Adam Lambert to Headline Gridlock New Years Eve Bash at Paramount Studios

Adam Lambert may have been denied his spot on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve by uptight network suits, but the good news is, he’ll be able to let it all hang out when he headlines the Gridlock New Years Eve party at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA on December 31.

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The party, hosted by Pamela Anderson, will be set in a replica of Times Square, and boasts several live acts (TBA) and a fireworks display.

The tickets are a little pricey at $150 and up, but what the hay, it’s New Years Eve, right? Splurge a little.

Last year’s headliner was Katy Perry. No slouch, that girl is.

You can buy your tickets HERE. More information about the event HERE.

Update: According to the press release, Adam will perform a 40 minute set. Also appearing on the bill will be Kevin Rudolf, Wonderland, Qwes, Dakota Lamas, and Far East Movement.

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234 Comments

  1. Pamela Anderson? Really? Why? Couldn’t they find someone more attractive and hip like …. anyone else.

  2. Bringing this idea from post on the view thread and I also posted on the vevo blog. A livestream of adams concert with either a donation to red cross (the charity for the evening) or a pay for view event (thx mainegalfor that embellishment to the idea). International fans could enjoy too. Mj’s could link to ticket sales. Win win win. Adam is prominent on the vevo site and since he performed at their launch party, could be a big branding win for them

  3. Pamela Anderson? Really? Why? Couldn’t they find someone more attractive and hip like ‘ ¦. anyone else.

    Whatta ya talking about? Pam has lots of hip. Oh, you mean be hip not have hips.

    That classie lassie from Ladysmith. Hey, I hope she doesn’t go all animal rights activist on Adam’s Skingraft a$$. Although, that would give him his “celebrity feud” for that week.

  4. Adam’s had quite a year….from last year and Upright Cabaret. I love those performances.

  5. I have to believe Adam’s Gridlock gig presents a major marketing opportunity w/ winners all around. (performers, fans, promoters, charities..) Get on it TPTB!! We want our Adam…and we don’t mind paying for it!

  6. Wow! This sounds great. And now he will have a forty minute set instead of 1-2 songs. I am sure there will be plenty of youtube and maybe even a livestream of the even. Adamcast anyone? I am so happy for Adam, just wish I could be there.

  7. I will stay my east coast ass up to see this, tipsy or not. I think it’s ripe for some epic Adam…..

    The VEVO tie-in with the red cross is inspired, someone should run with that!

    That classie lassie from Ladysmith. Hey, I hope she doesn’t go all animal rights activist on Adam’s Skingraft a$$. Although, that would give him his ‘celebrity feud’  for that week.

    I actually see a more Hasslebeckish response, so no worries! LOL!

  8. Kirsten…I hope she doesn’t go all animal rights activist on Adam’s Skingraft a$$.

    LOL big time…Don’t f*ck w/ the Skingraft!!

  9. Pamela Anderson is just so gross and full of herself in more ways than one! Ewww!

  10. I just posted this on the other thread- but since this is the NYE thread- then here goes:

    First of all- I’d like to wish all my fellow Jewish peeps a happy Hannuka (tonight’s first candle)!!!

    And to everyone else- a happy weekend!!!

    Wow-the NYE gig sounds amazing!
    Think I should fly all the way to LA for it??? If it were in Europe, friends, I would seriously consider it, but the States are just a little too far away (I did make sure to be in the US, however, for the AI summer tour- so I have seen the glittery one in live action before- and hopefully will get to see him again! And that’s where I agree with other posters- I just want him to be successful enough to tour around the world, so I get the chance to see him perform again! He doesn’t have to be a Mega superstar for that (or does he???)’ ¦

  11. BTW- how can we be sure there will be any video of it? I mean, for the last two days we’ve been anxious for the VEVO performance and Star Spangled Banner performance vids and it seems like there isn’t any… boo

  12. Time to pray . . .

    “Please Lord, make this event live somehow so that those of us who are stuck at home with kids can watch it on TV.”

    Livestream, pay per view, whatever it takes. I’ll pay. PLEASE!!!!

    Oh, and make it cable, not network TV because I don’t want any censoring involved.

    40 minutes of a live set–that’s more than he had on the AI tour!!!!!

    Plus, the interaction between him and PA will be interesting to say the least. HAHA!

    ETA: Oh, I’ll take it live on the computer too!

  13. That classie lassie from Ladysmith. Hey, I hope she doesn’t go all animal rights activist on Adam’s Skingraft a$$. Although, that would give him his ‘celebrity feud’  for that week.

    Haha. I hope this does happen. Adam will put Pammy in her place.

  14. Diane
    12/11/2009 at 10:52 am
    So will this be televised?

    KLI
    12/11/2009 at 10:53 am
    They should bill the concert as:

    ‘Adam Lambert’“Live and UNCENSORED!’ 

    I’m guessing no. :lol:

  15. mr’ ¦.wishing you Happy Hannuka, peace and love.

    I’m from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, so I feel like an honorary Jew, happy Hannuka.

    There is a beautiful giant Menorah right outside Prospect Park a couple of blocks from my house that will lit before sundown. Love driving by it during the holidays….

  16. If he reprises Crawl Thru Fire as part of the set and there’s no vids, I will cut a bitch.

  17. BTW- how can we be sure there will be any video of it? I mean, for the last two days we’ve been anxious for the VEVO performance and Star Spangled Banner performance vids and it seems like there isn’t any’ ¦ boo

    The events you mention were private gigs. Industry big-wigs and fellow celebrities don’t generally show up to events with a video camera in hand. Actually, I’d say it would have been a little tacky, particularly at the Spielberg fundraiser.

    But the Gridlock event is open to the public. With 5,000 revelers in attendance, I expect there will be plenty of video.

  18. “BTW- how can we be sure there will be any video of it? I mean, for the last two days we’ve been anxious for the VEVO performance and Star Spangled Banner performance vids and it seems like there isn’t any’ ¦ boo”

    In terms of fan vids, my guess is that there aren’t that many “common people” in these two star-studded/private/exclusive events. Everyone’s a celebrity so it’s unlikely they’ll take videos of fellow A-listers.

  19. This is a great gig! So excited he gets a full set, and we should get lots of live stuff for the first time. I’m dying to hear him do so many of the songs live.

  20. BTW mj….loooove the photo @ top of thread! ..his passion and joy when performing is obvious.

  21. The events you mention were private gigs. Industry big-wigs and fellow celebrities don’t generally show up to events with a video camera in hand. Actually, I’d say it would have been a little tacky, particularly at the Spielberg fundraiser.

    I can understand the Spielberg, but do you think Vevo will put the concert on their site?

    Happy Hannuka mr :)

  22. Ms. Santilli beat me to it.

    Gigi3
    12/11/2009 at 10:57 am

    If he reprises Crawl Thru Fire as part of the set and there’s no vids, I will cut a bitch.

    ___________________________

    I’m soooooo with ya there….

  23. I can understand the Spielberg, but do you think Vevo will put the concert on their site?

    According to the vevoblog youtube account, a full video will be up soon… =)

  24. Gigi3
    12/11/2009 at 10:57 am
    If he reprises Crawl Thru Fire as part of the set and there’s no vids, I will cut a bitch.

    OMG!! I am soooo with you!!! Speaking of CTF….wonder if those sparkley gold stretch pants are still hanging in his closet????

  25. The events you mention were private gigs. Industry big-wigs and fellow celebrities don’t generally show up to events with a video camera in hand. Actually, I’d say it would have been a little tacky, particularly at the Spielberg fundraiser.

    Although we did get GaGas Vevo performance on YouTube, so someone had a camera!

  26. OMG, I forgot about Crawl Thru Fire? Could they possibly do it? What a tantalizing possibilty.

    Then again, they’ve got an album to promote, and CTF isn’t on it so I don’t think we’ll hearing it anytime soon. Boo!

  27. 40 minutes of a live set’“that’s more than he had on the AI tour!!!!!

    I think Adam’ AI set was about 20 min and he performed 4 songs. So in 40 minutes, he could perform 8 songs!!! I hope the band have time to practice them.

  28. pamela + lambert = so classy!

    Hey! Don’t categorize Adam with Pammy. ;) Adam has no sex tape that we know of… Going to search for that hot tamale. I think I’d rather have an exciting unclassy show than a boring don’t show sex simulation on tv show :D Yes! Adam will be in an environment that he won’t have to be careful about his every move. I wish I could go dammit!!!!

  29. I have read on another site, that last year Katy Perry had the same gig and it was televised (through Carson Daly or something) – so maybe this year it will be the same thing :)

  30. mr, Happy Hannukah!

    I did make sure to be in the US…for the AI summer tour…
    and hopefully will get to see him again!

    Which show(s) did you see? Maybe I was sitting next to you :)

    If he reprises Crawl Thru Fire as part of the set and there’s no vids, I will cut a bitch.

    Gigi3, it would be an epic, head exploding extravaganza, especially if he performed CTF with FYE. Pretty sure there will be lots of vids with or without CTF.

  31. Thanks mj- and everyone who answered!
    (And uglyduck for the holiday wishes…)

    So we can count on videos?
    Wooohooo!

