Adam Lambert Taping an Acoustic Concert for VH1, Embarking on a UK Tour in March

Adam Lambert is taping an acoustic concert for VH1 on Saturday, February 13.

  • More details can be found HERE.

“VH1 is filming a very special and VERY intimate concert featuring Adam Lambert and we want his biggest NYC fans to be a part of it!”

AUDIO: Adam Guettel, 'Unexpress...
AUDIO: Adam Guettel, 'Unexpressed'

Click the link above for more details on obtaining tickets.   If you want tickets, you’ll have to send  a photo and deets to a casting agent, so y’all better get those head shots ready. Heh.

No word yet on when VH1 plans to broadcast the concert.

The day before, Adam will perform with Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta at Ryan Seacrest’s “Rock Your Town” concert at the Highline ballroom.

And in other news, AdamLambertUK reports that Adam will embark on a promotional tour in the United Kingdom in March, “Adam Lambert will be visiting UK from 20-27 Mar. Will be undertaking a regional radio tour starting in Glasgow on 21 Mar.”

UPDATE: After the jump, check out a new clip from FUSE tv’s Daily Noise: Adam’s section begins at about the 2:00 minute mark…

Video after the JUMP…

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172 Comments

  1. Yeah that photo thing is…interesting. Uh hunh. Guess one should be pretty and young enough, but not too young! (have to be over 18) to be on the teevees as an audience member. Classic.

    Oh well, I’m stoked about Adam doing an acoustic concert, and it showing…whenever it does show up.

    And cool for doing a radio tour in the UK. Would be cool if he had a chance to do a set or two there, but probably will be like his Canada visit.

  2. This is really exciting and I hope we will get to see it soon. Guess they want a young audience, but oh, well. Can’t wait to see what songs they pick. Go, Adam!!!

  3. So exciting—he must do “Broken Open!”

    I don’t think the photo thing is unusual. A lot of these taped shows are casted.

  4. Most televised programs, especially ones like this, almost always try to ensure that those up front are photogenic. Been like that for decades, so not really surprising.

    On another note, it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.

  5. I hope some cute boys will be in the audience!

    Fingers crossed for Broken Open! Will this be for sale on iTunes?

  6. So VH1 thinks we’re even going to give a second look to anybody in the audience while Adam is in the same room? Sillies.

  7. Why is this blue? Anyway, I like it .it’s different…
    Anyway I’m happy about this!!!

    So much awesome Adam news on my bday !!! :)

  8. Yeah that photo thing is…interesting. Uh hunh. Guess one should be pretty and young enough, but not too young! (have to be over 18) to be on the teevees as an audience member. Classic.

    The Oprah Show does the same thing. (and not just when idols are on) Maybe The Oprah Show knows what it’s doing, it does pull in 7 to 8 million viewers everyday.

  9. If you watch past shows the the camera friendly people get the best seats ;p

    I can’t wait to see this, so happy. Acoustic Adam!!!

  10. Guess I’m the only one who can’t see the photo y’all are talking about. K…

  11. @JKL

    There’s no photo to see. They’re talking about the requirement to submit a current photo when you send your request for tickets.

  12. I think I saw that FUSE tv’s Daily Noise clip before. Isn’t it taken on the NY jiggle bell concert?

  13. I didn’t say it was unusual to do, just interesting that this will be casted. Oh TV, how funny you are.

    Adam Lambert would like to start off his spring tour with smaller theater-like venues, while incorporating different elements like film, costumes and choreography.

    And I would like a pony!

  14. “The Oprah Show does the same thing. (and not just when idols are on) Maybe The Oprah Show knows what it’s doing, it does pull in 7 to 8 million viewers everyday.”

    I was in the audience for Oprah and never had to send in a photo. Actually I know several people who have gone and no one ever mentioned that requirement.

  15. I’m wondering how many people will be included in the audience. Does intimate mean Oprah style or even smaller? In any case, my DVR is awaiting — all it needs is a day and time!
    So exciting for Adam and for ME!!! :)

  16. The Oprah Show does the same thing. (and not just when idols are on) Maybe The Oprah Show knows what it’s doing, it does pull in 7 to 8 million viewers everyday

    I’ve been to Oprah twice and was never asked to submit a photo. Not that it matters….just sayin’.

  17. Adam “spring tour” talk with fuse was done in late nov/early dec. Obviously things have changed and there will not be a spring tour bc he will be spending much of the spring abroad promoting his cd. My money is on him opening for an established act touring this summer

  18. I’ve been to Oprah twice and was never asked to submit a photo. Not that it matters….just sayin’.

    Well that’s what I thought, nice to see it confirmed. Because as part of the being a part of the audience, as I remember her web form, they didn’t ask for photos for audience members.

  19. Adam “spring tour” talk with fuse was done in late nov/early dec. Obviously things have changed and there will not be a spring tour bc he will be spending much of the spring abroad promoting his cd. My money is on him opening for an established act touring this summer

    Indeed, his more recent interviews, he’s mentioned opening for someone.

    Yeah, plans change.

  20. So happy for you LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY people in NYC. You’ve got the NYC Concert on Friday, the VH1 acoustic session on Saturday, FASHION WEEK where Adam’s been invited to attend a show, and no telling what else he just might pop-up doing there!!

    You deserve all the fun since you’ve had to endure this lousy snow storm!

  21. Bowie1. No many of us unlucky people in nyc have to suffer the indignity of not being able to attend either concert this weeknd bc we didn’t win tix/get chosen by casting company. I mean I could walk to the highline ballroom to see the kradison show but nope, don’t have tix!

  22. I’ve been to Oprah twice and was never asked to submit a photo. Not that it matters….just sayin’.

    No, I mean if you are coming as a “fan” of someone. (Not just idols.) I guess you get the seats up front and might get to ask questions, etc.

  23. Isn’t that Daily Noise clip of Adam old? It looks like it’s from Z100’s Jingle Ball. His tour plans have obviously changed since then, w/ promoting the album in the UK and wherever else and all. What a random thing for them to throw in with their actual relevant news.

    Can’t wait for the VH1 thing, whatever it is! :D

    And btw, Gotham Casting requests photos for all of the events they “cast” the audience for. It isn’t unique to Adam. Check out their recent casting announcement for VH1’s Super Bowl concert.

  24. Adam must be doing another concert on Monday because a radio station in Philadelphia (Q102) is giving away tickets to a party bus trip to see Adam in concert on 2/15:

    Enter below to win a pair of passes to head to NYC with a friend to see ADAM LAMBERT live in concert this Monday, February 15th!

  25. Ok. Another nyc concert on 2/15? I figured that adam would have a bunch of stuff scheduled in nyc, but didn’t anticipate so many other performances. Where is he performing on 2/15 and why no publicity????????

  26. mmb
    02/10/2010 at 5:35 pm
    Bowie1. No many of us unlucky people in nyc have to suffer the indignity of not being able to attend either concert this weeknd bc we didn’t win tix/get chosen by casting company. I mean I could walk to the highline ballroom to see the kradison show but nope, don’t have tix!

    The Kradison concert is a mystery to me. I’ve never heard of a concert where only ticket winners could attend??? Usually ticket winners are a promo to sell tickets. There’s hardly been any publicity about it and only allowing ticket winners, I just don’t get it. I’m definitely happy for the people who got tickets, just don’t understand the logic of the concert setup.

