[artist id="3188063"]Adam Lambert[/artist] may have been dropped from “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” but the pop star just announced he’s got a new gig to ring in the New Year. But if you want to see him play as the clock strikes midnight, then you’d better buy your tickets. The show isn’t going to be televised.
Lambert is set to play the annual Gridlock New Year’s Eve concert in Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by Pamela Anderson. Lambert has been billed as the night’s headliner and a Web site for the event notes that Lambert will perform at the stroke of midnight. Kevin Rudolf is also tapped to play the New York-themed bash, which will be held on the Paramount Pictures Studio Backlot.
Lambert, who will be playing the Times Square Stage at the show, tweeted, “Unfortunately Gridlocked NYE will NOT be filmed/ televised/ streamed. It’s a live event only. Hope to see you there!!”
Meanwhile, Lambert collaborator and pop superstar [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] is currently one of the biggest draws for New Year’s Eve. Her gig at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach is currently the hottest New Year’s Eve ticket on the market, according to NewYearsEve.com, reports “Extra,” despite ticket prices that range from $425 to $25,000.
Although they’ll be spending New Year’s Eve apart, Lambert recently spoke to MTV News about hitting the studio with Gaga for his song “Fever” off his album For Your Entertainment. “Gaga! Working in the studio with Gaga was a trip,” he said. “The Haus of Gaga came in at the end to say hi. She was just there. We were working with her and Jeff Bhasker and we recorded the song, and she egged me on and it was crazy.”
Don’t miss MTV News’ “Top 9 of ’09″ — which counts down the year’s biggest stories, from Michael Jackson to Eminem and everything in between — airing New Year’s Eve at 11 p.m. on MTV.