Adam Lambert on Idol and his Upcoming “Glamnation Tour”

Adam Lambert dropped by the KIIS 102.5 studios in Los Angeles today to chat with Ryan Seacrest about last night’s spectacular performance of “Whataya Want From Me” on the Idol results show, mentoring the Season 9 Idols, and his upcoming North American tour.

Adam is playing the radio station’s May 15 Wango Tango concert and has hired 4 dancers to perform with him on stage. He’s headed to the UK and Europe for another promotional tour, and when he gets back, he’ll dive into rehearsals for his first North American tour.

Called, “The Glamnation Tour”, Adam hopes to make the production exciting and “atmospheric”.

Check out the interview below.  Keep checking back, if there’s more Adam media,  I’ll post it here.

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Video of the interview, after the JUMP…

  • Rebecca-Chicago

    Oh Adam, could you be any more darling?

  • unique28v

    Oh Adam, could you be any more darling?

    He is a sweetheart. He had the whole studio cracking up! His positive energy is so infectious!! I love to see people who love life!

    I hope his tour comes to PA.

  • mr

    GO GO GLAMNATION TOUR!!!!!!! :-D

    (OK, it’s a funny title- but don’t you just love the way he embraces his OTTness??)

  • spencer

    sorry, just don’t get the “spectacular” part? are we talking about the laser lights ?

  • Rebecca-Chicago

    Dear Adam, please bring the tour to Chicago so I can take my sister and mother who are both psychotic fans (I am too but they are OTT). I promise to seat them next to security in case they try to jump onstage.

  • sr4mjc

    I guess Tampa is probably out since we get the baseball concert, but I would love to see a smaller venue with better acoustics.

    Nashville would be good, I need a reason to visit my sister and her kids anyway :)

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    sorry, just don’t get the “spectacular” part? are we talking about the laser lights ?

    No I think “spectacular” is just referring to Adam himself.. :)

  • unique28v

    No I think “spectacular” is just referring to Adam himself..

    Thats how I took it. lol

  • jumpstart

    I would describe Adam’s performance last night as stunning (and I’m not even an Adam fan).

  • dflowers

    I guess Tampa is probably out since we get the baseball concert, but I would love to see a smaller venue with better acoustics.

    Oh! don’t say that, I am going to the Tampa show. It’s in a dome, can’t they do laser lights there

  • smeggingnuts

    hehehe Glamnation think we will get a Janet-Gate out of this lol

  • BeckyMD

    sorry, just don’t get the “spectacular” part? are we talking about the laser lights ?

    depends on where the light came from…

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/04/16/amd_adam_lambert_concert.jpg

  • sr4mjc

    Ryan interview, with Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63lZTJbl0Bo

  • Studio57

    Thank you jumpstart! i know it is easy for an Adam fan to not be objective but the consensus I am seeing on other boards was that he really impressed new people. I don’t think the song could have gone that high on Itunes by old fans- we already bought the song at the very least once and have heard the song so many times I thought it was impossible to be impressed by it any more, but I have watched the video at least 5 times today, and I am actually quite sick of the song, lol.

    I need to know these tour dates! My hubby bought me a getaway weekend for my birthday last year and we had to cancel. I have till the middle of May to book the airline and hotel accomodations so tick, tick, tick, Adam!

  • smeggingnuts

    I really hope Adam comes to Seattle but I have 2 co-workers wwho said they would drive to California with me to see him…..getting so frikken excited…

  • sr4mjc

    I’m sure they’ll have some lasers in the dome in Tampa, I’m just not sure it’s part of the official Glamnation tour. Probably not.

  • dflowers

    I’m sure they’ll have some lasers in the dome in Tampa, I’m just not sure it’s part of the official Glamnation tour. Probably not.

    Well that just sucks if it’s not. Guess I’ll just have to see him twice! :o)

  • Chicagolaw

    Love Adam’s interviews, every time. And he just sounded so happy. What a great time this must be for him.

    And if he comes to Chicago (he better) I will be there!

  • BeckyMD

    17th GLAAD and next week will be another round of euro promo. cant wait.

    eta count me as one for chicago concert!

  • sr4mjc

    Well that just sucks if it’s not. Guess I’ll just have to see him twice! :o

    That’s my plan!

  • renataamelo

    Glamnation tour! Oh so that means we are all his Glammys? :)

  • bridget

    Adam told contestants to try to give the audience something to look at, something to listen to, and something to feel. That’s what he did last nite.

    Re: the lasers: I’d never seen that effect before – I mean the swirly green cone that Ryan described as a Cumulonimbus cloud in his interview with Adam. (Someone else described it as a space-alien sonogram.) I was impressed by it.

    Little blips (like Ken Warwick’s comments) are always eclipsed by Adam’s talent and enthusiasm IMO, which is why I think he doesn’t sweat them all that much.

  • luval

    thanks sr4mjc so so much for the Ryan/Adam video!!! Adam looked and sounded so happy and bright! I think he knows how he was received so greatly last night. We’ll get more stuff later today I’m sure.
    I’m so worried that he’ll get a cold or something. But being the professional he is, he’ll work through it. He’ll just have to watch and keep his resistance up. But from what he twitters occasionally, he goes to bed early and really takes care of himself. Wish I had the same discipline.
    Anyone know if he and Simon met last night? Always thought there was a bit of bad blood on Simon’s side. I could be wrong.

  • Studio57

    luval- according to the behind the scenes report from the day before at EW, Simon went up and hugged Adam on Tuesday and they also said something about Adam sitting with Simon’s fiance so I don’t think there seems to be bad blood.

  • DLee

    depends on where the light came from…

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/04/16/amd_adam_lambert_concert.jpg

    I blush.

  • sharilbus

    I certainly hope the Glamnation Tour makes it to the Ms casinos right outside Memphis. I know I will be there to see Adam put on a spectacular show.

    Last nights performance gave me the feeling I was looking at an ultrasound in the beginning and the green lights came on and sure enough a world wide star was born to perform. That performance makes me more excited for the tour.

  • luval

    Thanks Studio57

  • Kate8

    Hoping there are some Illinois and/or Wisconsin stops on Adam’s tour.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CrazyCircle CrazyCircle

    BeckyMD:
    04/15/2010 at 1:24 pm
    sorry, just don’t get the “spectacular” part? are we talking about the laser lights ?

    depends on where the light came from…

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/04/16/amd_adam_lambert_concert

    LMFAO!!! That’s perfect!

  • Studio57

    Youre welcome luval :)

    You know, I think American Idol needs to find another creative way to have Adam on our TV every week for the rest of the season, maybe as the permanent guest singer, or the stand in singer for any of the sick contestants, sort of like a pinch hitter, and that sick singer gets a pass for the week.

    Whataya think?

    I need to pitch these ideas to Fox ;)

  • http://www.twitter.com/CrazyCircle CrazyCircle

    Kate8:
    04/15/2010 at 2:07 pm
    Hoping there are some Illinois and/or Wisconsin stops on Adam’s tour.

    Me, too!

  • Studio57

    depends on where the light came from…

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/04/16/amd_adam_lambert_concert.jpg

    I blush.

    Well that explains alot. He just got the audience pregnant with his glambabies, lol.

  • smeggingnuts

    Studio57
    Yeah they could call him the Pitch Hitter lol

  • luval

    My brother who is a closet Adam fan and knows I post on some kind of an Idol blog (lol), said the mentoring was the best he’s ever seen on this show. Then he says…”I have an idea…why doesn’t Adam become a judge on Idol?” haha like he thinks no one has ever brought this up before!

    studio57 you are a hoot. And guess what..I am going to have a glambaby….those lasers go through the tv screen!

  • Studio57

    lol smegs ( is it okay if I call you smegs?) they should just put him in everytime Siobahn wants to go fo a scream.

    MJ- thanks for the video! Now I can really see what he looked like- is that Elvis or what?????? They must have recorded that right after the show?

    luval- My friends boss had the same “idea” about being a judge and me and my friend just kind of laughed, lol. As a matter of fact i just saw a poll on twitter asking who the next judge should be and they had the choices as Adam, Tommy Mattola, Quincy Jones, and Jamie Foxx. Adam was winning by 70% ;)

  • zuper

    Count me in for Chicago! I highly doubt he’ll come here to Gokeyland, so I will gladly make the 2 hour trip to Chicago. Frankly, I’m not sure he would be well received in Milwaukee either. Only one radio station has added WWFM to their playlist and they are down to minimal spins. So, I hope he at least makes it to Chicago.

  • smeggingnuts

    Here’s a few screencaps from last night
    http://twitpic.com/1ft5me
    http://twitpic.com/1ft5os
    Adam smileing while singing “thanks for loving me”
    http://twitpic.com/1ft51x

  • smeggingnuts

    Studio57 yeah everyelse calls me smeggs lol

    So I had a realization this morning *cough* watching his performance again *cough* when Adam said bit about having lasers he sounded exactly like on top 2 night when he exclaimed about playing dress up. Like a little kid who just got all he wanted for hanukkah…it makes me so happy for him that his dreams are coming true lol I think I’m gonna cry

  • Chicagolaw

    Zuper, is the Marcus Ampitheater booked already for Summerfest? That could maybe work.

    I feel like Adam is just now being heard in Chicago. I still don’t know if The Mix (WTMX) has given him a daytime spin (has anyone in Chicago been following spins at The Mix?), but WSSR an unmonitored (HAC, I think) station out of Aurora or Joliet has been playing WWFM quite a bit. It is a “smaller” station, but it reaches a lot of Chicagoland (I’m in the West Suburbs)so it is some good exposure, finally.

  • mr

    smeggs-
    Yeah- me too!
    Do you know- I actually clapped my hands when he finished his performance?? In front of a f****g laptop screen… just clapped and cheered and had I been in the audience… let’s say I’d probably been voiceless for a few days afterwards, lol!

    Sigh… I’m going on holiday in a few hours… which is a good thing… but I’ll be internetless for 5 days now… and I’ll miss the GLAAD thing… by the time I come back there will probably be heaps of new stuff to discuss… so I’ll just say now that because it unlikely that he will sing Pick U Up (which is the one I REALLY want to hear sung live already- it is SO up his alley performance-wise), I’m still pushing for Aftermath, which we haven’t seen sung live (by Adam) yet- and yes it’s cheesy, but it’s empowering and full of glorious wailing!!!!