    This could have been a great promo concert for the three of them, but it’s like a closely kept secret. I don’t think that many people have even heard that its happening. Seems like a waste of a bigger opportunity?? I sure wish it had been handled differently. Like Ryan could have promoted the hell out of it, but didn’t seem to. Again, just seemed like they were trying to keep a deep dark secret. :0

    Anyway, I’m sure the show will be fantastic. Hope everyone who’s going has a blast!!

  27. And btw, Gotham Casting requests photos for all of the events they “cast” the audience for. It isn’t unique to Adam.

    Could the photos be possibly used for security purposes, sort of like a photo ID? I’m thinking it might be a way for them to identify ticket holders at the door. Just thinking here…….

  28. Am very happy about Adam and his promotional UK tour. I think they will loooovvveee him there. Wonder if there will be any actual “concerts”? Probably not…maybe just singing a couple of songs on tv shows there like Ellen or Oprah. That’s fine. I think his management is doing the right thing by “rolling” him out very tactfully, keeping his name and face in the spotlight.
    I will welcome his return with open arms!!!Thank goodness for the internet and youtube that we can see all this unfolding, even overseas.
    Great job, Adam
    ps. Would love to see you on SNL!!!!

  29. Interesting…now Adam is going acoustic?

    I wonder how FYE would sound acoustically?

  30. arghhh…WHERE is this concert on 2/15? I’ve checked the village voice, time out ny and don’t see anything. He is not listed as a guest on the today show. Obviously he’s not doing GMA. I can’t believe i am in nyc and he will be doing 3 shows and I will not be at any of them.

  31. mmb – Call the station in Philadelphia that bentley1530 mentions or check their website. Maybe you can get info there.

  32. Aww, mmb, I’m sorry about the tickets. I would really be upset to be there and not be able to go.

    Now…another concert on Monday! Wow! Adam is definitely going to be ‘busy’ in NYC!!

  33. This all sounds wonderful. I’m glad he’s making the most of his NYC visit! It’s a good thing he managed a few days vacation before the onslaught.

    Everything’s Coming Up Roses for AL.

  34. Monday because a radio station in Philadelphia (Q102) is giving away tickets to a party bus trip to see Adam in concert on 2/15:

    Enter below to win a pair of passes to head to NYC with a friend to see ADAM LAMBERT live in concert this Monday, February 15th!

    But but he’s going to a FASHION SHOW!…after doing 3 musical gigs in four days, one that will be acoustic and nationally televised at some point. Guess he’s allowed now to, on the 5th day in NY and attend that fashion show. Phew!

    But really, Adam is going to be a busy little beaver there, good for him! and seriously, glad he’s doing these gigs.

    Oh and I didn’t see the link for it, so here is the link for that concert contest: http://radiobase1.clearchannel.com/front/OpenContest.asp?Action=Login&SurveyID=57220&zx=451

  35. MJ — do you know anything about the 2/15 concert from any of your super secret sources????? The 2 local stations i listen to z100 and wplj don’t seem to be running a promo contest for this concert.

  36. But but he’s going to a FASHION SHOW!…after doing 3 musical gigs in four days, one that will be acoustic and nationally televised at some point. Guess he’s allowed now to, on the 5th day in NY and attend that fashion show. Phew!

    yes relief all round … for a brief moment there I thought that Adam was all about the FASHION … lol

    it seems that he may have been due to ge in NY around now as the showbiz editor of one of the UK’s biggest tabloids is in New York at the moment and tweeted that he was supposed to be meeting Adam Lambert but Adam was delayed in LA. Also another large UK showbiz related internet site (Digital Spy) has been asking for people to submit questions for Adam as they are due to interview him today .. so his UK promo seems to be taking shape.

    There are a couple of UK shows that I hope Adam get’s to be on .. the main one being The Jonathan Ross Show .. it’s very popular and Jonathan can be hilarious and he does some really good interviews that not only allow you to get to know the person being iterviewed but they are also a bit left field and show the guest’s sense of fun .. Adam would be perfect on it. Jonathan is really good friends with Russell Brand so I’m hoping that the Russell/Katy Perry/Adam link means that Russell will have put in a good word for Adam with Jonathan

  37. I have no doubt that we will be hearing about various other nyc adam appearances over the weekend and next week. Wendy Williams show is probably not a rumor (altho it could be), he will probably show up on another talk or morning show or two, i would expect that he will tape his vh1 top 20 countdown appearance while here (it airs 2/20), he will likely show up at more than one fashion week event. And there are always radio and print interviews to do while in town.

  38. There are a couple of UK shows that I hope Adam get’s to be on .. the main one being The Jonathan Ross Show .. it’s very popular and Jonathan can be hilarious and he does some really good interviews that not only allow you to get to know the person being iterviewed but they are also a bit left field and show the guest’s sense of fun .. Adam would be perfect on it. Jonathan is really good friends with Russell Brand so I’m hoping that the Russell/Katy Perry/Adam link means that Russell will have put in a good word for Adam with Jonathan

    Adam is going both mars and april right? Seems like the mars visit is more focused towards radio? If he is going to do tv shows he needs the whole band with him…

  39. It’s not unusual to have to submit photos for these types of events. I had to submit one before going to a taping of Hells Kitchen. And two seasons ago when I went to see Idol they moved people around in the audience several times (blatantly) based on camera position and levels of attractiveness. With Storytellers it’s a good chance that you’ll be seeing the same faces over and over again. They want to make sure to put the right faces within view. Not the fuglies! Shallow but real.

  40. There are a couple of UK shows that I hope Adam get’s to be on .. the main one being The Jonathan Ross Show .. it’s very popular and Jonathan can be hilarious and he does some really good interviews that not only allow you to get to know the person being iterviewed but they are also a bit left field and show the guest’s sense of fun ..

    Oh I would kill to see Adam on Jonathan Ross’s show. I caught John Barrowman and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Janice Dickson doing a very scary cameo, when I was on a Barrowman kick a few weeks ago. I wanted to see how many interviews I could find of him on YouTube. In that vein, is Nevermind The Buzzcocks still fun? I saw Amy Winehouse, as well as in a separate one, John Barrowman, no idea as it’s current state, but it used to be fun.

    ETA: As an example of Jonathan Ross’s work, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrPSipiV_Tw&feature=related and hey it even has an AI reference, because of course Andrew Lloyd was once a creepster, I mean mentor on AI (poor David Cook).

  41. I saw Jonathan Ross’s show with Gaga and it was a hoot. I hope he gets to do these type of shows when in the UK.

    Adam, how dare you promote music in NYC when you are supposed to be branding yourself as the next Paris Hilton! Geez. LoL

    mmb, I hope you can get tickets the concert. I love NYC, you guys get the cool stuff!

  42. Oh I would kill to see Adam on Jonathan Ross’s show. I caught John Barrowman and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Janice Dickson doing a very scary cameo, when I was on a Barrowman kick a few weeks ago. I wanted to see how many interviews I could find of him on YouTube. In that vein, is Nevermind The Buzzcocks still fun? I saw Amy Winehouse, as well as in a separate one, John Barrowman, no idea as it’s current state, but it used to be fun.

    I used to be addicted to John Barrowman lol I think he was interviewed on Jonathan Ross last week. Would love to see Adam on Jonathan Ross show, would be fun.

