Hot off the tail-end of his US tour, glam-pop revivalist, Adam Lambert, is making an anticipated visit to New Zealand with a full-tilt show resplendent with glitter, leather and melodrama.
Since the announcement of Lambert’s string of Australian shows only weeks ago, the response from our New Zealand league of Glamberts has been overwhelming. So much so that when the majority of tickets for shows were snapped up during the pre-sales for the Australian shows, conversations immediately began between promoters and management about what arrangements could be made to reach out to more fans.
Lambert’s trajectory to stardom began less than two short years ago when he reached runner up in the eighth season of American Idol. Proving that the winner does not necessarily take it all, he has gone on to blaze the trail for left-of-centre performers the world over with his neo-glam irreverence and vocal virtuosity, receiving far more attention than his castmates during the months following the conclusion of the series.
Audiences can expect to see an audio-visual spectacular, both theatrical and atmospheric, when Lambert takes the stage with his playful melodrama conjuring up nods to Sixties psychadelia, Seventies disco and Eighties glam-goth. With a voice that has the falsetto extension and flamboyance of Freddie Mercury and the neon-bright stage presence of the Scissor Sisters, this newly minted pop star is set to be a swooping phenomenon.
Adam’s debut album For Your Entertainment (Sony Music) was released in New Zealand last November and is now approaching double platinum sales. To date the album has spawned three massive singles – the Top 5 platinum hit ‘Whataya Want From Me’ and the two Top 10 gold singles ‘For Your Entertainment’ and ‘If I Had You’.
Next up is a new radio single ‘Fever’, and the October 4th release of a limited Tour Edition of the album which features a bonus DVD of live performances and music videos.
Tickets go on sale Monday 13th September, 12 noon.