    I’m telling you peeps, if I were American, no matter where in the States- I would so be there!
    Can you imagine a 40 minute Adam Lambert concert?!?!?
    I’m dying just thinking of it…

  32. what if Gridlock and RCA/19 produce a top quality vid of Adam’s 40 min.set (or more) and market thru itunes downloads?

  33. According to the vevoblog youtube account, a full video will be up soon’ ¦ =)

    Thanks crazedemcee :)

    Hey! Don’t categorize Adam with Pammy. Adam has no sex tape that we know of’ ¦ Going to search for it.

    LOL!

  34. Hey! Don’t categorize Adam with Pammy. Adam has no sex tape that we know of’ ¦ Going to search for it.

    Sex tape = the Holy Grail of pervy Adam fans 8)

  35. Adam on 93.3 FLZ at noon today

    @KTthePrincess

    1. @ashtash Yes, I sure did! We talked about “For Your Entertainment” too… 28 minutes ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashtash

    2.@ashtash Just talked to him!! He’s sooo nice! Listen at 12noon to @933flz when Adam Lambert hosts the noon hour w/ me :-) about 1 hour ago from UberTwitter in reply to ashtash

    3.@ScarlettMi Done!! :-) about 2 hours ago from UberTwitter in reply to ScarlettMi

    4. Is going to talk to Adam Lambert! Anything you want me to ask the Fabo One? about 2 hours ago from UberTwitter

    Based on the tweets, the DJ asked about WWFM MV.

  36. GaGaGlambert- thank you!
    I was at the show in Albany- the timing was perfect because I had just passed my bar exams (Israeli bar exams, ofcourse), and went off on a trip to Central America. I ended the trip with a perfect week in New York- went to see a musical every night- except for the night that I went to Albany – to see Adam!
    I was sooo stoked!

  37. With Monte right there next to him, I’d say it Crawl Thru Fire could happen. I can’t see Soaked or any of the ballads for NYE. Maybe a WLL reprise, I’m sure the band knows it already.

    If I meet him in Tampa, I’ll ask!

  38. Adam for a whole 40 minute set for just $150!!! OMG…if I didn’t have the kids I would be there in an instant! (even though I’d have to buy a plane ticket, etc….) I paid alot just for 20 mins of Adam this summer and those were cover songs. His own material for 40 mins!! Can’t wait for vid—-ADAMCAST—-livestream—–tease vids of 1 song——-anything!!!

  39. what if Gridlock and RCA/19 produce a top quality vid of Adam’s 40 min.set (or more) and market thru itunes downloads?

    Mainegal—you’re are my HERO!!!!! BTW….I’m originally from Maine…it rocks!

  40. In terms of fan vids, my guess is that there aren’t that many ‘common people’  in these two star-studded/private/exclusive events. Everyone’s a celebrity so it’s unlikely they’ll take videos of fellow A-listers.

    There are probably no fan videos, but I doubt very seriously that this special event wasn’t taped for some further purpose. Not because Adam was there, but because Spielberg was honored. It’s on tape.

  41. “Hey! Don’t categorize Adam with Pammy. Adam has no sex tape that we know of’ ¦ Going to search for it.”

    “Sex tape = the Holy Grail of pervy Adam fans 8)”

    OMG!!!! I just spilled my midnight coffee with this…

  42. “Pamela Anderson? Really? Why?”

    Pam’s boobs and Adam’s bulge. Whyever Not. One to balance the other. Or should I say Two to balance the other.

  43. lucky you mr. I actually went to NY last summer and was going to extend my stay to watch Adam in concert, but I had to go back home cause I was sick. Gaahh! it”s 20hours something flight to US from here :(
    thank god I’ve found this awesome blog! Thanks again MJ

    now my only hope is Adam world tour!

  44. I was at the show in Albany

    mr, holy shit, I was there, too!!!! I was in the first row. Looking at the stage, my seats were towards the left. It was the second of three shows I saw. Extra special mic affection that night :) It was sweltering in the arena, and I don’t mean just because of Adam’s performance.

    ETA: I was also standing in line at The Early Show behind the person who sat in front of me at the Bridgeport, CT show.

  45. “There are probably no fan videos, but I doubt very seriously that this special event wasn’t taped for some further purpose. Not because Adam was there, but because Spielberg was honored. It’s on tape.”

    Yeah i agree. I hope that there’s somehow a full coverage of Mr. Lambert’s SSB rendition caught on that tape… and that somehow, that video will be leaked =)

  46. uglyduck
    12/11/2009 at 11:38 am
    lucky you mr. I actually went to NY last summer and was going to extend my stay to watch Adam in concert, but I had to go back home cause I was sick. Gaahh! it’ s 20hours something flight to US from here

    now my only hope is Adam world tour and videos and news from MJ. Thanks again mj

    Oh no’s!!! Sorry you were sick! And flying a 20 hour flight being sick isn’t pleasant…
    Listen, Uglyduck, there’s NO WAY he won’t perform internationally, ‘kay??? Positive thoughts!

    Well, I’m off for the (first of many) holiday dinner… if I don’t stuff myself senseless with Potato Latkes, I might check in later on to see if there are any developements! :-)

  47. The events you mention were private gigs. Industry big-wigs and fellow celebrities don’t generally show up to events with a video camera in hand. Actually, I’d say it would have been a little tacky, particularly at the Spielberg fundraiser.

    Well, Fox news was there we know for sure….wouldn’t they have taped the whole thing?

  48. Oh- just saw your post GaGaGlambert… WOW! Talk about coincidence!
    It was such an AMAZING show (my seats were further back, but also on the left). Gotta see more Adam performances…
    I’ll tune in on you guys later…

  49. WOW! Talk about coincidence!

    Seriously. My tickets were last minute upgrades from the ones I had purchased months earlier.

  50. lorismile
    12/11/2009 at 11:31 am
    what if Gridlock and RCA/19 produce a top quality vid of Adam’s 40 min.set (or more) and market thru itunes downloads?

    Mainegal’”you’re are my HERO!!!!! BTW’ ¦.I’m originally from Maine’ ¦it rocks!

    thanks lorismile….Come on guys..who would not pay to download a live uncensored 40 min Adam performance!! (partial proceeds to the Gridlock or Donors Choose charities)???

    ps.lorismile…greetings from Maine..it’s cooold today!! brrr.

  51. stellamarris
    12/11/2009 at 10:59 am

    How are Adam’s sales at the moment?

    Itunes Combined charts only

    fye single is #96 keeps rising yesterday #97 day before BW 10MFP #145
    WWFM #106 Yesterday #103 B4 BW 10MFP #167
    Standard Album #63 was #62 B4 BW #101
    Deluxe Album #89 was #98 B4 BW #174

  52. fye single is #96 keeps rising yesterday #97 day before BW 10MFP #145

    I’m amused and pleased by the persistent rise of a song that’s now virtually gone from radio!

  53. hat if Gridlock and RCA/19 produce a top quality vid of Adam’s 40 min.set (or more) and market thru itunes downloads?

    The ways to make money off of Adam are endless. I often wonder why they don’t always follow up on all the ideas we come up with. We are practically trying to throw our money away.

    $ 150 is such a bargain for a 40 minute concert. I would so be there if I was in LA.

    Sex tape = the Holy Grail of pervy Adam fans 8)

    Despite his statements that one doesn’t exist I find it completely unbelievable that there is no tape SOMEWHERE. I mean, we are talking about Adam Lambert!! The guy just can’t pull himself away from the camera.

    Carry on . . .

  54. Ok, I’m not gonna be popular right now, but here it goes:

    I’m still super pissed about the ABC cancellation of Adam, and the fact that he didn’t get on one of the other big televised gigs just really makes it harder for me to deal with :-( I mean, this guy really deserves it, and ABC is just all kinds of wrong and stupid for having cancelled him in the first place. I’m sorry, I thought I would feel better about it all now that some time has passed, but somehow it just ain’t happening. It was gonna be on late at night, it’s freaking NYE, and yet ABC found the need to cancel him. WTF? I was super pissed when it first happened, and now I will continue to be pissed.

    Adam deserves a chance to be on all of these things. Just not fair to him, not to mention the obvious hypocrisy of ABC, in terms of still using him left and right to get ratings and hits, but barring him from these performance opportunities.

    And to make matters worse, I think it will be hard for me to get through tonight’s Z100 Jingle Ball with Kris performing and Adam hosting – that just seems like all kinds of wrong (not that Kris is performing, but that Adam isn’t). I know that has nothing to do with the AMAs, and it was just RCA not really jumping on the jingle ball performances for Adam earlier, but it still pisses me off, to add to my frustration over the NYE thing.

    Ok, there it is. Sorry for the rant, but I had to get it out of my system, and twitter only allows 140 characters :-) :-(

  55. For the BillBoard link, start at features (erase everything after that) and just click the appropriate sections (best of the 2000’s and then Adam Lambert).

  56. The ways to make money off of Adam are endless. I often wonder why they don’t always follow up on all the ideas we come up with. We are practically trying to throw our money away.

    They have blown some great opportunities – like the whole taping of the tour performances – which were supposed to be up on itunes, yet only one of Kris’s ever made it. No offense to Kris, but Adam’s would have sold like hotcakes on itunes, for all the interest in his tour performances on youtube. Completely lost opportunity there.