  43. Adam’s gig at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino next Saturday got tickets sold to people coming from all over the country and from foreign countries-all by word of mouth-no advertising. That is only an omen of things to come.
    I just read that his album got a Gold Record, selling over half a million in just 11 weeks. Considering that in the entire year 2009, only 7 albums sold a million- you can see he is doing well.
    Adam is definitely gonna be an international superstar-jsut like the universe wanted when it gave him his multi-octave vocal range.

  44. tinydance
    02/10/2010 at 6:10 pm

    Interesting…now Adam is going acoustic?

    I wonder how FYE would sound acoustically?

    I don’t see that he’s “now going” acoustic. VH1 has an unplugged segment with several artists doing acoustic. It’s on their website. And the promo says a VERY intimate concert. Is there a set list published with FYE? Cool – since one of his skills is changing up songs.

  45. Adam is going both mars and april right? Seems like the mars visit is more focused towards radio? If he is going to do tv shows he needs the whole band with him…

    yeah the March visit seems to be more radio tours .. but perhaps his April visit is to tie in with TV appearances .. I can’t see him coming over here and not doing any TV .. it makes no sense from a marketing point of view to promote an album without TV appearances … perhaps the band are coming over with him in April

    Oh I would kill to see Adam on Jonathan Ross’s show. I caught John Barrowman and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Janice Dickson doing a very scary cameo, when I was on a Barrowman kick a few weeks ago. I wanted to see how many interviews I could find of him on YouTube. In that vein, is Nevermind The Buzzcocks still fun? I saw Amy Winehouse, as well as in a separate one, John Barrowman, no idea as it’s current state, but it used to be fun.

    The Barrowman/Webber/Dickinson appearance on the Wossy show was hilarious … it literaly had me crying with laughter .. Barrowman was on Jonathan’s Show again just this Friday gone .. this time Jonathan had him “riding” this kind of exercise horse thing .. lol

    Yes Never Mind The Buzcocks is still going .. although there isn’t a series on at the moment .. that’s another one that Adam would be great on as he’s so quick witted. . Other shows he would be great on would be the Alan Carr Show and The Graham Norton show . .. they are both late night shows where anything goes so Adam’s personality and humour would shine (plus they both have musical guests each week)

    I’m not sure how well known Stephen Fry is in the US but he’s a national treasure here in the UK, a comedy genius and a very well respected TV presenter who chairs a lot of very witty celeb panel shows and he’s a big supporter of Adam and follows him on Twitter .. so it would be great if Adam could appear on one of his shows in the future.

  46. Adam must meet Stephen Fry and also do the Graham Norton show. It would be classic!

  47. I’m not sure how well known Stephen Fry is in the US but he’s a national treasure here in the UK, a comedy genius and a very well respected TV presenter who chairs a lot of very witty celeb panel shows and he’s a big supporter of Adam and follows him on Twitter .. so it would be great if Adam could appear on one of his shows in the future.

    Forget following Adam on Twitter, Stephen Fry Tweeted TO Adam about talking about how much he loved Adam to the director Bryan Singer! Many fandoms of mine were very happy, all at once. I have loved Stephen Fry since he and Hugh Laurie made me their bitch with their first Bertie and Jeeves Masterpiece Theatre series (the first TV show I was ever allowed to watch). I read every Wodehouse Jeeves thing I could get my hands on, in high school and they did just an excellent job in bringing what was an excellent literary series, to life. So hell yes, I want Adam talking to Stephen in any time he’s in the UK.

    I expect he will go on Graham Norton, that’s practically a giveaway. I’m only vaguely aware of Alan Carr (see also; Barrowman, YouTubing and being an Anglophile) but yeah, that could be fun as well.

    Honestly, I am going to have waaaaay too much fun with Adam being in the UK. I just hope he doesn’t say too many stupid things for the US. Besides the whole language thing being our biggest barrier, f’reals, we are not the kind of country. What flies there, will not here.

  48. Besides the whole language thing being our biggest barrier, f’reals, we are not the kind of country. What flies there, will not here.

    I’m not sure I follow, like what type of things? I would think he’d be more free and open in interviews like the Canadian ones, no?

  49. Honestly, I am going to have waaaaay too much fun with Adam being in the UK. I just hope he doesn’t say too many stupid things for the US. Besides the whole language thing being our biggest barrier, f’reals, we are not the kind of country. What flies there, will not here.

    I must be a little thick tonight, I’m not understanding what you are trying to say here. Help! BTW I can’t wait to see Adam on UK TV…so fun!

  50. I guess there are a couple of us with a question truthiness, sorry.

  51. I expect he will go on Graham Norton, that’s practically a giveaway. I’m only vaguely aware of Alan Carr (see also; Barrowman, YouTubing and being an Anglophile) but yeah, that could be fun as well.

    It’s a shame that a number of the UK’s more serious chat shows aren’t running anymore .. the majority of them seem to be based more on the fun side of a guest … but I feel that Adam would also be a fabulous guest on the more serious shows.

    There is of course a couple of daytime shows too that I hope he gets on .. one’s like “Loose Women” (our version of The View) .. I’m sure they would love him there .. also there are a few more music based shows for the younger market on during the day at weekends where he’d be a perfect guest

  52. yeah stephen fry did tweet to adam about how much him and bryan singer (yes the director) loved him….

    just a reminder : bryan singer has directed:

    X-Men movies
    Executive Producer of “House”
    Valkyrie
    Superman

    o and who else wants to work with Adam? Rob Marshall thats who!

    Director of :

    Nine
    Chicago
    Upcoming Pirates of the Carribean movie
    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Film future during album breaks, anyone??

  53. There is of course a couple of daytime shows too that I hope he gets on .. one’s like “Loose Women” (our version of The View) .. I’m sure they would love him there .. also there are a few more music based shows for the younger market on during the day at weekends where he’d be a perfect guest

    I’ve seen Loose Women as well and it’s related, tangentially, to this site. So I loved Alesha Dixon on the original British version of DWTS which is Strictly Come Dancing, and she was on their show. She’s my British version of DWTS’s Apolo, pinnacle of the series to me in terms of likeability/talent/partner chem. It’s all downhill for me after them.

    So yeah, my little Anglophile heart continues to just be thrilled that a few weeks away I’m going to have my Adam with my UK. EEEEEE!!! Well if he talks to the people I want to talk to. His performing would be GREAT! as well, but if it’s just another talk tour like in Canada, which by and large was REALLY good, I’ll still be pretty happy.

  54. Graham Norton and Jonathon Ross are shown in the US @ BBC America on cable. So we will get to see him, if he makes it on there. Although may be months later. Yay for Youtube!
    I love the Graham Norton show where the guest is on the show the whole time on the couch and praticipates in all kinds of sillyness…. fun

  55. Too bad only pretty people are allowed to be in Adam’s presence. So all the grandmothers who spend their pensions on his CD are out…

  56. Too bad only pretty people are allowed to be in Adam’s presence. So all the grandmothers who spend their pensions on his CD are out…

    you never know .. the casting thing didn’t say they were after pretty people .. just that people were to include a photo . for all we know they may want to cast a front row of mooses and gargoyles … lol

  57. I feel bad reading more and more posts about the pretty people in the front rows…etc etc. Could this possibly be true? Especially knowing Adam’s history of his weight…looks…no self confidence, it would seem that this would be unacceptable to him. His fans are a huge mix of everything. Maybe I’m wrong…hope not.

