Inside the Making of Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360: “It’s a Visual Odyssey” – “The Cry Pretty Tour 360 is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Really, it’s a visual odyssey,” said Yermolayeva, adding that she was particularly thrilled to partner on the project with Fireplay, the Brooklyn design firm that crafted Underwood’s massive eye-shaped stage which allows the singer to interact with every corner of her audience. “The stage alone got me super interested. It was an exciting challenge.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’ star Kris Allen to perform at Fairfield Theatre Company – Fun stories of things that happened on the road and maybe some Idol stories that they haven’t heard before. I’m trying to go back and wrack my brain about things that happened so I can come up with things to talk about, and I was going through some of the Idol songs I did and I remember I got to hang out for a day with Quentin Tarantino during movie week. That was shown on TV, but a lot of my conversations with him was not, and he’s just a fascinating being. He’s one of the best directors of all-time, and he’s really sweet and really thoughtful and I think he appreciated what I was doing. – Read more at The Ridgefield Press
Adam Lambert: ‘Coming out is an act of defiance’ – “I was fried and disillusioned,” says the pop star. He was “second-guessing” his music and feeling “detached in my personal life,” so he hunkered down and asked himself the tough questions: “Am I doing this for money? Am I doing this for attention? Am I doing this because I love music? A few things became clear: Making and playing music were still his passions, but the business side of the industry was “making me sad”. “I was making my happiness dependent on my commercial success,” he explains. “It was unhealthy. I had to rethink things.” – Read more at BBC.com
Adam Lambert Sings Aerosmith, Rihanna, and Queen in a Game of Song Association | ELLE
It’s time we approach #SongAssociation with “New Eyes.” Adam Lambert, who’s gearing up for an international tour alongside long-time collaborators Queen, stopped by ELLE.com for his turn at the Internet’s favorite game. Tune in as he sings Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, and some of his own new music in a race against the clock.