Monday, December 7, 2009

Adam Lambert Timeline


May 3, 1981
  • Adam's parents, Leila Mitchel and Eber Lambert, get married. They spend their honeymoon in Puerto Rico. Adam is born 9 months later.


January 29, 1982
  • Adam Mitchel Lambert is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Adam's family moves to San Diego, California, where they settle in the community of Rancho Bernardo.


  • Adam's brother Neil is born.


  • Adam's family moves to the neighboring community of Rancho Peñasquitos in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego.


August 1988
  • Adam starts attending Deer Canyon Elementary School in Rancho Peñasquitos, California.


  • Adam is cast as Linus in San Diego's Lyceum Theater's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". This is his first "gig". From the age of 10 to 17, he will participate in 3-4 musicals a year as part of the Children's Theatre Network (now MET2), including "Fiddler on the Roof", "Peter Pan", "Big River" and "The Secret Garden".
  • Adam attends his first concert, featuring Paula Abdul. He loved her "Shut Up and Dance" remixes tape, which he played over and over again.


June 1993
  • Adam graduates from Deer Canyon Elementary School.
August 1993
  • Adam starts attending Mesa Verde Middle School in Rancho Peñasquitos, California.


  • Adam performs the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at San Diego's Lyceum Theatre.
June 1996
  • Adam graduates from Mesa Verde Middle School.
August 1996
  • Adam starts attending Mt. Carmel High School in Rancho Peñasquitos, California.


Summer 1998
  • Adam is part of the ensemble cast of "Hello Dolly!" and "Camelot" at the Starlight outdoor theatre in Balboa Park.


  • Adam goes on a cruise to Mexico with the Mt. Carmel High School Choir.
Spring 1999
  • Adam plays the role of Uncle Archibald in Mt. Carmel High School spring musical "The Secret Garden", where his interpretation of "Lily's Eyes" earns him a standing ovation every night.
Summer 1999
  • Adam plays the role of Freddie Trumper in the musical "Chess" presented at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, CA. He performs the lead song, "Pity the Child".


Spring 2000
  • Adam plays the role of Frederic in Mt. Carmel High School spring musical "Pirates of Penzance".
April 2000
  • Adam travels to New York with the Mt. Carmel High School Classical Vocal Ensemble. They perform at the Lincoln Center.
June 2000
  • Adam graduates from Mount Carmel High School. He sings at the graduation ceremony. [Video]
Summer 2000
  • Adam plays the role of Captain Hook in the musical "Peter Pan" presented at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, CA. He also plays in the "Music Man".
August 2000
  • Adam starts to attend California State University Fullerton as a Theatre Arts major, but drops out after five weeks. He had been too busy rehearsing for "Grease" to attend classes.
September 2000
  • Adam is cast as Doody, the youngest of the Burger Palace Boys, in the musical "Grease" presented at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, CA. He sings "Those Magic Changes" and "Rock 'n' Roll Party Queen".
Fall 2000 - Winter 2001
  • Having to support himself, Adam finds a retail job at Macy's, at the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, CA. He stays there about 6 months.


  • Adam moves to North Hollywood with some friends. He can't find a job and feels miserable.


  • Adam performs in several Civic Light Opera shows in Orange County and in Los Angeles. He signs up with a manager who finds him various contracts.


Winter 2003
  • Adam joins the cast of the musical "On the Twentieth Century" produced by Reprise! and presented at the UCLA Freud Playhouse in Los Angeles at the beginning of 2003, with Bob Gunton, Carolee Carmello and Mimi Hines in the leads.
April-May 2003 June 26 - November 9, 2003
  • Adam joins the European tour of the musical "Hair" for six months (produced by Wolfgang Bocksch Concerts). He plays the role of Margaret Mead, the tourist lady, as well as a member of the Tribe. He is also the understudy for the role of Claude. The show travels to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Amsterdam and Italy. Adam starts out as a cute strawberry-blonde, freckled boy, but half-way through the tour, he morphs into a rock star. He dyes his hair black, starts wearing guyliner and black nail polish, changes the way he dresses and experiments with drugs.


