Adam Lambert fans should get ready to see a whole lot of black leather, lasers and eyeliner up close, as the "American Idol" alum today (Apr. 27) announced the dates for his headlining "Glam Nation Tour." Lambert's trek kicks off June 4 in Wilkes Barre, Pa. and will hit 14 more cities through July, with additional dates to be announced.
"I hope the audience will be able to escape for a few hours and fall into a world full of glam, drama and excitement," Lambert said in a statement, "and I would love everyone to come away with a new appreciation for the music on my album."
Fellow "American Idol" season 8 alum Allison Iraheta and guitarist/singer Orianthi will open on all dates of Lambert's "Glam Nation" tour. "I am such a fan of Allison's music and I am so excited for her to perform it live in front of an audience," says Adam of Iraheta. "She is pure rock and roll." Of Orianthi, Lambert adds, "She is a killer guitarist and a great vocalist. I'm so excited to be sharing the stage with her."
Lambert's post-"Idol" debut album, "For Your Entertainment," has sold 605,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His second single, the Pink and Max Martin-penned ballad "Whataya Want from Me," entered the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart last week on the heels of his mentoring stint and performance on "American Idol."
Here are Adam Lambert's "Glam Nation" tour dates:
June 4: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (The FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts)
June 5: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
June 8: Toledo, Ohio (Omni)
June 10: Council Bluffs, Ia. (Harrah's Ballroom)
June 11: Manhomen, Minn. (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel)
June 14: Columbus, Ohio (LC Pavillion)
June 15: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theater)
June 17: Hammond, Ind. (The Venue at Horseshoe Casino)
June 18: Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak Theater)
June 19: West Toronto, Ontario (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 22: New York, N.Y. (Nokia Theatre)
June 24: Mashantucket, Conn. (MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods)
June 26: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center)
July 15: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theatre)
July 27: Costa Mesa, Calif. (OC Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre)
July 28: Costa Mesa, Calif. (OC Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre)
Aug. 13: Bethlehem, Pa. (Musikfest)
Sept. 18: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Tropicana Field)