Adam Lambert flies in for fans

RUNNER-UP: Adam Lambert starred in season eight of Americal Idol.
RUNNER-UP: Adam Lambert starred in season eight of Americal Idol.

He is one of the most memorable people to not win American Idol, and this week Adam Lambert will be in New Zealand.

The Whataya Want From Me singer, and reality TV show runner-up, is visiting Auckland to promote his new album Trespassing.

And while he won't be performing this time around, Lambert will be making an appearance at Queen St's JB Hi-Fi tomorrow to sign copies of the album.

Trespassing features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and Dr Luke, and debuted at No 1 one on the American Billboard charts and hit the top five here in New Zealand.  

Lambert was last in New Zealand in 2010, and since then he has performed all over the world, sold more than a million albums, was nominated for Grammy Award and has even been the subject of an E! True Hollywood Story programme.

In 2011, Lambert joined Queen as lead singer for a special performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, with drummer Roger Taylor saying they were in talks to make it a permanent arrangement.  

Late last year Lambert was arrested in Finland after getting into a fight with his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen in a bar.

After the incident, Lambert tweeted a simple explanation: "Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Us÷blackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson learned. Sauli+Adam+hangover burgers= laughing bout it."

Adam Lambert will be at JB Hi-Fi in Queen St, Auckland, from 4pm on Wednesday.

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