Adam Lambert had ’70s-inspired suits custom-made for Velvet video

Adam Lambert can’t get enough of the ’70s-inspired suits he wears in his latest music video.The Whataya Want from Me singer recently dropped his new single Velvet, with the tune featuring on his fourth studio album of the same name.In the accompanying …

Adam Lambert can’t get enough of the ’70s-inspired suits he wears in his latest music video.

The Whataya Want from Me singer recently dropped his new single Velvet, with the tune featuring on his fourth studio album of the same name.

In the accompanying clip, Adam plays a tailor looking for love, and when they were coming up with ideas for the concept, the star and director Charlotte Rutherford immediately knew they wanted iconic Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton to create a series of boldly coloured outfits in order to perfectly convey the disco/glam rock vibe.

“A lot of the suits that I’ve been wearing lately were designed by a tailor in the U.K. – Edward Sexton. He made suits for Elton John and Mick Jagger, so that kind of inspired me to think, ‘Why don’t I act as a tailor?'” he recalled in a video interview for Harper’s Bazaar. “I love when clothes make you feel like there’s an occasion happening. Whether you’re socialising or working it tells a story, it communicates something to the people you are interacting with.”

In the video, Adam sports a custom-made crimson number and a blue velvet suit with green silk ruffled shirt. However, the white suit he donned during a wedding sequence was from his own wardrobe – with the look transformed via the help of some playful accessories.

“With the solo stuff right now, the sound has a look. Again, it’s this retro-inspired thing. There’s a little dash of ’70s New York pimp to it all. That’s what the album sounds like to me. I think that Velvet is a celebration. It has a lot of joy, I needed that to be part of the video. I want people to see the playfulness,” the 38-year-old smiled, adding that he hopes the video inspires his fans to get creative with their outfits. “To see us playing dress up. It always cracks me up the phrase, ‘I love that, I could never pull it off.’ That’s my favourite thing when I hear that. I go, ‘That’s nonsense.’ All you have to do to pull it off is have the desire to try it on. It’s tuning out what anyone else things. It’s dressing for yourself.”

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Adam Lambert auctioning stage costumes for LGBTQ charity

Adam Lambert is auctioning his flamboyant stage outfits to raise funds for LGBTQ organisation GLAAD.The Ghost Town hitmaker revealed plans to sell his extensive array of costumes during a recent episode of GLAAD’s Together In Pride broadcast and insist…

Adam Lambert is auctioning his flamboyant stage outfits to raise funds for LGBTQ organisation GLAAD.

The Ghost Town hitmaker revealed plans to sell his extensive array of costumes during a recent episode of GLAAD’s Together In Pride broadcast and insisted he wanted the items to do more than just “sit in the closet”.

“I thought why don’t we do an auction of these stage pieces, these costumes, and these fashion items. So, I’m partnering with eBay to launch this online auction,” he told host Billy Eichner. “All the proceeds from this auction will go directly to GLAAD, which we are very excited about. I wanted to do something now to raise funds and to give to the community through GLAAD.”

Items in the sale include the Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit and the green leather jacket Adam wore during the Queen + Adam Lambert The Rhapsody Tour, as well as a Saint Laurent leopard-print tuxedo jacket that he wore when he performed with Queen on The X Factor U.K, and a “leopard print cotton twill suit embellished with jet Swarovski crystals & gold studs”.

“My new organisation @FeelSomethingFoundation is teaming up with @GLAAD and @eBay to auction off 15 of my iconic stage outfits!! 100 per cent of proceeds are going to GLAAD for their continued support of LGBTQ people in need during COVID-19,” the star added in a post on his Instagram page.

Adam launched the Feel Something Foundation in late 2019 to ensure support is given to the myriad of issues that continue to disproportionately affect the LGTBQ community.