  58. Omg luv – I am still laughing over the country version of FYE!!!!!

    Adam in a cowboy hat!!! Roflmfao

  59. Too bad only pretty people are allowed to be in Adam’s presence. So all the grandmothers who spend their pensions on his CD are out…

    you never know .. the casting thing didn’t say they were after pretty people .. just that people were to include a photo . for all we know they may want to cast a front row of mooses and gargoyles … lol

    Maybe they are casting for MooseBerts or GargAms? but yes, no idea who they were or were not “casting,” for. On another board, I have an Adam-hating Krisbert who wants to go to one of the shows talking about going to the VH1 thing, I said that just by being a guy, he had a good chance of being accepted. I will LOL if he gets accepted.

  60. luvadamlambert
    02/10/2010 at 7:50 pm

    I wanna here a country version of FYE…lmao

    We might get another version FYE that’s similar to Ring Of Fire. Mr. Randy Travis would become ‘speechless’ or ‘what the heck is it’ LOL.

  61. Everything is about good marketing. I think they want to represent Adam’s whole fan base. Nothing new. It doesn’t say pretty people. But, I think they want a diverse audience to accurately reflect Adam. Nobody would be happy if it were all 60 year olds, or all 18 year olds, or no guys.

  62. Everything is about good marketing. I think they want to represent Adam’s whole fan base. Nothing new. It doesn’t say pretty people. But, I think they want a diverse audience to accurately reflect Adam. Nobody would be happy if it were all 60 year olds, or all 18 year olds, or no guys.

    Sounds about right, so it must be wrong, it’s not nefarious enough, lol. Has to be a scandal of some kind, right?

  63. abbysee…what do we call this? It’s about time for another “adam-gate”. Maybe pretty-gate or front row-gate? lol

  64. abbysee…what do we call this? It’s about time for another “adam-gate”. Maybe pretty-gate or front row-gate? lol</blockquote

    “pretty-gate”’s a good one .. or “shallow-gate”

    Pretty-gate sounds too ‘pretty’ and nice so of course we must nix that one, now shallow-gate or front row-gate, sounds good!

  65. Happy birthday, luv! so are you officially a teenager now? Cool to have a birthday with snow days! : )

    I’m late to the party, but chuckled at the idea of a cowboy hat on Adam…made me think of the trucker hat. Chuckle turned into agonized groan. But, y’know, that is one of the things we love about Adam – he doesn’t take himself too seriously to be afraid of being less than his gorgeous best.

  66. luval
    02/10/2010 at 9:31 pm

    claudette….makes a lot of sense…

    I totally second that! :)

  67. Happy Birthday Luv!

    My Anglophile heart is so happy at the thought of Adam in the UK! Wish I could be there to see/hear the fun as it happens. Thank goodness for the Internet and Youtube.

  68. luvadamlambert
    02/10/2010 at 7:50 pm

    I wanna here a country version of FYE…lmao

    and I was wondering what Glenn beck (who unfortunately shares my bday) think of Adam..lol

  69. I’m looking forward to seeing Adam on VH1 later this month, doesn’t bother me that they are “screening” his fans. Old age is sucky enough without worrying about every little thing :)

  70. I was wondering what Glenn beck (who unfortunately shares my bday) think of Adam..lol

    I’m not so sure I really want to know, luv. ;)
    However, I do hope you are enjoying this blizzard we are having and that you had a very happy birthday!

  71. I think the photos are purely for identification purposes. For the Kradison concert this Friday people were required to send photo id or an affidavit proving who they are in order to get tickets sent to them. I believe the same reason applys here at least I hope it does lol

  72. I can still remember the career determination talks here about Adam present in a fashion show in NYC. It’s nice to see he is doing some music related things, isn’t it?

  73. I think the photos are purely for identification purposes. For the Kradam concert this Friday people were required to send photo id or an affidavit proving who they are in order to get tickets sent to them. I believe the same reason applys here at least I hope it does lol

    I brought this possibility up earlier in the thread, and I totally agree with you. To me, this makes the most rational sense.

  74. Identification purposes? That’s what driver’s licenses are for when they claim their tickets.

    Looks like Adam’s PR team wants to get rid of the “frauentards” (as VFTW so affectionately calls them) because the older women seem to be the most aggressive ones (and successful ones) in winning contests, Meet and Greet events, etc.

    Can’t exactly be marketed as a “rock star” if your groupies for the most part are, well, unattractive. =(

    And it’s not an “accurate” representation of Adam’s fans if you’re being screened before you can win a ticket to the show. It’s a fricking audition, like being a seat filler. If he’s more popular with the older ladies than the younger ones or guys then THAT is Adam’s fanbase. But seems like they only want the pretty people at this one.

  75. Looks like Adam’s PR team wants to get rid of the “frauentards” (as VFTW so affectionately calls them) because the older women seem to be the most aggressive ones (and successful ones) in winning contests, Meet and Greet events, etc.

    Can’t exactly be marketed as a “rock star” if your groupies for the most part are, well, unattractive. =(

    Many older women are beautiful…….. ;)

  76. And it’s not an “accurate” representation of Adam’s fans if you’re being screened before you can win a ticket to the show. It’s a fricking audition, like being a seat filler. If he’s more popular with the older ladies than the younger ones or guys then THAT is Adam’s fanbase. But seems like they only want the pretty people at this one.

    You really can’t blame Adam’s pr people for that, that’s just television. There’s a reason that you always see clear skinned, current look peeps in the front rows at these gigs; because that’s what the show’s producers want. Adam’s just the act, the producers decide what you see.

    Honestly, I remember hearing about this selective placement decades ago (god, typing that out makes me feel old).

  77. Maybe the compare the photo sent in with the driver’s license? Maybe they are looking for a stalker. It’s not like Adam hasn’t had one? If they only want to show attractive people, they could hand pick them and put those folks in the front row. Who says they have to give away all the tickets? They could hire models or fill the front row with nice looking VH1 employees. So, I think this isn’t pretty gate. Also, perhaps they want a nice mix of people, men, women young and old. It’s really not that big of a deal.

  78. Gothem Casting uses the same form and requests photos for all of the VH1 Storytellers concerts — which is what this appears to be.

    So this is not special for Adam, it is the way VH1 does it.

    You can look at videos of the VH1 Storytellers concerts on the VH1 websites and they fill the front rows with very attractive people, not always young but mostly young. They the have more diversity in the rest of the audience.

  79. “And btw, Gotham Casting requests photos for all of the events they “cast” the audience for. It isn’t unique to Adam. Check out their recent casting announcement for VH1’s Super Bowl concert.”

    Thank you! This isnt just what is being required for Adam’s show, by Adam himself, or his management. It is VH1 Modus Operandi. It looks to me like the audience will be made to appeal to the VH1 viewer, who is younger, and primarily female. I am for whatever helps Adam increase his fan base. It was great to see him in Canada, surrounded by a lot of young fans. And I am one of those middle aged fans.

  80. So all the grandmothers who spend their pensions on his CD are out…

    Look at it this way. This is saving them money and keeping them away from temptation. It might keep grandma from hopping on a plane with Fluffy and flying cross country for some concert she can’t hear anyhow. It’s a good will gesture.

