I've been bombarded with queries and concerns ever since I broke the news that Adam Lambert is to perform in concert Sept. 19 at Hollywood's Hard Rock Live.
To good to be true, worried fans fretted. "Is it CONFIRMED?" my Twitter twittered as many Glamberts promised to buy airline tickets just to bask in all that Adam has to offer in South Florida.
Just to make it official, I'm going to show everyone the press release, just issued moments ago:
American Idol Fan Fave Adam Lambert Goes Solo at Hard Rock Live on September 19
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 16 at noon
Hollywood, Fla. – American Idol fan favorite Adam Lambert goes solo at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, September 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16 at noon.
Before becoming a front-runner in the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert made his name in the theater world. Since 2004, he had regularly performed at the Upright Cabaret and the Zodiac Show, which was co-created by Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls. He also 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.
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 and was signed by RCA. His debut album, For Your Entertainment, sold close to 200,000 copies during its first week, outdoing new releases by Rihanna and Lady Gaga in the process. A single from the album, "Time for Miracles" was also featured on the 2012 film soundtrack. Another album of previously recorded material was released as Take One and is available on iTunes.
Since Idol, Lambert has won two awards - the Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year and the Teen Choice Award for Reality/Variety Star. He also participated in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 with his fellow Top 10 contestants.
Tickets cost $60, $50, $45, & $40.* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday & Monday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.