Adam Lambert, the first openly-gay artist to have a number one album on the Billboard chart, will be touring South Africa in November.

Big Concerts announced on Thursday that the 30-year-old star will perform at concerts in Cape Town on Tuesday 13 November at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and then on Friday 16 November at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

Lambert came to prominence thanks to his appearance on the eighth season of American Idol, in which he was the runner-up. He came out as gay soon after, and launched a successful music career with the release of his first studio album For Your Entertainment. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the US in its first week, and reaching the top 10 in several countries worldwide. The album achieved international success with its singles For Your Entertainment, Whataya Want from Me and If I Had You.
Since the release of his debut album Lambert has accrued numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and is the first American Idol finalist to tour the world in support of a debut album in the year following their season. He has sold over two million albums and over four million singles worldwide.

In November 2011 Lambert took to the stage in the finale of the MTV European Music Awards to sing lead vocals with Queen, who were being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roger Taylor commented afterwards that Lambert is “a really great performer with an astonishing voice.” He later joined Queen on tour and performed with them on their London UK date as well in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
Lambert’s latest album Trespassing (2012) entered at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Cape Town – presented by 94.5KFM and M-Net
13th November 2012
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets from R340 – R490

Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net
16th November
Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets from R315 – R515

Tickets go on sale Friday 14th September at 9 a.m. from or from Computicket Call Centres 0861.915.8000 or any Shoprite/Checkers outlet.

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