Earlier this year I had the privilege of chatting to Adam Lambert. The star was doing promo for his new album, Trespassing. Now obviously he has a lot of fans in South Africa, so naturally one of my questions to the former American Idol star was when could we expect him in South Africa. Well the update on that question is…. in November!!
The star will be heading out for a couple of shows in just two months time. This will be his first visit and tour to SA. He’ll be in Cape Town on the 13th of November at the Grand West Casino and he’ll follow that up with a gig at the
Big Concerts announce that global superstar Adam Lambert will be touring South Africa for the first time this November, with performances scheduled in Cape Town on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and then on Friday 16th November 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg. The tour is presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 KFM and M-Net. Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9am from Computicket.
Adam Lambert came to prominence following his appearance on the eighth season of American Idol. Although he was runner-up, Lambert launched a succesful music career with the release of his first studio album ‘For Your Entertainment’ which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, and reaching the top 10 in several countries worldwide. The album achieved international success with its singles “For Your Entertainment“, “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You“.
Since the release of his debut album Lambert has accrued numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and is the first American Idol finalist to tour the world in support of a debut album in the year following their season. He has sold over 2 million albums and 4.2 million singles worldwide. In November 2011 Adam took to the stage in the finale of the MTV European Music Awards to sing lead vocals with Queen, who were being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Roger Taylor commented after that Adam is “a really great performer with an astonishing voice.” He later joined Queen on tour and performed with them on their London UK date as well in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
His latest album ’Trespassing’ (2012) entered at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. Lambert collaborated with an all star list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers, Sam Sparro, Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa and BC Jean.
Cape Town – presented by 94.5KFM and M-Net
13th November 2012
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets from R340 – R490
Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net
Tickets from R315 – R515
Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9am from:
www.computicket.com or from Computicket Call Centres 0861.915.8000 or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet