Fans of "American Idol" runner up Adam Lambert flocked to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio Friday, hoping to secure tickets for his first concert in the Coachella Valley, which is set for Feb. 27.
Hundreds of fans lined up outside the casino starting at 6 a.m., and more than 1,000 tickets were sold since they became available at 10 a.m., said Ciara Coyle, a Fantasy Springs spokeswoman.
The hotel has already sold out its rooms for the weekend, according to Coyle.
"This kind of response to an artist slated to perform at Fantasy Springs has never happened," Coyle said, adding that fans will be flying in from all over the world to attend the concert.
One person called from Taiwan to purchase tickets, she said.
Coyle also attributed the high number of sales to a buzz on Twitter about Lambert's 28th birthday.
Lambert lost to Kris Allen on "American Idol" last May.
Lambert, who after the "Idol" competition revealed he is gay, sparked controversy at the recent American Music Awards for a sexually suggestive performance.