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Rita Ora and Adam Lambert among stars honouring Avicii in tribute concert

Avicii is to be honoured with a star-studded tribute concert in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, in December. The 28-year-old musician, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on 20 April 2018, with his family later confirming he had …

Avicii is to be honoured with a star-studded tribute concert in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, in December.

The 28-year-old musician, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on 20 April 2018, with his family later confirming he had taken his own life.

Now, some of his most famous collaborators including Rita Ora, Aloe Blacc, and Adam Lambert are to celebrate the late dance star’s music with a tribute concert raising funds for mental health provision and suicide prevention.

According to Variety, the concert on 5 December will feature 19 of the original singers on some of his biggest tracks, as well as sets from DJ pals David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero.

Rita, Aloe, Adam, and other vocalists including Alex Ebert and Joe Janiak will perform his hits alongside a 30-piece band at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

All profits from the Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness, which is produced by bosses at the mental health foundation his family set up in his name, will go to supporting organisations helping those with mental health needs, as well as suicide prevention.

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Adam Lambert keen to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film.The Moulin Rouge! director has been attached to make a biopic about the King of Rock and Roll for some time, with Hollywood icon Tom Hanks set to play his longtime manager,…

Adam Lambert is desperate to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film.

The Moulin Rouge! director has been attached to make a biopic about the King of Rock and Roll for some time, with Hollywood icon Tom Hanks set to play his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Further details regarding the movie have yet to be announced, however, Lambert has now shared that he is excited by the idea of potentially portraying Presley, following the success of recent music biopics Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, based on the lives of Elton John and late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, respectively.

“I hear that there’s an Elvis (movie) in the works. I have been compared to him quite a bit. Last year, I got to do this tribute thing that has a recreation of his comeback special,” he said during an interview on Australia’s Studio 10 talk show on Tuesday.

“I got the lip, the lip goes up,” the 37-year-old continued, going on to imitate Presley’s accent. “Audition me, come on.”

Lambert is currently gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album Velvet and will also soon hit the road as part of Queen + Adam Lambert for a tour of North America, which begins on 10 July.

He previously demonstrated his acting chops for a cameo in Bohemian Rhapsody and appeared as Elliott ‘Starchild’ Gilbert in TV show Glee.

Few details about Luhrmann’s next film have been unveiled, though Sam Bromell and Craig Pearce are writing the script. The filmmaker most recently made short films for brands like Chanel and H&M, with his last major feature being 2013’s The Great Gatsby.

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Adam Lambert praises Rami Malek’s ‘amazing’ Bohemian Rhapsody performance

Actor Rami Malek has pulled off an “amazing” portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic, according to the band’s guest frontman Adam Lambert. The Mr. Robot star replaced funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie in 2016, and threw himself i…

Actor Rami Malek has pulled off an “amazing” portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic, according to the band’s guest frontman Adam Lambert.

The Mr. Robot star replaced funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie in 2016, and threw himself into the film role to accurately depict the flamboyant late musician.

Some fans have questioned why Lambert wasn’t considered for the big gig, as he has been performing with the surviving members of Queen since 2011, but the former American Idol singer insists that would have been a bad move on producers’ part.

“I don’t look like Freddie. I don’t sound like Freddie. I sound like me,” Lambert told Entertainment Tonight.

“Rami looks amazing. He’s a great actor. From what I understand, they used pieces of actual studio recording of Freddie and Marc Martel, who is an impersonator of Freddie Mercury, to do some of the other vocal stuff. So it’s really about re-creating Freddie. So no, it wouldn’t have been me.”

The movie, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, will finally hit theatres in November (18), and Lambert is convinced fans will be blown away by Malek’s hard work, judging from the footage he has already seen.

“(I’ve) met him a couple times now. He’s great,” Lambert shared, revealing Malek attended a number of his concerts with Queen as part of his movie research. “He’s really good in the film, too. Very sensitive portrayal.”

Bohemian Rhapsody, which will chart the band’s rise to fame and Mercury’s struggle with AIDS, also stars Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.

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