  • sr4mjc
  • sr4mjc

    slate.com on Idol, Adam, this season and other stuff

    http://www.slate.com/id/2250927/?from=rss

    “On Wednesday he also brought lasers, his retooled “Whataya Want From Me?” sounding in silhouette from the eye of a Wicked green cyclone, or possibly the heart of the Matrix. He was so obscured by effects for the first half of the song that if he’d kissed his keyboard player, we’d never have known. I’m going to imagine he did. Overall, he reminded us that Idol needs that flash sometimes, the love of performance that used to define its singers and which even our most consistent contestants are not always delivering in this singer-songwriter-focused season.”

  • zuper

    Chicagolaw: Summerfest would be unbelievable for me. It is madatory that I spend several days there each summer. To answer your question, I beleive they have announced headliners for the Amphitheater for all but 2 dates. While I would love to see it, I fear that would be an over ambitious venue at this point for him. It holds close to 22,000 I think. Gokey is scheduled to play one of the side stages during Summerfest this year – some of the bigger ones can hold close to 10,000 I think.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Isn’t Adam doing his video shoot for IIHY tomorrow??? Hopefully we will get some snippets of info! :) He is so busy.

  • sr4mjc

    I forgot about the video!

  • tiger92

    jumpstart:
    04/15/2010 at 1:19 pm
    I would describe Adam’s performance last night as stunning (and I’m not even an Adam fan).

    Thank you for that. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your impression!

    Little blips (like Ken Warwick’s comments) are always eclipsed by Adam’s talent and enthusiasm IMO, which is why I think he doesn’t sweat them all that much.

    Ken who? :)

  • BeckyMD

    yay the video!! i was surprised that WWFM was recorded in one day.

  • Destry

    Celebration peeps!!!! WWFM is now #11 on overall chart!!!!

  • mr

    Yay #11!!!!!

    Please top ten please top ten…. heheheheheheh… I’m a raving loonie….

  • sr4mjc

    yay! good news!

    I hope RCA is going to jump on IIHY while the momentum is still decent.

  • AnninSD

    Destry:
    04/15/2010 at 3:39 pm
    Celebration peeps!!!! WWFM is now #11 on overall chart!!!!

    and the Album -overall
    Remixes – #15
    FYE Deluxe – 45
    FYE Album – 47

    GREAT! keep moving up *crossing fingers*

    Also I have to give props to Jason Castro’s deluxe album currently sitting pretty at #4 on the same overall chart

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Who is paying for this tour? Where is this money coming from? 3 buses filled with dancers, lights, techno gismos & technicians just for that, completely separate from the usual roadies & techs.

    Btw, I thought Adam did a great job last night. I enjoyed seeing him back on Idol. And though I thought he was NOT nearly the best choice as a mentor, I felt his contributions were very appropriate, and that the contestants did get something out of it (I think they connected with him for obvious reasons). He was extremely likeable and made me remember the Adam that I liked at the onset of AI-8. I guess I just don’t share the view that he’s very successful right now – all this promotion the only large success I can point to is radio play of one single, and the healthy sales of that single which have resulted from it. At this point, no way anyone has made any money off of FYE the Album (well Adam made some with his advance), but I am curious to see just how much 19/RCA is willing to sink into him to get a good ROI. Is Glambert a bottomless pit for them?

  • dhunken

    WWFM is now #11 on Itunes overall chart new High Woohoo

    Remix Album #16

    FYE deluxe #45
    FYE standard #47

  • IdolThoughts

    Why I have the best 3 year old son in the entire universe…

    “Mommy, can we watch Adder (sic) Lambert sing Whaddya Want for me again? He did a great job.”

  • sr4mjc

    I guess that kind of worrying (money stuff) is left up to the people that do that kind of stuff. I’m just happy there is a tour!

    Just read on twitter that FYE is now the #1 pre-order on HMV for the UK.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I just read on twitter that cheeseburgers have 12 calories, mostly fiber. Any actual sources beyond that, sr4mjc?

  • aa618892

    Who is paying for this tour? Where is this money coming from? 3 buses filled with dancers, lights, techno gismos & technicians just for that, completely separate from the usual roadies & techs.

    This constant speculation about the financial aspects of an artist is so strange for me. This is a business ultimately but since we have absolutely no real clue how much is spent and how much income is coming in what is the point of wondering? I imagine that is the job of the managers and accountants and I would think they know what they are doing. I guess it is ok to be curious but what business is it of ours who pays for what? Just rambling.

  • aa618892

    Just read on twitter that FYE is now the #1 pre-order on HMV for the UK.

    Cool! Is HMV like Amazon?

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    I just read on twitter that cheeseburgers have 12 calories, mostly fiber. Any actual sources beyond that, sr4mjc?

    Here ya go…FYE #1 on HMV UK preorders! He has actually been #2 for the last week, and just moved to #1…! :) Notice he is ahead of Usher & several other major artists on preorders.

    http://hmv.com/hmvweb/listSearch.do?ctx=-1;1;-1;-1;-1&searchComponent=24977&leftComponent=545&headComponent=16375&_tag.WT.ac=highlights_music_131108_comingsoon

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Wow, I expected a much bigger bump that that for FYE. Itunes is a small retailer for albums, but it’s a great barometer for a post-TV show bump (especially Idol, where fans are used to turning to itunes after the results show). 2 days of Idol – 2 1/2 hours of mentoring, interviews, cutaways and a really solid performance. I expected WWFM to do really well today, and it is. But will nothing budge FYE? Perhaps he’s getting big box sales right now. I am curious to see if FYE re-enters the top 50 when HDD comes out Monday/Tuesday, and soundscan numbers (if we get any) on Wednesday.

  • sr4mjc

    I can’t get to twitter except my phone at work, but I think this is the right link

    Coming soon, by popularity

    http://hmv.com/hmvweb/comingSoon.do?ctx=-1;1;-1;-1;-1&pGroupID=1&pSubGroupID=-1&pGenreID=-1&pTertiaryID=-1&primaryID=1&subPrimaryID=-1&secondaryID=-1&tertiaryID=-1

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    I just read on twitter that cheeseburgers have 12 calories, mostly fiber.

    Oh, please for once, let twitter be true!

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Thanks Kanadie Bonttell, appreciate it.
    Sorry undercooked. That one has no backing lol!

  • Chicagolaw

    Scott–Adam has always done much better with selling physical CDs; I will be disappointed if he isn’t back in the top 50 next week (I am kind of counting on it :))

    And Zuper, I hadn’t realized that the Marcus Ampitheater was that large. And I have seen the BoDeans there about 15 times, lol.

  • sr4mjc

    FYE has always done better in hard copy than digitally, I hope that’s the case this week too. Must be that pretty cover ;)

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Brooke is getting a big bump on Amazon! If I’m reading the movers and shakers correctly, Brook is ranked #6 and she’s up 779 percent. She was ranked 1601 in sales and now she is 182.

    Adam got a big bump on Amazon as well. He’s ranked #12 on the movers and shakers and is up by 195 percent. He’s ranked #20 in sales, up from #59 from the day before.

  • star

    I guess that kind of worrying (money stuff) is left up to the people that do that kind of stuff.

    Not to mention the people who have ACTUAL knowledge about where the finances stand.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I know Adam does better in box stores from week to week. Same with Cook. But itunes, like I said, is a barometer, and not cracking top 30, much less top 20, after that kind of exposure is problematic for him, IMO. We shall see though. And make no mistake, album sales finance the launch of a career. And lots of money have been spent on FYE and its promotion – I suspect far more than was spent on Archie’s debut album, which leveled off at about 750k. You can’t finance a spectacular career on 1 Top 40 hit.

  • Ceddies

    Re: Adam’s tour….when the dates are announced, I want to immediately go online and get good tickets to some of the concerts. I don’t do concerts too often, so I don’t know which ticket sources are the best ones to go to. I got a late start for the Idol 8 tour and went thru StubHub or the other after market sellers, and I had pretty good seats.

    Can anyone tell me where I should first try to get good tickets–I mean in just a few minutes after the announcements!

  • emmuzka

    Who is paying for this tour? Where is this money coming from? 3 buses filled with dancers, lights, techno gismos & technicians

    You pay for it, if you are going to a concert, that is. That’s how it always go, nothing strange about it. I can imagine that extra tech and dancers will put an extra dollar or maybe two in the ticket price, but then the audience will get a better show. What is note worthy is that the Powers That Be truly trust Adam to attract sales so much that they are ready to take the financial risk of launching a bit more heavier tour than what they would normally do with a first timer. Personally I think that Adam has already done his non-paying do-it-yourself club rounds, and it’s nice that he doesn’t have to start from the beginning with a van tour :)

    And about other thing: Adam will leave to UK next Sunday (And good luck with that, as at the moment a huge part of Europe’s air space is closed because a volcano eruption in Iceland) and he will come back next month. So, did he shoot a video for IIHY in this month already? And if so, how come there isn’t even a twitter peep leaked about it?

  • sr4mjc

    Ceddies – I think it’s too early to know, until the venues are released. Some may sell directly themselves, like theater type venues, or it could be Ticketmaster or LiveNation or something else. Sorry, but I think we’re all just playing the waiting game. Hope not!

    Scott, I see what you are saying. WWFM might just get the better bump from the performance instead of the album.

    emmuzka – I think the video is supposed to be shot tomorrow, but not much has been mentioned lately. I hope we get some leaks.

  • dhunken

    Scott:
    04/15/2010 at 4:27 pm

    I know Adam does better in box stores from week to week. Same with Cook. But itunes, like I said, is a barometer, and not cracking top 30, much less top 20,

    I don’t understand your logic….first his remix Album is at #15 and climbing (Itunes) that is part of the whole….and he has two version of his album in the top 50 (itunes) the Deluxe at #44 and the Standard at #47 which combined most likely would bring him to at least top 30 maybe even top 20…He is now at #20 on Amazon’s best sellers. so he is top 20 there…So I don’t think you are looking at the whole picture and you are right Adam is a much better physical album seller. He ratio of Digital to physical is not the normal range. he skews much lower on digital. So if this is an indication then he is going to have a very good sales week. I think he may be in the 20K range which would put him in the top 20 on BB charts…So all good but only time will tell.

    Most likely it will be in between what I think and what you think. :-)

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/1631/149/

    Adam Lambert: Lasers, Concert Tours & Double Platinum Awards

    Glam singer Adam Lambert took to the stage of American Idol on television last night, bringing with him a flashy shot of smoke and green lasers. The Idol star performed a different version of his Canadian Double-Platinum hit single Whataya Want From Me. The performance started off much slower and elusive than the original recording, but then picked up in the middle. At one point it looked like Fox was unprepared for the onslaught of smoke and lasers, which at times appeared to fill the entire stage area, making Lambert hidden through the mist.

