QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT POSTPONE UPCOMING RHAPSODY EUROPE TOUR OVER CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONCERNS. – Queen + Adam Lambert regretfully announced today that their upcoming 27-date UK & European Rhapsody tour is being postponed due to the on-going global coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 tour was due to start in Italy on May 24, with the itinerary also including a massive run of 10 London O2 concerts as well as a pair of shows each in Manchester and Birmingham, before further mainland Europe dates were set to conclude with two Madrid shows on July 7 & 8. The decision has been made with the safety of our audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour, was not a decision taken lightly. The good news for fans is that the band has worked swiftly to reschedule the dates and are now able to confirm that the shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021. – Read more at QueenOnline.com
Lauren Alaina Pays Tribute to the Late Joe Diffie
Country 90s legend, Joe Diffie, died yesterday from Covid-19 complications. American Idol alum Lauren Alaina pays tribute.
Had to pickup a guitar for the Pickup Man. Country music would not be what it is today without @JoeDiffieOnline. I will forever cherish the times I shared with him Sending all my love to his family and all the families who have lost someone they to love to this horrible virus? pic.twitter.com/0pgFTXQsL0
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) March 30, 2020
Facetime With Adam Lambert for a good cause
Adam Lambert and his Feel Something Foundation are working with GLAAD to have one lucky person receive a special FaceTime call as we all maintain our social distance. For every $20 you donate, you’ll be entered to win!
Do you want to FaceTime with me? @FSFoundation_ and @GLAAD are working together to make sure we are taking care of our LGBTQ community, especially throughout this crisis. Each donation of $20 is an entry to win! Winners will be selected by April 6th https://t.co/vDHG4AgQi5 pic.twitter.com/SCu1iuLQRD
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) March 30, 2020
Adam Lambert Wants Funky New Album ‘Velvet’ to Feel Like a ‘Warm Velvety Hug’ in Uneasy Times – “I think there’s lots of artists that are looking at their cancelled tours, myself included, and kind of going, ‘OK, what can we do to sort of make it to people? And to fill that space that’s missing now?’” Lambert acknowledges that the live concert experience can’t be recreated on a phone, but “it’s the best we have right now.” – Read more at Billboard
After ‘Idol’ elimination, Cypress singer Ren Patrick releases a new EP – “I wrote the words to these songs and didn’t realize at the time how the lyrical content was giving me a message of sorts that I didn’t even realize I already knew,” Patrick says. “My perspective was so apologetic over things I wasn’t even sure that I had done. I feel like you can hear my confusion and desire to want to make things work, even though deep down it’s obvious that it’s not right.” Patrick released “Stick Around” at midnight Tuesday, and it’s available on all digital platforms. – Read more at HoustonChronicle.com
Q&A: ‘American Idol’ is over for YZthaSinger of St. Louis, but he’s just getting started – How would you describe your “Idol” experience in one word? A • Learning. I learned a lot about myself about interacting with other people. Being at home, I don’t get to be around music-inclined people, super-talented people. I was given certain nuggets on the show and loved being out there. Q • What kind of nuggets? A • One of the most important things was about my name. I go by YZthaSinger, but the judges told me I give off an entertainer vibe. I don’t want to just be a singer. I’m open to doing more. I wanna act and dance. And to add to that (another nugget was), practicing your craft. I sing every day. I’d been doing it for fun. – Read more at St Louis Today.com
American Idol 9 alum Tori Kelly thinks it would be ‘fun’ to be a judge on ‘American Idol’ – Tori says that whilst she’d love to follow in the footsteps of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan – the current judges – she would find it challenging having to give feedback to the hopefuls and sending acts home on the show.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz when asked if it’s a role she’d like to try out: “I haven’t really thought about it. It would have to be the right timing and stuff with the other things. “But that could be fun, I might do that if that opportunity came up. “I think I would have a hard time though, I wouldn’t want to be mean to anyone. I might not be a good judge.” – Read more at Music-News
AGT’s Jackie Evancho and Trans Activist Sister Isolate with Divorcing Parents and Their New Partners – Former America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho is practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic by living with her trans activist sister Juliet, her parents who are in the middle of their divorce, her father’s partner, her mother’s partner, who is a transgender female, and a transgender man whom the family has taken in. In a letter exclusively obtained by PEOPLE, the 19-year-old revealed her family’s unprecedented circumstances, which also include her younger siblings Zachary and Rachel. – Read more at People