Adam Lambert wasn’t even mad that Madonna released her apocalyptic single “Ghosttown” a month before the release of his hyped comeback track “Ghost Town”. “It was definitely a coincidence,” Adam told Access Hollywood. “My song was already mixed and we’d already decided it was the first single last year and then her tracklisting came out and I saw it on iTunes and I saw ‘Ghosttown,’ and I went, ‘What are the chances?’ Especially because I’m a Madonna fan. I definitely love her and I watch her work, so it felt strange, but the songs are so different. Once I heard her song I was like, ‘Hers is like this, mine’s like this.’ It’s fine.” Adam’s long-awaited new album The Original High, out now, is his first since 2012’s Trespassing. “It’s definitely future. The sounds on the record are very right now, they’re very contemporary,” he told Access Hollywood. “I think in the past I was emulating some of my big glam rock icons and now, with this album, I feel like I’m finally kind of really grounded in who I am as an artist and a person. I’m in my thirties, and I’ve kind of grown up a little bit and calmed down a little bit. You just grow into yourself at a certain point and I think the album really reflects that.”
She’s snubbed Australia for decades but the wait is finally over… Madonna has announced the Australian dates of her Rebel Heart Tour, her first local jaunt since 1993’s The Girlie Show World Tour. Madge will play two shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 26 and March 27, after dates in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney. Tickets are on sale July 6.
Janet Jackson has announced the first dates of her long-awaited comeback tour. Though the initial announcement was limited to US dates, Australian shows are highly likely to follow in 2016. “I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year: new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going,” Ms-Jackson-if-ya-nasty previously teased in an online video. She’s kept her promise with the tour dates and a 43-second snippet of a new song that she posted to Twitter. Janet’s last album Discipline was released in 2008, and she last toured Australia in 2011 with her greatest hits compilation Number Ones, but fell off the map after marrying billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012. The singer had been AWOL for so long that in April, Twitter fan @myvelvetrope began circulating a hilarious “Missing” poster on social media. “Seriously Janet, where the hell are you? We NEED you back,” the mock poster read. “We miss you. Your fans miss you. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU. Come back and show these young whippersnappers how it’s done!”
Californian music legends The Beach Boys will tour Australia later this year. Sole founding member Mike Love and longtime vocalist Bruce Johnston will be joined by the rest of their touring band to bring the group’s iconic roster of hits to Queensland for three dates: November 11 at the Townsville Entertainment Centre, November 15 at the Sandstone Point Hotel on Bribie Island, and November 17 at the Gold Coast’s Jupiters Hotel and Casino. The Beach Boys will be joined by guest vocalists including John Paul Young, Rockhampton duo Busby Marou and young Gold Coast prodigy Sahara Beck.