    Sex tape = the Holy Grail of pervy Adam fans

    OMFG. Ok. So you know my huge rant up above about Adam and NYE, all of that would go away instantly if this happened. Just saying.

  57. For the BillBoard link, start at features (erase everything after that) and just click the appropriate sections (best of the 2000’s and then Adam Lambert).

    Thanks!

  58. I’m still super pissed about the ABC cancellation of Adam, and the fact that he didn’t get on one of the other big televised gigs just really makes it harder for me to deal with :-( I mean, this guy really deserves it, and ABC is just all kinds of wrong and stupid for having cancelled him in the first place.

    I feel your pain; I really do, and I’m sure that there are many others who do as well, but the reality is that Adam is going to face a lot of bumps in the road. He’s had to fight for everything he’s achieved so far and prove himself over and over again to people who doubted him. He’s still doing it. It’s certainly not fair, but he’ll survive it.

    Who knows how it will all turn out? The live gig with the 40 minute set may turn into something that ends up enhancing his career even more than the television appearance. What ABC did sucks and was wrong, but he may be a in a better place than before. We don’t really know, so it’s good to be optimistic and positive, which I’m sure you are now that you have had your rant. Sometimes I need to rant too!! Peace.

  59. Re an Adam sex tape’ ¦
    If you are a straight women who has never seen gay Porno, this will probably be more than you can take.

    Myself, I find it HOT.

    To each their own I guess.

    thanks lorismile’ ¦.Come on guys..who would not pay to download a live uncensored 40 min Adam performance!! (partial proceeds to the Gridlock or Donors Choose charities)???

    Me. I might make a donation to a charity of my choice but if Adam pulled another AMA performance I certainly wouldn’t want to see it.

  60. I’m still super pissed about the ABC cancellation of Adam,

    I haven’t forgiven ABC and have boycotted watching their channel for anything that isn’t Adam. And I really liked Modern Family.

  61. so it’s good to be optimistic and positive, which I’m sure you are now that you have had your rant. Sometimes I need to rant too!! Peace.

    KLI, I know – that’s why I kind of hated being the negative nelly with my post. I have so many positive Adam fan friends of mine, and they help push my negative thoughts away, but you make a good point that I almost forgot, in terms of all the hurdles he’s had in his way since WAY before the AMAs, or Idol even. And he’s always been so positive and strong about it all, which is the example I wish I could more easily follow :-)

    Somehow, this ABC thing made me more angry than a lot of other things that have happened to him, I think because it is him being banned from performing, so it’s literally hindering him from doing what he loves to do, and what he does so well. But then, that’s a stupid argument given that he is STILL performing, and the big plus is that it is a HUGE long set, rather than just one rinky dink 3 min song for a bunch of loud drunks, in Times Square, in the cold, with a crappy sound system, and no one even able to hear you.

    Ok, feeling better :-) And now I really want to be in LA for this thing…hmmm, is that all I want for Christmas? ;-)

  62. I haven’t forgiven ABC and have boycotted watching their channel for anything that isn’t Adam. And I really liked Modern Family.

    Luckily, it occured to me that I watch very few of their shows to begin with. Seems all the shows I love are either on cable (AMC or HBO), NBC, or Fox.

  63. I think this gig in LA is super great! A 40 minute set in warm weather..it is usually cold here New Year’s Eve. It’s real cold today in CT!!

    What’s funny is that my brother comes from LA to CT for Christmas every year. Maybe I should change my plans and go to see him….

  64. he’s on… the fye video will be available on itunes in a couple of days according to this interview…

  65. The ticket includes quite a few live shows, 10 DJs, Adam, and an Open Bar so the $150 is not bad at all! :)
    I am trying to go. I just have to find someone who will go with me. My hubby will say, “Too late and too crowded.”

  66. If you are a straight women who has never seen gay Porno, this will probably be more than you can take.

    Myself, I find it HOT.

    THIS!!!! Gay Porn has the hottest guys, and as a straight female I much enjoy the eye candy and the aggressive nature of a lot of it.. ;-)

  67. Keeping with the context of this thread, It would be great to see him perform FYE live again, without any hoopla or hassles…..he could do a “trolley stop” on Pamela Anderson.

    Does anyone know when his FYE video is going on sale on itunes?

  68. Why is porn being discussed? Blech….

    Like I said last night, I am happy Adam has a New Year’s gig but I would have preferred he be on national television in front of millions instead of just a few thousand on some sound stage….but it’s not to be.

  69. but you make a good point that I almost forgot, in terms of all the hurdles he’s had in his way since WAY before the AMAs, or Idol even.

    I think that many of us would be beyond mortified if we were privy to the stories of everything he has gone through to get where he is now. Anyone who is in show biz has got to endure a lot of rejection and have a thick skin, but I expect he’s had an extraordinary amount of disrespect heaped on him over the years. I remember him once saying that even the theater kids thought he was weird because of the way he dressed. Gosh, if the theater kids think you are weird, where DO you fit in??

    How he can remain so open, honest, and loving is simply beyond me.

  70. “I would have preferred he be on national television in front of millions”

    But then he couldn’t grab his business and wiggle his hips and make all the women swoon. This way I’ll be able to catch some fun YouTubes and watch Adam and all his assets.

    And I don’t really give a rats ass about the millions of drunks out in TV land. I just want to see a 40 minute set from Adam and his Band. I’ve seen enough of WWFM for awhile.

  71. Sounds like a terrific gig for Adam.

    Why Pamela Anderson is hosting, however, is beyond me. Yuck.

  72. THIS!!!! Gay Porn has the hottest guys, and as a straight female I much enjoy the eye candy and the aggressive nature of a lot of it..

    That AMA kiss was super HOT! Turn it up a notch or two, and I’m just fine with that ;-)

  73. I don’t know about Adam’s sex tape…. hmmm, it would be like voyeurism or something, watching strange people having sex – a OK, but somebody I know and like ….. not so much

  74. ok enough of the porn/sex tape talk…gross, adam has said he doesnt have one, ok so ENOUGH, lets talk about adam and his music pleae

  75. And I don’t really give a rats ass about the millions of drunks out in TV land. I just want to see a 40 minute set from Adam and his Band. I’ve seen enough of WWFM for awhile.

    I think national TV before millions, drunk or not, will be better than a non-broadcast 40 minute set in term of selling Adam’s music to the public. However the latter surely is more fun to his fans if we can watch it somehow, and imo to Adam himself too.

  76. But then he couldn’t grab his business and wiggle his hips and make all the women swoon. This way I’ll be able to catch some fun YouTubes and watch Adam and all his assets.

    No comment. Shakes head and goes back to work. He doesn’t have to do that to make women swoon.

  77. How he can remain so open, honest, and loving is simply beyond me.

    KLI…I think these are just some of the qualities of Adam (completely separate from his musical talent) that are so to the core of him and are evident in every interaction we’ve seen, as well as in observations from people that have worked w/ him. I think it is a big part of his broad appeal.

  78. Kris Allen #31 LLWD on itunes top 100.
    Adam FYE #96 & I don’t see WWFM on the top 100 at all. How come?

  79. So, according to his radio interview Adam is going to be on the cover of People? Comes out on Monday.

  80. mgk….WOW..very interesting. Hope it’s not all focused on AMA’s. My collection of Adam mag covers may need a bigger shelf!

  81. omg!! i paid way more than this to see him twice in newark! even with airfare included from the east coast it would be SO WORTH it!! wonder if I can back out on my promise to dog-sit for my daughter’s 4 dogs New Years Day?????

  82. I am jelus!!! If I lived in the US I would pay any money to see 40 minutes worth of Adam :)

  83. I think national TV before millions, drunk or not, will be better than a non-broadcast 40 minute set in term of selling Adam’s music to the public. However the latter surely is more fun to his fans if we can watch it somehow, and imo to Adam himself too.

    I agree with this, but want to add that this may also introduce Adam to a younger crowd, and give him an opportunity to attract new kind of fans, ppl that go to concerts, share music with each other, etc. Also, Adam will brobably enjoy this much more himself, I wish I could go, but to fly all the way from NY, idk…Will check the videos for sure. As per People mag question, he is not on the cover, it is Dec 14 issue, I have it already, nice pics inside, one says Adam bares all on it, but it is just a shot of him w/o makeup, no shirt on, but don’t get too exited, you only see his shoulders, LOL!

  84. Adam FYE #96 & I don’t see WWFM on the top 100 at all. How come?

    Well, it’s been hanging in the #101-110 area recently, I think.

    Pretty much the same place that LLWD was back when it had about the same amount of radio play that WWFM is getting now, I think, or maybe a tad lower — but that may not mean much since there are dozen or so Christmas songs on the chart now that weren’t there a few weeks ago, when Kris’s radio play had not yet fully taken off …..

    If Adam’s lucky, after the holidays, I guess, because the freeze is coming on us fast, WWFM will pick up more stations and spins as LLWD has done and that will spur more buying of that single. And if he isn’t lucky, either one or both of those things won’t happen.

    I do think it’s kind of notable that FYE, without any current exposure anywhere that I’m aware of, is still charting in the top 100.

  85. Has Adam’s WWFM ever been released as a single on Itunes. I know it is part of the album and can be downloaded that way but I have never seen a single cover or a single banner or any other type of promo on I tunes for the song. Am I missing something?

  86. As per People mag question, he is not on the cover, it is Dec 14 issue, I have it already, nice pics inside, one says Adam bares all on it, but it is just a shot of him w/o makeup, no shirt on, but don’t get too exited, you only see his shoulders, LOL!

    We saw those pic already. It could have been shots for a cover but got busted by Tiger Woods scandal.

    I do think it’s kind of notable that FYE, without any current exposure anywhere that I’m aware of, is still charting in the top 100.

    MTE.

  87. WWFM currently sits @ #105 on iTunes …

    105. Whataya Want from Me – Adam Lambert
    Friday, December 11, 2009 12:17 PM
    Whataya Want from Me by Adam Lambert from the album For Your Entertainment

  88. The Times Square gig with the ball dropping and all is an American icon of sorts, but seems like a lot of people are out celebrating at that time leaving those at home to watch a singer struggle in the cold weather to sound good while singing… what, one or two songs? I don’t know if that would really bump up sales and IMHO the event is considered to be a good one because 1. It’s in Times Square 2. It was the first NYE show (that I know of) and the most famous. 3. And the giant ball is iconic.

    I know Times Square on NYE is like the holy grail to some people, but I think the big party in LA will be more fun for Adam and I hope TPTB can manage to find a way for people to see some of it. Meanwhile, it will test the waters to see how big of a draw Adam is for people willing to shell out cold hard cash. It ticket sells are good it spells win win for future concerts.

    P.S. If there is a way to get more songs from the album out besides the current single there will be a big increase in CD sales, not just single downloads. There are lots more songs that people need to hear!

  89. I know everyone looks at the overall chart alot but I believe it is more relevant to look at the pop chart because that is the standing in the songs and albums particular genre. Especially now with all the Christmas stuff around.

    Very true. WWFM is definitely getting a boost with the recent performances (YEA!), but it is currently being impacted by:

    * Tons of x-mas songs
    * album release (esp. with single and album coming out at same time)
    * FYE getting in the way (not that I mind – I love FYE, and love that people are buying it :-) ) I think that song is sorta like a novelty now – a curiosity – you have to own the “infamous, scandalous” song ;-)

  90. P.S. If there is a way to get more songs from the album out besides the current single there will be a big increase in CD sales, not just single downloads. There are lots more songs that people need to hear!

    Yes to that!

    And good point about the NYE show being an indicator of what kind of crowd Adam can draw.

  91. And good point about the NYE show being an indicator of what kind of crowd Adam can draw.

    That’s the only thing I’m concerned for this concert. Adam is headlining. I’m not sure whether it’s a good idea to put him out on test so early on his career. Yes, his album is kinda selling but he hasn’t had a hit single yet. I don’t know how many people will pay $$$$ to see a singer without hearing his music first.

  92. Man, I hope at least ONE song is broadcast somewhere. wasnt a performance of Katy Perry’s broadcast on NBC or something last year? i seem to remember that.

  93. I think that song is sorta like a novelty now ‘“ a curiosity ‘“ you have to own the ‘infamous, scandalous’  song ;-)

    Good point.

    … and then a lot of the new owners will get to *like* it … especially after they hear it in a dance club over the holidays.

  94. Ok I am a little confused by fye single keeps creeping up the Itunes chart. it is now #94. Maybe the MTV, VH1 sites having the video is propelling people to buy it? WWFM is number #105 and holding.

  95. 1. It’s in Times Square 2. It was the first NYE show (that I know of) and the most famous. 3. And the giant ball is iconic….
    I know Times Square on NYE is like the holy grail to some people, but I think the big party in LA will be more fun for Adam ….

    I grew up in NY and either watched that ball/apple drop every year in person or on TV for the last 43ish years. I now live in California and this will be the first time EVER that I won’t watch that show because my husband and I are going to see…… Adam at the Gridlock New Years Eve Bash!!!! I am so friggin excited I can’t sit still. I didn’t get to see Adam on tour because money has been tight this past year but we just came into a little bit of money and we’re treating ourselves. Holy crap I’m excited. lol

  96. revcat
    12/11/2009 at 1:21 pm

    The Times Square gig with the ball dropping and all is an American icon of sorts, but seems like a lot of people are out celebrating at that time leaving those at home to watch a singer struggle in the cold weathe

    I may not be typical but I’ve never once watched any NYE shows. Never went to Times Square when I lived in NYC and never watch ABC anyway. LOL.

  97. jericho
    12/11/2009 at 1:44 pm

    That is totally awesome news and congratulations. I would sell all my children for a chance to see Adam live in an environment where his personality will shine as a performer.

  98. Ok I am a little confused by fye single keeps creeping up the Itunes chart. it is now #94. Maybe the MTV, VH1 sites having the video is propelling people to buy it? WWFM is number #105 and holding.

    I think it could be a combination of a couple things. I think the continued mentioning of the AMA performance in the press might be bringing in some sales, I think when people go to buy WWFM because they hear it on the radio they would check out the album track with more popularity bars and buy that too, and I think being on the front page of the vevo site since its launch has helped too. Although I don’t understand that top ten videos they have on the front since when you actually search for the most popular videos Adam isn’t in the top two hundred, or at least wasn’t last night when I was flipping through videos.

  99. Ok I am a little confused by fye single keeps creeping up the Itunes chart. it is now #94. Maybe the MTV, VH1 sites having the video is propelling people to buy it? WWFM is number #105 and holding.

    FYE has a few things going for it that are keeping it selling. #1 Notoriety of being from AMAs, #2 Video being played and, most important, #3 Youtube – lots of fan vids are being done with people dancing or lipsyncing to it, esp. teens and tweens. IMO this type of song really lends itself to fanvids way more so that WWFM.

    People also seem to like to vid to Broken Open so I’m thinking there’s a good possibility that song will slowly gather some sales over the next few months. If it does well enough, I could see them eventually making it a single — something I never would have thought would work until I saw some decent youtube vids started popping up. It wasn’t a great vid, but I even saw a SPN one that used it the other day.

  100. AINow Our @DerekSheldon just talked w/ Gridlock’s PR. They are still working to finalize television plans. Stay tuned!

    so is there still a possibility it could be televised? like katy perry on nbc last year?? hmmmmm

  101. I now live in California and this will be the first time EVER that I won’t watch that show because my husband and I are going to see’ ¦’ ¦ Adam at the Gridlock New Years Eve Bash!!!! I am so friggin excited I can’t sit still.

    So happy for you jericho! You will love it! He is an experience live!!!!

  102. Honestly I could give a rats a-s about NYRE. Adam would have sung one song it probably would have been pretaped. Most people just watch the half hour before the ball drops…this new gig, altho not televised (and I remember that katy perry was beamed into a show last year for a song so who knows) is much better for him. He and his band will do a full live set from his album, the peeps that attend these kind of events are the peeps adam wants to appeal to in the long run. I’m sure there will be video on you tube so us fans can see more of his new songs live. Sounds perfect to me

  103. Ok I am a little confused by fye single keeps creeping up the Itunes chart. it is now #94.

    I’m confused … while being very pleased at the same time!

    Good grief. I just inadvertently quoted Kara DG after the Ring of Fire performance.

  104. AINow Our @DerekSheldon just talked w/ Gridlock’s PR. They are still working to finalize television plans. Stay tuned!

  105. “That sucks. I cant believe they couldnt get a televised gig for Adam.”

    Well I would gather that the few televised NYE gigs were contracted a long time ago. And since the only gigs are FOX, NBC, and ABC there isn’t a lot to choose from. Fox is devoting their effort to Kris and Allison and I believe NBC had already signed Katy and Elton.

    Now considering that there are probably several hundred performers available for NYE it is astonishing to me that Adam got any king of gig at all once ABC told him to go screw himself.

    If you look up where a lot of very talented people are performing this NYE (from Casinos to private clubs) a 40 minute gig in front of 5000 people doesn’t sound all that bad.

  106. jericho- I am so excited for you! Please come back here and fill us in or take pics and vids, pleeeeese!

  107. I have been to Times Square for NYE and couldn’t see or hear anything. Other than for the experience of being there, you can see and hear more by staying home and watching on tv. So, I think it is AWESOME Adam and the band have this gig in LA where people attending can actually see and hear him. So wishing I could just fly to CA for NYE…I would pay anything if I had the money and wasn’t dog-sitting for my daughter’s 4 dogs :(

  108. Glambert, I saw it last night, too. No idea where it went…
    went back in my history and I have it there. funny

  109. What surprises me is that FYE is the bestseller by far from the DeLuxe album and WWFM sells the most by far from the regular album, at least in Canada, I don’t know whether that info is the same for both countries.

  110. Not seeing Adam listed on the gridlockla website anymore and I could swear it was there last night. Am I delusional, or what?

    http://gridlockla.com/

    update: seems maybe they are updating their website

  111. ‘That sucks. I cant believe they couldnt get a televised gig for Adam.’ 

