1:06 a.m. Send early-morning tweet
@adamlambert: ”So excited to perform on @jimmykimmel tomorrow…er tonight. Thats my cue to get to sleep. See you all onstage! :)” Reply from @jimmykimmel three minutes later: ”yes – GO TO SLEEP! (I am very demanding)”
10:30 a.m. Wake up, get juiced
I actually did a cleanse last week, and I have a juicer that I’m obsessed with. I did a mixture of beets, carrots, celery, apples, lemon, and ginger.
11:30 a.m. Quick jog around the Hollywood Hills with his boyfriend, Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen
I listened to some good dance music to keep me on task.
3 p.m. Meet with Jimmy Kimmel Live! style team at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
My stylist had the clothes picked out, so we were just fine-tuning everything. The atmosphere is kind of like a hair salon, very chatty. We built enough time in to chill, enjoy it, and take our time —it just makes it more pleasant when you’re not rushing.
3:30 p.m. Choose clothes for music-video shoot for Trespassing‘s second single, ”Never Close Our Eyes”
I don’t want to give anything away, but the jacket I tried on was fierce, I’ll say that. [Laughs] I was on the phone with the video director the night before, talking about ideas and how we’re going to do it. There are a lot of layers to this video.
5:30 p.m. Film comedy bit for future Jimmy Kimmel segment
Basically, Kimmel producers found a really horrible, nasty tweet someone wrote about me and I read it into the camera for them. [Laughs] They’re saving them from various guests for something in the future.
5:45 p.m. Sound check for Kimmel
I hold back as much as possible because I don’t want to waste my voice. I could see fans peeking through the fence to the outdoor stage. It was really cute. They were just cheering, rooting us on.
6:30 p.m. Meet with management about European summer tour with Queen
[Remaining Queen members] Brian [May] and Roger [Taylor] said to me, ”We think Freddie [Mercury, right] would have gotten a kick out of you. You guys have a lot in common, and I think he’d be happy to see this.” There’s a very paternal energy there.
8 p.m. Outdoor Kimmel concert starts
All the songs I performed — including ”Never Close Our Eyes,” ”Naked Love,” ”Broken English,” and ”Cuckoo” — were new. After we wrote ”Naked Love” and recorded it, I realized that you could sing a bit of Crystal Waters’ ”100% Pure Love” in the bridge. It made me smile, so I did that during the show. I think nostalgia is fun.
8:30 p.m. Postshow cocktails
A little whiskey, a little Maker’s Mark. My family and friends were there.
10 p.m. After-after-party at his Hollywood Hills home
We ordered some Thai food — coconut curry, tom kha gai soup, chicken satay, fried rice — and had a couple of drinks. It was relaxed and cool, sort of an impromptu party. I had maybe four drinks total, so there was a little hangover in the morning.