February 14, 2010.
Adam Lambert performed with his American Idol buddies Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta at the Highline Ballroom in New York City Friday evening, February 12, 2010, to the delight of screaming fans. Each singer performed a set for the Ryan Seacrest-sponsored Rock My Town Concert and then all three singers joined together at the finale for an unbelievable rendition of “Crazy.” We have searched long and hard to find the best images and videos of the event! Scroll down to watch all 12 videos of Adam singing songs from his For Your Entertainment album, including the bonus number “Down the Rabbit Hole,” as well as the soon to be legendary hot clip of the “Kradison” trio singing “Crazy.” And, indeed, "Crazy" it was! While Adam sang his heart out, some lucky fans reached out and groped the singer, while at least four others fainted from the excitement.
Picture of Adam Lambert arriving at the Highline Ballroom for the Kradison Rock My Town New York City concert. 2-12-10 photo.
Adam Lambert will be doing a private show in New York City come Monday, February 15, 2010 7pm at the PC Richard & Son Theater. It’s sponsored by iheartradio, who held a contest for attendees wherein people presented Glammed-up photos of themselves to the iheart Facebook page, but it only lasted until February 12th, so it was over before most fans were even aware of it.
Image of Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, and Kris Allen answering questions from Jim Contiello of MTV News before the Rock My Town Concert. 2-12-10 photo.
On Friday night (February 12), "American Idol" fans in New York were in for a treat. Season-eight winner Kris Allen joined breakout superstar Adam Lambert and fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta for a special concert, exclusive to contest winners of a Z100 radio giveaway, the "Ryan, Rock My Town" event at the Highline Ballroom.
Picture of Kradison talking to Jim Cantiello of MTV News just before their highly anticipated Rock My Town Concert in NYC, NY Friday evening. 2-12-10 photo.
MTV News "American Idol" expert Jim Cantiello was on the scene to score the first-ever interview with Kradison ("Idol" fans' affectionate name for the triumvirate) and was able to get the scoop on the reunion concert.
Image of Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, and Adam Lambert rehearsing for their Friday Rock My Town Concert. 2-12-10 photo.
"I called Ryan [Seacrest] and I said, 'Dude, I really miss Kris and Allison,' " Lambert joked.
"I think Ryan did it," Allen said. "He said, 'Let's have a contest with these three people and vote to see what city it's going to be in,' so New York won."
Photo of the Rock My Town stage at the beginning of Adam Lambert's set, showing Adam on the "Big Screen." 2-12-10 image.
Since all the singers are on the road promoting their own respective albums, the "Idol" alumni don't get to see each other much these days.
"We're all really doing our own thing right now, but it's great to see each other," Lambert said.
Picture of Adam Lambert, wearing heavy "tear drop" eye makeup and black lipstick at the beginning his Rock My Town Concert set singing, "Music Again." 2-12-10 photo.
"We do bump into each other a lot," Iraheta pointed out.
Cantiello noticed one of the top-four season-eight contestants was missing: "Where's Danny Gokey tonight?"
Image of Adam Lambert getting emotional while singing "Whataya Want From Me" at Ryan Seacrest's Rock My Town Concert in New York City. 2-12-10 photo.
"Probably in Nashville," Allen responded, adding that the third-place finisher has a country album coming out in the near future.
All three planned to perform their own individual set and it has also been rumored that the three will collaborate together onstage at some point during the show. END.
Image of Adam Lambert pleading for understanding while singing, "Whataya Want From Me" at Friday's Rock My Town New York City concert. 2-12-10 photo.
Then, after the Rock My Town Concert, MTV.com posted this review on 2-13-10:
KRIS ALLEN, ADAM LAMBERT, and ALLISON IRAHETA REUNITE ONSTAGE IN NYC (After individual sets, the American Idol trifecta come together for a cover of Gnarls Barkley's “Crazy.”)