    TV plans are being finalized, so this may turn out to be a televised gig for Adam.

    I’m not up on NYE events, but hear that Adam’s NYE gig is a great one–and it certainly is an expensive one! For those in the area who venture out on NYE, this apparently is a popular party.

    For those of us who stay home on NYE, (staying away from the drunk drivers), I don’t think that many pay much attention to the NYE TV shows. I do turn them on, flip from channel to channel, and even without alcohol, can’t remember who all was on shortly after. It’s never introduced me to a new-to-me performer, since I wasn’t paying much attention to it.

    We’ll never know how the loss of Ryan’s TV show will really effect Adam’s sales, but I like that Adam will have a chance to play a real set, rather than a song or 2, (do they get to play more than one on Ryan’s show?) Adam needs to get started with playing sets rather than a song or 2, if he’s going to tour, so this will be a great start for that.

    And, Adam will be paid for the gig, right? Are they paid for Ryan’s TV show? (And, if so, might Adam be paid more for headlining, and playing a full set, vs. a song on Ryan’s show?)

    Since the media seems interested in Adam, there could be media coverage of the event, (magazines, entertainment shows, etc.) And, since it’s sounding like it might get TV coverage after all, it’s looking like a wonderful thing!!!!

  112. glambert, when I click on gridlock link , I see big picture of Adam and Pamela with a footnote, that page is beeing updated.
    Also Adam is mentioned as a headliner, when I click on “buy tickets”
    So?

  113. “glambert, when I click on gridlock link , I see big picture of Adam and Pamela with a footnote, that page is beeing updated.
    Also Adam is mentioned as a headliner, when I click on ‘buy tickets’ 
    So?”

    I think they must have been updating the site when I clicked on it. I agree, the link now shows a big pic of Adam. So sorry for the confusion. When I clicked on the link a half hour ago, all mention of him was gone.

  114. A question to all of you.
    How many of you ever watched NYE concert from NY’s Times Square.??
    The only time I decided to watch it was two years ago when I had a flu.
    And I slept thru most of it anyway.
    When I was celebrating NYE with my friends at somebodys home we usually turned on TV 10 minutes before midnight to see ball go down i this was it.
    And when I was going out to club or restaurant I did not give a damn about was was going on TV.
    But it could be only me. I am a spoiled newyorker.

  115. The only time I decided to watch it was two years ago when I had a flu.
    And I slept thru most of it anyway.
    When I was celebrating NYE with my friends at somebodys home we usually turned on TV 10 minutes before midnight to see ball go down i this was it.
    And when I was going out to club or restaurant I did not give a damn about was was going on TV.
    But it could be only me. I am a spoiled newyorker.

    lol. this post could have been written by me if you change the flu year to four years ago and newyorker to cincinnatian. Oh, and we usually turn off the stereo and turn on the tv with only 5 minutes to spare.

  116. I really can’t afford $150, so even though I could go, I’ll probably skip this and hope it shows up on YouTube. I have to work New Year’s Eve AND New Year’s Day, anyway.

  117. “New BFFs Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber – along with Black Eyed Peas, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke & Orianthi – will perform on,’Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010′. The special beginning at 10:00 PM, ET on Thursday, Dec. 31 on ABC.”

    Line-up for ABC on NYE.

  118. IMHO this gig will be an excellent testing ground for Adam and his band regarding future tour.
    One: which songs will work?
    Two : an audience reaction (I know, I know ..this is NYE and everybody is drunk.)
    And the beauty of it is that they are being paid for that research..:

  119. I am so excited for you! Please come back here and fill us in or take pics and vids, pleeeeese

    I’ll do what I can to take pictures. Not sure what the policy on video taping will be but I’ll try to sneak some if possible.

    This trip to LA is our Christmas present to ourselves. I think my husband may be even more excited than me. It was actually his idea. lol

  120. That is totally awesome news and congratulations. I would sell all my children for a chance to see Adam live in an environment where his personality will shine as a performer.

    So happy for you jericho! You will love it! He is an experience live!!!!

    Thanks Mrs. P and lorismile! I can’t wait!

  121. “we know hes not going to be on abc-still hoping for nbc!”

    Nope no nbc, no Fox, no ABC. If he gets televised on NYE it may be on a cable network. Don’t forget midnight in LA is 3am in New York and people should be at the coffee houses enjoying bacon and eggs by that time.

  122. But the Gridlock event is open to the public. With 5,000 revelers in attendance, I expect there will be plenty of video.

    I did a quick. not very thorough search of YouTube videos from last year’s Gridlock, and they were all extremely crappy. I think peeps may actually be more intent on partying than video-ing at this event.

  123. I now live in California and this will be the first time EVER that I won’t watch that show because my husband and I are going to see’ ¦’ ¦ Adam at the Gridlock New Years Eve Bash!!!

    Congrats Jericho! :)I live in SoCal but it’s just not do-able for me, :(

    “I would sell all my children for a chance to see Adam live in an environment where his personality will shine as a performer.”

    Mrs. P. I can see the headlines now! LOL

  124. jericho
    12/11/2009 at 3:11 pm

    I am so excited for you! Please come back here and fill us in or take pics and vids, pleeeeese

    I’ll do what I can to take pictures. Not sure what the policy on video taping will be but I’ll try to sneak some if possible.

    This trip to LA is our Christmas present to ourselves. I think my husband may be even more excited than me. It was actually his idea. lol

    Got my ticket!!! 5 acres of Paramount Lot to roam along with being in the VIP tent to warm up – WooHoo!!! Add to that an open bar and 40 minute set by Adam and this will be the best NYE evah!!!

  125. Got my ticket!!! 5 acres of Paramount Lot to roam along with being in the VIP tent to warm up ‘“ WooHoo!!! Add to that an open bar and 40 minute set by Adam and this will be the best NYE evah!!!

    Seriously the BEST!!! When my kids find out we’re going to see Adam without them they’re gonna be pissed lol

  126. Do adults really like Justin Bieber? Seems an odd choice for a NYE party, unless it were like Nick or Disney.

  127. jericho
    12/11/2009 at 3:32 pm

    Got my ticket!!! 5 acres of Paramount Lot to roam along with being in the VIP tent to warm up ‘“ WooHoo!!! Add to that an open bar and 40 minute set by Adam and this will be the best NYE evah!!!

    Seriously the BEST!!! When my kids find out we’re going to see Adam without them they’re gonna be pissed lol

    LOL! Better get them all something really great for Christmas! A group of us are meeting up there, it will be EPIC!!! Where are you coming from?

    Just found out I got tickets for Monday for Conan – yea Adam!!!

  128. OMG I’m so jealous!!! I live in Canada and am a poor poor university student. :( I will hope that there will be clips on youtube.

  129. LOL! Better get them all something really great for Christmas! A group of us are meeting up there, it will be EPIC!!! Where are you coming from?

    Just found out I got tickets for Monday for Conan ‘“ yea Adam!!!

    We’re planning on getting them some pretty awesome gifts for Christmas. It’s been a rough couple years and they’ve done without a lot so they’ll have a great Christmas (except they won’t see Adam live lol)

    We’re coming from northern cal. about an hour from the Oregon border. It’ll take us a good 10 hours to drive but I think we’re gonna stop overnight to see relatives in the Stockton area. I’d love to meet up with ya’ll.

  130. OMFG. Headlining with a 40-minute concert? I don’t care if it is not being televised (but it looks like it most likely will). Can you imagine hearing Adam’s album live? This is a $10 million concert. I’m sure Adam and his band are besides themselves, headlining in LA’s biggest concert of the season.

  131. Jericho, Adamland, et al!

    Congrats! For some reason (once I swallow down that big lump of jealousy that rises in my throat at the thought of it–ha!) it makes me incredibly happy to know that you guys are going to this concert. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Forget interviews (even though I LOVE his interviews) and carefully PR’d one song performances on talk shows. Adam is a bad-ass singer with a band–a proper concert with his original music for real fans who are dancing and having a blast is what all this excitement that we all feel is all about in the end. Television be damned–he’s a rock star (or pop star or however you want to categorize him), not a TV star, no matter how much he stole the show on AI. I just know he and the band will put on one hell of a show, and I hope you all have one awesome riot of a time. What a way to ring in the new year. Go 2010!

  132. Not happy to see him getting bumped from NYRE but for selfish reasons this gig is actually better. HE HAS TO PERFORM PUU. That’s my only demand. And Soaked. And Strut. And Sleepwalker. And Broken Open…

    I am guessing we’ll get 8 songs roughly? Got to go and think of my private wish list…

  133. For all the rich people who are going to the Gridlock concert, please bring with you a good video camera, lots of batteries and a high chair to take video and share with us. I know taking video is the last thing you want to do at a NYE concert, but it does not hurt if we ask :D

  134. BeckyMD
    12/11/2009 at 1:34 pm
    And good point about the NYE show being an indicator of what kind of crowd Adam can draw.
    That’s the only thing I’m concerned for this concert. Adam is headlining. I’m not sure whether it’s a good idea to put him out on test so early on his career. Yes, his album is kinda selling but he hasn’t had a hit single yet. I don’t know how many people will pay $$$$ to see a singer without hearing his music first.

