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 13 November at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and in Johannesburg on Friday 16 November at the Coca-Cola Dome.
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 two 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
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 14 September at 9am from Computicket.