March 2004 June 18 - July 25, 2004 September 12, 2004
  • Adam performs "Is Anybody Listening" at the 24th annual Chabad L'Chaim - To Life! Telethon. The co-host, Mindy Sterling, invites him to perform at her son's Bar Mitzvah. [Video]
September 21 - December 5, 2004 December 15, 2004
  • Adam performs "A change is gonna come" in the Zodiac Show at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater. [Video]


March - September 2005 August 29, 2005 August 30 - September 4, 2005
  • Adam attends the Burning Man Festival (held in Black Rock City, Nevada) for the first time.
November 29, 2005
  • Adam performs "Shir Lashalom", "The Prayer" and "As You Walk With Me" with Maya Haddi and Noa Dori at the 2005 "Celebration of Life" tribute concert to slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, held at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, CA. Shir Lashalom is the song Rabin sang just before he was shot to death. With Freddie Schiftan (guitar), David Kontesz (drums), Smadar Galor (bass), Leo Chaliapov (saxophone), David Garret (cello), Sharon Farber (piano) and the Tova Marcus choir. Artistic director: Erga Schiftan. Music director: Sharon Farber. MC: Dennis Prager. [Videos]


Summer 2006
  • Adam plays the role of a blond football jock in the sexy adult revue "Debbie Loves Dallas" directed and choreographed by Jennifer Lopez's ex husband Cris Judd and presented at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort. The show has some topless scenes and is presented to an over 21 crowd only.
  • Adam records a demo of "Quiet Desperation" from the musical "Pump Up the Volume" for Jeff Thompson and Jordan Mann.
August 28 - September 4, 2006
  • Adam attends the Burning Man Festival, held in Black Rock City in the Nevada desert. He performs in "The Big Black Man Show" at Center Camp Cafe with Alanna (aka Allan Louis).
December 23, 2006
  • Adam performs live for the first time as the lead singer of a rock band called "The Citizen Vein" at the Cat Club in Hollywood. The band also includes 3 other musicians: Monte Pittman (guitar, vocals), Tommy Victor (guitar, vocals) and Steve Sydelnik (drums). Over the next six months, they perform in different venues around L.A., such as the Knitting Factory in Hollywood and The Pitcher House in Hermosa Beach.


February 2007 - October 2008
  • Adam is part of the Los Angeles production of the musical "Wicked" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA. He is an understudy for the role of Fiyero (played by Kristoffer Cusick) and is part of the ensemble cast.
March 3, 2007
  • Adam performs with his band, "The Citizen Vein", at the Cat Club in Hollywood. [Video]
April 19, 2007
  • Adam performs with his band, "The Citizen Vein", at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood.
May 12, 2007
  • Adam performs with his band, "The Citizen Vein", at The Picher House in Hermosa Beach. [Videos]
July 11, 2007
  • Adam performs "As Long As You're Mine" with Julie Reiber at Universal Studios' Blues Brother Stage in Hollywood, as part of "Wicked Wednesdays", a live promotional series for the musical "Wicked" (he replaced Kristoffer Cusick at the last minute). [Video]
August 27 - September 3, 2007
  • Adam attends the Burning Man Festival, held in Black Rock City in the Nevada desert. He performs in an impromptu musical revue called "The Big Black Man Show".
September 21, 2007
  • Adam performs a Hebrew-English version of "The Prayer" with Temple of the Arts cantor Ilysia Pierce on Kol Nidre, the holiest evening of the Jewish calendar, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
September 24, 2007
  • Adam performs 'Dust in the Wind' on Upright Cabaret's Hollywood Nights Encore performance. Joining Adam on the piano is music director Bryan Perri. The show is produced by Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel. [Video]
October 15, 2007
  • Adam performs "Heaven on their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar at the "Valley Musical Theater Presents: Broadway Unplugged" event presented at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The show also features many of his "Wicked" castmates. [Video]


