Adam Lambert fans might have noticed a new drummer on stage over the last few shows. With the departure of drummer Longineu Parsons III (who returned to his original band Yellowcard) near the end of the regular US leg of the Glam Nation tour, Lambert welcomed veteran skins-man Isaac Carpenter to the fold as his new beat keeper. Carpenter, who has played drums for former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan's band LOADED, Liz Phair, David Cook and Blind Melon’s Travis Warren, will get most of his workout during the European, Australian and Asian Glam Nation tour dates.
Carpenter’s first shows with Lambert were St. Petersburg, FL, Tropicana Field on September 18, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sept. 19 and the last US show at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup, WA tonight (Sept. 21). Lambert, Carpenter, and the other core band members guitarist Monte Pittman and bassist Tommy Joe Ratliff, head off to Asia on Sept. 25 for a series of worldwide dates that will take them into November.
In a message to his fans Lambert says he’s bittersweet about the end of the US tour.
“The US Leg of my Glam Nation Tour is coming to a bittersweet end. Its been a fantastic summer sharing my music and vision with my passionate fans! I was so thrilled that the tour was sold out in nearly every one of the 72 venues we played. The next chapter of the tour are the International dates. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit many of the cities we are planning to perform in while promoting my album. I'm excited to return and to also visit many new countries (and looking forward to some days off here and there!)”
Fans can check out some of Carpenter's drumming on his MySpace Page.
Isaac Carpenter can be found in this photo with his band Loudermilk.
He's on the far right side.