Photo of Adam Lambert finishing his latest hit, "Whataya Want From Me," at the Rock My Town Concert in NYC Friday evening. 2-12-10 picture.
NEW YORK — The "American Idol" stars aligned Friday night (February 12), as Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen took the stage for an exclusive live event. Ryan Seacrest's "Rock My Town" concert brought out hundreds of lucky ticket winners, all of whom braved the cold for hours to make sure they got the best possible spot in the intimate Highline Ballroom.
Picture of Adam Lambert performing "If I Had You" during his set at Ryan Seacrest's Rock My Town New York City concert. February 12, 2010 photo.
Performing in the order in which they were eliminated during the eighth season of "Idol," fiery-haired Allison Iraheta rocked out first in a dizzying set that showed off her raspy pipes and her criminally overlooked pop/rock songs.
Image of Adam Lambert singing "If I Had You" at Friday's Rock My Town Concert. 2-12-10 picture.
Iraheta — in two punky pigtails and a black-and-white rocker-chic dress — and her enthusiastic four-piece band ripped through fan favorites like "Holiday," single "Friday I'll Be Over U," show-opener "Don't Waste the Pretty" and "Robot Love" with plucky aplomb. (The latter song even featured Iraheta busting out a quick robot dance move, much to the delight of the audience, made up of teenagers, their parents and a host of baby boomers with glitter face-paint, presumably there for Mr. Lambert.)
Closeup photo of Adam Lambert at the Rock My Town Concert, showing off the silver ornaments on his shirt. 2-12-10 image.
Iraheta's set hit a few bumpy patches — including some technical hiccups with a bum mic — but she made up for it with her rough-around-the-edges, self-deprecating charm. After flubbing a few lines in the title track from her album, "Just Like You," she offered a silly mea culpa to the adoring crowd. "I'm sorry for being an idiot. Let's see if I can get this next one right." (She did. "Trouble Is," an achingly tender ballad, was a set highlight.)
Picture of Adam Lambert singing "Sure Fire Winners" during Friday's Rock My Town Concert in New York City. 2-12-10 photo.
Later, on another ballad, "Scars," Iraheta stopped her band when she realized she began in the wrong key. During take two, Allison changed the lyrics to "Don't turn away, I won't go off key this time." All was forgiven by her set closer, a stompy fuzz-rock cover of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" that was so strong, it's easy to imagine Iraheta making it to last year's finale had she had the chance to sing it on "Idol." It's a shame Allison's self-confidence was on the fritz as she exited. "Sorry about sucking tonight," she sighed. (For the record, she did not suck.)
Photo of Adam Lambert performing "Sure Fire Winners" at the Ryan Seacrest-sponsored Rock My Town Concert Friday evening. 2-12-10 image.
Self-confidence wasn't a problem for Adam Lambert, who sported more glam and glitter in his hair than all of Las Vegas combined. During the explosive 11-song set, he owned the stage with his blend of raw sexuality, campy theatrics and, most importantly, vocal agility. Lambert effortlessly glided through octave-jumping, voice-testing songs like "Music Again," "Strut" and the heart-stopping ballad "Soaked," originally a Muse demo.
Picture of Adam Lambert performing "Strut" at Friday night's Rock My Town Concert in New York City. 2-12-10 photo.
Adam easily whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his Mick Jagger-meets-Alice Cooper-meets-Elvis Presley presence, but Lambert quickly stopped his set as soon as he noticed a fan in front had passed out from all the excitement. Once the situation had been resolved and the sick woman got some water, Adam suggested she take a seat away from the stage. "You can rock out from back there," he politely suggested, before busting out "Sure Fire Winners," which appropriately features the line "Give 'em something to pass out about."
Image of Adam Lambert doing his popular song, "Strut," during his set at the Rock My Town Concert in NYE. 2-12-10 photo.
Any "Idol" fans who expected Lambert to put out an album of hard-rock songs should start saving their cash for when Adam goes on tour later this year. Songs like "If I Had You," "For Your Entertainment" and the Lady Gaga-penned "Fever," which each have a dance/pop vibe on his RCA/ 19 Recordings debut, were given a rough, badass makeover thanks to his backing band.
Photo of Adam Lambert at the Rock My Town Kradison concert from the back of the room. 2-12-10 image.
Lambert and his crew were just as effective on quieter tunes too. Current single "Whataya Want From Me" and the Ryan Tedder collaboration "Sleepwalker" were both high points for the passionate singer.
Picture of Adam Lambert at the New York City Rock My Town Concert singing "Down the Rabbit Hole," a rare bonus track from his For Your Entertainment album. 2-12-10 photo.
But it was the one-two punch of his last two songs that really kicked the set to new heights. First, Lambert busted out the rare bonus track "Down the Rabbit Hole," and even though not everyone knew the song, Adam had the entire crowd in the palm of his spiky-gloved hands thanks to his electrifying performance, complete with knee-falling, ear-monitor tossing and plenty of cozying up to his bassist, TommyJoe Ratliff (who your parents probably remember as the dude Lambert kissed on the American Music Awards). "I got a little carried away," he meekly said.
Photo of Adam Lambert performing "Soaked" during the Rock My Town Concert on Friday. 2-12-10 picture.
Lambert then busted out his iconic cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," and the crowd erupted. It was a genius set-ender. Not only did it allow for his talented band to get some arena-ready rock solos, but the risqué lyrics let Adam act out as much as he wanted. His rock-and-roll antics included giving the microphone stand some affection, smearing makeup all over his face, shouting "come on, bitches!" into the crowd, licking the lens of a fan's digital camera and letting a group of grab-happy audience members get up close and personal.
Picture of Adam Lambert singing "Sleepwalker" at Friday's Rock My Town in NYC. 2-12-10 photo.
As the glitter settled and the road crew began setting up for Allen's performance, a sizeable group of Lambert fans made a beeline for the door, an odd and unfortunate gesture considering the amount of "Idol" fans who were shut out from winning tickets and love all the performers.
Photo of Adam Lambert performing Lady Gaga's "Fever" at Ryan Seacrest's Rock My Town NYC concert. February 12, 2010 image.
Those who stayed were treated to a surprisingly loud Allen set. It smartly kicked off with his much-lauded cover of Kanye West's "Heartless," which has now evolved into a mash-up with the Coolio oldie "Gangsta's Paradise."
Close picture of Adam Lambert at the Rock My Town Concert singing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," showing off his rings, heavy eye makeup, and black lips. 2-12-10 photo.
Later on, he played another ditty that earned him raves on "Idol," the Swell Season's "Falling Slowly," except now Allen adds a few measures of U2's "With or Without You" into the mix, making the song feel even more sweeping and emotional. So much so, in fact, that Glen Hansard stole Kris' unique arrangement for a Swell Season show earlier this week, a tidbit Kris was eager to share with the crowd. (Allen also played his Michael Jackson week offering "Man in the Mirror" but left it untouched, presumably out of respect for MJ, whom Kris called "one of the greatest ever.")
Image of Adam Lambert peforming "For Your Entertainment," the title track from his debut album, during his set at the Kradison Rock My Town Concert Friday evening. 2-12-10 photo.
Allen's been on the road the most out of the three on the bill, and it has paid off handsomely. His bandmembers sound like they have been playing together for years, and his stage presence has improved tremendously since his days on "Idol." He no longer looks awkward when he performs without a guitar. In fact, "Can't Stay Away," "Written All Over My Face" and his cover of the the Beatles' "Come Together" all showed off a newfound — dare I say it? — rock-star swagger that delighted the Kris fans bopping in the audience (even if nobody passed out, as Kris jokingly said was his goal for the night).
Photo from the back of the room showing Adam Lambert and Tommy Joe Ratliff performing during Adam's set at Friday's Rock My Town Concert. February 12, 2010 image.