February 21-22, 2008
  • Adam performs for two nights at the Upright Cabaret at the Viceroy Hotel in Palms Springs. He's taking time off from "Wicked" due to an injury. [Videos]
March 28, 2008
  • Adam performs Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" at the Upright Cabaret grand re-opening at Mark's Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. Music director Gerald Sternbach accompanyies him on the piano. The show is produced by Hollywood impresarios Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel. [Video]
May 19, 2008
  • Adam Lambert performs Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" with a group of dancers at Art 4 Life Benefit in Yucca Corridor, Los Angeles, CA. [Video]
July 17, 2008
  • Adam auditions for American Idol at the Cow Palace in Daly City near San Francisco, California. He sings Michael Jackson's "Rock with You" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson. Although Simon Cowell finds him too theatrical, he gets 4 votes and a ticket to Hollywood.
    Video montage of Adam's audition:
September 9, 2008
  • Adam sings "Crawl through fire" at the Zodiac Show presented at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. He co-wrote the song with Monte Pittman, Madonna's guitarist. [Video]
November 10-14, 2008
  • Adam and 146 other American Idol contestants invade the Kodak Theater for American Idol's "Hollywood Week" elimination rounds, which were broadcasted in February 2009.
November 21, 2008
  • Adam performs a glam version of "Kiss and Tell" at Club 740 in downtown Los Angeles with two black dancers. [Video]
November 22, 2008
  • Adam performs a glam version of "Kiss and Tell" at the Society nightclub with two black dancers. [Photos]
December 31, 2008
  • Adam performs a 30-minute set including OneRepublic's "Come Home" and Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" at Upright Cabaret's 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Blowout at Mark's Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. [Videos]


Friday, January 30, 2009 February 3-11, 2009
  • Adam performs 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up?" (solo), Soul Brothers Six' "Some kind of wonderful" (group) and Cher's "Believe" (solo) during American Idol's "Hollywood Week" elimination rounds broadcasted from February 3 to February 11, 2009. These shows were taped in November 2008. [Videos]
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
  • The top 36 American Idol contestants are announced during a special 2-hour broadcast.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  • Adam performs Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on AI's semi-final group 2 (Billboard Hot 100 Hits). [Videos]
Thursday, February 26, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 13
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
  • Adam performs "Black or White" on AI's Top 13 (Michael Jackson week). [Videos]
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 11
  • Interview on Entertainment Tonight
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
  • Adam performs Johnny Cash' "Ring of Fire" on AI's Top 11 (Grand Old Opry week). [Videos]
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 10
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  • Performs The Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears" on AI's Top 10 (Motown week). [Videos]
Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 9
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
  • Adam performs Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" on AI's Top 9 (Popular iTunes Downloads week). [Videos]
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 8
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
  • Adam performs Tears for Fears' "Mad World" on AI's Top 8 (Year They Were Born week). [Videos]
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
  • AI Results show: Adam makes the top 7
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
  • Adam performs Steppenwolf's "Born to be wild" on AI's first Top 7 week (Songs of the Cinema week). [Videos]
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
  • AI results show: Adam is safe, but still in the top 7 (judges decide to save Matt Giraud)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
  • Performs Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" on AI's second Top 7 week (Disco week). [Videos]
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
  • AI results show: Adam makes the top 5
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
  • Adam performs "Feeling Good" on AI's Top 5 (Rat Pack Standards week). [Videos]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
  • AI results show: Adam comes close to elimination but makes the top 4
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
  • Performs Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" on AI's Top 4 (Rock Music week).[Videos]
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
  • AI results show: Adam makes the top 3
Friday, May 8, 2009
  • Adam's home coming visit to San Diego. He stops at Mt. Carmel High School to sing in front of students gathered in the track field. One female student removes her top and climbs onto the stage before being stopped by security. Adam laughs at the incident. He also visits a local radio station, a military base and his former musical theatre school, where he talks to the children, encouraging them to embrace their difference and pursue their dreams. Adam's parents accompany him on a tour of the town in a red convertible Mustang.
    Visit to Mt Carmel High School:
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
  • Performs U2's "One" and Aerosmith's "Cryin'" on AI's Top 3 (Judge's choice / Contestant's choice week).[Videos]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  • AI results show: Adam makes the top 2. To everyone's surprise, Katy Perry, one of the guest singers, shows up in a satin cape embroidered with Adam's name.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
  • Final American Idol season 8 performance. Performs Tears for Fears' "Mad World", Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and AI winner's song "No Boundaries".[Videos]
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
  • American Idol finale. Adam sings with Kiss and Queen and places second behind AI winner Kris Allen. David Cooke announces that they will both get a new Ford Fusion Hybrid car. [Videos]
  • Interview on Entertainment Tonight
Thursday, May 21, 2009 Friday, May 22, 2009
  • Phone interview on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show". [Video]
  • Interview with other AI finalists on CNN's "Larry King Live". [Videos]
Saturday, May 23, 2009
  • Adam is photographed by Matthew Rolston at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, California, for the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
  • Adam performs "Mad World" live on CBS' "Early Show" in New York. [Video]
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
  • Television interview on the Regis & Kelly Show in New York.
  • Television interview on Fox 5 in New York.