  81. Truthiness
    02/10/2010 at 5:29 pm

    Adam “spring tour” talk with fuse was done in late nov/early dec. Obviously things have changed and there will not be a spring tour bc he will be spending much of the spring abroad promoting his cd. My money is on him opening for an established act touring this summer

    Indeed, his more recent interviews, he’s mentioned opening for someone.

    Yeah, plans change.

    That is not quite accurate. In one interview in Canada [1/26/10] he was asked who was going to open for him on his tour — and Adam laughed, said he was the new kid and he was the one who would be opening for someone. It was a joke taken out of context — and posted all over the web.

    On the same promo trip, talked at length in two interviews about a solo tour in late Spring. Adam in Maclean’s magazine dated 2/15/10…

    Lambert’s next career move will be planning a soon-to-be-announced tour as well as releasing an EP, which will contain remixes of his first two singles plus a brand new track. In terms of staging his next slew of concerts, Lambert says he wants to keep everything “really simple—a bunch of hot dancers, arty video graphics, a lot of costume changes and fire. You know, just the basics.”

    Link: http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/02/08/shy-adam-lambert-comes-to-town/

  82. i really hope he opens for someone big, please not a small tour. the best thing for adam would be to open for someone, broaden his fan base, expose new people to his music-otherwise his concerts will end up like a glamily family reunion….ugh

  83. Man oh man!!
    And here I innocently thought to prepare for an Adam drought, and thus some sort of rehab…

    No effin’ way that’s going to happen with all of this news!!

    So many concerts, so many potential appearances! Now you Americans will know what it feels like to get Adam goodies solely on the internet ha ha!!
    It’s no that bad, you know… I’m still here aren’t I? :-)

    And I really don’t see the fuss over “shallow-gate”… it’s TV, duh! Then again, I never understand the fuss over any of the various “gates”.

    Lastly, for someone upthread who asked “so now Adam’s going accoustic?” I say- if Nirvana could go accoustic, everyone can (especially since Adam is not Nirvana, and has performed accoustc on many occaisons before)

  84. Adam Lambert is taping an acoustic concert for VH1 on Saturday, February 13.

    “so now Adam’s going acoustic?” …

    ————-

    Not just now. He’s done Acoustic before…many times.

    TRACTS OF MY TEARS (Top 10 week)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XpISZJsRBU&feature=related

    “CRAZY” Kris and Adam Live (Ford Day, Detroit)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp6BswDGAIg&feature=quicklist

    TRACKS OF MY TEARS and MAD WORLD (Ford Day)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao_3rRaJ2k8&feature=related

    STARLIGHT (Ford Day)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rUaCMsKuvo&feature=related

    Also Starlight at GMA, Mad World at GMA and Regis.

    I like the duets CRAZY with Kris.

  85. And it’s not an “accurate” representation of Adam’s fans if you’re being screened before you can win a ticket to the show. It’s a fricking audition, like being a seat filler. If he’s more popular with the older ladies than the younger ones or guys then THAT is Adam’s fanbase. But seems like they only want the pretty people at this one.

    Well having seeing Adam’s MM appearance, his fanbase isn’t “just,” older. And it’s TV to ‘cast’ who is going to be on camera where. Some shows want to get the ‘enthusiastic’ people in front/on camera. I mean hey, do you think Swaybots just happen? Of course they don’t.

  86. It is TRADITIONAL TO OPEN FOR SOMEONE. It is what all former idol winners did- and Adam is runner-up. It is too expensive for his band to pay rent etc for a venue for an evening-there is a lot to this.Adam is already successful There were only 7 albums selling a million sales in all of 2009 and Adam’s CD just got Gold Record for selling just over half million in only 11 weeks. In this music market today, with all downloads0 remarkable success for a newcomer-and even after the hoopla over ama and still successful. Fantastic. And going to UK, they love him already, Brian Mays w Queen, Sir Elton John, Sir Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin who gave only to Adam on AI the right to sing a Zeppelin song WLL-no one else but Adam ever covered a LZep song. And U2 and Muse over there. We will be lucky if he comes back to usa, they want him there.

  87. ““Adam Lambert will be visiting UK from 20-27 Mar. Will be undertaking a regional radio tour starting in Glasgow on 21 Mar.”
    “Martha
    We will be lucky if he comes back to usa, they want him there.”

    mr, agathe.hb,rs et al, you can borrow him briefly, but you can’t keep him. :) Luv would have a coronary and we couldn’t have that, could we?lol

  88. martha,

    Too bad that kidnapping is illegal. Otherwise you won’t get him back.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing him with the rest of the world.

  89. Ummmm no you can’t keep him! He’s the breathe of fresh air this American (meaning me) has unkowingly been waiting for in the US!!

  90. asifclueless-
    Damn! Is Kidnapping illegal in the UK as well?? Imagine that!:-)

    cher-
    Unfortunately, I can’t “borrow” bb just yet, since he’s only going to be in the UK, not in Israel. Maybe it’s better, though, now that Ahmadinijad is set on annihilating us… ooooo- way way way of topic!!!!! Sorry, I need some black humour sometimes… (-;

    Anyway- I was refferring to having to watch adam only through youtube and not on actual TV… for me it’ll still be on the net whether he’s in the UK, the far east, Australia, Brazil or in the US.
    But the net is amazing, so it’s alright!

    And America should get great kuddos for giving Adam to the world! And voting him all the way to the finale, which still amazes me!
    Hopefully we can all share him for a loooong time! (that almost sounds a little dirty, hee hee, but I meant it in the purist way possible, I assure you… )

  91. I wonder (if this is for Storytellers) if other online fans were in a semi feather ruffle when they had to send in pics to get tickets for their artist concerts???

  92. lorismile, cher and luv, you all have to hold your breathe for a while while we’re having Adam.

    mr, any legal advise about keeping him longer outside the US. ?!? wink, wink

  93. Everything is about good marketing. I think they want to represent Adam’s whole fan base. Nothing new. It doesn’t say pretty people. But, I think they want a diverse audience to accurately reflect Adam. Nobody would be happy if it were all 60 year olds, or all 18 year olds, or no guys.

    As far as shallow-gate goes, I like claudette’s quote above. It sounds reasonable. I don’t mind submitting my photo to get a ticket though. And I ain’t pretty.

  94. AI is all about casting the contestants and we all watch the show. There is no reason why VH-1 shouldn’t/can’t do the same thing – then have it be shallow.

  95. the “casting” of the audience is par for the course for these things…its done for all of the vh1 special concerts, mtv does it, a&e does it for their concert series (I mean, the audience for a barry manilow show a few years ago was mostly attractive 20 and early 30 somethings), its done for many other shows and events that use live audiences….has nothing to do with adam or his people….no “gate” here….geez

  96. Jasper this is done with all artists that appear on these shows. It’s not an Adam, not sure why people are twisting it to be one. Watch some of the past Story Tellers and VH1 unplugged episodes.

  97. Adam now has over 340,000 twitter followers, growing by a thousand every 2-3 days. Crazy.

    Really curious to see all his upcoming performances already!!!

