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American Idols Live! Tour – Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, RI)

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s DAY FIFTY of the American Idols Season 8 Live! Tour at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, RI). I’m gathering all the articles/reviews/videos/interviews here. All tweets are left behind in this post. For a round-up of Tour/Album news for Adam and Kris, click here.

Fair warning : I only care about Adam/Kris/Allison…

Check back – once they are up, All PERFORMANCE VIDEOS (Adam/Kris/Allison) will be on PAGE 2. The Rest of the Top 10 will be on PAGE 3. There were some late interviews that were posted from Portland, so click here to check if you missed any.


Tubey Awards Winners Announced

Who is your favorite Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender personality on TV? Adam Lambert (54%)
For a full list of all 80 categories winners, visit TelevisionWithout Pity/Tubeys.

Are Gays Helping Make Your Brand Hot (or Not)? by Simon Dumenco (Q&A With Out’s Aaron Hicklin with Adam mention…)

Simon Dumenco: Before we talk about your magazine, first tell me about your September cover girl, Lady Gaga. Give me a quick take on why she matters to the culture at large right now, and why she blew up so big so quickly. I mean, I get her appeal to gays — she seems up on her queer-pop studies, from Freddie Mercury [her stage name is inspired, in fact, by Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga”] to glam-rock-era Bowie — but why is she connecting so powerfully as a mainstream phenomenon?
Aaron Hicklin: One of the things that’s really interested me since I came to Out is to document that space where mainstream and gay sensibilities converge, and Lady Gaga really seems to have worked it out — and not just in Europe where, for example, the Scissor Sisters achieved much the same thing, but in the U.S., where it’s traditionally a much harder feat to pull off. Plus she’s worked out that there’s no such thing as overexposure. That’s why the Madonna comparison seems so apt. What they both share is huge ambition, a ridiculous work ethic and talent. Pop was feeling tedious and predictable, and in the course of the summer Gaga made it glamorous and kinky. Who doesn’t want that?
Dumenco: I don’t know, maybe the people who voted for Kris Allen instead of Adam Lambert on “American Idol”?
Hicklin: Talking of which, I heard that it’s all very egalitarian at Adam Lambert concerts: The girls throw their underwear at him, the gay boys throw their Calvins. If that’s not a reflection of a major cultural shift, I don’t know what is.
Dumenco: [laughter] I see your point. Anyway, do you happen to remember who was on the very first Out cover?

Rappers, Singers Unite to Bash Kanye (TMZ)

We got Pitbull last night after the show, where he called Kanye a “f**king disrespectful motherf**ker” — and he’s not alone. Just check out these Twitter updates.
Adam Lambert: Kanye needs to chill. He freaks out every year. It ain’t that deep man.

Adam’s little tweet has also been quoted in the ff: Kings of Leon, Perry mock West VMA rant/ Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Katy Perry Lash Out at Kanye for Outburst/ Backlash against Kayne’s VMA stunt comes from far and wide / Celebrities Tweet Universal Hatred for Kanye West, Support of Taylor Swift/ Celebs Tweet Reactions to Kanye West’s Outburst/ Adam Lambert, Donald Trump, Joe Jackson Slam Kanye West’s VMA Stunt

Lambert, Allen star in Idol concert BY RICK MASSIMO

… Lambert, who was greeted by frenzied screams even during his appearances on pre-show video clips, threw down the gauntlet by tearing into Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” with vocal power and stage presence to spare. Through the over-the-top emotionalism of Muse’s “Starlight” and especially a Bowie medley, the androgyny and ambiguity that were his trademark on the TV show translated easily to the stage (though a disco-fied “Let’s Dance” didn’t really hit). He rendered nearly all previous contenders’ attempts at regular guy-ism and girl-ism quaint (save Allison Iraheta, who worked in a similarly high-drama manner and came back to share the stage with Lambert on “Slow Ride”).
Then came Allen, who started by accompanying himself on acoustic guitar (this was the first season competitors were allowed to do so on the TV show) for the nondescript rock ballad “Heartless.” The conventionality and versatility of his strong, deep voice is clearly the reason he won — the way he cut through “All These Things That I’ve Done” and “Bright Lights” were clear examples, and his guitar solo on the latter kicked the whole thing up a notch — but the weaknesses of the concert format, with the singer in front and everyone else in the shadows, didn’t serve him. He did show a relaxed but insistent stage presence on the closing “Hey Jude,” though.
… it was clear the cream of the crop had risen to the top, as Allison Iraheta (plus guitar) opened the second half by tearing through the rockers “So What” and “Barracuda,” with the ballad “Cry Baby” in the middle.


Adam with fans


Check out this Flickr gallery! and photobucket gallery! Facebook gallery! Fan recap 1 and recap 2 with embedded photos.

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  1. maggie
    September 15, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I am so going to miss my “Adam” fix everyday. Happy for him that his tour is over, but I really am going seeing him perform!!

    How are we going to get through the day??

    Are U still going to post blogs and keep us updated on Adam and his appearances on TV et..

    • September 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

      Oh, yeah – I’m a junkie just like the rest of you are … 🙂

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