Thursday, May 28, 2009


Monday, June 1, 2009
  • Adam is photographed holding hands with interior designer Drake LaBry as they were coming out of the Guy's and Dolls nightclub in West Hollywood.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Sunday, June 7, 2009 Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Wednesday, June 10, 2009
  • The Rolling Stone magazine issue featuring Adam (Issue 1081 - June 25, 2009) hits newsstands. Adam is featured on the cover lying on his back with a green snake curled up on his thigh. The issue contains a full-length article where he reveals his homosexuality as well as intimate details of his personal life.

  • Interview on Entertainment Tonight

  • Neil Lambert, Adam's brother, is interviewed by 20/20 about Adam's coming out.
Friday, June 12, 2009
  • Excerpts from the 20/20 interview on ABC's "Good Morning America":
  • Television interview on ABC's 20/20 with Chris Connelly where he talks about the Rolling Stone article and his sexual orientation. For the first time on television, he admits that he is gay.
  • Neil Lambert's comments not aired on television but posted on 20/20's web site:
  • Interview on Entertainment Tonight
  • Adam posts his first tweet on his confirmed Twitter account @therealGlambert. It simply says "yes folks, this is FINAAAAAAALLY ADAM!!!".
Monday, June 15, 2009
  • Adam is nominated for two Teen Choice Awards: Male Reality/Variety Star and Male Choice Red Carpet Icon. He is also part of a group nomination in the Choice Music Tour category for the American Idol tour. The show will be broadcasted on the Fox television network on August 10.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Friday, June 19, 2009
  • Hi Fi Recordings and Wilshire Records reveal that they would be releasing "On With the Show", a compilation of songs Lambert had recorded prior to American Idol while working as a session musician. They release the first single, "Want", and indicate that the full album should come out sometime in the summer of 2009.

  • Adam makes an official statement regarding the release of his old recordings. He explains that his musical style has changed from the work he did in the past: "Back in 2005 when I was a struggling artist, I was hired as a studio singer to lend my vocals to tracks written by someone else. I was broke at the time and this was my chance to make a few bucks, so I jumped at the opportunity to record for my first time in a professional studio. The work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on."
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Friday, June 26, 2009
  • Hi Fi Recordings releases a new statement in response to Adam's: "As we've already outlined, releasing this music was always the plan. That plan was changed by 19 Recordings after Adam won America over with his extraordinary talent. It's a shame that his management/record company choose to disavow their client's work and discredit him as a songwriter. As an independent company whose role it is to help put this out, we at Hi Fi think this is an absolute slap in the face to Wilshire Records. That small indie music company, run by an experienced music producer, Malcolm Welsford, thrives on finding, nurturing and championing new talent, and now they find themselves at a tremendous potential loss. Adam's songwriting partner, Monte Pittman now finds himself at a tremendous potential loss. Via the press, in the words of the musician they dedicated so much time and money to, they are being told that their work with Adam should never see the light of day."

