Last season’s “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert is extending the reach of his long-awaited Glam Nation Tour with a total of 40 concert dates now on his summer schedule.
While the tour doesn’t officially begin until the first week of June, Lambert’s itinerary opens this weekend with a set at the radio-sponsored Wango Tango concert on May 15 in Los Angeles, CA. His routing for the season will keep him on the road through a September 18 show at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
When initial plans for the Glam Nation Tour were revealed, Lambert had just over a dozen concerts confirmed. Now his trek includes gigs on June 15 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI; July 3 at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC; July 17 at Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO;and August 19 at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA.
Stops in two previously announced tour markets have also been extended to two-night stands. Lambert will perform to sold-out audiences on June 22-23 at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, NY, followed the next month by July 27-28 concerts at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA.
Ticket sales have already started in select tour markets; the next round of onsales begins May 14 in other markets. Most ticket face values are below the $50 mark, according to current listings on Ticketmaster.com.
Select dates of the tour will feature support from guitarist Orianthi and Lambert’s former “Idol” competitor Allison Iraheta.
“I hope the audience will be able to escape for a few hours and fall into a world full of glam, drama and excitement,” Lambert said in a statement on his official Web site. “And I would love everyone to come away with a new appreciation for the music on my album.”
Lambert is touring behind his debut album, “For Your Entertainment,” released in November 2009. Since the record opened at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, it has sold more than 615,000 copies, according to an end-of-April report from USA Today.
Adam Lambert itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 15||Los Angeles, CA||KIIS FM Wango Tango|
|May 22||Mansfield, MA||KISS 108 FM Concert|
|June 4||Wilkes-Barre, PA||Kirby Center for Performing Arts|
|June 5||Sayreville, NJ||Starland Ballroom|
|June 6||Fishkill, NY||Dutchess Stadium|
|June 8||Toledo, OH||The Omni|
|June 10||Council Bluffs, IA||Stir Concert Cove|
|June 11||Mahnomen, MN||Shooting Star Casino|
|June 12||Prior Lake, MN||Mystic Lake Casino|
|June 14||Columbus, OH||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|June 15||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theatre|
|June 17||Hammond, IN||The Venue at Horseshoe Casino|
|June 18||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|June 19||Toronto, ON||KISS 92.5 Wham Bam|
|June 22 – 23||New York, NY||Nokia Theatre Times Square|
|June 24||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand at Foxwoods|
|June 26||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Event Center|
|June 27||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head Live!|
|June 28||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|June 30||Norfolk, VA||NorVa|
|July 2||Charlotte, NC||Fillmore Charlotte|
|July 3||North Myrtle Beach, SC||House of Blues|
|July 6||Knoxville, TN||Tennessee Theatre|
|July 9||Cleveland, OH||Allen Theatre|
|July 10||Louisville, KY||The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts|
|July 12||Chesaning, MI||Chesaning Showboat Music Festival|
|July 13||Lansing, MI||Common Ground Music Festival|
|July 15||Kansas City, MO||The Midland|
|July 17||Denver, CO||Paramount Theatre|
|July 19||Boise, ID||Morrison Center for the Performing Arts|
|July 20||Seattle, WA||Showbox SoDo|
|July 21||Portland, OR||McMenamins Crystal Ballroom|
|July 23||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theatre|
|July 27 – 28||Costa Mesa, CA||OC Fair|
|July 31||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay Beach|
|August 13||Bethlehem, PA||Bethlehem Musikfest|
|August 19||Hyannis, MA||Cape Cod Melody Tent|
|August 20||Cohasset, MA||South Shore Music Circus|
|September 4||Rockford, IL||On the Waterfront Festival|
|September 18||St. Petersburg, FL||Tropicana Field|