Adam Lambert ‘GMA’ concert canceled; ‘Early Show,’ Letterman book him

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If you were hoping to catch Adam Lambert performing on ‘Good Morning America’ this Wednesday, or maybe even see the free concert in person in New York, you’re out of luck.

The appearance has been canceled.

According to an e-mail from a show coordinator:

‘The Adam Lambert Concert on Good Morning America at the Hudson Theatre has been officially cancelled. It is not necessary to come to the theatre because it will be closed. Thank you for your interest in the show and Adam Lambert. We look forward to your attendance at future events.’


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[UPDATE: 10:31 a.m. Nov. 24,2009 However, CBS has jumped at the opportunity to have Adam on ‘The Early Show’ on Wednesday morning to discuss his American Music Awards performance, CBS News confirms.]

[UPDATE: 11:42 a.m., Nov. 24, 2009 And he’ll be on David Letterman’s show Wednesday night as well, according to CBS. Performance only!

CBS is definitely stepping into the breach, yes?]

At last count, the Ministry was pushing about 10,000 ‘Yuck!’ votes in its poll on Lambert’s performance Sunday at the American Music Awards, a show that drew 14.2 million viewers. (Though supportive votes were slightly ahead of that.)

[UPDATE: 8:10 p.m., Nov. 24, 2009 Note that the poll numbers cited above are from when this post originally was published, at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday. Since then, more readers have voted in support of the performance, and the results will continue to change with time/cdz.]

So where are the corresponding complaints about Lambert to ABC?

There are a few kicking around, Reuters reports -- 1,500 or so -- but nothing overwhelming. The FCC couldn’t confirm or deny receiving complaints. In comparison, complaints about Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ at the 2004 Super Bowl were in the half-million neighborhood. (Though the $550,000 fine that was levied is still traveling through the court system.)


Time will tell, we suppose. Maybe the people who were upset worked it all out online?

Or perhaps it’s more of a silent protest -- and they just won’t tune in again in the future.

At least not Wednesday on ‘Good Morning America.’

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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