The frequently named “best American Idol contestant ever” (and I would have to agree), Adam Lambert, has already wowed America and proven to be chart-topping talent. And now Arizonans have a chance to see Adam do what Adam does best—perform on stage at the Marquee Theatre on August 1!
Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation tour is not only selling out, but it is receiving rave reviews. In a recent review from a Nashville show, USA Today talks about how Adam’s stage presence and show is absolutely amazing. They also discuss how Adam has constructed his concert “like a three-act piece of musical theater”.
The glam diva’s tour is set to deliver a full production with costumes and themed lighting. Lambert will perform hits like Voodoo, Down the Rabbit Hole and his bizarre act and from American Idol—Ring of Fire—which Judge Simon Cowell called “indulgent.” But according to the press, the fans still go wild when the song opens.
“Second song Down the Rabbit Hole — during which lasers created patterns on the stained-glass windows at the back of the Ryman balcony — there was just a touch of the Mad Hatter,” according to USA Today.
Fellow Season 8 Idol, Allison Iraheta will open his tour, along with guitar goddess, Orianthi.
If you were offended by his American Music Awards act, then his concert may not be your cup of tea. “Adam flirted with all the dancers — and some amazingly high notes, as well — during Fever. Then the dancers got a tribal/industrial intro to Sleepwalker, while Adam changed into a full-length black coat,” according to USA Today.
Some Lambert History: Adam Lambert, 28, landed his first big role as an understudy spot as Fiyero in the touring and Los Angeles casts of the play, Wicked. But he stepped into the national spotlight in 2009, after he became a finalist on the eighth season of the reality television competition, American Idol. His performance of the 2001 Gary Jules’ arrangement of the song Mad World earned a standing ovation from the show’s harshest critic, Simon Cowell. His vocal range, along with his jet-black hair and heavy mascara, earned him comparisons to glam rockers like Freddie Mercury and Gene Simmons.
Lambert, along with contestants Danny Gokey and Kris Allen, were the only finalists in the eighth season not to have been ranked in the bottom three positions. Lambert was considered a front-runner in the competition, but was later beaten out by dark horse candidate Kris Allen.