entertainment as well as the Tears for Fears cover "Mad World," was released in December of 2010. The following year, Lambert delivered the concert album/DVD Glam Nation Live, featuring performances recorded during the Indianapolis, Indiana stop of his 2010 Glam Nation tour. Lambert's full-length sophomore effort, Trespassing, was released in 2012, with the album featuring a bevy of big-name collaborators including Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa, Sam Sparro, and Pharrell Williams. It hit number one but sold fewer copies than For Your Entertainment, and Lambert announced in 2013 that he was leaving RCA. He returned several times to American Idol, however, and also announced in 2014 that he would tour with Queen during the summer.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
07.18.15 Morongo Casino Resort and Spa Cabazon, CA US
09.16.15 Ginasio do Ibirapuera Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil
09.21.15 GIGANTINHO Porto Alegre, RS Brazil
09.30.15 Estadio Nacional Santiago, RM Chile

Activity

  • 07.02.15 fter you’ve followed me on @Shazam, check out my #nowplaying @Spotify playlist. I’ll be adding recently tagged songs http://t.co/5gma3TduWw
  • 07.02.15 RT @OnAirWithRyan: .@AdamLambert sizzles in @FAULTMagazine, explains #TheOriginalHigh's vibe: http://t.co/7jg9zmErA9 http://t.co/HYBzJRf3R2
  • 07.02.15 RT @Shazam: #Glamberts! @AdamLambert is in #Shazam! Follow him now and see what he’s Shazaming. http://t.co/NWNonkj2QN http://t.co/504SeTA8…
  • 07.02.15 RT @iHeartRadio: It's #HumpDay and we are still chasing @adamlambert's Original High! https://t.co/0JJ2Q8qWhz
  • 07.01.15 YAAS @ddlovato #CoolForTheSummer this hits HARD! Love it.
  • 06.30.15 RT @BonnieMcKee: Are you feeling BOMBASTIC? Check out the clip below and watch the full video on YouTube! https://t.co/fekFerUHok
  • 06.30.15 This new @Miguel album is reeeeeeal fresh.
  • 06.30.15 Excited to share all the great songs I’m finding with @Shazam! Follow me at http://t.co/aGGFXG7t7l http://t.co/VBIP1Paa3s
  • 06.29.15 OYE VEY Kanye. That Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury though.... Ouch
  • 06.29.15 #itsadamsfault fault_magazine https://t.co/2MRgJQkvC6
  • 06.29.15 Cover story @FAULTMagazine styled by @avoyermagyan shot by @giulianobekor #itsadamsfault http://t.co/Rt64rJaVbE
  • 06.29.15 RT @FAULTMagazine: Welcome back @adamlambert to our latest cover! This happens ;) #Itsadamsfault @giulianobekor @AvoYermagyan http://t.co/Z…