    Oksana2000
    12/11/2009 at 3:10 pm
    IMHO this gig will be an excellent testing ground for Adam and his band regarding future tour.
    One: which songs will work?
    Two : an audience reaction (I know, I know ..this is NYE and everybody is drunk.)
    And the beauty of it is that they are being paid for that research..:

    I agree with both of you. I think this is a great gig for Adam and his band (better than no NYE gig at all!) and a little scary at the same time. We have to think positive though and hope for the best.

    I hope he really thinks about his “choreography” for the concert especially if it’s televised. He’s sort of been labeled already as unpredictible when he performs live and I just don’t want any negative publicity for him after this gig, i.e., for ABC or anyone else to be able to say “I told you so.”

    To those of you going to the concert, I am so happy for you and jealous at the same time that I almost can’t contain myself! Have a wonderful time, take lots of pics/video (if you can) and remember every detail so you can fill us in later!

  135. Ok, this is my 8 song wish list

    Soaked
    Music Again
    WWFM
    Strut
    If I Had You
    PUU
    Fever
    Sleepwalker

    Had to leave out a few favs…

  136. One more thought…I wonder why Adam hasn’t tweeted about this gig! I thought he would have been the first one to let us know….Hmmm

  137. Ok, this is my 8 song wish list

    Soaked
    Music Again
    WWFM
    Strut
    If I Had You
    PUU
    Fever
    Sleepwalker

    Had to leave out a few favs’ ¦

    You forgot SFW, this one should go too.

    Btw, to those lucky ones going to the concert, if you don ´t bring pics and videos, we won ´t believe you went ;-)

    ETA: I forgot to add MP to the list.

  138. Jericho

    I grew up in NY and either watched that ball/apple drop every year in person or on TV for the last 43ish years. I now live in California and this will be the first time EVER that I won’t watch that show because my husband and I are going to see’ ¦’ ¦ Adam at the Gridlock New Years Eve Bash!!!! I am so friggin excited I can’t sit still. I didn’t get to see Adam on tour because money has been tight this past year but we just came into a little bit of money and we’re treating ourselves. Holy crap I’m excited. lol

    I did too – just got tix to the Gridlock NYE and am soooooo excited! Does anyone know if they allow cameras etc?

  139. That’s the only thing I’m concerned for this concert. Adam is headlining. I’m not sure whether it’s a good idea to put him out on test so early on his career. Yes, his album is kinda selling but he hasn’t had a hit single yet.

    After doing 52 concerts this summer, he’s ready IMO, and his fans are, too. For those who have never seen him live, they’re in for a great experience. I don’t think he’ll necessarily do material exclusively from his album on NYE. Wouldn’t be surprised if he brought out material from AI, the tour, Upright Cabaret or other pre-Idol performances. He’s got lots in his repertoire.

  140. Oh, man, a wish list!

    PUU
    Music Again
    WWFM
    If I Had You
    Fever
    Sleepwalker
    Soaked
    Sure Fire Winners

    I realize he will probably play Strut (not one of my favorites, but is growing on me). He absolutely must play Pick U Up!

  141. “I hope he really thinks about his ‘choreography’  for the concert especially if it’s televised. He’s sort of been labeled already as unpredictible when he performs live and I just don’t want any negative publicity for him after this gig, i.e., for ABC or anyone else to be able to say ‘I told you so.’ ”

    Lets get real here. This is Adam and his band performing in front of 5000 peeps who expect a show. His audience will be made up of adults, both men and women, and I expect the average age to be about 30. These people don’t give a damn about anything other than being entertained, and if the show is televised the audience watching it better be prepared to see an in concert Adam not an AI kid friendly Adam.

    And I am sure nobody at the concert gives a hoot about what ABC or the Christian right think. All of this concern about the media not being offended, that is absurd. It’s time to let Adam fly the American Idol nest. He will be OTT in his performances. Sure he might tone it down for live network TV before 10am but the rest of the time his freak flag will fly high and proud. This will be a Zodiac concert and everyone there will love it.

  142. You forgot SFW, this one should go too.

    I am not too fond of SFW though I would definetely include it if there was room. I want Strut in there, I totally love it, so I’d pick it ahead of SFW. I would also love to hear MP but that is highly unlikely. Broken Open would be stunning but I’ll save that for another time.

  143. Hey, who says he has to do all songs from FYE, there could be others.

  144. OK out of lurkdom mode here because the jealousy i am feeling right now, is not very christmassy…. OMG! ADAM for 40 mins….singing..live! without having to hold back because he is not on the friggen TV! i agree….FLY THAT FREAK FLAG as high as you can Adam!

    oh! and i request Fever please!! best song ever!

    and to all those going…have a wonderful time. i am sure you will have a betterer time than I will. ( yes its a word! if adam can say it so can I) :)

  145. jericho
    12/11/2009 at 3:53 pm

    LOL! Better get them all something really great for Christmas! A group of us are meeting up there, it will be EPIC!!! Where are you coming from?

    Just found out I got tickets for Monday for Conan ‘“ yea Adam!!!

    We’re planning on getting them some pretty awesome gifts for Christmas. It’s been a rough couple years and they’ve done without a lot so they’ll have a great Christmas (except they won’t see Adam live lol)

    We’re coming from northern cal. about an hour from the Oregon border. It’ll take us a good 10 hours to drive but I think we’re gonna stop overnight to see relatives in the Stockton area. I’d love to meet up with ya’ll.

    Sounds like you have them covered!

    What tickets did you get? Half of us have VIP. We will have to pick a time and spot to meet.

    Everyone else, I plan on taking pics and am going with some AdamCast Media peeps so we will try our best to get good pictures and hopefully more.

  146. saga
    12/11/2009 at 4:42 pm

    You forgot SFW, this one should go too.

    I am not too fond of SFW though I would definetely include it if there was room. I want Strut in there, I totally love it, so I’d pick it ahead of SFW. I would also love to hear MP but that is highly unlikely. Broken Open would be stunning but I’ll save that for another time.

    Saga I have a feeling that SFW will be a little different live and a lot better!

  147. saga
    12/11/2009 at 4:29 pm
    Ok, this is my 8 song wish list

    Soaked
    Music Again
    WWFM
    Strut
    If I Had You
    PUU
    Fever
    Sleepwalker

    Had to leave out a few favs’ ¦

    Agree with you almost in everythiing. I only change ” Strut” for ” Shure for Winners”.

    :)

  148. This is Adam and his band performing in front of 5000 peeps who expect a show. His audience will be made up of adults… These people don’t give a damn about anything other than being entertained,

    Completely agree and add to this that the crowd willl be partying big time before he even takes the stage. They’ve paid big bucks to attend and enjoy themselves. Adam’s amazing live and feeds off the energy of an audience. His performance is gonna be fanfriggintastic!

  149. That’s the only thing I’m concerned for this concert. Adam is headlining. I’m not sure whether it’s a good idea to put him out on test so early on his career. Yes, his album is kinda selling but he hasn’t had a hit single yet.

    After doing 52 concerts this summer, he’s ready IMO, and his fans are, too. For those who have never seen him live, they’re in for a great experience.

    I’m not worrying about his performance but whether he can attract enough people to the concert as a headliner.

  150. crazylady
    12/11/2009 at 4:31 pm
    One more thought’ ¦I wonder why Adam hasn’t tweeted about this gig! I thought he would have been the first one to let us know’ ¦.Hmmm”

    Because he doesn’t have too. PR people are on this. And he’s been a bit busy this week.

    Adam. 40 unadulterated minutes of Adam. Dear Goddess, let his freak flag fly high and proud, let the band play its best. I’m psyched for all you good people here who get to go to this awesome show. and see him live!!! Original songs!

  151. I want my Strut damn it! It would be great live and think of that guitar riff with Monte playing… just saying… and Adam strutting his stuff.

  152. And yes ” Broken Open” is a master piece, just not sure for a new year eve concert.

    Broken Open is very deep song.. Love it!

  153. NYE — of everyone…. I hope Adam has a blast!… he truly deserves to. (btw I think this gig is GREAT)

  154. I assume that all of you that cough up at least $150 to see Adam expect him to sing “I dream a dream”, no make-up, plaid shirt..(did I miss something?)…….:o)
    I wouldn’t be surprised if at one point crowd would start yelling “KISS, KISS, KISS..”..:))
    Eeehh.. I am simply JEALOUS..:o(

  155. My eight song list for a NYE show (which probably is a little higher octane than a normal:

    SFW
    WWFM
    Strut
    Master Plan
    PUU
    Fever
    Sleepwalker
    FYE

    Of course Adam might do a cover as part of his set, not just all new stuff, like Kris has done at some of his Jingle Balls. Maybe something like Whole Lotta Love, or another cover of a cool, higher octane, rock song.

    Now I would love to see Broken Open, Loaded Smile, and even see about Soaked live, but for a NYE concert? not the best venue for slower songs, not to mention that Soaked needs an orchestra or something to approximate it.

    Which is one the reasons I am selfishly not thrilled with the Jingle Balls where Adam just guest hosts. Kris is doing 5 songs at most of these things. I could have 5 YouTubes of his songs from them, not just a clip of 3 minutes total of his introducing other people and making boring, awkward chit chat with a DJ.

  156. Ok- back from dinner and before I go to sleep-

    All those going to Adam’s NYE gig: you LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!!!
    And thank you in advance for the vids… :-) ;-)

    My performance wish:
    First and foremost- Sure Fire Winners and Pick U Up– those songs are just so full of WIN and energy- I’m sure they’ll be a blast live.

    Also would love to see Fever, Soaked and Music Again.

    I ADORE Broken Open, but I’m not sure it would fit this concert… same goes for Sleepwalker… But I won’t be complaining if he does either…

    And of course he’ll sing Whataya and probably Strut too.

    Wonder if he’ll ever sing FYE again…?

  157. I’m not worrying about his performance but whether he can attract enough people to the concert as a headliner.

    Oh, I see. But, yes, I think he definitely can. If @ 1,000 people waited in the dark and cold to see him at The Early Show, then 5,000 for a NYE concert should be absolutely no problem. His reception during the west coast portion of the tour was amazing, NYE is gonna sell out fast.

  158. I am expecting high octane songs and would love a Queen cover with the requisite rock wailing. But, I will be happy with whichever songs we get!

  159. I would love him to sing Down the Rabbit Hole, its my new favourite song lol I didnt like it at first but now im addicted.

  160. would love a Queen cover with the requisite rock wailing

    OMG! Epic. THUD!!!!

  161. Now I would love to see Broken Open, Loaded Smile, and even see about Soaked live, but for a NYE concert? not the best venue for slower songs, not to mention that Soaked needs an orchestra or something to approximate it.

    Truthi, listen to Soaked again. It could actually be a great show opener. Picture Lisa on the piano and LG on drums. Instrumentally it’s not tame at all. It would be all kind of awesome. Also they can rework the arrangement and exclude the strings. I think the demo was without strings. Would be nice to see Lisa shine as well!

  162. Oh, I see. But, yes, I think he definitely can. If @ 1,000 people waited in the dark and cold to see him at The Early Show, then 5,000 for a NYE concert should be absolutely no problem. His reception during the west coast portion of the tour was amazing, NYE is gonna sell out fast.

    Adam is just icing on the cake for this party! It will just be a coool party to attend and the $150 price is really reasonable for a NYE party that features all this music and open bar. I don’t think there will be any problem selling 5000 tickets in a city as large as LA.

  163. Of course Adam might do a cover as part of his set, not just all new stuff, like Kris has done at some of his Jingle Balls. Maybe something like Whole Lotta Love, or another cover of a cool, higher octane, rock song.

    Hey- didn’t he say to VH1 that the song he’d like to cover is “Sweet Child O mine”?? That would be amazing!!! Curious to know what he’d do with the gender though, cause that song’s got a lot of “She” “Her” etc.

  164. Ah yes, Down the Rabbit Hole, that “freaky deaky acid trip” never gets old.

    It just kills me again and again!! Sing it BB!!!

  165. I’m picturing all upbeat party songs in Adam’s set. I really, really hope he opens with FYE. That needs to be his opener at all his concerts.

    ETA: Wanted to add that my new addiction, on the album is Masterplan. Love the lyrics!

  166. I seriously doubt he will do any covers… not when we’re all dying to hear songs from the album.

  167. Well I am not going (Big SADZ) but when who ever is going brings back video of the concert. (and we know you will…… Right…we know were you lurk. lol) this would be the list I would like:

    FYE
    Sleepwalker
    Broken Open
    SFW
    Pick U up
    Soaked
    WWFM
    Fever

    Encore song-Master Plan

  168. Mrs.P
    12/11/2009 at 3:17 pm
    ‘we know hes not going to be on abc-still hoping for nbc!’ 

    Nope no nbc, no Fox, no ABC. If he gets televised on NYE it may be on a cable network. Don’t forget midnight in LA is 3am in New York and people should be at the coffee houses enjoying bacon and eggs by that time.

    Not saying that Adam gets on TV but last year Katy Perry headlined GRIDLOCK [same as Adam] and she also did 2 or 3 songs on NBC’s Carson Daly NYE special part live and part recorded.

    Also, GRIDLOCK is a huge fundraiser for the American Red Cross. Many of the top $ tables are corporate sponsored. So it is just a typical NYE crowd — if it is like past years. There are a lot of Entertainment Industry folks at GRIDLOCK.

    There are usually not get videos from this event but there are at least two Adam fans attending who provided some of the best Idols Live video.

  169. KLI
    12/11/2009 at 5:27 pm

    Ah yes, Down the Rabbit Hole, that ‘freaky deaky acid trip’  never gets old.

    It just kills me again and again!! Sing it BB!!!

    That would be fantastic if he sings Down the Rabbit Hole!!! That is one fabulous trippy song!

  170. I think the Katy Perry stuff on Carson Daly NYE was pretaped though and not from the Gridlock concert.

  171. There are usually not get videos from this event but there are at least two Adam fans attending who provided some of the best Idols Live video.

    Yes and one of them is very good at being a sneaky videographer! We are planning people so keeps those fingers crossed!

  172. There are usually not get videos from this event but there are at least two Adam fans attending who provided some of the best Idols Live video.

    Exactly! I’m so excited!!!

  173. I would like to see Adam open with Master Plan-it would get the crowd pumped up right away. Then Music Again. Now he may need to breathe a bit..so maybe a slower one Sleepwalker?. Then Strut (I Love it), Sure Fire Winners (for the rocker wail) need to breathe again? maybe WWFM, then Fever (with lots of Adam dancing) Enough from the album? I would love to see him close with either a cover of a rock song or…Crawl Through Fire!

    Soaked, Loaded Smile, and Broken Open would be too heavy for NYE IMO.
    IICHU and PUU seem kinda corny (not cool) to me, although I do like them playing in my car. He also might be brave (or crazy) enough to do FYE again

  174. I think “Soaked” could work for NYE simply because the instrumentation alone is so dramatic. And, “Sleepwalker” has that amazing guitar solo—too bad Orianthi is in NYC.

  175. FYE, Music Again, Strut, Fever, WWFM, Sure Fire Winners, Pick U Up, If I had you,

    Please be video of this. Even just half a song, somebody please get some video.

    Still bummed hes not televised :(

  176. Adam on Y100 Miami. He didn’t exclude the possibility of singing a capella in Miami Jingle ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxSh9vB-Lvw

    ETA, but I don’t think he will’ ¦

    He said “its not out of the realm of possibilty” I remember him using this exact answer to a question in an interview once before..can’t remember where? BTW-he sounded great on that short radio interview-just love his speakiing voice on the radio.

  177. Still bummed hes not televised :(

    Well, they could tape it and ABC could do a New Years Day Adam Lambert special with concert videos and the rest of the BaWa interview. :grin:

  178. If it was televised we would probably get one song—WWFM—and that would be it. I am super excited that he will probably get to play a good chunk of his album, finally! And hopefully there will be video, at the very least fan video, of the event.

  179. mama2dasha
    12/11/2009 at 5:46 pm
    Adam on Y100 Miami. He didn’t exclude the possibility of singing a capella in Miami Jingle ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxSh9vB-Lvw

    ETA, but I don’t think he will’ ¦

    He said ‘its not out of the realm of possibilty’  I remember him using this exact answer to a question in an interview once before..can’t remember where? BTW-he sounded great on that short radio interview-just love his speakiing voice on the radio.

    Hmmmm… not gonna lie, that sounded promising- he said “it’s not out of the realm of possibility, let’s put it that way”… must not raise expectations though…

  180. Hmmmm’ ¦ not gonna lie, that sounded promising- he said ‘it’s not out of the realm of possibility, let’s put it that way’ ’ ¦ must not raise expectations though’ ¦

    He could just grab a random guitarist at the jingle and do something fun.

  181. saga
    12/11/2009 at 6:00 pm
    Hmmmm’ ¦ not gonna lie, that sounded promising- he said ‘it’s not out of the realm of possibility, let’s put it that way’ ’ ¦ must not raise expectations though’ ¦

    He could just grab a random guitarist at the jingle and do something fun.

    Well, if the guitarist is as hot as TommyJoe… I say go for it, boy!!!

  182. What tickets did you get? Half of us have VIP. We will have to pick a time and spot to meet.

    Well we thought about the VIP but we ended up with General Admission. When we get close to the date we’ll have to figure out how to meet up. I’m still so excited my employees are wondering what the heck is wrong with me today lol

  183. Here’s the link to the 93.3FLZ snippets from this morning:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEd_9ByQBag
    Barely worth clicking on–short, and nothing new except he says they’re “conceptualizing” the music vid for WdyWFM. But he sounds cheerful enough. Lame, I know, but I know you guys slurp this stuff up like I do so I thought I’d post it cause I hadn’t seen it linked to yet. And no, its not just you, the last 30 secs are silent.

  184. “Is he doing/hosting two jingle ball in Florida, one in Tampa bay and one in Miami?”

    Yes, he is doing Y100 in Miramar on the 12th and 93.3 (Tampa) on the 13th. We have 79 degrees tomorrow in Tampa so he ought to be real comfy.

