Adam Lambert and Aurea – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Hennessy Music Festival, China (VIDEO)

Watch Adam Lambert perform a scorching duet of “Are You Gonna Go My Way” with Portuguese soul singer, Aurea. The performance went down at the Hennessy Music Festival in Shanghai, China over the weekend.

Adam’s gig in China came on the heels of performing at the massive MAMA awards, an event that takes place annually in South Korea to celebrate Korean (K-Pop) music.

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  • onslow2

    Awesome! Tommy sure seems to know what he’s doing.

  • Lilybop :P@—
  • girlygirltoo

    Hot duet and fun video.

  • abbysee

    Wow that was hot!

  • newinNM

    haha! That was fun, he sounded great and I’m loving his look! :)  Tommy (guitar player) did a great job with that song, nice that Adam’s band got to do the performance , looked like fun was had by all.  

  • lovetheusa1776

    Gawd – I love that performance.

  • iani

    This was great! Just happy for him he’s all around the world and constantly
    having gigs/tour dates.

  • Miss Chaos

    Hot, and Adam and Aurea sounded so good together, Is it bad to say that Adam looked so sexy singing with a woman, lol.  Rock Adam, soooo good.  I hope this is what is to come when he does the DIVA show!

  • dcglam

    Ha, loving the fierce rock swagger by both Adam and Aurea!!

  • YankeeFan08

    Love that performance! 

    Since this is an Adam thread, I guess I can post this here.  Adam’s publicist has confirmed his performance in Kiev on March 18th.  Rumor has it confirmation of a performance in Minsk should be forthcoming soon. 

    At the rate these international peformances are filling up January, February and March, I don’t think Adam will tour in the U.S. until the Summer.

  • seashellz51

    I love this duet so much. She seems fun and sassy. It was hard to hear really how good of a singer she is but this was a lot of fun. The best duets seems to have singers who feed off of each other. Reminds me a little of Alison Iraheta Slow Ride. I hope VH1 Divas has a similarly fun duet with Adam.

  • marie

    I love the duet. I want to see more of this.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Minsk? Where is that?

    Maybe Adam is set to performed in Timbuktu:D

    Kidding aside, I guess January and Feb are mostly like an Asian tour. Hope he’ll have one in South America. That is the only continent he didn’t set his foot on, did he? and Antarctica of course;)

    By the way, I have one dumb question. Is Hennessy a brand of wine?

  • lovetheusa1776

    Looked Aurea up – she’s a terrific singer and live performer.  Her Official Vid of “Busy (For Me)” is dynamite.

  • mouse999

    Nadine, Minsk is the capitol of Belarus, one of the republics of former USSR.

    And Hennessy is a brand of very good (and expensive) cognac.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    In case someone missed the whole set of Adam, here’s the you tube videos for his 6 songs set:

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Thank you;)

    I’m not so familiar with drinks like that(wine, brandy, cognac? etc). Any Alcoholic drinks are strictly not allowed in my country.

    And I’m so happy for him. These international dates keep on popping up! Keep them coming! $$$

  • Henrique Mendes

    As a Portuguese I never though I would see Someone as famous as Adam singing with one of our own :) Very proud! I have seen her live several times, and she can BLOW!

  • Leigh13

    Super fun and sexy. Adam should always have a trap door to rise out of–and Tommy did so good.

  • loveroftalent

    Thank you so much for posting those GIFs…Sizzling is right…

  • Sharon S.

    There was a whole lot of hotness on that stage!  I love to see Adam duet – haven’t seen nearly enough of that – and Aurea was a worthy, and fun, duet partner for him.  Great chemistry between them, and they both looked as if they were having a blast!

    Can’t wait for more of the same with VH1 Divas (although I hope he has a solo performance as well).

  • mmb

    Wow! that is an introduction!  Love the video clips, and the flashing purple lights etc.  He should be introduced like that all the time lol

  • eliz1334

    Great pictures from the press conference and concert

  • Trilby

    That was great!!  Thanks for vid!!

  • Axxxel

    Reading excerpts from Internet… your Portugese Aurea seems to be a big hit in your country…

  • Axxxel

    Rock Adam and Rock Aurea !!! Wow dynamite !! Please rock on together !! Live or on i-tunes…

  • Henrique Mendes

    She is! And you wanna know a fun fact? When she was younger she auditioned for Portuguese Idol and didn’t make past the first audition! And don’t think that we have amazing singers in our edition of the show! It’s crap compared to the American version.

  • loveroftalent

    Loved the introduction too….

  • eliz1334

    Here is an awsome review from the concert at the MAMA awards from asia one

  • Axxxel

    I cannot imagine if Adam goes to South America… Brazil and etc… gosh…

    About  the USA… well eh… just give them good TV appearances like the one in Pretty Little Liars and VH1 Diva’s…They had their chance, they did not take it…   Adam belongs to the world… hehehe

  • Axxxel

    Oh gosh… What a coincidence… Take that… “Idol”….Did Aurea eventually perform on Portugese Idol as a guest ??? That would have been a sweet revenge…

  • milwlovesadam

    Love love love this song and this duet. Aurea is incredible, and the pairing of these two is just meant to be.

    TeeHee, she loves to rawk out with bare feet as much as Adam does!

    Almost had a hot flash seeing him rise up to the stage. What a sight.

    {{ Fans self and reaches for iced beverage }}

  • lovetheusa1776

     lol – you and many others – so funny.

  • milwlovesadam

    Thank you MJ for giving Adam’s fans a sandbox to play in. Yes, there certainly are other sites for his fans,  but this one covers so many other things too.

    If anyone wants to flail one on one with me in private, I’m at his fansite too. Same name.

  • loveroftalent

    Loved your post….Yes Adam rising up….What an incredible sight….

    I wonder who thought to pair Adam and Aurea…It was a brilliant idea who ever came up with it…Two very hot performers on one stage…

  • Esther Macha

    Loved that and really loved all the Adam love from the audience. The light up As were really cool.

  • pirouette13

    Oh yeah that whole experience is hawt!  Wish Americans would appreciate him.  Over here we are content with the same mediocre few singers.  What a rut!

  • Sharon S.

    In the interest of keeping all the recent Adam news in one thread, here’s a great review of Adam’s MAMA performance from a Southeast Asian music blog:

  • bridgette12

    Thanks MJ for the Adam thread. I love the performance and I can’t wait to watch DIVAS to see who he sing with. Also glad to hear about more concerts being added in Russia. 

  • Sam

    Meh. Weren’t there any better songs for them to cover?

  • Enough already!

    Loved this duet.   Aurea was sexy and come hither and Adam is just plain sexy.   The man oozes the stuff.  Also a big hit at the MAMAs.  

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam’s publicist has now confirmed performances in Minsk on 3/15 and St. Petersburg on 3/20.

  • loveroftalent

    Great review…They have been really loving him and deservingly so..IMHO

  • loveroftalent

    What a busy, busy guy….It’s a good thing he doesn’t tire easily and knows how to take care of his voice….

  • Henrique Mendes

    ahah I don’t think she did! They probably tried to get her though :P 

  • HKfan

    Loved the duet, Adams rocks as usual. They looked and sounded great together. Imagine having Adam on his knees in front of you like that!!!
    ( Although if I’m honest I don’t actually like this song.)
    Adam is such a generous duet partner, he always tries to compliment the other singer rather than over power them which he could so easily do, and seems to bring out the best in them.

  • Miss Chaos

    I hope the guy eating the sandwich was having a good time too!!!! There is just one problem with the video and song, it should be longer!!!!

  • eliz1334

    Here are his concerts with the size of venue

  • asifclueless

    Love AYGGMW and the duet. Perfect!!! They rock it out.
    It’s not a love song, but a meaningful song. Adam and Aurea are kindred spirits. 
    They complement and complete each other.

    Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz.

    I was born long ago
    I am the chosen, I’m the one
    I have come to save the day
    And I won’t leave until I’m done

    So that’s why we’ve got to try
    We’ve got to breathe and have some fun
    Though I’m not paid I play this game
    And I won’t stop until I’m done

    (But what I really want to know is)
    Are you gonna go my way
    (Please baby) and I got to
    (please) got to know
    (I got to know) yeah

    I don’t know why we always cry
    This we must leave and get undone
    We must engage and rearrange
    And turn this planet back to one

    So tell me why we got to die
    And kill each other one by one
    We’ve got to hug and rub-a-dub
    We’ve got to dance and be in love

    (But what I really wanna know is)
    Are you gonna go my way
    (Please baby) and I got to,
    got to know (I got to know)
    Are you gonna go my way

    ‘Cause baby I got to know, yeah!