  • Interview with Adam and Megan Joy on Access Hollywood Dish of Salt during tour rehearsals
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
  • Release of American Idol Season 8 compilation album.
  • Adam changes his Twitter account to @adamlambert.
Thursday, July 2, 2009 Sunday, July 5, 2009 Monday, July 6, 2009 Tuesday, July 7, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. [Performances]
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the GM Place in Vancouver, BC. A fuschia bra is thrown on stage during his duet with Allison Iraheta. She picks it up with her foot and throws it at his feet. He picks it up and swings it above his head before throwing it back into the crowd. [Performances]
Friday, July 10, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. Adam has a "killer headache" and doesn't come out for autographs after the show. He apologizes to his fans on Twitter.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
  • Kris and Adam host the American Top 40 radio show, standing in for Ryan Seacrest.
  • Backstage radio interview with Jayn for Alice@97.5 (KLLC-FM, San Francisco)
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Adam gives a superb performance. A black bra is thrown on stage during the Bowie medley. He picks it up after "Fame" and shows it to the audience, saying "yeaaahhh", before throwing it back into the crowd. [Performances]
Sunday, July 12, 2009
  • Adam posts the following messages on his Twitter account: "San Jose: Get ready for this! :)" followed by "Dance with me and I'll set you free!!!". These are the last messages that he sends before his account gets hacked a couple of days later.

  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. His mother Leila is in the audience. A few members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who regularly demonstrate at different concert events, protest against idolatry and homosexuality on the street in front of the arena. One of their signs reads "God hates fags". Adam is unfazed by the incident. [Performances]<
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the E Center in West Valley City, UT (suburb of Salt Lake City). Adam tones down his "Whole Lotta Love" number a bit by not fondling the microphone. [Performances]

