Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adam Lambert's Glam Nation Tour Culminates With Potential Grammy In Hand

Adam Lambert's famed Glam Nation Tour ended in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA on December 16, 2010, but will live on in the hearts of newborn Glamberts forever. His final shows took the stage on December 15th at the Music Box, and on December 16th at Club Nokia. It signified his stardom from his pre-American Idol days to his mighty accomplishments over the course of his first tour. Fans had many cherished moments to relive. A historically significant moment took place at the Music Box in Los Angeles on December 15th, when he performed A Change Is Gonna Come as his encore. That was 6 years to the date of his performance of the piece at The Zodiac Show, and was also where he first met his current musical director, Monte Pittman.

Adam's Glam Nation Tour transported his fans into an exotic world of love, peace, and enlightenment, where he gave them an experience of a lifetime. His captivating voice, extensive vocal range, and great charismatic performances mesmerized the public, and left ethnically-diverse generations spell-bound, as they shared performance spaces worldwide. His music doesn't distinctly fall into a genre, but is a combination of cross-overs and much of what the public deems as his own. He is not only a gifted artist, but is also an individual with a humanitarian soul. Based upon offline and online dialogue with fellow Glamberts, meeting and conversing with Adam, and experiencing many of his performances, it can be proclaimed that Adam is a miracle, and his miracles continue to branch out, with a growing network of fans internationally.

The Glam Nation Tour began June 4, 2010 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, continued throughout the United States, and then went International. It was recognized as a 6-month success. He went abroad on September 26th, and toured Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, and traveled back to the U.S. in late October, performing in Hawaii. On November 6th, his next destination was abroad again, where he performed in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, back to Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the UK, Scotland, and returned to the U.K. on November 29th. Upon his return to the US, Adam's Acoustic Live! EP became available to fans: http://www.adamofficial.com/us/music/acoustic-live  On December 8th, Adam performed at the Jingle Ball in Camden, NJ, and on December 11th at the Jingle Ball in Sunrise, FL. A Glam Nation DVD may be in the works, as rumor has it.

Adam Lambert's days as an American Idol season 8 runner-up are long-gone, and on February 13, 2011, he may be called up on the stage to receive his Grammy. Adam is nominated for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance" for Whataya Want From Me, which is his second single from his album, For Your Entertainment. Many Glamberts on Twitter found out about his Grammy nomination before Adam did. He was awoken by his manager in Paris, and was very excited to hear the news. He later tweeted, "Woah!!! Just got the news! A Grammy?!?! I'm floored and honored. There are no words...."

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Paula Abdul Steps Up To Live To Dance

Live To Dance judge panel- Photo by PJA Street Team

When award-winning recording artist, dancer, and choreographer Paula Abdul (the Paula we all love) decided to leave her famous spot on American Idol as a contestant judge, some people thought it would be the last of her appearance on television. Fast forward to 2011, the public is now anticipating Live To Dance on CBS, which will make its debut on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, and will feature Paula Abdul as the main judge. Andrew Gunsberg will be the host, and Paula's panel will also consist of Travis Payne, choreographer of Michael Jackson's This Is It, as well as singer and dancer Kimberly Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls.

Whereas American Idol is the country's premier singing competition, Live To Dance is predicted to be the country's foremost dance competition reality show, but minus the required age range characteristic, the solo contestant requirement, and the producer's preference of genres. Contestants have freedom of choice when it comes to a solo dance or group performance, and the public is bound to be inspired by the versatility of contestants and their preference of musical styles.... all on one stage! The grand prize contestant will receive $500,000, and be recognized as the Live To Dance champion. According to the show's CBS promotional clip, Paula stated, "It's paying tribute to my roots. I want to get involved in a project that allowed my passion to come through."

Live To Dance premieres Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 8 PM to 10 PM EST, and Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 8 PM to 9 PM EST. Starting Wednesday, January 19th, Live To Dance will be competing with the time slot of American Idol. Hopefully, this much-anticipated reality show will live on regardless of the time slot. For more information, visit: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/live_to_dance