  • Loretta

     Hey I am happy Adam had a duet with Aurea because I had not heard of her and now I own some of her music.  You have a right to be proud, she can blow.

  • durbesque

    I’m not an Adam fan, so I can be strictly objective.

    China is rich; the US is poor.  In fact, if or when China stops buying our debt, we will be very poor indeed.  Surely, Adam’s business team knows this.  I admire their savvy and foresight in promoting Adam where he will prosper.  From a world perspective, I believe that he will come out on top.      

  • Loretta

    So happy to see this performance.  Wow it is GREAT!.  Never heard of Aurea an now I have and I bought her music.  Good stuff.

    Adam is one busy guy.  It is truly taking the world by storm.

    I just want him back on US soil so I can go and see him live again.

  • asifclueless

    The first time I heard AYGGMW was from Adam Cape Town Concert.
    He was bare feet (like Aurea) and sang and danced the heck out.
    Love the song right away.

    ADAM LAMBERT IN CAPE TOWN ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’

  • MAS

    According to this MSN Portugal article, Adam invited Aurea to duet with him. I originally thought it was the Hennessy people, but it was his idea (and a great one).  He has been doing this song as part of his set list in recent concerts (So. Africa, for example).

  • girlygirltoo

    Adam just tweeted this photo:

  • Susan Reiter

    Aww I loved this duet!  I sometimes have to remind myself that he’s gay LOL!  Seriously, though, beautiful singers and performers both.  The whole Adam MAMA performance was incredible. 

  • marmom07

     Great performance. Adam is a very giving partner in a duet. His theater training shows….he never tries to upstage his partner and knows when to step back and let them shine. He never afraid to share the spotlight with other performers. Wish the video quality was a little better…but I’m very grateful we even have video for these performances on the other side of the world.

    Thanks MJ for the thread. Now we can appreciate his performances with out disturbing others.

  • loveroftalent

    I can’t even imagine having Adam on his knees in front of me….Well I guess I can because I would just pass out. lol

  • loveroftalent

    Thanks for posting the lyrics…I never understood the song before….

  • Diablo

    durbesque 1 hour ago
    China is rich; the US is poor.

    I thought I knew all those alternate reality video games but I don’t recall this one.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Yes, China does hold our debt, but, the other side of the coin, the U.S., after the EU, is China’s biggest customer (actually very close) – don’t think they’re anxious to mess with that.

    But, saying that, as I mentioned previously, Adam’s entrance into China is a very big deal.  Bodes well for his career.

  • lovetheusa1776

    When I researched Aurea, I noted that she was at the Hennessy event last year in Taiwan.  Perhaps that’s how he found her? 

  • jean1010

    The USA still had the largest economy in the world, and the bulk if US debt is held by our government and its citizens even in this age of giant trade imbalances. 
     It is just wonderful that Adam can have concerts in so many different and interesting places.  

  • voicesinmyhead

    LOL at 2:07 Dick Cheney eating a sandwich.  Nice cinematography. :/

  • Nadine_Bitch

    South Africa

    Those are not an Idol lover country, loved he is going to these interesting places. I’m so proud as a fan:)

  • Axxxel

    Thank you for writing the full lyrics… I always liked the original Lenny Kravitz version of the song  because of the music and the sound but never really paid attention to the words…Now I love the song even more because of the lyrics and also because of Aurea and Adam  :-)

  • lovetheusa1776

     Yes – saw that comment by 2039marl on the vid – very funny.

  • cwm

    Wow that was awesome! Smokin’ hot duet!! Adam’s whole set at Hennessy was fabulous.

    As was his 2-song medley at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong (WWFM and Trespassing). Here’s the video for that, in case anyone missed it:

    These shows have given Adam massive exposure in China as well as other Asian countries. Such a fantastic opportunity for him. And he nailed it! So happy for him!

