Time to slap on that black nail varnish. Quaff that up-do! Following his announcement of a European Tour and a Las Vegas residency, Adam Lambert has shared that he’ll be taking to the stage of Manchester Pride this year. He’ll be taking to the stage on Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend of Manchester Pride Festival’s Machester Pride Live.
Lambert rose to face in 2009 having appeared on the 8th season of American Idol bringing an extravagant flair to the show. He has since fronted iconic band Queen, taking up the reigns from Freddie Mercury for a world-wide tour. The openly gay American performer has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles across the globe.
“Something I have always wanted to do!”
His new single “Roses” has also been announced today, featuring legendary performer Nile Rogers, and will lead his Velvet album tour. The full album will be hitting shelves in late March, giving Pride-goers enough time to get those Lamber lyrics DOWN. His Machester performance will be one of his two UK dates as part of the European tour.
Chief Executive for Manchester Pride, Mark Fletcher, as shared:
“We are beyond thrilled that Adam has created a space in his tour to join in our celebrations of LGBTQ+ life in Manchester.
“As a charity that campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality all year round it’s incredibly important to us that we showcase the breadth of LGBTQ+ artists who provide inspiration to all.
“To have such an influential LGBTQ activist as Adam choose to perform at Manchester Pride Live is testament to the reputation that Manchester has as a leading City, worldwide in the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality.”
Speaking about his excitement at landing the Sunday evening slot, Lambert shared:
“I am so excited to perform at Manchester Pride for the very first time! Something I have always wanted to do! I keep hearing that LGBTQ + representation is on fire over there and I can’t wait to be part of it and see you soon!”
Manchester Pride Festival takes place on the 28th – 31st of August. Adam Lambert will be performing at Manchester Pride Live on Sunday, 30th August at Mayfield, Machester. Find out more at manchesterpride.com.