MANILA, Philippines — Albeit sad on this development, Adam Lambert tweets that his Manila concert originally scheduled on March 1 at Mall of Asia (MOA) was cancelled due to non-fulfillment of his handler in the Philippines.
On his tweet on Wednesday, February 20 at around 11:30 p.m., he told his fans, “Sad bout Manila. Wanted to play show but due to non-fulfillment of the contractual obligations of the local promoter, we had to cancel it.”
On the other hand, SM Tickets updated their Facebook page saying the show was cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances.” No further comments have been issued to answer queries from the public.
The concert was supposed to be held at the MOA Arena but was moved to SM Skydome due to logistical problems involving the stage set up of K-pop group “2PM”, who was set to perform the day after.
Meanwhile, Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor born in Indianapolis but raised in San Diego. He began performing in amateur theatrical productions in childhood, a path he pursued into adulthood, appearing in professional productions in the U.S. and abroad.
Lambert became prominent after appearing on the eighth season of American Idol. Although he was runner-up, Lambert launched a music career with the release of the studio album For Your Entertainment (November 2009) after signing with 19 in a joint venture with RCA. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, sold 198,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, and reached the top 10 in several countries worldwide.
Its singles “For Your Entertainment“, “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You” also became successes internationally. Soon after the album release, he headlined a worldwide concert tour, Glam Nation, the first American Idol contestant to do so in the year following his Idol season.
Citing influence from various artists and genres, Lambert has a flamboyant, theatrical and androgynous performance style, and a powerful, technically skilled tenor voice with multi-octave range. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011.
By April 2012 his first album had sold nearly two million copies worldwide and 4.2 million singles worldwide as of January 2011. The Times identified Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in the U.S.