    That lineup for Y100 Miami sounds better than what he”l have around him New Years Eve. Pamela Anderson………..ewwwww. Hopefully someone with his team will arrange for taping of his set……maybe we should try to get that message out there. I would die to see what he would do with 40 minutes.

  185. It would be nice if VEVO sent a cameraman to the NYE bash to get some film of Adam for their site, cross promotion = win, win.

  186. update of fye album: #12 and 16 pop overall
    #63 overall iTunes… I counted at least 25 Christmas albums above him so this is good!

  187. I think the Katy Perry stuff on Carson Daly NYE was pretaped though and not from the Gridlock concert.

    I searched and searched, because I thought it would make an interesting addendum to the story, but from what I can tell, the Gridlock concert was not part of Carson’s New Years Live.

  188. He also has an opening act. If I can find the info I will post it.

    ETA
    OPENING FOR ADAM LAMBERT ON NEW YEARS AT PARAMOUNT STUDIOS , HOSTED BY PAMELA ANDERSON!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYA!
    4 minutes ago from MySpace

    Leah Turner’s myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/leahturner

  189. lorismile
    12/11/2009 at 8:01 pm

    Has anyone in Adam’s camp confirmed this yet?

    It’s on her schedule on her myspace page. that’s all I know.

  190. Somebody said something about him headlining when he hasn’t even had a hit song. I think this is interesting because from what I’ve noticed is it seems like the majority of the people in the industry, from execs, PR, magazines, radio and even tv treat Adam Lambert as if there is NO DOUBT that he will be a major star. Actually it seems like he is being treated as if he is already a star.

    I don’t recall any AI alum every being treated anywhere close to the way Adam is being treated.

    ITA ….. these are people in the know.

  191. Adam will put on a great show, but no way will it be “Zodiac.” Adam and his team have just worked really hard to get things back on track, and I think Adam has too much respect for everyone involved to put them through that again. He has a ton of support from 19/RCA and it seems pretty evident that they (and Adam, for that matter) had to work overtime picking up the slack for lost opportunities while still bringing in new ones. Adam has a lot of people counting on him.

  192. Somebody said something about him headlining when he hasn’t even had a hit song. I think this is interesting because from what I’ve noticed is it seems like the majority of the people in the industry, from execs, PR, magazines, radio and even tv treat Adam Lambert as if there is NO DOUBT that he will be a major star. Actually it seems like he is being treated as if he is already a star.

    I don’t recall any AI alum every being treated anywhere close to the way Adam is being treated.

    ITA ‘ ¦.. these are people in the know.

    It seems to me that Adam is being seen as–aside from or in addition to an aspiring pop performer–a Hollywood personality. I get the impression that a lot of PR is being put into the whole package that is Adam, which, of course, includes his music, but is really so much more. There just are not that many people in the industry, particularly males, with his kind of charisma that extends way beyond the stage into his interviews, sense of style, pop culture expertise, etc. It seems very similar to a “push” advertising strategy that is being used for him, in which he is being showcased to the upper echelon of the entertainment industry who will then, in turn, presumably promote him to the mass markets. IMO, they are taking advantage of his ability to charm the pants off everyone he meets (LOL) to endear him to the people who can help him climb the industry ladder.

  193. I don’t expect dancers just because of the short notice. Probably lighting and staging but who knows what he’ll do! That’s the fun of being his fan. Never boring and always entertaining. On another note, I hope he sells a good amount this week and doesn’t drop too far.

  194. Chicagolow: My sentiments exactly re
    Adam’s worked too hard to (in my words) screw it up.

  195. I got my tickets. I am so excited. I have an 8 hour drive but I got a hotel of walking distance so I can drink like a fish, enjoy the show and walk to the hotel. Makes for a perfect evening. I am hoping to video some of it on my camera. I loved his AI concerts, so this is just icing on the cake.

    By the way, my radio station, 107.9 in Sacramento, Top 40, is adding Adam as of tomorrow. The producer told me today as I’ve been calling him alot, really cool guy, said “good news, I am adding Adam to our playlist tomorrow. I thought it was kind of weird on a Saturday but he said he was next on their list to add and tomorrow I could start requesting. The station is so Adam. Nice persistence really worked. So, anyone in the Sacramento, CA area, be sure to start requesting as of tomorrow.

  196. #63 overall iTunes’ ¦ I counted at least 25 Christmas albums above him so this is good!

    I was never a fan of Christmas music in the past, but now I hate it more :-) Damn, it is all over the place!

    I got my tickets. I am so excited.

    Oh WOW! So jealous! Us East Coasters are (mostly) SOL. So you’re gonna get us pics and vid ;-) ?

  197. Teri63 – I agree. There is clearly a larger “branding” strategy at work with Adam. Again, I kind of think of Lady Gaga – who has such a distinct style beyond just the music, to the extent that both kinda come together to form the complete package.

    Adam is the same way. And he really does have such an “IT” factor in terms of the talent, style, charisma, controversy (lol), etc. to sort of “earn” him a lot of those accolades. After all, you gotta be doing something right if you get to perform for a benefit honoring Spielberg ;-)

  198. Which is one the reasons I am selfishly not thrilled with the Jingle Balls where Adam just guest hosts. Kris is doing 5 songs at most of these things. I could have 5 YouTubes of his songs from them, not just a clip of 3 minutes total of his introducing other people and making boring, awkward chit chat with a DJ.

    Ugh. I feel the same way :-( That’s why I’m sorta half boycotting tonights Z100 Ball. Sorry, just not really in the mood.

    As for songs for Adam to perform at the NYE thing – definitely more upbeat songs from the album. I’d probably pick:

    Fever
    FYE
    Music Again
    Strut
    Pick U Up

    Then definitely some covers, which will be fun, because everyone will know them really well.

  199. AdamLambertFan8 … What hotel did you find within walking distance? I need to go get a current AAA Guide to see what is nearby. I’m going down from Sacramento also.

  200. Somebody said something about him headlining when he hasn’t even had a hit song. I think this is interesting because from what I’ve noticed is it seems like the majority of the people in the industry, from execs, PR, magazines, radio and even tv treat Adam Lambert as if there is NO DOUBT that he will be a major star. Actually it seems like he is being treated as if he is already a star.

    I think Adam has too much respect for everyone involved to put them through that again.

    I’ve said before, people in the biz will do anything to assure Adam is a success. He’s just too good – too much talent, too much charisma. No one wants to see him fail. They will only stop supporting him if he becomes incorrigible and self-implodes. Comment on that vid form Z100, though, concerns me a bit – think he finished that interview saying he plans to continue with the AMA type stuff. I’m assuming not now, but later when he tours.

  201. Somebody said something about him headlining when he hasn’t even had a hit song. I think this is interesting because from what I’ve noticed is it seems like the majority of the people in the industry, from execs, PR, magazines, radio and even tv treat Adam Lambert as if there is NO DOUBT that he will be a major star. Actually it seems like he is being treated as if he is already a star.

    I think Adam has too much respect for everyone involved to put them through that again.

    Adam is a STAR. He has IT. Repeating myself here to say, yet again, people in the biz will do anything to assure Adam is a success. He’s just waay too good – too much talent, too much charisma. No one wants to see him fail. They will only stop supporting him if he becomes incorrigible and self-implodes. Comment on that vid from Z100, he finished that interview saying he plans to continue with the AMA type stuff. I’m assuming (hoping) not now, but later when he tours, which is the less controversial venue for “experimentation with imagery” as he put it on The View.

    On the Spielberg event, Adam has sung at prominent Jewish events in LA before with Noa Dori and Ilyssia Pierce. He is well known in that community. Check out youtube if you haven’t seen him – The Prayer and Yitzhak Rabin memorial event.

  202. AdamLambertFan8 ‘ ¦ What hotel did you find within walking distance? I need to go get a current AAA Guide to see what is nearby. I’m going down from Sacramento also.

    I booked a room at the Best Western Hollywood Hills (I’m going down from Santa Rosa, not sure yet if flying or driving).

  203. By the way, my radio station, 107.9 in Sacramento, Top 40, is adding Adam as of tomorrow. The producer told me today as I’ve been calling him alot, really cool guy, said ‘good news, I am adding Adam to our playlist tomorrow. I thought it was kind of weird on a Saturday but he said he was next on their list to add and tomorrow I could start requesting. The station is so Adam. Nice persistence really worked. So, anyone in the Sacramento, CA area, be sure to start requesting as of tomorrow.

    It really does work to call or write your local radio stations. I started as soon as Adam’s album came out and got replies from Virgin Radio 95.3 and The Beat 94.5 (both Vancouver) immediately promising they would add the songs. Both kept their promises and FYE has been in rotation at Virgin for 3 weeks now, while WWFM is in it’s second week at The Beat. Hope all of Adam’s fans can take a few minutes to contact their local Top 40 or Pop/rock stations to request adds for Adam.

  204. Article in the headlines thread calls Adam a “mega-draw” and says that he performs right after the fireworks at 12M!

    “The mega-draw Lambert will take over the main stage at Midnight with an electrifying performance to kick off the New Year immediately following an amazing Midnight Countdown and Fireworks display”

  205. in case you have tickets, I read that the even covers 6 full blocks on the Paramont lot, so be ready for that.

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