    Whataya Want From Me has become the television staple that Lambert has used during most of his TV performances, but this one was the most unique of them all. It also marked the first time lasers were used on an American Idol stage.

    After Wednesday’s performance, Lambert sat down with AI host Ryan Seacrest and revealed that his summer tour, called Glam Nation, will be a sight to see. He plans on going into rehearsals after he’s done with the International promotional trips for his album.

    “It’s going to be very glittery and sparkly,” he told Seacrest. “But it’s going to have that mystery, mood and separation. I think the fans are going to be in for a real treat.”
    Canada seems to be the place where Lambert has had the most success. His album For Your Entertainment was certified Platinum (80,000 copies sold) by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in March. Whataya Want From Me was awarded Double-Platinum Digital Download (80,000) and For Your Entertainment, the single, was certified Platinum Digital Download (40,000) that month as well. The only other Idol to receive certification in March was Carrie Underwood, who scored a Gold Digital Download (20,000 copies) for her rockin’ country track Cowboy Casinova.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    OMA
    I am dyingggggg right now *hyperventilating* …
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    Adam was SO ridiculously AWESOME last night;I have no words.He’s indescrible and…magic? I’m not even gonna try to describe how unf$&king believable magnificent last night was?
    Let’s just say I mjt have been pretty funny to watch durin the performance lol ;) I was standing 5 inches away from the TV,shrieking,dancing,and singing all at once.Um Adam last night outdid himself in awesomeness.HOLY SHIIIIIIIIT IT WAS SIIIIIIICK :D Needless to say, I FLOVED it SOOOOOOO much :D :D :D
    Thanks,BB
    And now THIS??!!

    I’m *so excitedddd* for the tour!!
    And that is , hands down, the BEST name ever;THE GLAMNATION TOUR :D
    I flive it and him
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • dhunken

    undercooked:
    04/15/2010 at 4:16 pm

    I just read on twitter that cheeseburgers have 12 calories, mostly fiber.

    Oh, please for once, let twitter be true!

    What I thought everyone knew that…that is why you always buy two double cheeseburgers and Burger King! It is only 48 calories…. :lol:

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Let’s just say, if I believed Adam was as big as some of his diehard fans on this board do, and as some in the media do, then I would expect the remix EP to flirt with #1 for the next day or two and FYE deluxe to be near 20 and the non-deluxe to be in the 40s. Soundscan numbers for FYE would be 30k to 40k. The money and promotion being spent on him right now should yeild that. I would think TPTB were hoping for that.

    I’m predicting 10k to 12k in FYE sales this week. We shall see.

  • BestAI

    I’m thrilled that Adam is getting great reviews for his mentoring and results show performance. In many cases, adjectives like best mentor and best performance… How can you beat that.

    In the EW article, Adam Vary wrote that eight contestants and Kara, Randy, Ricky Minor and Dorian rushed (that’s not quite the word but can’t find the article) Adam on stage during the commercial after his performance. Where was poor Andrew Garcia?

    BTW, someone asked if there was bad blood between Simon and Adam. I certainly wouldn’t think Simon would say on Leno that he thought Adam should have won because he is the better artist if there was bad blood. It was noted that before the judges sat down in the beg of the show, Kara gave Adam a hug and Simon was right behind her to do the same. Not that this has to do with Simon, but during the first commercial his fiancee came from backstage to give Adam a big hug too.

    What a heartwarming homecoming for Adam.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    If it’s in an intimate venue,do ya guys think Adam would play the 9:30 club in DC? (it sound so cool-my cousin goes there a lot.I’m not old enough but still,I could kinda see Adam playing there).Kinda…becuz it more alt-rock ..

  • Ceddies

    sr4mjc….thanks for the reply. Guess when the time is right, we’ll all be in the same boat of trying to get the best seats.

    On another thread last evening, I had indicated that I was not just thrilled with Adam’s first few lines of WWFM being slow, etc. I went back and listened a few more times. It was very good, but still not something I really, really liked. And, I really, really like OTT Lambert. He was definitely psyched for the evening. Lots of people were pleased as evidenced by the bumps this morning.

    Listening to him talk on Ryan’s show, one can’t help being excited for him–and for us for that matter. It reminds me of him being excited for his jacket on the Idol tour last summer and Kris being excited for Adam’s jacket. It’s contagious!

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    As far as anyone knows…Adam may very well have a corporate sponsor for his Glamnation Tour….that would help finance it!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I thought Simon adored Adam?

    Whatever-I’m just so happy right now

  • sr4mjc

    Don’t forget Canadian itunes sales too. It won’t be much but it’s something anyway!

    in Pop EP at #2, FYE at #5.

    http://www.tweetphoto.com/18560694

    I’m hoping for a 10k week coming off the 6k week he just had. That’s still a pretty big percentage increase.

  • BeckyMD

    The money and promotion being spent on him right now should yeild that. I would think TPTB were hoping for that.

    it just bothers me that there is a model for the said yield and i can’t even grab a decent amount of data, let along fitting a model.

  • Tess

    And lots of money have been spent on FYE and its promotion – I suspect far more than was spent on Archie’s debut album, which leveled off at about 750k. You can’t finance a spectacular career on 1 Top 40 hit.

    Many Artists are willing to reinvest their royalties into their own careers…and I have the feeling that Adam belongs in this group. Some artists tend to be uber conservative…or cheap. They don’t spend money for any frills, tend to put together a band based on cost and not talent, tour without any props or extras, and just “hope” that they can be successful.

    I’m one that firmly believes you have to spend money to make money and that “living on the edge” early on can lead to a pretty damn good return down the line. And since none of us know (or I assume we don’t) what actual costs are for promo, etc. its pretty irresponsible of us to conclude that one Artist is spending a hell of a lot more than another….and add to that the fact that some Artists make a hell of a lot more in personal appearance fees than others….well we can’t really judge who is in a better fiscal position.

  • Kate8

    I am thinking 8-10k in sales for Adam’s album, Kris and Allison got about a 2000-3000 increase. I think it is great that WWFM is at 11 on I-tunes. More people that watched the show must be buying the single WWFM than buying the album and that is fine since since I want to see WWFM go platinum soon.

  • star

    You pay for it, if you are going to a concert, that is. That’s how it always go, nothing strange about it. I can imagine that extra tech and dancers will put an extra dollar or maybe two in the ticket price, but then the audience will get a better show.

    I could do without the dancers, to be honest. The only time dancers have really added to a performance of Adam’s was in the FYE music video, in my opinion. I watched a couple of the performances from Japan and found the dancers distracting.

  • mmb

    Wow, I expected a much bigger bump that that for FYE.

    Well, he has gone from being completely off the top 200 itunes albums chart to having both in the top 50 (if you combined them it would put him much higher on the chart). So that is a pretty huge bump. He may very well double his digital sales of FYE this week over last week. But again, digital cd sales (for anyone but the top 5 or 10) just aren’t that big. FYE was unlikely to go back into the top 10 because its been out since November and already got a bump when the live idol performances started and Kris and Allison performed. And now the Remix Ep is out also. I expect that total sales of FYE will get a good sized bump and that it may push him back into the BB top 50 (altho hard to say since only a partial week sales bump will be reflected).

  • carol522

    Maybe Adam should just show people his tax return!! Maybe his label should release its financial info regarding Adam’s costs!! It aint’t our business!

    On a light note, I can’t wait for the tour. Hopefully there will be DC or VA date.

    sorry MJ…just had to get it off my chest.

  • cumulus

    Hey guys, you need to see this funny comic strip about Adam’s performance last night – just scroll down to it on the link below. After that, scroll down to vote in a poll to grade his performance. I, for one, LOVED IT!!!!! It was brilliant, enthralling, mesmerizing and every other good adjective you can think of. On a rather shallow note, I’ve always loved his profile, and the picture at the top of this blog at KIIS radio just confirms it again. Beautiful.

    http://boards.msn.com/TVboards/thread.aspx?threadid=1007840&boardsparam=PostID%3D37530210

  • mmb

    I would expect the remix EP to flirt with #1 for the next day or two

    A dance remix EP is not going to #1 on the itunes chart, I don’t care who the artist is (well, maybe Lady Gaga, but thats about it)

    ETA ( and now I’m sure that people will jump on me with examples of other dance remix eps that did……but i can’t think of any )

  • sr4mjc

    Christina A just dropped a spot to number 10, keep climbing WWFM! Go baby go!

  • smeggingnuts

    I find it funny when I get excited that something of Adams moves up on the itunes chart someone is like…Well you know that really isn’t a whole lot in sales. But when he gets up even higher its all….well should he be higher by now. Oh Adam can’t win either way its a good thing your so pretty or you would be so screwed. Lol ;)

  • Dlynne

    He really could not be any more adorable than he was in this video. He and Ryan have a great rapport.

  • Judee

    And lots of money have been spent on FYE and its promotion

    Also the sun is gonna come up tomorrow. Show us the receipts Scott.

  • Chicagolaw

    There are fans of EVERY artist who have way OTT opinions of their fav artist. Frankly, I don’t see too much of that here, even for Adam. I think most get that it is a journey. Adam’s team has also said that they are planning to work this album for two years (can’t remember who, maybe that Roger guy; it was in an interview, probably posted here). I believe, between here and abroad, they will get their “money’s worth” out of the album. They have only really worked one single to radio (I am talking actively working), so it is just the beginning.

  • tiger92

    And lots of money have been spent on FYE and its promotion

    Also the sun is gonna come up tomorrow. Show us the receipts Scott.

    Yep. Links please?

  • Q3

    The Remixes EP peaked on iTunes US at #13 on the day of release — it was at #15 for hours and then setting at #17 on the iTunes US album chart. Very unlikely that a remix album with 3 remixes of WWFM, 2 remixed of FYE and one new track “Voodoo” could go to #1 at any point but certainly not now.

    More important, WWFM is going to have a very good week — iTunes US currently charting 5 times #20, #78 pop, #140 pop, #153 pop and #183 pop. Those all get added up for the total iTunes sales units. And this will be WWFM best sales week ever.

