Idol’s Adam Lambert to play New Zealand
Controversial American Idol star Adam Lambert is set to perform in New Zealand for the first time.
The singer, who was runner-up in the reality show’s eighth season, will perform at Trusts Stadium in Auckland on October 17.
He promises to bring his full audio-visual show, with a spectacal that combines 60s psycadelia, 70s disco and 80s glam-goth.
Lambert caused controversy at the American Music Awards last year with a sexually charged performance that included a kiss with his male keyboard player. Networks were flooded with complaints, but Lambert defended the show.
“I admit I did get carried away, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. I do see how people got offended, and that was not my intention,” he said.
“If it had been a female pop performer doing the moves that were on the stage, I don’t think there’d be nearly as much of an outrage at all,” Lambert added. “I think it’s because I’m a gay male.”
Tickets go on sale on September 13.
October 17: Trusts Stadium, Auckland
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