Yesterday I was on a conference call with Adam Lambert and we discussed his album, “For Your Entertainment” and his upcoming Glam Nation Tour which kicks off tomorrow in Pennsylvania.

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Q:  Can you tell us more about the show itself?  And also the repertoire, what else are we going to hear besides the songs from the album?

AL:  There is a surprise cover in there, one or two.  But I’m kind of leaving them as wonderful surprises (as a way to place) the show.  And then the show itself was actually – it’s being visually inspired by kind of like a blend of turn of the century New Orleans meets like psychedelic classic rock. 

Q:  I wanted to ask you a little bit more about coming out after Idol.  Did you see that as sort of a necessary step to make the transition to being the Idol contestant to sort of launching the rest of your career?

AL:  Definitely because for me and my career, I wanted it to be an open book.  And for me I was like you know what, I’m just going to be who I’m going to be because it’ll be a hell of a lot easier and I knew that people would know about my sexual preference and my history being in Los Angeles as a performance artist and somebody that had been out and about.  So I figured there was no point in keeping a secret.  I might as well own it.  I’m proud of it and if the audience doesn’t like my sexuality then they can find another artist to look at.  It’s not a big deal.

Q:  What was your experience like recording (the album) and being able to collaborate with so many talented people?

AL:  It was really exciting.  I think that for me one of the things that makes getting signed to a major label really exciting is that you have access to working with some of the best producers in the business.  And as a lover of pop music I have always realized that that’s really the key is that you bring your talent to the table and your ideas to the table and you can work with people that make things just sound incredible.  And so that was probably the highlight for me.

Q:  Is there anything you learned about yourself from the first go round with Idol pre – Idol to now, to all that you have now.  Anything on a personal level that was a revelation to you about you?

AL:  I think that ultimately, I think that trusting my instincts has been kind of the biggest challenge and test since coming off of Idol.  It’s a business this music industry and it’s a lot of amazing, talented, very experienced people working in it.  And they have their opinions and I have mine and coming to compromises and figuring out what the best plan of action is, is definitely something I’m learning a lot about.   

Q:  What is something you hope to effectively communicate to fans and potential fans to attend your show?

AL:  There is definitely a really strong message of love.  I mean as cliche as that sounds, it’s very true.  I think that my fans have been incredibly supportive of me and this show is really built for them.

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