    This is a news report about the Hennessy concert on Shanghai TV News. Notice that the older guy who was shown eating in the duet vid is standing right next to Adam in the news vid. Mr. Hennessy perhaps?

    I like how in the news report they just refer to him as “Adam.” No need for a last name! ;-)

    Thanks so much for posting this, MJ.

  • Sharon S.

    Unconfirmed, but unsurprising if true…Adam apparently has several additional Asian dates in the cards:

    alidol ?@glam_alidol
    hongkong apple daily newspaper … featured @adamlambert .the writer said adam would have an asian tour in spring

    @glam_alidol What does the writer mean by “tour”in spring? Isn’t he doing dates there in Jan/Feb/March?

    alidol ?@glam_alidol
    .@niecey_E wil add other concerts in asia. adam said to fans he had 10 concerts in asia next year except japan

    I’ll be really glad to see this, if it happens.  MAMA and the Hennessy Artistry concert (along with The Voice of China) have given him huge exposure in that enormous, potentially lucrative market, and he should do whatever it takes to further solidify his position there.  The international dates he has scheduled so far – both in Europe and Asia – are really terrific.  Glad to see the international fans treating him so well. :-)

  • loveroftalent

    The love and respect shown to Adam while there was awesome….They treat him like a star rather than being hungup on him being gay…which is the way it should be…

  • loveroftalent

    I hope he is not giving up on the states…but I guess he has to go where he is accepted for who he is and where he is loved and appreciated for his talent.

  • askance

    Love the duet! Aurea sure is spunky and small lol

  • Sharon S.

    I don’t think he’s giving up on the States, but he’s smart to “strike while the iron is hot” in Asia.  And if he’s going to do that, he might as well make it the cornerstone of an international tour.  He will doubtless spend very little time on U.S. soil during the first quarter of 2013, and maybe longer – I’m sure the gaps we see in his schedule for January through March will get filled in soon enough.

    IMO, Adam’s international appeal is no small part of what makes him viable as an artist.  If U.S. radio is going to continue to be resistant, he needs to look to other avenues.  He and his management are smart to recognize that, and I’m sure RCA is on board with it, too.  But I’m sure he won’t forget about the U.S. and his fans here.  He’s still a concert draw, which is a great advantage to have, and opportunities like PLL and the Divas Live show pop up for him, too.  He may visit the rest of the world, but he’ll be back. :-)


    Oh my that was hot performance! Trying to catch up on all the Adam stuff after being in vacation and it is not easy. Lack of radio success in the US sure hasn’t hurt him in Asia. So amazing to see all those thousands of Chinese fans giving Adam the love he deserves! Looks like he has a full on Asian and European tour lining up for the Spring too.
    I finally got to see the whole Hennessy concert and Adam was on fire! His live vocals are stupendous. That note on Fever and Trespassing, wow. Very happy for Adam and his Asian fans even if it means it will be a while before he tours the US. I have no doubt he will, he certainly still is a concert draw here. Thanks for the vids!

  • Kariann Hart

    That was hot, hot, hot!  I love seeing Adam’s International success!

  • Aavari

    That performance was just electrifying, and really special since we so rarely get to see Adam duet with someone. They were great together. (And they are both sizzling hot!)

  • Happyhexer

    This was a really cute video, and such a joy to watch, both from an auditory and visual perspective.  Adam, of course, can sing his, er, face off, and the Portuguese singer is awesome too. 

    Selfishly, I prefer Rocker Adam.  Yes, I know rock isn’t “in” and it isn’t what Adam wants to do, but it’s the kind of music I like, and Adam does it so well.  Which is why this is such a treat for me!

    This whole performance is just so well done . . . 

  • asifclueless

    Review from The Hollywood Reporter (THR)

    Adam Lambert Entertains,  Covers Lenny Kravitz in China

  • weareallinnocent

    Way late to the party, but Whoa! That was fun!!

    Thanks for sharing, mj~

  • Sue Fodor

    great performance i have watched it over and over.  he should bring back his glamnation dancers.  he could do a great duet with brooke wendel, naked love could be the song.

  • Sue Fodor

    a great performance i have watched it over and over.  he should bring back his glamnation dancers.  he could do a great duet with brooke wendel, naked love could be the song.