  98. “It is TRADITIONAL TO OPEN FOR SOMEONE. It is what all former idol winners did- and Adam is runner-up. ”

    Martha
    It’s not what Taylor did. He did his own tour and it was very successful. In retrospect however perhaps he would have been wiser to open for someone and expose more people to his music. Apparently too many of the same fans went to the shows I guess and he didn’t get enough new ones.

  99. mr , we can still hope can’t we? He did say that he wants to come sometime. I am an optimist and keeping my fingers crossed.
    I will just be very afraid if he goes to Malaysia

  100. TPTB know that Adam is going to be an international star and they know (at least now they do) what is going to work in getting all the new fans they can for him. So I am all in favor of the small venues to start. Let the ground swell build and then it will last because he has the talent and the charisma to go the long haul. And holy crap, Adam live and acoustic is just as mesmerising as Adam the rocker to me. You get to hear everybreath, every note. He is so talented at enunciating every word………just WOW.

    IMHO American did not get it right with Taylor. He is an enthusiastic and likable entertainer, but I just don’t think he has IT! I enjoyed watching him on the show, but I don’t see him making the long haul at all, too bad though.

  101. martha
    02/11/2010 at 4:12 am

    It is TRADITIONAL TO OPEN FOR SOMEONE. It is what all former idol winners did- and Adam is runner-up. It is too expensive for his band to pay rent etc for a venue for an evening-there is a lot to this.Adam is already successful There were only 7 albums selling a million sales in all of 2009 and Adam’s CD just got Gold Record for selling just over half million in only 11 weeks. In this music market today, with all downloads0 remarkable success for a newcomer-and even after the hoopla over ama and still successful. Fantastic. And going to UK, they love him already, Brian Mays w Queen, Sir Elton John, Sir Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin who gave only to Adam on AI the right to sing a Zeppelin song WLL-no one else but Adam ever covered a LZep song. And U2 and Muse over there. We will be lucky if he comes back to usa, they want him there.

    Marta – Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson co-headlined their own arena tour early in 2004. Clay Aiken then went out on his own later in 2004 and did arena tours with his own band. Taylor did clubs and theaters. Cook did his college tour. None of them had anyone as an opening act. So yes, there have been previous Idols (winners and runner-up) that have done tours without an opening act or being an opening act for someone else.

  102. undercooked
    02/10/2010 at 5:31 pm

    Is there a limit as to how many copies of a song/album can be purchased on i-tunes? That would also reasonably explain why there is such a difference in the percentage of their digital sales.

    I want to say 10? But I could be remembering wrong. I know there was a discussion awhile back about it. I recall it has something to do with the Claymates. Those who have been here longer however, would probably know.

    undercooked – I don’t think the ‘Claymates’ had anything to do with anything relating to iTunes limiting downloads. Considering the fact that Clay’s singles weren’t even available on iTunes when he was breaking sales records in 2003, how could Clay’s fans be blamed?

  103. mr
    02/11/2010 at 7:03 am
    Adam now has over 340,000 twitter followers, growing by a thousand every 2-3 days. Crazy.

    Really curious to see all his upcoming performances already!!!

    I’m a little embarrassed that I know this but: I believe on January 10 or 11th Adam twittered his amazement that he had nearly 300,000 followers. So in a month, he has gained 40,000 :D

  104. mr, any legal advise about keeping him longer outside the US. ?!? wink, wink

    asifclueless-
    I’m not a criminal lawyer, but I’m sure there’s some sort of circumstances in which you could plead that the abducting of The Glittery One was done in a moment of temporary insanity…or better yet- it was done in self defense! Or even better- it was for his own protection! He was going to be abducted by other insane Earthlings and you were just trying to help… I think we have a winner… this is all provided that you have to hand him back over eventually, though, lol

    rs-
    I actually do believe he’ll come at some point. I think most Jewish people are curious to come visit (he might also have some sort of distant family here, you know…), and what with him having a nice fan-base here, which will probably grow more once he is officially launched internationally- it’ll be worth his while I think! But probably not in the near future…

  105. Thanks mr.

    I’ll think about it and recruit some ppl. to help.

    -Case 1 -pleading a moment of temporary insanity; no problem. My alma mater asylum still has my files before they let me go earlier.

    -Case 2 -self deffense or his own protection. Hmm..this one is challenging. I’ll channel through ppl. in Rosewell, New Mexico where they often sight UFO. We will keep this Glittery Alien from Planet Fierce for observation. That way I can return him eventually.

    mr, what do you think?

    Ooops, I have to go back to the topic -Adam Taping an Acoustic Concert for VH1.
    Have you watched any videos that I posted up thread?

  106. undercooked – I don’t think the ‘Claymates’ had anything to do with anything relating to iTunes limiting downloads. Considering the fact that Clay’s singles weren’t even available on iTunes when he was breaking sales records in 2003, how could Clay’s fans be blamed?

    I’m sorry, I probably wasn’t clear. I didn’t mean the Claymates had anything to do with the limits placed on ITUNES, but rather, the first discussion of fan mass buying began with the Claymates. I don’t know how much is true, or what is urban legend. I also wasn’t referring to singles, but albums. Was Clay’s album available on ITUNES?

    I think there has been an apples and oranges discussion going on with me referring to albums and others referring to singles! :)

  107. lol, asifclueless-

    My proffessional opinion is as follows:

    – Files from a former asylum will be good to proove insanity, although not “temporary” insanity, so you may find yourself locked up for good… same goes for an organized group (“we all lost our minds collectively, your honor”)… but it just might be worth the price (bwahaaha)

    – The real question is: how do you physically do it? I say- set a trail of diamonds, and bb won’t be able to resist following the glitter :-D

    I haven’t listened to any of the links yet, because I’m not at home- but I think I know them all by heart by now… he really is amazing, whether upbeat or downbeat (although I admit I did initially fall for his “fierceness” more than for his tenderness, but I love it as well).

  108. Oh- and Broken Open is my fav. on the album, so I guess I love me some tender Adam just as much after all…

  109. I didn’t mean the Claymates had anything to do with the limits placed on ITUNES, but rather, the first discussion of fan mass buying began with the Claymates. I don’t know how much is true, or what is urban legend.

    It is true, not urban legend, that Claymates were the first and most notorious of the Idol mass buyers of cds, as they spoke openly about on their websites, and it was commonly believed and perceived that they bought multiples in huge quantities, they also seemed to start the buying of [Clay’s] records for troops overseas, and for friends and family Christmas presents, etc. (They were also widely castigated by djs and online bloggers and entertainment critics for bombarding them with requests or complaints.) Anyone who followed Idol at that time saw it happening, especially anyone who followed Clay at all.

    The core Claymates were highly organized, inspired, and persistent, and in many ways their efforts backfired and created animosity towards them and brought ridicule on Clay. So they became a cautionary tale and since then, Idol fan groups have tried to use more restraint and caution so as not to overwhelm or annoy djs or bloggers, or to cause rumors to abound that the Idol in question is being helped by fans buying multiple cds.

    When it comes to multiple cds, I don’t think fans can buy enough to really affect sales that much, but if talked about incessantly and publicly it can give the wrong impression and cause people to dismiss an Idol’s sales as merely the result of a few hundred thousand fans and not the wider general public.