  • Danny Gokey warns Adam's fans that his Twitter account has been hacked. This is then followed by a BubbleTweet where Adam reveals that several of his social networking accounts have been hijacked:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Thursday, July 16, 2009 Friday, July 17, 2009
  • Adam and Kris Allen receive the keys to their new cars at Galpin Ford in North Hills, CA. Kris gets a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Adam a 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Premium (he managed to trade the Fusion for a Mustang). They will apparently not take possession of their cars right away.
  • Adam sends a Bubble Tweet from Danny Gokey's account to say that he still doesn't have control over his Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and GMail accounts.
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. The concert is sold out and fans wait for hours in blazing heat before the show outside the arena to get a glimpse of the idols.
Saturday, July 18, 2009 Monday, July 20, 2009 Thursday, July 23, 2009 Friday, July 24, 2009 Saturday, July 25, 2009 Sunday, July 26, 2009 Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Friday, July 31, 2009 Saturday, August 1, 2009 Tuesday, August 2, 2009 Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Friday, August 7, 2009 Saturday, August 8, 2009 Sunday, August 9, 2009
  • Adam goes to a photoshoot in New York for Elle Magazine with Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta.
  • Adam wins a Teen Choice Award in the category "Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star".
  • Adam's "Mad World" is featured in an ad for a new ABC show called "Flash Forward".
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Adam picks up several pieces of underwear during Slow Ride, and gives one to Allison. His mother is in the audience. After the show, Adam tweets his fans that he wouldn't be coming out to sign autographs because he wanted to spend time with his family and friends. Some disappointed fans react angrily. [Performances]
    New York Times:
Monday, August 10, 2009 Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Thursday, August 13, 2009 Friday, August 14, 2009 Saturday, August 15, 2009 Sunday, August 16, 2009 Monday, August 17, 2009
  • Adam spends the day in New York City recording a song for his new album with Max Martin.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Thursday, August 20, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. Adam has fun with a black whip at the beginning of "Slow Ride". [Performances]
Friday, August 21, 2009 Saturday, August 22, 2009 Sunday, August 23, 2009 Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Friday, August 28, 2009 Saturday, August 29, 2009 Sunday, August 30, 2009 Monday, August 31, 2009
  • Adam goes to a photo shoot in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Friday, September 4, 2009 Saturday, September 5, 2009 Sunday, September 6, 2009 Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Thursday, September 10, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Arena @ Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. The Idols are sick and Kris Allen is unable to perform. Adam nevertheless gives a very good performance, and wraps a red boa around his shoulders during Fame. He later tweets that he was hit by a fever right after the show. [Performances]
Saturday, September 12, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME. [Performances]
Sunday, September 13, 2009 Monday, September 14, 2009 Tuesday, September 15, 2009
  • American Idols Live Tour 2009 concert at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. For the last show of the tour, Adam's hair is very high and he has rhinestones around his eyes. Allison wears a bejeweled jockstrap during Slow Ride (it had been thrown on stage at the Syracuse concert). At the end of the show, all the Idols gather on stage and have fun with a wide array of boas and underwear. Adam throws his gloves and his jewelry into the crowd. [Performances]
Friday, September 18, 2009 September 20-22, 2009
  • Adam goes to Denver to record tracks for his debut album with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. He tweets: "In Denver recording w Ryan Tedder!!! Get ready for your Sonic Lobotomy!", then "Denver Tedder sessions were major! Looking forward to working with the fantastic Dr Luke and Claude Kelly tommorow!"
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
  • Adam goes to a recording session in Los Angeles with Claude Kelly and Dr. Luke. He tweets: "@ClaudeKelly is amazing! Honestly one of the most supportive and reassuring guys I've ever had the pleasure to record with! And the good dr Luke is gonna spin that session into GOLD! (as he does) :)"
Sunday, September 27, 2009
  • Adam's debut album becomes available for pre-order on and climbs to #2 on their bestsellers list on the first day, with no promotion, no title, no cover and no single to support it. [Article]
Monday, September 28, 2009
  • Adam goes to a recording session with Linda Perry.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  • Adam goes to a recording session with Greg Wells. He tweets: "In studio w @Greg_wells album is cookin up reeeeeally reeally nice!!!".
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
  • Adam announces the American Music Awards nominations at the Beverly Hills Hotel with Paula Abdul and Snoop Dogg. [Video]
  • That night, Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter and Ferras AlQaisi record a song that they have written together.
Monday, October 19, 2009
  • Adam spends the day in studio with Lady Gaga and records a song that she has written for him. [Article]
  • Adam reveals the title of his new album on Twitter: "It's official! My debut album, dropping November 23rd will be called "For Your Entertainment"".
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Friday, November 13, 2009
  • Release of Roland Emmerich's movie "2012", in which Adam sings "Time for Miracles".
Sunday, November 22, 2009 Monday, November 23, 2009
  • Release of Adam's first album with 19 Entertainment/RCA Records, entitled "For Your Entertainment".
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
  • Interview on the Elvis Duran radio show: Audio.
  • Interview on WPLJ 95.5 Scott & Todd's radio show.
  • Interview on KIIS FM Ryan Seacrest's radio show: Audio.
  • Interview with MTV's Alexa Chung: Video.
  • Interview with MTV News' Jim Cantiello: Videos.
  • Interview with Best Week Ever's Michelle Collins: Part 1, Part 2.
  • Debut of the "For Your Entertainment" music video on Adam Official.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
  • Live television appearance on the Early Show in New York City, NY. Adam sings "Whataya Want From Me" and "Music Again": Videos.
  • Interview for "The Morning Jolt" with Larry Flick on SIRIUS XM radio: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
  • "Réalité" interview with Michael Slezak: Videos.
  • Interview on Toronto's CHUM FM 104.5 radio station: Audio.
  • Television appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City, NY. Adam sings "Whataya Want From Me". The show was taped on November 23.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
  • Adam appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he's interviewed and performs "Whataya Want From Me" with his band. The show was taped on November 30
Thursday, December 3, 2009
  • Adam donates the outfit that he wore to perform with KISS at the American Idol Season 8 finale to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
  • Adam is the guest host of the KDWB Jingle Ball at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul's, Minnesota. He doesn't sing.
Monday, December 7, 2009
  • Adam hosts Logo's NewNowNext PopLab TV show.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  • Adam is interviewed by Barbara Walters as part of her TV special "10 Most Fascinating People of 2009". The interview was taped on November 24.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
  • Adam appears on "The View", where he's interviewed and performs with his band. The show was taped on December 7.
  • Adam is interviewed on Larry King Live.
Monday, December 14, 2009
  • Adam appears on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
Monday, December 21, 2009
  • Adam appears on the Jay Leno show.

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