    The album has also moving up: Amazon: #20 and #140 iTunes: #47 and #49. Album sales depend on what is happening at retail but I think it will certainly move up substantially this week. To early to predict how far.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Oh please, if you don’t think FYE was an expensive album to produce, as is all this promotion by Simon Fuller and the label, then you’re delusional. You don’t need receipts to acknowledge that some big, big bucks and lots of time and energy have been spent on Adam this winter and spring.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “”if I believed Adam was as big as some of his diehard fans on this board do, and as some in the media do,

    I am really curious as to why some see a link with Adams name on it and just drop in to try and discourage people? If you dont like Adam or another Idol, current or ex, when you see a link with his name on it, why bother, go find the person you do like. I sure dont waste my time on people I dont care for, you wont find me stalking links of people I dont like, but thats just me. Anyhow, Adam was wonderful last night and I cant wait to go on tour and meet up with some of those diehard fans again – what a good time we all had at FS and I hope that performance last night helps Adam out, it appears to have a bit, but I am sure someone will tell me I am wrong and throw a bunch of numbers at me. Save it, just enjoy his music and leave all that for the accountants, or, if you dont like his music just go enjoy the ones you do like and dont waste your time.

  • Chicagolaw

    Who knows how much was spent on FYE, but they are looking at a couple years investment. Perhaps, financially, this is wiser than putting out an album, promoting it, and then dropping it after a couple singles.

  • smeggingnuts

    Well what ever bump Adam gets for being on Idol was probably just a waste of time anyway. He should have just said no to Idol and left for the UK early since they sunk so much money into his bottomless pit of a career anyway what’s a few more days.

  • sr4mjc

    We also don’t know how much Adam is reinvesting in himself either. If he was willing to spend his own money (like 2k) on that white D&G suit for one 90 second Idol performance, I could see it. He’s a ‘go big or go home’ type of guy.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    On a light note, I can’t wait for the tour. Hopefully there will be DC or VA date.

    ITA :)

    Also,ITA Scott, Im pretty sure a lot of $$$ were spent on Adam..but he deserves it all ;)…no one ever said world domination was cheap

  • dhunken

    Scott:
    04/15/2010 at 4:43 pm

    Let’s just say, if I believed Adam was as big as some of his diehard fans on this board do, and as some in the media do, then I would expect the remix EP to flirt with #1 for the next day or two and FYE deluxe to be near 20 and the non-deluxe to be in the 40s. Soundscan numbers for FYE would be 30k to 40k. The money and promotion being spent on him right now should yeild that. I would think TPTB were hoping for that.

    I’m predicting 10k to 12k in FYE sales this week. We shall see.

    First everyone thinks there artist is the best and is a superstar. (well the well known ones anyway) and Scott this is an honest question though may seem snarky how do you know how much they spent on Adam? I think just like the fans may over exaggerate I think people who may not like him so much also tend to spout out figures that really no one knows for sure what they are. Adam may believe in himself enough to put out his own money oon some things. (like the laser last night) or the dancers he wants to bring with him. I am not saying you are over exaggerating but Like my fellow fans some do through out figures that no one is sure of where they heard it or if it is accurate it happens from both sides. I actually think the remix album is doing very well for a remix album considering they usually don’t trend so high on the chart. (don’t recall any that went top 10 or top 20 but then again I was never a big fan of remix albums) I don’t even think Lady Gaga’s remix album went top 10 on itunes. (I could be wrong) So his remix album holding at #15-17 for the past 3 days I think is great….(especially since he is selling it from his official site since Friday which I think I heard sold 2K in 24 hours. So don’t have the die hard fans buying from itunes most likely from the AO site. Like I said before Adam is doing well maybe not Lady Gaga well (but neither was she at first and took her a year before she really was selling big numbers) I think last night did do something positive for Adam it reintroduced him to people he may have upset with the AMA performance or who are not normal music buyers only tv watchers and saw him last night a remembered how much they enjoyed him. His mentoring and performance and his humility showed people that Adam is a nice guy and very likable. (well not to everyone who want to find fault). I personally understand people not liking his singing voice or music I just don’t understand people who don’t like him or say he is not nice or that he is fake. I don’t see that about him at all.

    Last thing Scott, if I believed ever fan of any artist I would have much more expectations of all of them but then again not everyone can be number 1 and not everyone of them can be the greatest singer or song writer or performer or guitar player or drummer….not enough room at the top…..but then again for each fan they are the best, as for me Adam is a singer the likes of which I have only experience 3 or 4 times before in my many many many many many many years . (Elvis, Freddy Mercury, Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper) and a performer like no other IMHO

  • dhunken

    smeggingnuts:
    04/15/2010 at 5:18 pm

    Well what ever bump Adam gets for being on Idol was probably just a waste of time anyway. He should have just said no to Idol and left for the UK early since they sunk so much money into his bottomless pit of a career anyway what’s a few more days.

    Oh Smeggingnuts…..You slay me. :lol:

  • tiger92

    Oh please, if you don’t think FYE was an expensive album to produce, as is all this promotion by Simon Fuller and the label, then you’re delusional.

    I’m not delusional- I just find it ridiculous to try to GUESS which idol, past or present, has had the most money spent on them or their album. I seriously have no idea what label has spent the most or least on which idol.
    Unless I see some itemized statements or see some links providing numbers from record labels- your guess is as good as mine. Without any kind of actual information, it’s all just speculation.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    sumidol, I didn’t just drop in. I am a regular contributor on this site (albeit not a prolific one), and contribute on many threads. Headlines, sales, Cook-related, Kris-allen related, Allison-related, etc. I am not trying to be discouraging. Just making observations. I already gave my opinion that Adam did a great job with his WWFM performance last night, and that he really seemed to help the contestants out with the mentoring. Sorry if I call it like I see ‘em. But I follow a lot of artists and their numbers – in the REAL world, not just the Idol bubble. New ones such as Carolina Liar, Crash Kings, Ryan Star and Erin McCarley, and older ones such as Seether, Bon Jovi, and Green Day. Plus breakout ones like Kings of Leon and successful Idol runners up such as Daughtry. I follow their sales, their charting information, and their tours. The music industry is a business, comprised of many corporations large and small. It is, IMO, a fair discussion to look at how someone new, such as Adam, is fairing in the real world where business decisions are made. There are established benchmarks that are used to determine when to stop releasing radio singles from an album, when to cut losses, when to reinvest and when move on to the next project. Or when to cut from a label. or when to keep someone on. Sorry if another participant’s version of the truth hurts.

    And thank you luvadamlambert. He may very well deserve it! I never said Adam didn’t. I like him.

  • Q3

    Who is paying for this tour? Where is this money coming from? 3 buses filled with dancers, lights, techno gismos & technicians

    RCA provides it’s major artists with tour support — and shares in the revenue. And they have provided Adam with tour support. Adam said he has a budget for the tour but not given any details — frankly, I don’t think fans need to know the budget.

    The tour support is used to pay for some of the upfront costs and also, in some cases, to support some losses on a tour — like free concerts on college campuses for a new artist.* Usually a promoter is also involved with some of the funding.

    * Not saying that Adam will play a college tour [make no sense for him], but other new artists have taken this route.

  • Chicagolaw

    Scott, lots of people follow the numbers. I’m not one, but they can be found all over the internet. And they all have different versions of “the truth.” And it is all just speculation, really. Unless you are in the industry, part of an artist’s management team, there is really no way of knowing everything that is going on. Adam has his work cut out for him, obviously, but only Adam, RCA, 19 know the details, which is as it should be. As long as they seem happy, I’m fine.

  • tiger92

    Sorry if another participant’s version of the truth hurts.

    It doesn’t hurt. I take it for what it is- speculation without any facts to back it up.

    You are right- everyone will have their own observations. Everyone’s observation will be different, but none of us work for RCA and are privy to insider information concerning profit/loss margins.

    I guess it would also help if we also worked for Jive so we could fairly compare all the signed idols.

    If anyone has some valid information or numbers, I would love to see it.

  • dhunken

    There are established benchmarks that are used to determine when to stop releasing radio singles from an album, when to cut losses, when to reinvest and when move on to the next project. Or when to cut from a label. or when to keep someone on. Sorry if another participant’s version of the truth hurts.

    It doesn’t hurt its your opinion and seems to be an educated one, It is appreciated by me. :-) So could it be that the music business has changed so much that RCA is using an new roll out or tactic with Adam that has not been done prior. You yourself said you feel he is talented maybe RCA is feeling that Adam’s talent will take hold in the long run and so investing big bucks now is the best way to go for a better return later. I mean Lady Gaga did not really connect until a year and half after she was released. She went to Europe first then came back here after she made it there. Also Adam was viewed from the beginning as an international star possibly they are treating him different because of this assumption which does not seem to be too far from reality. I mean his is producing great preliminary buzz and numbers. What do you think?

  • sr4mjc

    I just want #10 on itunes because the song will be on the front page, a little more (free) advertising! And of course the additional sales to get from #11 to #10 of course.

    I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes at RCA but I love that they support Adam. That makes me happy and hopeful for album #2.

  • Kate8

    Well hopefully Adam is well aware of the finances of his album, tour and video. I imagine if the dancers or special effects cost too much on the tour he can always scale it down, since he really doesn’t need it to put on a great performance.

  • BeckyMD

    But I follow a lot of artists and their numbers – in the REAL world, not just the Idol bubble.

    I think although consumers (music consumer here) sometimes can have very insightful intuition of a business, most of the time they are missing the majority part of the process, especially the production part. we don’t even know if RCA has a short term plan (1-2 yr) or long term for Adam. The evaluation of Adam’s performance from a consumer point of view is not very convincing for me.

    That said, if there is a stock called “AdamL” I’ll probably long it b/c the expected yield is so high the price would be very low.

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    Yes, dhunken, that is a very strong possibility. That they have a strategy that none of us is privvy to. I just think Adam’s handling has not been “typical.” But he may be an investment for them. Just because something doesn’t follow the “usual” path doesn’t mean there isn’t a method to the madness. Or… TPTB are trying to salvage and save face. Or, he’s sleeping with Simon Fuller or a top RCA exec! (that was snark, btw.)

  • BestAI

    as for me Adam is a singer the likes of which I have only experience 3 or 4 times before in my many many many many many many years . (Elvis, Freddy Mercury, Pat Benatar, Cyndi Lauper)

    Dhunken: I feel the same way. I’m by no means saying Adam will have 1% of Elvis or Freddy’s successes. Just that his vocals and performance skills are way up there.