  110. asifclueless……Just beware….the law isn’t your only concern in your little “abduction” plan. In fact, I’d say the law is the least of your problems if Adam doesn’t make it back to the US. I have a possy standing by that is ready to hunt down any abductor(s) necessary….if the situation were to arise. Just fair warning! :)

  111. Oh my gosh, so much Adam goodness coming up. How am I ever going to get anything done, ever, again? So do all these “music related” events make it ok now for Adam to do something for Fashion Week? LOL

  112. So do all these “music related” events make it ok now for Adam to do something for Fashion Week? LOL

    Never!! He must never do anything that goes beyond singing and recording… otherwise- POSER!!!

    About fashion week- I just posted on the headlines thread (although I’m not sure it’s on topic either there or here- but because Adam mentioned this guy as one of his fav. designers) fashion designer Alexander McQueen has reportedly commited suicide yesterday… I posted the link on the headlines thread- it’s written by the dailymail…

  113. Marta – Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson co-headlined their own arena tour early in 2004. Clay Aiken then went out on his own later in 2004 and did arena tours with his own band. Taylor did clubs and theaters. Cook did his college tour. None of them had anyone as an opening act. So yes, there have been previous Idols (winners and runner-up) that have done tours without an opening act or being an opening act for someone else.

    LOL, “co-headlining” with Kelly Clarkston? So tell me, who went on first? Better yet, who filled those arenas? College tour… doesn’t take much to fill a college auditorium! Clubs and theaters? The local garage bands play the clubs and theaters here in Chicago. Not even one of your examples constitutes headlining.

  114. Wow Adam’s career is in full blast off!! So happy for Adam and his fans. AI will never be the same again-as TIME put it Simon has found The World Idol. The acoustic concert with VH1 reminds me a little of Elvis’s comeback concert-it was unplugged and intimate and most importantly televised. The world fell in love with him all over again. Adam is shining bright . :)

  115. tls62-

    Thanks for the heads up. But, just to let you know that your possy is already one of the pretty androgynous elves who came to my audition.
    My androgynous elves will set a trail of diamond and glitters.

    Location -undisclosed!!!

  116. From Adam Official: New Adam Concert Scheduled

    River Rock Casino Resort
    Date: Fri, 2010-04-09
    Location: Richmond, BC
    Venue: River Rock Casino Resort – ON SALE 2/18 at 10am

  117. Never!! He must never do anything that goes beyond singing and recording… otherwise- POSER!!!

    LOL :-)

    Oh, I soooo wish I could be in NYC this weekend! Don’t even know if I could get into anything, but with 2 concerts in a row — it is the place to be :-) Just hope we get good vids of the Kradison thing!

    RE touring – my guess is Adam will be filling the spring with these one-off shows that are similar to the Fantasy Springs Resort one, and now the BC show. That is an excellent use of his time if there isn’t a tour to be a part of yet. Then, I’m hoping that the timing and logistics will work out ok for him to open for a big act in the Summer (the big touring season anyways).

    I still prefer the opening route to the headlining route for him – I think it will bring in a whole new audience for him – once they see what a fabulous live performer he is. Plus, it will help keep costs lower.

  118. I still prefer the opening route to the headlining route for him – I think it will bring in a whole new audience for him – once they see what a fabulous live performer he is. Plus, it will help keep costs lower.

    I agree but if he can do both it’s good. I mean, he can do a few concerts of his own here and there when schedule permits and then keep on looking for an opener gig at a big tour?

  119. Lastly, for someone upthread who asked “so now Adam’s going accoustic?” I say- if Nirvana could go accoustic, everyone can

    LOL – many of Adam’s best performances have been accoustic. GMA Summer Concert was FABULOUS – and he actually had the most stripped down set of the three (Cook and Kris took more full band approaches to their songs).

    The Ford Concert accoustic sets are some of the absolute BEST Adam recordings out there! That version of Mad World may be the best he’s ever done – chills every time I hear it.

    That’s what I love so much about this guy. He is brilliant doing WLL at full rock blast, or doing Starlight with nothing but guitar.

  120. I agree but if he can do both it’s good. I mean, he can do a few concerts of his own here and there when schedule permits and then keep on looking for an opener gig at a big tour?

    ITA – that’s why we may actually be getting the best of both worlds if my theory holds up – solo shows during the spring, and a bigger, opening act tour later in the year.

    Now, we just need to nudge him over to the east coast ;-) I can’t fly across the country (or to BC) every time he does a show!

  121. chrisbr1111
    02/11/2010 at 10:51 am

    LOL, “co-headlining” with Kelly Clarkston? So tell me, who went on first? Better yet, who filled those arenas? College tour… doesn’t take much to fill a college auditorium! Clubs and theaters? The local garage bands play the clubs and theaters here in Chicago. Not even one of your examples constitutes headlining.

    I can’t answer about the other tours but the Independent Tour was definitely a co-headling tour in arenas.

    from the press release:Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken – Double Platinum Stars to Co-Headline 30 Dates Nationwide.

    NEW YORK, Jan. 16 2004 /PRNewswire/ – Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken, two of 2003’s best selling new artists, are joining forces for their first major nationwide headlining tour set to kick off in Charlotte, NC. Called the “Independent” tour, the two RCA Music Group stars will perform in 30 cities. In keeping with their status as two of America’s most talented young entertainers, Clarkson and Aiken will be alternating as headliners on the tour for which tickets go on sale January 24.

    Total stats
    Shows/Venues: 30/30
    Total Gross: $11,203,887
    Total Attendance: 249,790 | Total Capacity: 295,373 | % Capacity: 84.6%
    Average Gross: $373,463 | Average Ticket Price: $44.85
    Average Attendance: 8,326 | Average Capacity: 9,841
    Sell outs: 5

    Also Clay’s first complete album was not available on iTunes for several years. You could only buy individual tracks.

  122. Since the VH1 Gotham Casting photo mention seems to have garnered alot of hate and mocking on other blogs, I thought I’d post the following (sorry if someone else has already).

    Gotham casting has the same exact thing for other artists on VG1 in the past with the exact same rules, John Mayer and ZZtop to name just two. On their facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/gotham-casting/complimentary-tickets-to-see-vh1-storytellers-zz-top-live-in-chicago/141156155174

  123. Gotham casting has the same exact thing for other artists on VG1 in the past with the exact same rules, John Mayer and ZZtop to name just two. On their facebook page

    its still a tv show, of course they will want a certain type of fan to be appear. helllloooooo, viewers want to see purrty, not frumpy or fat. sad, but true. has anyone gone to a live taping of a tv show? well, they take the most attractive, put together or photogenic people and place them in the front.

  124. College tour… doesn’t take much to fill a college auditorium!

    Well Cook’s tour did start out as a college tour, but turned into the never-ending tour playing larger venues (some as high as 15,000 seats–RWB in KC. May not take much to fill a college auditoriun but personally I think he was a “headliner”.

  125. Would not let me edit….

    As to the “Storytellers” gig (if that is the case), VH1 has lost all credibility for this if AL appears on it. This show has been traditionally for ESTABLISHED artists with a catalog of more than one or two singles. It is not a show for a debut artist. Sorry if the AL fans don’t agree. When he has a Platinum record or two then MAYBE he would qualify but not until. JMO

  126. I’m sure VH1 wouldn’t have AL appear (IF they are) if they didn’t think it was a good call. Why would they otherwise?