Even more exciting was when Allen and his band opened up the arrangements to his album songs. "Red Guitar" and "Is It Over" both approached jam-band territory at certain points, giving the 12-song set a dynamic ebb and flow.
The crowd cheered the loudest for Allen's single "Live Like We're Dying" (and least for the sore thumb of the night, the Pat Monahan-penned ballad "The Truth"), but the highlight was the infectious sing-along "Alright With Me." Kris grabbed five fans out of the front of the audience to help sing backup. (A sixth "straggler" joined them.)
Picture of Adam Lambert lifting Allison Iraheta during Kradison's performanc of the evening's final song, "Crazy," at the Rock My Town New York City concert. The crowd went wild! 2-12-10 photo.
Moments after Kris left the stage saying "Kradison thanks you," Allen's band returned for an encore, except this time they brought Lambert's guitarist Monte Pittman with them. The crowd buzzed. Could it be? Would fans be treated to a one-of-a-kind collaboration?
Image of Kris Allen being hugged by Adam Lambert after their wild, crowd-pleasing peformance of "Crazy" with Allison Iraheta. 2-12-10 photo.
Turns out, yes. Kris, Allison and Adam all traded verses on an electric cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," in an epic collaboration that played like a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame jam session: "Idol" edition. As Kris mentioned earlier in the night, "They're my family, dude," and that familial bond was on full display.
Word has come around the pike that Adam Lambert will be performing yet another concert, this time at the Adam at River Rock Casino Resort (604-247-8900), at 8811 River Road in Richmond British Columbia in Canada on April 9, 2010 in addition to his February 27, 2010 gig at the Indio Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino near Palm Springs, California. At press time, space was still available for the Fantasy Springs Concert. For more information, enlarge the Fantasy Springs Playbill below by clicking on the image. Tickets for River Rock reportedly go on sale February 18, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Adam Lambert’s most recent tweets:
@adamlambert 2-13-10: LOVE NEW YORK! Thanks to everyone who made it to the Highline Ballroom show last night! The band and I had a great time!
@adamlambert 2-11-10: So excited to share the stage w Kris and Allison 2m night!!! It's been too long!
@adamlambert 2-11-10 @dawsonkim sooo looking forward to meeting you when I come to the UK!! Thank you so much for all your support... and drunk tweets :)
@adamlambert 2-11-10 Rip McQueen
@adamlambert 2-10-10 So excited for New York!!! Concerts, fashion week and friends!!!
Photo of Adam Lambert's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. 2-2-10 image.
Good news! Adam has gone GOLD in FIVE countries: the United States, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, and China! It appears his record label is finally on the ball in getting his album For Your Entertainment into other countries. It’s about time they got their act together. Adam is clearly on his way to becoming the international superstar he was always destined to be!
Image of Adam Lambert from Billboard Magazine, where he was just voted #1 on their the Sexiest Men in Music poll! They may just as well have named him the Sexiest Man on the Planet! Click scanned photo to enlarge.
Photo of Adam Lambert receiving a plaque for winning the Best New Artist Award from Z100, New York City's super popular radio station. 2-12-10 image.
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Check out this video of Adam talking about Alexander McQueen with MTV News host Jim Cantiello, filmed 2-12-10 before Adam did his Vh1 Unplugged “intimate acoustic session” for the network. The following is from the Vh1 website: We sat down with Adam Lambert today (more on that swoon-tastic moment next week), and the first thing we spoke about was yesterday’s death of innovative fashion designer Alexander “Lee” McQueen. The singer showed up to our interview in a McQueen shirt in honor of the late luminary, and expressed his sadness over the designer’s alleged suicide numerous times during out chat. It’s a great loss for all of us, but for someone like Adam who gets fashion (and by “get” we mean he wore the fiercest patent leather YSL boots today, while we stomped around in Steve Maddens) it’s felt a bit deeper. In the clip above, he shares with us his grief over losing a sartorial “visionary.”
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