Saturday, 5 June 2010

Celebrating Glam Nation


30/10/10 - Updated calendar and dates posters
15/07/10 - Updated tour dates posters and schedule
16/07/10 - Added 'Ornate' themed set and updated schedule
17/06/10 - Updated schedule and posters
11/06/10 - Added new 'Trip' and 'Fire' themed sets of wallpapers
06/06/10 - Added a couple more wallpapers with Adam on left

I wasn't keen on getting spoilers for the tour but it came as very welcome news that Adam plans to recreate the mysterious witchy voodoo vibe that he had going on at Indio, kicking off the set with Voodoo. We've seen plenty of variations of rocker and glam aristocrat so I'm excited for the change. In the same way that the summer tour last year served to present Adam as a fierce retro space-glam alien, I think this will be a very exciting re-invention to the more earthy and primal, but still magical and enigmatic. I feel that we're in for some spectacular visuals, including steampunk to a New Orleans / Voodoo / Day of the Dead feel.

The recent Frontiers cover shot by Lee Cherry has a little bit of that voodoo vibe, maybe because those iridescent feathers remind me of a witch doctor's staff. I love the photo, which was why I ended up spending hours removing all the copy and extrapolating what was obscured, just for that little extra enjoyment. Click on the photo to get the huge version:

Adam Lambert Lee Cherry Frontiers feathers text-free photo

Adam's atmospheric descriptions also inspired me to create some of my own visuals of what I imagine the concerts to feel like, so I've spent time putting together some artwork. The last time I did a set of artwork for this blog, I was surprised to see how similar AO ended up to it, so I wonder how close I'll be with the voodoo theme. This is the first time I've specifically made wallpapers, and it's something that I quite enjoy. I went with two different themes, of voodoo (left) for Glam Nation and space (right), for the current album. Click on the thumbnails for the huge versions and feel free to share. Hope you like them!

I've now added the themes of trip, fire and ornate for when you get bored and want a change. These were inspired by various elements of the set.


1920x1200 (8:5) Poster/wallpaper also suitable for 1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050 resolutions
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation space desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation trippy desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation fire desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation ornate desktop wallpaper

1920x1200 (8:5) As above with Adam on left for those with Macs
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation space desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation trippy desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation fire desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation ornate desktop wallpaper

1920x1200 (8:5) Poster with tour dates, wallpaper for huge screens
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo tour dates desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation space tour dates desktop wallpaper
 Adam Lambert Glam Nation trippy tour dates desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation fire tour dates desktop wallpaper
 Adam Lambert Glam Nation ornate tour dates desktop wallpaper

1600x1200 (4:3) Wallpaper also suitable for 1024x768 resolutions
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation space desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo trippy wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation fire desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation ornate desktop wallpaper

1280x1024 (5:4) Wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation Voodoo desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation space desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation trippy desktop wallpaperAdam Lambert Glam Nation fire desktop wallpaper
Adam Lambert Glam Nation ornate desktop wallpaper

Latest additions: colour-tweaked and glammed-up versions
Adam Lambert Lee Cherry Frontiers feathers text-free photoAdam Lambert Lee Cherry Frontiers feathers text-free photo

One more thing left to do before I tune into tonight's show is to list all the concert dates as they stand at the moment. Looking forward to celebrating all the Glam Nation goodies with you!

04.06.10 Wilkes-Barre, PA, F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
05.06.10 Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
06.06.10 Wappinger Falls, NY, Dutchess Stadium (KFEST 2010)
08.06.10 Toledo, OH, Omni
10.06.10 Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah's Ballroom
11.06.10 Mahnomen, MN, Shooting Star Casino
12.06.10 Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
14.06.10 Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
15.06.10 Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
17.06.10 Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
18.06.10 Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Theater
19.06.10 Toronto, ON, Molson Amphitheatre (KISS FM Wham Bam)
22.06.10 New York, NY, Nokia Theater
23.06.10 New York, NY, Nokia Theater
24.06.10 Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
26.06.10 Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Spa & Resort / Event Center
27.06.10 Baltimore, MD, Rams Head
28.06.10 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
30.06.10 Norfolk, VA, The Norva
02.07.10 Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
03.07.10 Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues
06.07.10 Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
07.07.10 Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
09.07.10 Cleveland, OH, Allen Theater
10.07.10 Louisville, KY, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
12.07.10 Chesaning, MI (Chesaning Showboat Music Festival)
13.07.10 Lansing, MI (Common Ground Music Festival)
15.07.10 Kansas City, MO, Midland Theatre
16.07.10 Witchita, KS, The Cotillion
17.07.10 Denver, CO, Paramount
19.07.10 Boise, ID, Morrison Center
20.07.10 Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
21.07.10 Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
23.07.10 San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
24.07.10 Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino
25.07.10 San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
27.07.10 Costa Mesa, CA, OC Fair - Pacific Ampitheatre
28.07.10 Costa Mesa, CA, OC Fair - Pacific Ampitheatre
30.07.10 San Diego, CA, Symphony Hall
31.07.10 Las Vegas, NV, The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
01.08.10 Tempe, AZ, The Marquee
03.08.10 Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theatre
04.08.10 Lubbock, TX, The Pavilion
06.08.10 Oklahoma City, OK, Bricktown Events Center
07.08.10 Springfield, MO, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
08.08.10 St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
10.08.10 Erie, PA, Warner Theatre
12.08.10 Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
13.08.10 Bethlehem, PA (Musikfest)
14.08.10 St. Jean, QC (St. Jean Balloon Festival)
16.08.10 Concord, NH, Capitol Center for the Arts
17.08.10 Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
19.08.10 Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
20.08.10 Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
21.08.10 Hampton, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
23.08.10 Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
24.08.10 Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre
26.08.10 Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
27.08.10 Richmond, VA, The National
28.08.10 Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
30.08.10 Covington, KY, Madison Theatre
31.08.10 Indianapolis, IN, Clowes Hall
01.09.10 Evansville, IN, Victory Theater
03.09.10 Des Moines, IA, Simon Estes Amphitheatre
04.09.10 Rockford, IL, On The Waterfront
05.09.10 Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theater
07.09.10 Dallas, TX, Palladium Ballroom
08.09.10 Houston, TX, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
10.09.10 Thackerville, OK, WinStar World Casino
11.09.10 Tunica Resorts, MS, Harrah's Tunica - Event Center
12.09.10 New Orleans, LA, Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts
14.09.10 Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall / Woodruff Arts Center
15.09.10 Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
17.09.10 Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
18.09.10 St. Petersburg, FL, Tropicana Field
19.09.10 Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
21.09.10 Puyallup, WA, Western Washington Fair
25.09.10 Singapore, Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
26.09.10 Singapore, Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
03.10.10 Nagoya, Japan, Diamond Hall
04.10.10 Osaka, Japan, Namba Hatch
06.10.10 Tokyo, Japan, JBC Hall
07.10.10 Tokyo, Japan, JBC Hall
08.10.10 Tokyo, Japan, JBC Hall
10.10.10 Manila, Philippines, Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
12.10.10 Hong Kong, Star Hall - HITEC
14.10.10 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil
17.10.10 Auckland, New Zealand, Trusts Stadium
19.10.10 Melbourne, Australia, Palais Theatre
20.10.10 Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theatre
22.10.10 Brisbane, Australia, Tivoli
25.10.10 Honolulu, HI, Blaisdell Concert Hall Theatre
26.10.10 Honolulu, HI, Blaisdell Concert Hall Theatre
06.11.10 Helsinki, Finland, Cable Factory
08.11.10 Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
09.11.10 Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Medis
10.11.10 Copenhagen, Denmark, Vega
12.11.10 Munich, Germany, Theaterfabrik
14.11.10 Hamburg, Germany, Grunspan
15.11.10 Berlin, Germany, Postbahnhof
16.11.10 Stuttgart, Germany, Zapata
18.11.10 Paris, France, Trabendo
19.11.10 Cologne, Germany, Gloria
20.11.10 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paradiso
22.11.10 Vienna, Austria, WuK
23.11.10 Zurich, Switzerland, Xtra Club
24.11.10 Milan, Italy, Magazzini Generali
26.11.10 Birmingham, UK, Academy 2
27.11.10 Manchester, UK, Academy 2
28.11.10 Glasgow, UK, ABC
29.11.10 London, UK, Shepherds Bush
15.12.10 Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box
16.12.10 Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia

13 comments:

  1. You are definitely gifted sorceress! How could you know... skull... Look at this http://twitpic.com/1tzsty !!! I think yours and Adam’s souls new each other millennial...Thanks for wonderful wallpapers! They are voodoo... Diana

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  2. AB, are you feeling inspired? Last night show's footage has URGENT need of your magic touch! Seriuosly, I have NO words - I would die for one of your improved versions of the medley at the beginning of the show. Oh, and THANK you for the AWESOME art - I have a shiny new wallpaper, now!

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  3. Wow, you are wonderful artiest!!!!!You are not only good with videos, but also artwork. Thank you!!!

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  4. So, it looks like I must give up all hope of getting anything done this summer other than to follow Glam Nation events! Oh well, there are worse ways to spend my time!!!

    Thank you again for all your wonderful work that keeps us Adamholics in a happy haze!

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  5. Wow, thank you for making those gorgeous wallpapers! That is definitely one of my favorite photos of Adam EVER. So stunning!!

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  6. Thanks a lot for those gorgeous wallpapers! Adam looks stunning in this cover and I wanna put in my laptop all yours artwork!
    Checking the Glam Nation Tour dates, I found a extra show in August 14th 2010 at the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec, Canada). Adam will perform with Orianthi. Showtime: 21:00 / Loto-Quebec Stage
    check it out official web's Balloon Fest for more info: http://bit.ly/9R1RgS
    I hope you including this update in your schedule!!
    Thanks again 4 your great artwork!
    @mari_rodri in twitter!

    pd. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a city in the province of Quebec about 50 kilometres southeast of Montreal

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  7. Beautiful! Would you consider altering the uppermost right wallpaper by reversing the position of the photo and the text for those of us that use a Mac (icons are on the right.) (I'd mirror flip it myself, except "Glam Nation" would look funny reversed!)

    Thank you for all you contribute.

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  8. Diana, thanks! It was the Day of the Dead imagery that made me include the skull.

    kosh-1662, I have been feeling inspired, but I'm not going to rush into doing the WB show yet as there are very good vids already. There'll probably be 5000+ videos to watch by the end of the tour so I'm going to choose carefully. I'm hoping there'll be an official DVD so I don't need to do anything! Glad you like the art.

    Anonymous 19:42, thank you! I didn't create any of the images from scratch so I guess I'm more of a 'visual DJ' than an artist!

    Anonymous 20:06, I know exactly how you feel! I've done nothing else but constantly watch videos over the last couple of days. Have you already waved goodbye to your summer?

    Sean L., you're welcome! Glad you like them.

    mari-rodri, thank you for the info! You are so eagle-eyed! I got this list off Adam Official and they haven't confirmed that date yet so I'll update once they do.

    revid, I'll see what I can do in the next few days and post it here. Apologies for scorning Mac users! I hadn't taken you into consideration when making them.

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  9. Lamossessed, I am so grateful to you for sharing these wallpapers! I am absolutely crazy about that STUNNING Frontiers cover art, and now I have it on my desktop!!! With no words, which is what I was wanting. It's the most beautiful wallpaper I've ever had on my screen. And I have you to thank. So THANK YOU.

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  10. KatieJ, thank you very much for your comment! It makes me so happy that you love the wallpapers.

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  11. Lambobsessed, your work is fabulous! Love them all! Will you consider doing a tour dates design on a shirt on zazzle.com or another site?

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  12. Awe, thank you so much for the mac versions, hon! My Mac and I are very happy, indeed!

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  13. bluedogs, I'd never really though of that. My main concern is I don't own the rights to that photo nor do I have permission use Adam's image for that kind of thing so I'm a little reluctant to sell stuff with it on. I'm not clear where I'd stand from a legal viewpoint. Are you able to advise?

    revid, that's great! Glad they are now compatible.

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