Adam Lambert – American Idol alum from San Diego on Ellen
San Diego’s own Adam Lambert appeared on Ellen yesterday and shared tidbits of his days on American Idol in addition to performing “If I had you” his new single from For Your Entertainment.
In season eight of American Idol Adam Lambert was the runner up to Kris Allen, these days a lesser known Idol winner. In 2009, Adam Lambert won the Young Hollywood Award for artist of the year and since his career has been gaining steady velocity.
Lambert’s first studio album, For Your Entertainment was released in November 2009 and the first single “Whataya want from me” has charted in the top ten in over seven countries including the US. Lambert explained to Ellen how he’s really enjoying his growing celebrity in European countries because they are less conservative. Lambert is referring to his highly controversial performance on the American Music Awards in 2009, where he kissed a male keyboardist and was grinding a dancer’s head against his pelvis. As the media flurried over the performance Lambert fired back in Rolling Stone magazine;
“Female performers have been doing this for years—pushing the envelope about sexuality—and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out. We’re in 2009—it’s time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people’s eyes and if it offends them, then maybe I’m not for them. My goal was not to piss people off, it was to promote freedom of expression and artistic freedom.”
Lambert goes on to tell Ellen that his “Idol days” were a lot easier than a full fledged solo career. Explaining that he performed only one day a week on Idol and now does performances day in and day out.
Lambert’s most successful single to date is “Whataya want from me”, which is up for the Most Watched Video category from the MuchMusic Video Awards. It is certain that Adam Lambert has been as busy as he explains, in fact on February 27th Lambert performed his first solo concert held at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Just last week, on April 13th Lambert appeared on American Idol as an alum and tutored the new contestants. And People Magazine has named Adam Lambert “One of the Most Beautiful People” for 2010.
Lambert will be touring throughout the US this Summer with Orianthi in the Glam Nation 2010 Tour. Unfortunately, the Glam Nation 2010 Tour doens’t look like it’s stopping in San Diego. The nearest location will be dates July 27th and July 28th in Costa Mesa, CA at the OC Fair, Pacific Amphitheater.
For the San Diegan’s who know and love Adam Lambert, the popularity is really a testament to the power of talent and personality in taking a career to the sky. With his unique appeal and controversial way of doing things he’s growing a following of devoted Lambert lovers.
Check out Adam Lambert’s sit down with Ellen and performance of “If I had you” video’s from yesterday’s show;
Glam Nation 2010 Tour Dates
Featuring Adam Lambert, fellow Idol alum Allison Iraheta and guitarist Orianthi.
June 4 – Wilkes-Barre, PA
The FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
June 5 – Sayreville, NJ
June 8 – Toledo, OH
June 10 – Council Bluffs, IA
June 11 – Mahnomen, MN
Shooting Star Casino
June 12 – Prior Lake, MN
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
June 14 – Columbus, OH
June 15 – Milwaukee, WI
June 17 – Hammond, IN
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 18 – Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Theater
June 19 – West Toronto, ON, Canada
June 22 – New York, NY
June 24 – Mashantucket, CT
MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
June 26 – Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Spa & Resort—Event Center
July 15 – Kansas City, MO
July 27 – Costa Mesa, CA
OC Fair, Pacific Amphitheatre
July 28 – Costa Mesa, CA
OC Fair, Pacific Amphitheatre
August 13 – Bethlehem, PA
September 18 – St. Petersburg, FL
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