    Last nite I met up with a bunch of people after the Muse concert. Many of them were in their late 20’s and are singers and musicians. They asked how I liked Muse. I told them I thought Matt currently had the second best vocals. They agreed and we all went on a long discussion of Matt’s vocals. A half hour later, it occurred to them I said “second”. They asked who I thought had the best. I said it was someone who was on American Idol. They all thought and thought, and one said, “Ahhhhh, it’s that guy Adam.” Then the others piped up with oh yeah, Adam Lambert. Then they got into a discussion about Adam’s vocals. Funny thing, they would say, “You know Matt wrote a song for Adam…” Then again “Did you know…” Little did they know I knew 50X more stuff about Adam then all of them combined.

    Long story short, they may not necessarily follow Adam, but they recognize that he has really really incredible vocals.

  • sr4mjc

    If real life were more like the internet… , lol. I just found this a little appropriate.

    http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/04/12/this_modern_world

  • smeggingnuts

    Well we know he’s not sleeping with Fuller….totally not his type ;)

  • sr4mjc

    I hope Voodoo gets a little love, I seriously love that song.

    And where is Suburban Decay? Eclipse comes out in June right? I want to see that song on the soundtrack!

  • carson

    RCA provides it’s major artists with tour support — and shares in the revenue.

    I think it’s safe to say that Daughtry would be considered “a major artist with RCA.” And according to RCAed (the same moderator on DA as on AO), the label is not involved in and does not profit from the band’s touring whatsoever. It’s strictly between artist/management.

  • dhunken

    TPTB are trying to salvage and save face. Or, he’s sleeping with Simon Fuller or a top RCA exec! (that was snark, btw.)

    LOL I got it…hey but if it works…J/K….Is Simon Fuller Gay? I didn’t think so until the situation with Justin Gaston. Why would he put this guy on the #1 show on television (singing show mind you) or try to push so hard to help this guy succeed. He has no great singing talent and does not deserve the gigs he has gotten. What’s the story?

  • sr4mjc

    I always thought touring profits and record sales were separate things.

    I hope Adam saves some money he makes from touring, doesn’t Gaga pretty much put everything back in her show? Adam, I know you love her, but save at LEAST 10% of your earnings. It’s a bad economy.

    This whole volcano situation could be a real problem for Adam getting to the UK, when’s he flying out?

  • Q3

    Scott:
    04/15/2010 at 4:43 pm

    Let’s just say, if I believed Adam was as big as some of his diehard fans on this board do, and as some in the media do, then I would expect the remix EP to flirt with #1 for the next day or two and FYE deluxe to be near 20 and the non-deluxe to be in the 40s. Soundscan numbers for FYE would be 30k to 40k. The money and promotion being spent on him right now should yeild that. I would think TPTB were hoping for that.

    I’m predicting 10k to 12k in FYE sales this week. We shall see.

    Well it makes no sense for an Remix EP that contains 3 remixes on one song, 2 remixes of another song and “Voodoo” a track that didn’t fit on the US album to hit #1 on any chart. I do not think anyone at RCA would have expected that. But what did it cost? The DJ do not get paid for it, “Voodoo” was already recorded — file conversion, graphic for the cover [from the album photo shoot] and administrative expenses.

    Regarding FYE Album — it will do fine this week and have a nice sales increase. WWFM, on the other head, will have a great week probably it’s best week ever.

    I do not have any idea what TPTB expect. I just think that last night’s performance is causing a nice Idol bump for Adam and that that performance was planned to be a promotion for Adam’s music and the Glam Nation or Glamnation tour which is expected to be announced very soon. Hopefully they will launch the promised Adam fan club first so that fans rather than scalpers can get the good tickets.

  • dcglam

    The Glamnation Tour — Just love, love, love this perfect title for Adam’s first big tour! CAN. NOT. WAIT……. :)

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    And where is Suburban Decay? Eclipse comes out in June right? I want to see that song on the soundtrack!

    I am really hoping for this also…with Muse not on this one, maybe just maybe! Amazon has it it for preorder with a release date of June 8..no track listings yet though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Saga-Eclipse-Soundtrack/dp/B003CFBQBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1271369554&sr=1-1

  • Q3

    I think it’s safe to say that Daughtry would be considered “a major artist with RCA.” And according to RCAed (the same moderator on DA as on AO), the label is not involved in and does not profit from the band’s touring whatsoever. It’s strictly between artist/management.

    Daughtry is an established artist. A new artist is in a different position and usually gets some form of tour support from the label. Most new artists cannot afford to put together a tour without this support. [You can find public information about this practice on the RIAA website. And this money is part of recoupment expenses.]

    I know nothing about the specifics of Adam’s or any other Idol’s recording contract. All I know if what is typically done and that labels often support new artist tours. And that Adam said in an interview that he had been given the funding to put together a tour.

  • FruMiddleton

    Adam: “I just wonder if Kate Gosselin listened to the lyrics of that song.”

    You and us both, sir. You and us both.

  • renataamelo

    Ok I don´t really understand the businness but I guessing that Adam´s team knows what they´re doing! They understand the risks they´re taking and if they spending that amount of money on Adam they considering it´s worth the risk.

    But I hope that it´s their money and not Adam´s because I want Adam to be rich too :)

  • dhunken

    FruMiddleton:
    04/15/2010 at 6:17 pm

    Adam: “I just wonder if Kate Gosselin listened to the lyrics of that song.”

    You and us both, sir. You and us both.

    Heck with 8 kids and a cheating husband she probably has the lyrics burned into memory…… :lol:

  • luval

    Just listened to WWFM again for the 50th time. And I thought I had heard this song enough…now not enough. Anyway, all I could think of today …Dear David Bowie: Did you see Adam last night? He wants to meet you!!! Please make that happen. Give him a little jingle on the phone. He is a very nice boy.
    Hopefully he reads mj’s site and my post (lol!)

  • Keel

    I mean Lady Gaga did not really connect until a year and half after she was released. She went to Europe first then came back here after she made it there.

    But she’s an entirely different animal, isn’t she? She wasn’t borne from the most popular show on the planet with a devoted fanbase pre-ordering her album to the top of the Amazon and iTunes charts even before it launched. According to wiki (I know), even though released in August 2008, The Fame debuted on BB200 at #17 in November 2008. Her first single was released in April 2008 and peaked (#1) on BB Hot 100 in January 2009. It seems a very different trajectory because I really doubt WWFM is going to go to #1 on Hot 100 anytime in the next 6 months or so.

    All that said, I do agree that it’s much too early to say anything about the ultimate fate of Adam’s album at 6 months and counting after its release. Maybe he will achieve international superstardom first and then coattail that success into true U.S. success a la Gaga.

  • bridget

    If Adam is going through a rough patch, I could send him a Whole Foods gift card . . . but, seriously,

    I have no idea how big he’ll be, but what HE’S said he’s interested in is having a career in which he can be more creative, have lots of opportunities and “adventures,” and have longevity. And, yeah, I DO think he’s on his way to that.

    It seems the mysterious “powers that be” are sending him around the world and on tour in North America with a number of busses (?) – are they doing it for sound business reasons, “to save face”( ? ), or as a personal favor? The first answer seems likeliest to me, but I don’t care so long as he gets close enough to where I live that I can have the Adam Lambert experience again a time or two.

  • luval

    Gosh this Iceland volcano sounds awful. News says the ash will engulf the entire United Kingdom tonight. And when is Adam supposed to leave…Sunday? And can you imagine what it does to your throat and lungs? Ha, Adam and his earthquakes…now volcanos. And no change in wind patterns for the next few days. The volcano eruption is gaining strength according to the UK news. (doesn’t mean Bowie can’t call Adam…haha)

  • dcglam

    Cute hair article from Idol this week — not sure if it has been posted, yet……

    http://www.stylelist.com/2010/04/14/america-idol-do-review-adam-lamberts-omg-hair-is-back/?icid=main

  • Q3

    But she’s an entirely different animal, isn’t she? She wasn’t borne from the most popular show on the planet with a devoted fanbase pre-ordering her album to the top of the Amazon and iTunes charts even before it launched. According to wiki (I know), even though released in August 2008, The Fame debuted on BB200 at #17 in November 2008. Her first single was released in April 2008 and peaked (#1) on BB Hot 100 in January 2009. It seems a very different trajectory because I really doubt WWFM is going to go to #1 on Hot 100 anytime in the next 6 months or so.

    All that said, I do agree that it’s much too early to say anything about the ultimate fate of Adam’s album at 6 months and counting after its release. Maybe he will achieve international superstardom first and then coattail that success into true U.S. success a la Gaga.

    Overall I agree — there is nothing similar between Adam and Lady Gaga’s commercial trajectory.

    But it appears that having a “massive” Idol fanbase couldn’t get Adam the Idol crown so surely it is not big enough to push him to #1 on the charts and make him an overnight international star. The presale in the UK looks good and Idol/Adam is not very well known there. I will wait to see what happens in the UK and rest of Europe.

    Just one small nit — Adam’s album has been out for less than five months.

  • smeggingnuts

    Luval Bowie lives in NYC

  • luval

    Hi smeggs…yes Bowie does live in New York, You’d think he could afford a long distance phone call. He could call Adam collect. I think the charges would be accepted. lol

    Is it Glamnation tour or Glam Nation tour?

  • Q3

    smeggingnuts:
    04/15/2010 at 6:50 pm

    Luval Bowie lives in NYC

    David Bowie splits his time between NYC and London [has homes in both places]. Also spends significant amount of time in Switzerland.

  • dhunken

    It seems a very different trajectory because I really doubt WWFM is going to go to #1 on Hot 100 anytime in the next 6 months or so.

    No but FYE might after the international tour and the song is huge in the UK and other countries it may find new life here and then be picked up by radio and become #1….J/K J/k….you thought I was serious didn’t you…OTT fan I am not….one who love Adam voice and personality I am. :lol:

  • lorismile

    Sorry – late to the party. Long day.

    Could Adam look, sound, be any cuter??? The Glamnation tour…LOVE the name!

    luv- you’re awesome!!!! Your joy is infectious.

    Seriously, I cannot WAIT for the tour!!! I need dates, times. I may just buy ZFest tickets to tie me over!I think he will have the same 4 dancers on the tour that he’s had with him. I don’t expect huge production as he has said he’s got a budget. OMG…. I could so picture him floating in the air during Mad World last year. haha :-)

    I think Adam is very lucky, and fans are too, that magazines want him in their pages and on their covers, that people want to interview him. It’s free publicity and promotion.