    “It is not a show for a debut artist” – apparently they don’t have the same view as you do about something, IF this is gig is really a go. It’s not ABOUT AL fans’ opinions (or others’ fans opinions) as much as it is about VH1’s opinion, I think.

  127. ksgirlfordc, I’m pretty sure someone posted this yesterday, but since you’re questioning VH1’s credibility, here’s what Wiki says about VH1 Storytellers:

    “Storytellers is a television music series produced by the VH1 network.

    In each episode artists perform in front of a (mostly small and intimate) live audience, and tell stories about their music, writing experiences and memories, somewhat similar to MTV Unplugged. The show started in 1996 with a broadcast of Ray Davies, during his “Storyteller” tour, and took its name from this first show.

    Over 70 episodes have aired, and many of the performances have subsequently been released on CD or DVD. “Best of” collections have also been released.”

    I don’t see where it says that being an ESTABLISHED artist with more than one or two singles is a requirement. If VH1 is interested in Adam, which obviously they are, then there’s no reason he shouldn’t appear. As a debut artist, nothing but good can come of it. Think of all the exposure for him. I think it’s a great opportunity for Adam.

  128. Sorry still not buying it. If you go back and look at the history of “Storytellers”, their artists are established with a track record of more than one hit song. I just don’t think AL is in the same league yet with Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters or John Mayer. Maybe after a second record, but not now.

  129. Oh, I see. You just don’t believe Adam’s performing a concert for THAT particular VH1 show for the reasons you cited. It doesn’t matter to me what VH1 calls the concert so long as I can watch it and/or buy it.

  130. I just don’t think AL is in the same league yet with Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters or John Mayer. Maybe after a second record, but not now.

    If VH1 has invited Adam to appear, then that’s great for him. Again, think of all the exposure for him. After all, doesn’t everyone keep saying it’s all about expanding their fan base beyond AI. Well, this is one of those opportunities where he will be able to do just that. It’s a fantastic opportunity that any singer/musician would jump at if asked.

  131. ksgirlfordc
    02/11/2010 at 4:37 pm
    Sorry still not buying it. If you go back and look at the history of “Storytellers”, their artists are established with a track record of more than one hit song. I just don’t think AL is in the same league yet with Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters or John Mayer. Maybe after a second record, but not now.

    Don’t get me wrong I love it whenever Adam is on anywhere and singing to boot, but let’s be clear Storytellers does have a track record of very established artists (see wikipedia) but the Stripped show I think Adam will be on has had established and also had Ke$ha, the Beiber kid, Archuleta, Colbie Calait and others who only had 1 ablum or 1 hit sing out…so it depends which show he appears on…to support your argument…

    Personally I agree with posters who say ‘if VH1 wants Adam that is only a good thing’ and if recorded and available also a good thing and for those 200 people attending a great thing.

  132. I see VH1 going in the direction of what will bring them viewership. Adam has been getting lots of hits on there video website, so I see it as a tool for them to gain an audience, that probably is not as large as it used to be. Change with the times…or the times will leave you behind! I mean is it so far fetched that they may be changing the way they do the storytellers series?

  133. Why does Adam get to be on VH1’s Storyteller’s show? Because THEY want him to be.
    Just like when Oprah wanted Adam on her show. She doesn’t have to ask for permission. It’s her show, her decision.
    Same thing for VH1. They don’t care about a bunch of upset AI fans.
    It’s their show, their decision.

  134. Oh my gosh, this is awesome news….. I wonder if he’ll whip out his acoustic guitar!!!?!!!

  135. ksgirlfordc
    02/11/2010 at 3:48 pm
    College tour… doesn’t take much to fill a college auditorium!

    Well Cook’s tour did start out as a college tour, but turned into the never-ending tour playing larger venues (some as high as 15,000 seats–RWB in KC. May not take much to fill a college auditoriun but personally I think he was a “headliner”.

    If you had read the post I was responding to, you would understand that Cooks current status, or where his career evolved subsequent to the college tour, was not the issue. I was responding to the post that, in a nutshell inferred that Cook, as well as the other idols mentioned, had started out headlining from the get go. I simply made the point that he did not begin his career headlining major venues as the OP inferred.

  136. I’m so excited for all of Adam’s appearances. It makes me happy knowing that he is happy.

    Earlier in the day, some were posting about Adam’s twitter followers increase. I made a note of his number of followers on Feb. 3 when he tweeted about vacation. He had 332,345 at that time. Today, 8 days later, he has 340,704. This is a total increase of 8,349–or an average of 1,045 per day. (If my math is correct–it’s not my best field). He still got the followers while on vacation.

    The next few days of exposure goodies should net him quite a few more fans and followers.

  137. Jill
    02/11/2010 at 9:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome news….. I wonder if he’ll whip out his acoustic guitar!!!?!!!

    Oh I’m sure he will. The one named Monte that Madonna whipped out for the past 9 years. I agree it will be awesome considering what accomplished artists they are! Adam sure has the voice for acoustic performances, no electronic embellishments necessary, right?

    I love the Ford acoustic performance where Kris accompanied Adam in “Crazy” on acoustic guitar too. Adam always did that song in the past at The Upright to piano but I think he sounds great to Kris’s guitar too. And he’s so humble in the beginning complimenting Kris on playing it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z0oeo3QFTo&feature=related

  138. I was responding to the post that, in a nutshell inferred that Cook, as well as the other idols mentioned, had started out headlining from the get go. I simply made the point that he did not begin his career headlining major venues as the OP inferred.

    What would you consider major venues? Of the first twelve dates on the Declaration Tour, nine were in venues with a capacity of 1000 people or more. His second show of the tour sold out 1550 seats, and the next night was a crowd of 1250. Cook played a wide variety of venues in his 154 dates, and he headlined mid-size and larger venues from the outset. And he did indeed headline the entire tour – he was supported by a number of opening acts including The Script, Ryan Star, Green River Ordinance, Need To Breathe, and Crash Kings. It was a different strategy from the one Adam is pursuing, but hardly small-potatoes just because colleges were part of the mix.

  139. dhunken, thanks for the twitter counter information. I did not know that was on there–had never thought to look for it.

  140. Hi cumulus (wave),

    Thanks for recommending Smokehouse. Hope to go back to the great city of Kansas and try it some days.

    I was a foriegn student attending my grad school at KU, Lawrence. Yes, a Jayhawk, beautiful campus, hilly not flat at all. In fact, we can tell the difference of the freshy and the upper class by our calves from years of climbing up the hills. Great basketball team, football..meh.. another story.

    David Cook is great. I’m proud of him. When he won I was already out of the country and I didn’t watch AI. I just happened to find Adam and mj blog accidently. So I’m Adam’s fan. But I don’t have any ill feeling towards any other idols. I didn’t know them, but learned about them from this blog. Sometimes it perplexes me with those fanwars.
    I like mj blog. It’s easy to use and we all have different opinions.

    romeo-
    I love Acoustic Adam too. Early on this thread I posted a few links of his Ford Day performances. The duet CRAZY with Kris was very good. Kris was at his best. Adam always brings out the best from other ppl. I like his duet with Allison SLOWRIDE also.

  141. Martha
    It’s not what Taylor did. He did his own tour and it was very successful. In retrospect however perhaps he would have been wiser to open for someone and expose more people to his music. Apparently too many of the same fans went to the shows I guess and he didn’t get enough new ones.

    Bingo.

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