It was a gorgeous early Summer day at Six Flags New England, and you couldn’t ask for a better day for a concert… and you couldn’t ask for a better concert than Adam Lambert, Javier Colon and The Voice Season Two winner Jermaine Paul!
As the crowd began to head toward the stage after a fun day riding the rides at Six Flags, Jermaine Paul opened the show, with some amazing cover songs including his unique take on “I Believe I Can Fly.” While Jermaine certainly had a winning voice on television, his vocals carry even more power live. As he belted out the final verse, the audience cheered and buzz started growing instantly, with comments from “he really gave me goosebumps,” to “yep, I’m in love.”
CT artist (and The Voice Season One winner) Javier Colon was next up, and he opened his set with a cover of his own, what he called “one of my favorite songs in the world”– Adele’s “Someone Like You.” The crowd went wild as Javier performed “Come Through For You,” the song from his new album featuring his former Voice mentor Adam Levine.
The singer explained that the first time he heard Kris Allen’s “Raise Your Hand” he knew it was destined to be on his new record, and the Allen-penned tune sounded amazing on stage. Naturally, Javier also covered “Time After Time,” the tune he used to really wow both the judges and viewers everywhere during his Voice competition.
By this time, the crowd had grown to over five thousand people, all anxiously awaiting Adam Lambert to bring home this epic Spring Fling, and chants of “Number One!” and “Adam-Adam-Adam!” could be heard from one end of the theme park to the other.
The chants turned to cheers as the singer and his band took the stage. Clad in a black vest, denim shorts and black boots, Adam was certainly styling for the Summer weather, but the heat didn’t impact his energy one bit!
Lambert kicked things off with his funky new title track “Trespassing,” and the crowd’s cheers only got louder. With decidedly little on-stage banter, Lambert rolled through a rocking set of classics like “Whataya Want From Me?” along with brand new tracks from his recent release such as “Kickin’ In,” “Chokehold” and the impossibly dancey “Shady.”
Lambert asked the audience if they heard the new album and I don’t there was a fan in the audience who didn’t cheer in affirmation– “I worked so damn hard on this one,” Adam recalled on stage, before thanking his fans, especially those of us here in Connecticut, for all their support.
As a special treat, the singer showed off his incredible range with an “Oh yeah” vocal solo that lead directly in to another song from Trespassing, “Broken English.”
“It got a little heavy with those last few [songs]” quipped Lambert. To lighten things up, the band started up one of the poppiest tunes on the new album, “Naked Love,” which really got the crowd going again. The excitement kept growing as Lambert teased “You guys wanna hear an oldie?” The crowd exploded as the band let loose the dancey drum beat of “If I Had You,” before performing his latest single “Better Than I Know Myself,” which the singer turned into an epic, hook-filled arena rocker, worthy of his (semi-)bandmates in Queen.
As things winded down, Lambert addressed the audience once again. “I wrote a song about myself, but also all of you.” he said. Lambert referred to his “die-hards,” and how crazy they are both in person and on Twitter– but he doesn’t mind, proudly declaring “I’m crazy too.” He dedicated one final song from his new record to the audience– “Cuckoo.”
By the end of the awesome performance, it was certainly no exagerration to say everyone was definitely a little ‘cuckoo’ for Adam.