LIVE REVIEW: Adam Lambert – Enmore Theatre


Looking around at the sold out crowd filing up the Enmore Theatre I couldn’t help but be impressed with the wide age range and walks of life that were entering the venue. That shouldn’t be a surprise though because Adam Lambert has it all; the voice, the stage presence, the moves and the looks. He had the gays going crazy as well as the old women and the teenage girls all wanting a bit of him. Appearing through the smoke on stage he opened the show with a rock influenced version of “Evil In the Night” and had the crowd in hysterics as the stage lit up for the first time revealing his arrival. Launching straight into “For Your Entertainment” he gave the crowd a bit of glam before showing off his dance skills grooving his way across the stage to “Ghost Town”. The show was well put together with three distinctive sections; the anger, the love and the club. He included songs from all three albums as well as covers from his American Idol days like “Mad World” and David Bowie tribute “Let’s Dance”. He also created some medleys with fan favourites that surprised the Glamberts like “Runnin/Chokehold/Sleepwalker”, “The Light/The Original High/Never Close Our Eyes” and “Tresspassing/Another One Bites The Dust”. This kept the show interesting and allowed long term fans to see tracks they’ve always wished to see live as he didn’t tour the last record. The acoustic portion of the show saw him talking to the crowd and opening up about what tonight and this album meant to him. It also allowed his vocals to really shine with “Whataya Want From Me” giving goosebumps and had my jaw dropping for the four minute duration. Actually most of the night my jaw was in that position. “The club” section saw him showing off his sassy side with “Shady” and “Fever” bringing the camp fun that you so badly wanted from this show. Closing with a 10 minute reggae version of “If I Had You” was pretty excessive but I didn’t want the show to finish so I happily took it. Adam wasn’t the only talented one on stage with his backup singers doubling as dancers performing some impressive choreography and giving the show some extra flavor. Holly’s moves during “Lucy” had me spellbound. This was the ultimate pop show; professional, fun, interactive, heaps of visuals, dancing and just a lot of talent on one stage. If you missed this show then I really am sorry.

5 Replies to “LIVE REVIEW: Adam Lambert – Enmore Theatre”

  1. Lovely honest commentary. The bug bit you too, and you express it so eloquently. Adam is the full package, and those band members compliment with their extraordinary talents.

  2. Thanks for this great review. I, too, am sorry for anyone who can’t or won’t go see Adam live. He’s a gift, as Brian May has said many times. I absolutely can’t wait for my turn on March 10th!

  3. Great review & so spot on! I’ve seen Adam live 14X since his American Idol tour, including his Glam Nation Tour from his first For Your Entertainment album, the North American Queen Tour, among others & will soon see him in Chicago & The Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. I can never get enough of this man’s majestic, passionate voice or electric, connecting stage presence. He truly is a super star that regardless of his fame is still appreciative to his fans & all who have supported him along this very satisfying artistic journey. He’s a man of class & substance, as great personally as professionally.His male dancer, Terrence Spencer has been a close friend that Adam has had perform with him since before American Idol. Holly, his bewitching female dancer appeared with Adam in the well known musical, Wicked. He takes care of his talented friends. I’m one of Adam’s older Glamberts that at 75 will continue to get on airplanes to rock with Adam & dance my a** off than sit in a rocking chair. Adam made it OK to love music again & do what makes me happy without any stigma.. There are 4 generations in my family that love his voice, 2 daughters, 54 & 55,( & their husbands) grand daughter 36 & great grand daughter, 8 that “loves him'”. Adam’s charisma & talent appeals to anyone who has the good fortune to experience true greatness. I didn’t mean to get so carried away, but that’s the effect he has on those he touches. 🙂

  4. Adam is a beautiful man. I loved him since he first walked onto American Idol stage. From then on he was my pick. Another scam that he didn’t win the title ? But hey, he’s done fabulous since and always will !! It helps that I believe he is so much like my
    all time fave singer Freddie Mercury!! I said he could ‘possibly’ replace Freddie & did come close but there’s not one
    singer who could do that in reality. Adam is his own person and doesn’t need to fill anyone’s shoes but his own. Oh, and I am one of the old ladies, you talk about in this article???

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