Powerhouse glam rocker Adam Lambert, the 2009 American Idol runner-up, has just been added to the line-up for 15th Annual Summer Blast-off on Friday morning.
The free event, scheduled from 6 to 10 a.m. and featuring performances by Lambert, Train and The Bobby Lynch Cover Band, will be hosted by Scott & Todd from the 95.5 FM WPLJ morning show, according to WPLJ.
The annual Jenkinson's summer kick-off typically draws huge crowds, and, in recent years, those who are serious about getting inside for the big-name concerts camp out as early as 9 p.m. the night before.
The concert is inside Jenkinson's Pavilion, which is large, but space is limited, said Marilou Halvorsen, Director of Jenkinson's Marketing.
For those who don't get inside, well, that's what sand chairs are for.
"A lot of people like to sit out on the beach and listen to the concert," Halvorsen noted.
News went out to Lambert fan clubs on Monday morning that he had just been added to the line-up of the popular event at Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach.
Lambert went from being the first runner-up on American Idol's eighth season in 2009, when Kris Allen won, to a chart-topping, worldwide success as the dexterous rocker hand-picked by Queen to be their front man on tour dates in July, even as many compare his vocal strength and acrobatics to Queen's legendary Freddie Mercury.
He just performed at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Sunday, released a new CD, Trespassing, on May 15 and, on his website, has just announced additional tour dates.