American Idol fans may know him as the guy who (just barely) lost to Kris Allen in the talent contest's eighth season, but Adam Lambert already had a solid performing career behind him by the time he auditioned for Idol. And no one should be surprised to learn that the dramatic tenor's earlier career was almost entirely in musical theatre. A stage actor since childhood, Lambert starred alongside Val Kilmer in The Ten Commandments: The Musical and got an understudy gig in the Wicked touring company. At his coworkers' prompting, he auditioned for Idol in San Francisco and quickly began winning the judges' praise for his strong and often dramatic renditions of tunes like Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire." His defeat by the clean-cut Allen for the top slot was bitterly disappointing to some judges and fans, but not so surprising to others, who recognized that Adam "Glambert's" glammy, goth-esque and often flamboyant style is not exactly in line with today's pop charts. But his devoted fan base suggests that his 2009 debut album will be a huge success.
Adam Lambert Concert Films
Glam Nation Live
Runtime: 1 hr 7 minGlam Nation Live album for sale by Adam Lambert was released Mar 22, 2011 on the RCA label. Recorded in August of 2010, Glam Nation Live features performances by former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert recorded during the Indianapolis, IN stop of his 2010 Glam Nation tour.
Adam Lambert Top Tracks
One Night Only
Runtime: 48 minRicky Martin: One Night Only invites you on and offstage with one of Latin music’s biggest superstars! This video features live versions of "Livin’ La Vida Loca" and "La Copa De La Vida" plus guest appearances from Carlos Santana and José Feliciano.
L'Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Affinis Consort Sinfonia Pop
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minFilmed in the elegant surroundings of the 19th century Teatro Sociale in Como, Italy, this amazing show features MIKA performing all his best-loved songs accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Simon Leclerc. The show is a perfect fusion of pop and orchestral and includes tracks from his most recent album, the critically acclaimed “No Place In Heaven,” alongside hits from across his hugely successful career. As ever, MIKA is a charming and amiable host and is clearly in his element interacting with the orchestra and conductor Simon Leclerc. This is a magical performance captured in beautiful surroundings and not to be missed.
Live At Last
Runtime: 3 hr 7 minRecorded live in Berlin in 2004, Anastacia’s Live At Last features dazzling concert performances of all her biggest hits, including "Left Outside Alone," "I’m Outta Love," "Sick and Tired" and more!
Revenge is Sweeter Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minThe Veronicas hail from Brisbane, Australia, where twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso began working in show business at the age of five. Born on Christmas Day in 1984, Jess and Lisa first performed as the Origliasso Twins, and their appearances at awards shows and sporting events drew the attention of agents and talent agencies. As teenagers, the twins released three teen pop albums under the name Lisa & Jessica, and they began making forays into TV after landing recurring roles in the Australian children's series Cybergirl. After Jess received a guitar as a birthday present in 2002, though, the girls started devoting more time to songwriting, gradually transforming their sound from pop to alternative rock in the process.
Front Row Center
Runtime: 54 minGrammy-nominated OneRepublic displays boundless energy throughout this episode of Soundstage while offering up rousing performances of hit singles “Apologize,” “Stop and Stare,” “Say (All I Need)” and “Mercy.” Catch a perfect blend of pop and rock on other featured tracks from their debut album Dreaming Out Loud, along with a fantastic version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”
The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round
Runtime: 1 hr 46 minRelive the highly successful Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round, filmed at Underwood’s sold-out Madison Square Garden show. The live concert features 17 of her 26 #1 singles, including “Church Bells,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Something In The Water.” 2016’s top touring country female of the year took her critically-acclaimed world tour across nine countries, playing more than 100 shows for over one million fans. Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.
The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minThe Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto captures Avril Lavigne's brightest, most colorful concerts to date, Avril's biggest hits take center stage, including the worldwide smash "Girlfriend," plus "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi" and "My Happy Ending."
Live at the iHeart Festival 2014
Runtime: 52 minDistinctly emotive, soul-inspired vocalist Sam Smith was among the most commercially successful artists to arrive during the early 2010s. Prior to his breakthrough at the age of 21, the London, England-born singer and songwriter balanced study with music, sang in choirs and in bands, and performed in musical theater productions. His live performance at the iHeart Festival in 2014 is an absolute must-see for all music aficionados as he sings his all-time hit songs.
Around The World
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minThe Backstreet Boys Around The World lives up to its name: in just 100 hours, the Boys went to Stockholm, Tokyo, Sydney, Capetown, and Rio de Janeiro to promote Black & Blue to the delight of fans across the globe. This is the story of that journey.
One Sequin at a Time
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minLady Gaga- the worlds most talented and controversial pop star. Born and raised in New York City, Gaga started as an aspiring pianist and songwriter, having taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. She soon shot to fame through sheer determination and after the release of her debut album, The Fame. One Sequin at Time explores the ups and downs of this highly influential superstar. With commentary from such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Akon, and Michael Bolton, see how Lady Gaga is taking on the world - one sequin at a time.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minFormed by American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry in 2006, this band is a recipe for success. Daughtry, their self-titled release, was listed as the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Truly revitalizing the rock genre, Daughtry’s triple-platinum album features Chris’ rugged voice and the band’s heavy, polished sound. On this episode of Soundstage, Daughtry performs fan favorites with passionate intensity, including rock gems “It’s Not Over” and “What I Want,” power ballads “Feels Like Tonight” and “Home” and many more you won’t want to miss.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.