    I have his CD at #12 on Amazon now. :-) Actually, his special edition one has climbed a bunch too but probably not enough to make a huge difference. Still – it’s nice to see!

  • dhunken

    I have his CD at #12 on Amazon now. :-)

    OMG Woohoo!!!!

  • sr4mjc

    I think I like Glamnation Tour better than Glam Nation Tour.

  • Studio57

    Sorry if this was posted already but someone at LJ took the time to gather what HAS to be all the reviews of Adam from last night. You cannot possibly write this off as “hyperbole within the idol bubble”. He seriously impressed a LOT of people yesterday! LOVE IT!

    http://maiaj.livejournal.com/256557.html

  • GreenHippo

    I think I like Glamnation Tour better than Glam Nation Tour.

    what would be the difference?

  • lorismile

    I think I like Glamnation Tour better than Glam Nation Tour.

    Me too! I changed my post. :-)

  • smeggingnuts

    Or National Tour of Glam :)

  • dhunken

    *
    GreenHippo:
    04/15/2010 at 7:16 pm

    I think I like Glamnation Tour better than Glam Nation Tour.

    what would be the difference?

    I am guessing is all aesthetics

  • sr4mjc

    what would be the difference?

    I think it rolls off the tongue better as one word. Two words seems like it needs a pause in between. And Glamnation is a play on damnation to me. Cheeky.

    I dunno, I suppose I’m just amusing myself.

    Or National Tour of Glam :)

    Great, now I’m quoting Life of Brian in my head. Amusing myself again.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Sorry if this was posted already but someone at LJ took the time to gather what HAS to be all the reviews of Adam from last night. You cannot possibly write this off as “hyperbole within the idol bubble”. He seriously impressed a LOT of people yesterday! LOVE IT!

    http://maiaj.livejournal.com/256557.html

    This is really good stuff…thanks for sharing. I love the quote from one of the reviews..

    Interstellar eye candy

    Sooooo True!

  • unique28v

    I’m not delusional- I just find it ridiculous to try to GUESS which idol, past or present, has had the most money spent on them or their album.

    Yup!! Extremely ridiculous!

    Remember the days when the argument was that RCA was going to drop Adam in 6 months and not support him anymore? Now the argument is that they are investing too much time and energy on Adam. Whats next? lol

  • aa618892

    Studio57- Thanks for the link of quote compilations. Adam sure made a good impression, even on people that were not necessarily fans. Very happy so see this!

    http://maiaj.livejournal.com/256557.html

  • HotHotHot

    Adam was wonderful last night and the media response seems very positive. He got a nice bump on iTunes and Amazon. Remix seems to be selling well considering that a lot of fans are buying the tracks seperately. All is good for Adamstans!

  • tiger92

    Remember the days when the argument was that RCA was going to drop Adam in 6 months and not support him anymore? Now the argument is that they are investing too much time and energy on Adam. Whats next? lol

    LOL- who knows what the next argument will be. I just know that Adam’s “15 minutes” have been up about 100 times now. :)

  • tls62

    Whats next? lol

    Us fans are going to be attending the epic Glamnation tour while AFL transports us to some glittery, fierce, intergalatic planet for 2 freaking hours…that’s what is next… :)

    I choose to ignore all the other crap right now. We’re headed for an experience of a lifetime this summer and doubters will NOT rain on my sparkles!!! :)

  • tiger92
  • luval

    tiger92 LOL LOL LOL …..times 100

  • Organic

    Evening everyone. I was smiling all day at work and couldn’t wait to get home to log on and get all the goodies everyone found from last night. You guys are great. Adam, PLEASE come to Chicago area !!!

  • Planet Fierce

    Finally, I can communicate with all of you! Words can not describe how amazing Adam was last night. He is so freakin’ smart. Remember when we commented on his saying to Monte during one of the Vancouver concerts, “I just had a great idea”? Wonder if the lasers were what he was referring to… Anyway, I have just been soaring all day from him and for him. So glad he has finally had a chance in prime time to make it clear that he is here to stay and a performer for all time. I can’t wait for his tour to start. MJ, ladies, I am so grateful for this haven to share my Adam love.

  • wand3rful

    LOL- who knows what the next argument will be. I just know that Adam’s “15 minutes” have been up about 100 times now.

    he’s like kate gossling, minus the new hair extensions :)

    i want to listen to the interview and get tour sccop, but ryan grates my nerves like no other. i’ll just wait for a fun one involving slezak or jim c.

    and for the love of all that is decent, i hope he hires some REAL dancers for the tour. the ones he had in japan were horrid.

  • sr4mjc
  • lorismile

    i hope he hires some REAL dancers for the tour. the ones he had in japan were horrid.

    Don’t hold your breath. I’d be very surprised if those dancers were not the ones used on his tour.

  • Studio57

    tiger92:
    04/15/2010 at 8:19 pm
    http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9738/adamspaceship.png

    Adam spaceship message. LOL

    I made that! lol.Glad you liked it! That was my second attempt at a macro.

  • tiger92

    he’s like kate gossling, minus the new hair extensions

    LOL Except for the whole talented singer part. Or talented part at all.
    What is she known for- having cute kids? Oh well, I guess she made the bucks for a while by pimping out her off-spring. I’d say she definately doesn’t have a future in dancing. :)

  • marmom07

    Adam knocked it out of the park and seems to be getting lots of good press for both his mentoring and that amazing performance. I loved the vocals and the atmospheric effects. If that’s what he’s trying to do in his tour….yeah!!! Me likey!!

    I can not wait for Glamnation. When he gets any where near the east coast I will be there.

    Oh and what a great JACKET!! he was wearing. LOL I’m surprised we didn’t hear how excited he was about wearing it.

    For me he is just so much fun to watch. I have lunch with a regular group of co-workers and they of course give me grief about my obsession and I just point out how they choose to watch TV and other reality shows. Well, following Adam’s career is my realty show and I find it far more fun and entertaining than other stuff on TV.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    LOL studio57-good job :)

    Adam was so fierce last night

  • Organic

    If Adam is going through a rough patch, I could send him a Whole Foods gift card . . .

    Heck, I’d do his food shopping for him and cook his meals, for free. :-)

  • wand3rful

    LOL Except for the whole talented singer part. Or talented part at all.
    What is she known for- having cute kids?

    just another fine example that two unattractive people CAN produce some darn cute babies ! :)

  • lorismile

    Well, following Adam’s career is my realty show and I find it far more fun and entertaining than other stuff on TV.

    What a great way to put it!!

  • BestAI

    Something for the better must have happened to/for Adam in the last month or so. In an interview about one or two months ago, he said he would be opening for someone. Of course, it is confirmed that he is headlining.

  • Studio57

    Thanks Luv! You’re welcome aa6! And count me in on team Glamnation. Glam Nation is too much like Rhythmn Nation, and Glamnation kind of seems like a neener neener to the Pearl clutchers- like it’s the Fire & Damnation Tour :)

    And wand3rful- I agree about the dancers, but if they get rid of those awful Olivia Newton John circa Let’s Get Physical slash Jane Fonda workout wear costumes and go with something a little less tacky I am all for it. I would rather have Adam spend the money on backup singers and get rid of the backing vocals.Maybe “Crying” scared him off backup singers, lol.

  • pug

    I-Tunes popularity bars as at 9.30 est. WWFM will soon move to #10 :)

    http://es.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=f4h4wj&s=5

  • iluvai

    Us fans are going to be attending the epic Glamnation tour while AFL transports us to some glittery, fierce, intergalatic planet for 2 freaking hours…that’s what is next…

    That sounds fun! A few weeks ago I told my daughter I wasn’t too excited about going to the Idol Tour this year. She was flabbergasted (she’s only 9). So today I asked if we could see Adam instead of the Idol Tour and I got an enthusiastic “yes!”. If he comes to NY (and I can buy tickets — not have to win them via radio promo)we are so there!

    I loved Adam last night. LOVED LOVED LOVED his performance.

  • iluvai

    That was a great interview between Ryan and Adam. That was awesome. It put the typical Adam ear to ear grin on my face.

  • lorismile

    Holy shit Adam is #10 on ITUNES!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!

  • Laury

    I see WWFM at number 10 on Itunes overall
    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStoreServices.woa/ws/RSS/topsongs/sf=143441/limit=300/explicit=true/xml

    pelase check and confirm if I’m right please :)!!!!

  • iluvai

    Holy shit Adam is #10 on ITUNES!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!

    Maybe I should give up trying to move my i-tunes account from my desktop to my semi new laptop, and just download it all again, the new ep and everything.

    Hooray for Adam!

  • mmb

    Woohoo. Wwfm now #10 on iTunes!

  • sr4mjc

    YAY 10!!!! The Glee song might be dropping too, 9 could happen!

  • iluvai

    I just noticed Adam’s new “earring”. Not sure if that is what it’s called but it’s a tiny ring through the cartiledge at the top of his ear. I think it looks good.

  • lorismile

    Any more news about the possible video shoot tomorrow?

  • Studio57

    I think this makes me happier than any of the reviews I read today!

    #8 is very possible- both Glee songs are starting to drop.

  • BeckyMD

    Is it possible Adam’s euro will be canceled given the situation there?

  • lorismile

    Is it possible Adam’s euro will be canceled given the situation there?

    I’m sure they are looking at everything get him there somehow. I was supposed to be in the UK next week for work but they cancelled it today (for project reasons not volcanic reasons). Can’t tell you how disappointed I was today. I’ll just have to buy extra concert tickets now.

    He’s gotten a great jump from the show. Hopefully it translates into some good sales figures next week.

  • sr4mjc

    Here’s a great video of all the mentor sessions and performance. with some fantastically lulzy commentary. I need to keep this video.

    http://adamlambertobsession.blogspot.com/2010/04/return-of-king.html

    I didn’t notice Mr. Shue and Sue smiling so much when Ryan was talking to Adam, love that.

    New picture out of Japan

    http://i39.tinypic.com/23ud7wy.jpg

  • sr4mjc

    Well, if WWFM has peaked, what a way to go out! I hope they jump on the next single soon while on the upsweep.

  • lorismile

    I wish we could hear Adam sing Hound Dog. His little growl at the beginning leaves me wanting more.

  • sr4mjc

    I’m not surprised by the Idol bump for the song of course, but I am kind of surprised the video has popped back up again, I didn’t really expect that. #6 right now. It’s been on VH1 so long. I’m sure it’s not that many units, but anything to go into the Glamnation tour fund is okay with me!

