Thursday, March 7, 2013

JAKARTA - March 10 Show

Adam Lambert Coming to Jakarta a Proven Star


Katrin Figge | March 08, 2013

Just three months ago, American singer Adam Lambert rang in the new year in Bali as headliner for a concert at the Mulia hotel.

Now, fans who may have been disappointed that Lambert finally made it all the way to Indonesia but didn’t stop in Jakarta have reason to cheer up: On Sunday, the runner-up of American Idol’s eighth season is scheduled to take the stage at Gandaria City in South Jakarta.

While growing up, Lambert often took part in music and theater performances, soon realizing his future was in the entertainment industry.

After graduating from senior high school, he enrolled at California State University, but lasted only five weeks before deciding to move to Los Angeles instead.

“I just decided that what I really wanted to do was try to work in the real entertainment world,” he said in an interview about the move. “Life is all about taking risks to get what you want.”

Lambert made the right choice, even though he struggled at times and had to work jobs he didn’t truly believe in.

When he was 19, he joined a cruise ship as a performer for 10 months and later became a cast member in the musical “Hair,” which became a turning point in his career.

He landed several parts in other musicals, most prominently in “Wicked,” but his big break came when he auditioned for American Idol.

Throughout the show, Lambert was a favorite of both the crowds and the judges thanks to impressive vocals and fascinating theatrics on stage.

Even though he lost to Kris Allen in the final, American Idol judge Simon Cowell was convinced that the young pop-rock singer would have a lasting impact in the music industry.

“Over the entire season, you’ve been one of the best, most original contestants we’ve ever had on the show,” he told him. “The hope and whole idea of a show like this is to find a worldwide star, and I truly believe we’ve found that in you.”

Cowell’s words were proven true shortly after. Only a few months after American Idol ended, Lambert released his debut album “For Your Entertainment,” which he worked on with some of the industry’s best talent, such as Lady Gaga, Rivers Cuomo, Linda Perry and Pink.

The album became a worldwide success and received favorable reviews, with the Huffington Post calling it “an instant classic” and adding that “as a whole, ‘For Your Entertainment’ marks one of the most impressive mainstream pop album debuts in recent memory.”

His sophomore album “Trespassing” followed in May 2012 to equally positive reviews, spawning the hit singles “Better Than I Know Myself” and “Never Close Our Eyes.”

Compared to his peers, Lambert is without doubt a standout. Not only noted for his flamboyant, glam-rock style that has often put him on the covers of music and fashion magazines, the 31-year-old has also been praised for his wide vocal range.

When he performed at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards with the remaining members of larger-than-life rock band Queen, Lambert had to fill the big shoes of Freddie Mercury, and he didn’t disappoint. Instead, it was such a great fit that they decided to play more shows together at several festivals, and Lambert’s theatrical performances truly lived up to Mercury’s name.

Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May later told the BBC that Lambert’s voice has “sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop.”

Other colleagues from the music industry have joined in praise for Lambert, like Pharrell Williams, with whom Lambert worked on “Trespassing.”

“This kid has a voice like a siren — there’s no guys singing in that Steve Winwood-Peter Cetera range,” he said.

Citing Michael Jackson, Madonna, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie as his major influences, Lambert is an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community.

It is this open-mindedness and his urgent sense to stay true to himself that has earned him legions of loyal fans worldwide.

His concert in Jakarta will be Lambert’s second appearance in Indonesia.
Adam Lambert

March 10 at 8 p.m.Gandaria City, South JakartaTel. 0899 918

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