  • tiger92

    ashley0626 Haha @adamlambert ABC is now using FYE (your version thank GOD) for the promo of DWTS. Kinda ironic. 5 minutes ago from web

    TeeHee

  • owanbe

    But she’s an entirely different animal, isn’t she? She wasn’t borne from the most popular show on the planet with a devoted fanbase pre-ordering her album to the top of the Amazon and iTunes charts even before it launched. According to wiki (I know), even though released in August 2008, The Fame debuted on BB200 at #17 in November 2008. Her first single was released in April 2008 and peaked (#1) on BB Hot 100 in January 2009. It seems a very different trajectory because I really doubt WWFM is going to go to #1 on Hot 100 anytime in the next 6 months or so.

    All that said, I do agree that it’s much too early to say anything about the ultimate fate of Adam’s album at 6 months and counting after its release. Maybe he will achieve international superstardom first and then coattail that success into true U.S. success a la Gaga.

    ok, take derullo and kesha, rhihanna etc for instance and let us use their no1 hits before and after the release of their albums in lieu of the already built in idol fan base that was supposed to make Adam sell plat within a month or 3. so they too are flops and failures in the idol world because none of them has hit plat album sales yet? and now, cook is the superstar because he hit his within 3 months? what a joke of the definition of what superstar is in the idol bubble!!!

    i have been saying, to the mainstream audience, before daughty or cook or all those typical idol artists are mentioned, they would have mentioned the artists i used as examples above because they are actually more on pple’s radar and are internationally known. I am yet to see any idol on known international charts except for occasionaly jordin or kelly. your superstars i.e carrie and daughty are non-existence on these charts. the good thing is, adam is already penetrating europe and high on the charts in Aussie. i would rather have him act and compete with non-idol artists than remain in the idol bubble and something tells me he wants exactly that for himself too. afterall, he said he only used idol as a platform to be able to get what he’s always dreamt of doing.

    i prefer his career trajectory to that of cook et al. i would rather have a well spread sales and recognition spread accross the major nations of the world than cluster up sales like a typical idol artists and be seen as a joke in the industry!

  • Sherena

    i would rather have a well spread sales and recognition spread accross the major nations of the world

    But Adam doesn’t have those things. So it’s really a moot point whether you’d prefer those things or not.

  • smeggingnuts

    iluvai:
    04/15/2010 at 10:29 pm
    I just noticed Adam’s new “earring”. Not sure if that is what it’s called but it’s a tiny ring through the cartiledge at the top of his ear. I think it looks good.

    Iluvai
    Adam got that piercing right before he left for Australia. If you watch his Leno performace right before he left you can see it. :) haha so sad I know this

  • cwm

    Whew, after a long day at work, I finally caught up on all of the goodies and discussion coming out of Adam’s performance last night. I’m so happy for him. He knocked it out of the park, and it’s very clear that lots of people loved it. I love reading all of the praise being heaped on him by various media outlets. And seeing the itunes bump is fantastic.

    I am so ready for those Glamnation tour dates to be announced. It’s gonna be awesome! Can you imagine what the thread here at MJs is going to be like when the videos of his first tour concert show up and we see for the first time what treats he has in store for us? Gah!

    It was so gratifying to see Adam return to the Idol stage so triumphantly last night after this amazing year that he has had. I think maybe just maybe he’s feelin’ some US love right now. :-)

    And let me just also say (again) how much fun this all is with you wonderful fans here at MJs. I love the happy vibe we’ve had over the past couple of days basking in Adam’s success on Idol.

    Elvis spork for the win, smeggs!

    Oh, and where is Bendy Adam? We haven’t seen him for a few days.

  • dhunken

    nvm-Adam is #10 itunes says it all. …IMHO

  • smeggingnuts

    Not sure if this has been posted but this is a pic of Adam in Harajuku Japan – June 2010 issue of Japan’s KERA fashion magazine.
    http://twitpic.com/1fx3r2

  • smeggingnuts

    Opps sorry here is Bendy Adam

    http://twitpic.com/1dofli

  • smeggingnuts

    dear @adamlambert PR team: I would like T-shirts that say “Eternal Glamnation” please & thank you

    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sidenote: I think adam gained close to 10k followers on twitter in the last few days..Last I remember him being was at 408k ish this weekend. He is now 417k hehe nice I hope they all just bought his album :)

  • iluvai

    Smeggin– I tried to copy and paste, but I guess that is not my talent at this time of night! Thanks for letting me know about Adam’s ear piercing. I love it! I would love to do that too. Adam is crazy, but in the cutest way.

  • smeggingnuts

    Iluvai
    haha what weird is I have one right about there too, have had it for about 10yrs.

  • riskylady

    Good evening all. First let me just say regarding the finances, the money spent promoting Adam, the album and the upcoming tour: I really think notes should be sent to Adam’s label and management pointing out these concerns, as probably they haven’t thought enough about them, being novices in the business.
    As for me, I am just a fan who loves the voice, the person, the music. I don’t care how “big” or how “small” the artist is or will be or not. I will just see and hear as much as I can, buy the product, attend the concerts whenever possible to indulge my pleasure. Isn’t that what fans do? And, I think Adam is enormously talented – don’t think that is hyperbole, just my opinion and probably (actually, demonstrably) the opinion of many other people as well. We will all probably follow him and his career for as long and as enthusiastically as possible. And, we will rejoice with each and every wonderful performance and the reviews generated (i.e. yesterday’s on AI) hoping for more and more success, and that our artist feels our love. If heaven forbid, things don’t go well (and I don’t think this will happen), then we will suffer, but until then he’s “in and he owns our hearts.”

  • tuti

    we have to wait and see ,how things go for adam.some people said after amas adam (15 min is up),i think for adam is all surprise,we dont know whats heppening.i realy want him to have long career.

  • martha

    Adam’s album is being released in the UK this month;plus, he has a big concert there and a couple smaller ones.
    “The Glam Nation ” is the name of his upcoming first North American Tour. It will start in June. On June 11th, Orianthi will be his opening act.
    Adam said,as you heard.he wants it to be atmospheric, to make people feel like they are ‘somewhere else’, to transport them’ he wants mystery, he wants mood, he wants sexy, he wants celebration.
    I’m sure it will be sensational, spectacular, and I hope I can attend one, because I think it will be a special time for all to remember life long.

  • tuti

    the way i see things:teenage role the world,they control everything.
    ladygaga,kesha,bieber they all have strong label,young so they have more teen fans than you can ever imagine.ladygaga sold(fame monster)album(10 million:diamond)around the world.kesha with animal style with lots of teen fan.bieber have more teen fangirl.

  • tuti

    americanidol is boring show,its not that success like realworld.you have to make more than (6million$$$)to be successful.AI is just watchshow not everyone watch it.i wished adam fye single become huge heat.hes style and album cover need little change.i die for his guyliner,and adam pic and style on his official website.hes style change ,i dont like it that much.

  • tuti

    for his tour i hope he dont comeup with zodiac style,nonono to that.

  • smeggingnuts

    I dont know I would love to see a little zodiac on tour along with his acoustic stuff (WLL anyone) and everything inbetween. I will even take the kitchen sink just please please come to Seattle

  • smeggingnuts

    WWFM is #9 on Itunes (ok I hope I am looking at the right page I never seem to get it right) this is the main page of the top100 where is shows him at #9

  • Finn

    WWFM is #10 on Canadian Itunes. :)

  • cher

    Hey smegs, was wondering where you were. just found this thread, but gotta get some sleep. Cool interview. He’d better not be performing in my hood when I’m away in July. That would be soooo wrong. :)

  • lorismile

    I might try and not watch concert footage so it will be a surprise when I get to see him. That’s my goal but I don’t have alot of hope I’ll achieve it!!

  • tls62

    Woot!! Still #10 on the iTunes overall chart this morning!! If it wasn’t for those pesky Glee kids!!

    #7 on the pop chart and the video is #6……bring on the Glamnation!!

  • sr4mjc
  • adamized

    Yeah Adam! iTunes chart looking good this morning. Lorismile- good luck on not looking at tour vids. I am unable to stop myself from searching out all things Adam each morning before work and once I get home. I was so nervous for Adam on Weds night. At first I was slightly dissappointed that he didn’t do an acoustic version but after watching it in HD on my computer vs. my crappy TV I realized how truely out of the world the performance was. Adam is never one to turn down an opportunity to make something really special. I loved how he said he couldn’t go out and play after Idol cause he needed to make stuff for his fans. Hope he is working on that fan club idea so we have access to good tickets for his tour. Come on Mama Lambert!

  • lorismile

    I just watched the really acoustic WWFM from the Australian morning show. It’s amazing the same guy can pull off both thes performanes! Also the grey shirt black vest from Tuesday is what he wore then.

    I do the same thing adamized so chances are slim for my hold out!!

    How long do these bumps usually last? The cd bump looks over.

  • mmb

    First let me just say regarding the finances, the money spent promoting Adam, the album and the upcoming tour: I really think notes should be sent to Adam’s label and management pointing out these concerns, as probably they haven’t thought enough about them, being novices in the business.

    LOL! As long as the tour isn’t being funded by the Taliban, Al Qaeda or the Mafia, I don’t care where the money comes from.

    And unless you are a shareholder in Sony (is Sony even public? I forget), who cares what RCA spends on Adam? As a fan of AI, isn’t it a GOOD thing to see a record company throw so much support behind a former contestant? Isn’t that what we want to see, rather than having the record company just put out a quick souvenir cd and then quickly discard the former idol?

  • Studio57

    You know lorismile, up until Wednesday the Sunrise WWFM was my absolute favortie. Now I think I like both equally, with a slight edge still to the Sunrise one only because he looked so damn handsome that day. But those two performances show the two sides of Adam that people saw on the show perfectly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNOUi4JW_1w

    The Itunes bumps can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Ushers bump is still there but I think he would have had that regardless of idol.

    I wonder if Adam will go back to the 20s and 30s after this now that his radio play has pretty much ceased on pop or if he will really drop like Orianthi and Diddy.

  • adamized

    I hope WWFM gets to plantinum by the time he gets back to the States. Not too keen on him going to Europe now. It must be hard to have thousands of mother hens worrying about your every move. I know he is excited to go back and perform for his album debut so I hope the skys clear and stay clear for his travels. Be safe BB!

  • lorismile

    Here’s a list of the stuff included in the gift bags at GLAAD. I really hope someone gets video of Adam’s face when he opens this!!!

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3878644.htm

    Really, a great way to end this song’s run. An incredible performance, and a peak on ITUNES. Can’t ask for more than that.

  • lorismile

    He’s up to #9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SparklesATL

    lorismile:
    04/16/2010 at 8:00 am

    Here’s a list of the stuff included in the gift bags at GLAAD. I really hope someone gets video of Adam’s face when he opens this!!!

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3878644.htm

    OMG! that is too funny! (and fun)

  • sr4mjc

    #9 yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Full audio of a UK interview

    http://www.pulse.co.uk/blog?id=6549&utm_source=U-Loader&utm_medium=twitter

    It makes me happy he can throw a proper dinner party. aww. His accents. Never afraid to give it a try. LOL

    A little talk of the AMAs. Sounds like a movie is a possibility!

  • OhMyRawrrr

    lorismile:
    04/16/2010 at 8:00 am
    Really, a great way to end this song’s run. An incredible performance, and a peak on ITUNES. Can’t ask for more than that.

    I wholeheartedly agree – I hope the peak sustains for a few more days. I’m really happy for him. :D

  • OhMyRawrrr

    Hmmm, I wonder why the “Glaad Bag” is all sex toys. Anybody know?

  • Cookiebr7

    “First let me just say regarding the finances, the money spent promoting Adam, the album and the upcoming tour: I really think notes should be sent to Adam’s label and management pointing out these concerns, as probably they haven’t thought enough about them, being novices in the business.”

    OMG! Thank you so much for this! Why is there so much “concern” over stuff like this here? Amateur business types who want to calculate tour figures and expenses should apply for a job at Sony to show them how it “should” be done. What is next in the crazy AI fandom? Arguing over which idol deserves more promotion? That’s bizarre. This is the real world; it isnt some make believe schoolroom where the teacher has to enforce rules of fairness for everyone. If a company decides they are going to promote one idol differently than another, so what?

  • smeggingnuts

    Ok I wont to know where you guys get your Itune charts cuz according to the Top100 I have WWFM at #8

  • riskylady

    mmb and Cookiebr7, THANK YOU! My point exactly. We’re the fans, no? Not the business manager. The more of us that think Adam is a superstar (hyperbole alert!!!!) the better, and aren’t we perfectly happy to just ENJOY and discuss our artist and every single aspect of him and his life and art – and isn’t that why they are promoting him????

  • smeggingnuts

    Here is a link for another Brad Walsh remix (A-Morir Remix) that didn’t make it onto the EP
    http://littleglitterlittleglam.blogspot.com/2010/04/adam-lambert-whataya-want-from-me-brad.html

  • riskylady

    Smeggs(can I also call you smeggs? Saves me from carpal tunnel syndrome)… that’s a pretty good one too. I have to say, after working out with the remixes, my fave is Fonzerelli. Just sounds a lot like the European trance cds that I buy for workouts, and great beat for step or elliptical. Anybody else have faves?
    I’m about to wear out the tape I vcr’d of the AI performance, love it so much.

  • riskylady

    I would hate to be Adam’s manager right now – the whole thing with his Europe schedule might have to be rejuggled. There are so many things lined up in London starting Monday am, and they are important – I sure hope he can get there!!

  • smeggingnuts

    I really like the Fonzerelli one too. And both of the other Brad Walsh remixes. The other two are starting to grow on my i was sorta meh when I bought them.

    And yes you can call me smeggs everyone else does…hehhe yeah its suck with people that long names when i am typing from my phone hahaha

  • cwm

    Here are the youtube versions of the Pulse interview:
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQf4zWnWZXw
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow0aneVPDPA

    Fun interview. I hope that Adam can get to the UK on Sunday. Looks kinda iffy at the moment, but maybe by Sunday things will have cleared up some.

    I’m ready to get my “Eternal Glamnation” Tshirt right now!

  • sr4mjc

    ALLISON!

    adamlambert

    The Glam Nation Tour dates will be announced soon! For those who didn’t know, my opening acts are Orianthi and Allison Iraheta!!!

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    Ok so I haven’t been online for 3 days and I missed all the buzz with Adam being on Idol, etc. But the last time I checked WWFM was #26 on iTunes and from what I see right now it’s #8? :O Am I imagining things?

  • Kate8

    Wow that is fantastic that Adam is touring with Allison, she was my second favorite last year so that makes me even more excited about his tour. I hope they do a duet.

  • OhMyRawrrr

    sr4mjc:
    04/16/2010 at 12:15 pm
    ALLISON!

    adamlambert

    The Glam Nation Tour dates will be announced soon! For those who didn’t know, my opening acts are Orianthi and Allison Iraheta!!!

    HE has an opening act – I love it! And great choices!!! He can have Orianthi jam with him on Sleepwalker – he and Allison can do something together. <3 yay – win win all around! :D

    ETA: I personally prefer Glam Nation – just seems more “all encompassing” and upbeat – if that makes any sense: It’s a Glam Nation!!

  • cwm

    I’m seeing WWFM at #8 on itunes overall, #5 on pop. YES!! I’m so happy for Adam right now. He must be feeling really good about how his whole Idol appearance (both mentoring and performing) worked out. It was brilliant. He got heaps of praise all around and a good bump in sales (at least as far as we can tell).

    So, this might be the only Adam thread we have until his GLAAD performance on Saturday night. If so, let’s commit to keeping this thread active until the new thread goes up. :-)

    ETA: Just saw the post above about Adam’s tweet that his openers are Orianthi and Allison! Very very cool!!

  • sr4mjc

    I’ll keep posting here if I find anything.

    I want some Johnny Weir and Adam fierceness pictures tomorrow night!

  • http://bridgetcarle.wordpress.com vorona

    Allison!!!!!!

    Dagnabbit*. Now I have to go. Can’t resist the two of them together.

    *I seem to be swearing like Yosemite Sam today.

  • libralady

    I just got back from jogging while listening to the remix album and brad’s remix of WWFM really got my butt moving!!!! I”m lovin’ Voodoo and I am even more excited now about the tour hearing about Allison and Orianthi! It’s getting better and better people:).

  • Oksana2000

    Allison and Adam!! My two favorite Idols.
    Does it mean that he will have Orianthi AND Allison at the same concert, or will they alternate, depending on the venue??
    Does anybody know how it works??

  • lorismile

    sr4mjc:
    04/16/2010 at 12:15 pm
    ALLISON!

    adamlambert

    The Glam Nation Tour dates will be announced soon! For those who didn’t know, my opening acts are Orianthi and Allison Iraheta!!!

    I am beyond excited about that tweet!!!! Plus the bump to #8 (??) someone said – damn that is awesome!

    Also – there was a rumor a couple weeks ago about the If I Had You video shoot today. Any more news?

  • cwm

    I noticed that in his tweet Adam said Glam Nation, not Glamnation. So I guess it’s Glam Nation. Of course, Adam isn’t the most careful typist in the world when he’s tweeting, so who knows for sure? ;-)

    Glam Nation is cool. I like it! Rock on, Adam!

    I’m getting so excited for this concert. I hope they announce those dates soon, dagnabbit, because I’m trying to plan summer vacations!

  • smeggingnuts

    If Adam was doing big arenas I could see 2 opening acts but with the smaller venues I would say they will rotate who opens.

  • riskylady

    OH YEAAAAAAAA!!!! Great openers and possibilities for collaboration during concert too!! So glad he is helping Allison, she is a good talent. And I am SO thrilled HE is not opening for anyone, I always thought that would be sacrilege.

  • riskylady

    btw, hi neighbor libralady – nice to see you back.

  • smeggingnuts

    idolsnow on twitter said there will be an offical announcment on Monday about Allison and Orianthi hopefully we get dates as well.

  • Organic

    Hi Everyone, I’m at work now, but just had to pop in quickly to see any Adam news. Love the Orianthi, Allison, and Adam combination. That sounds like SOOO much fun. I’ll bet Slezak is ecstatic about this. And so happy for the iTunes news. Thanks all for keeping things up to date here!! Love ya.

  • Oksana2000

    I want Allison in NY area concerts. Please, please, pretty please!!!

  • Organic

    I noticed that in his tweet Adam said Glam Nation, not Glamnation. So I guess it’s Glam Nation.

    I wonder if Promo posters are going to be created. Would love to see them. And someone on here said they liked “Glamnation” because it was close to “damnation”. I love that as well, so I’m for the one word!!

  • smeggingnuts

    Cwm don’t you know no Adam thread dies until the next one opens.

    How much do you want to bet Allison opening for Adam was mostly his doing??

  • Miss Chaos

    Wow just wow, who would have thought that Adam and Allison would be back together again. Allison must be out of her freaking mind. So happy for her, and yes, to Adam having his own tour, not opening for someone. Oh man this summer is gonna be another underwater vids, get your fins and goggles ready, Sangrias and Margaritas on the house!!!!!

  • cwm

    Here is the full uncut (and unaired) version of the Pulse interview in the UK. It’s 30 minutes long.
    http://www.pulse.co.uk/blog?id=6549

    Cwm don’t you know no Adam thread dies until the next one opens.

    Well of course, smeggs, I just wanted to state the obvious! ;-)

  • sr4mjc

    Looks like we have a new thread!

  • smeggingnuts

    mj just opened another thread

  • libralady

    Hi riskylady, thanks – been traveling. It’s great to be back. It took awhile to find everyone plus I mostly lurk anyway. It was fun to jog here in the drizzle to the remixs. It’ s the only time I listen to the music other than watching the videos on youtube and getting nothing done! Here’s to hoping Glam Nation comes to Hard RocK!!

  • cwm

    omg that is too funny. Just when I think we’re going to have a couple of days with no new Adam thread, Adam goes and give us something to have a new thread over. Never a dull moment with him!

    Thanks MJ– you’re the best!

  • owanbe

    But Adam doesn’t have those things. So it’s really a moot point whether you’d prefer those things or not.

    you have obviously not been following adam, otherwise you would have seen him chart in several countries already. let me help by listing a few of the countries he is charting, be it pop or overall itunes chart:

    belgium, holland, norway, finland, denmark, sweden, uk, newzealand, australia, italy, japan, greece and the north american countries.

    so, sorry my point is not void. maybe, you should pay more attention to his news more and these charts have been posted several times even here on this board. lol!!!

  • agathe.hb

    scott, nice try, buddy, another one who is trying to get hits from MJ’s – me no likey…..