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February 24, 2015

 
 
BRYAN ADAMS ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES FOR RECKLESS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Multiplatinum-selling recording artist, Bryan Adams, will be plugging in once again and hitting the road in America with his full band starting in April to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic rock album, Reckless.

Tickets on sale now at the usual ticket and box office locations.

SEE TOUR DATES HERE


February 22, 2015

 
 
BRYAN ROCKED OTTAWA FRIDAY NIGHT


February 19, 2015

 
 
Bryan Adams shows Halifax fans he's got plentry of rock in him.
Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams plays to thousands of fans at Scotiabank Centre on Wednesday night.

It’s not hard to see why Bryan Adams’ album Reckless has stood the test of time.

The legendary Canadian rocker can still belt out its many hits just like he did in 30 years ago.

Thousands of fans piled into the Scotiabank Centre Wednesday night to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, and what they got was a roaring performance that felt impossibly personal in the 11,000-seat arena.

The first half of the show was dedicated to Reckless, kicking off with the song of the same name, which ironically never made it onto the album.

“I can tell you right now, I don’t know where that 30 years went,” the 55-year-old Adams told the audience just after finishing “Run To You.”

Adams’ fourth studio album was released in 1984, and although I wasn’t even born until four years later, the memorable rock anthems from Reckless became staples of my youth.

The iconic “Summer of 69” was one of the first songs I learned on guitar, and the surefire sing-along is still a tune I will whip out while sitting around a campfire.

Just as my parents danced to “Heaven” at their wedding, the power ballad was also a mainstay slow jam of my junior high dances in early 2000s.

Reckless has brought people together. Its timelessness has brought generations together.

That was on full display at the Scotiabank Centre, where a young woman mouthed along with the words to “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” as an older woman clutched her hand.

The same folks who would have worn acid wash jeans to his concerts in the 1980s were pulling out their cellphones, capturing videos to immortalize the show.

Cellphone flashlights also replaced lighters during “Heaven,” as an older couple stepped away from their seats for a slow dance.

The Ontario-born singer switched up the album’s original track order, although it wouldn’t have mattered what order the songs were played, as each tune felt just as infectious as the last.

There was plenty of audience interaction, with Adams tapping the thousands of voices for several boisterous sing-alongs.

“I love it when you sing,” said Adams candidly after finishing “Heaven” to a deafening round of applause.

Adams, wearing a no-frills long sleeve black T shirt and pants, even stopped the show briefly to sign a fan’s album.

“Operator get me Halifax, Nova Scotia,” he sang during “Long Gone,” hailing an uproar from the crowd. The audience was also treated to a few other songs that didn’t make it onto the album, including the upbeat “Boys Night Out” and an acoustic version of “Let Me Down Easy,” originally written for Stevie Nicks.

photo: Jeff Harper

HALIFAX METRO NEWS


February 17, 2015

 
 
Bryan performs at The Joint in Tulsa, OK April 14th.
The Reckless 30th Anniversary Concert takes place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma April 14th.

Tickets on public sale February 19th.

BA Member presage ends February 18th 10pm. Details here for Fanclub Memberships: https://www.bryanadams.com/index.php?target=store&subtarget=catalog&id_categories=32

HARD ROCK TICKETS


February 16, 2015
 
RECKLESS ANNIVERSARY SHOW APRIL 17TH ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Bryan and band will be performing at the VZW Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Atlanta, Georgia April 17th. Tickets on sale February 20th at 10:00am.

BA Member pre-sale begins Feb 18th at 10am. http://www.vzwamp.com/events/

ATLANTA TICKETS


February 13, 2015

 
 
Bryan Adams in Concert on PBS
Bryan Adams in Concert will air on Great Performances premiering March 2nd on PBS.

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter shares an evening of his rock classics in Bryan Adams in Concert, coming to Great Performances in March on PBS. Among the hit songs in the special are “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ‘69,” and “All for Love.”

With his distinctive vocals, Canadian born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has been one of the most successful international performers in contemporary rock music, selling over 65 million records in a career that has spanned more than three decades. Adams rose to fame with his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbours album included the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Adams current album, Tracks of My Years, is his first studio release in six years, and features a wide range of musical styles reflective of a time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B. Great Performances captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, performing favorites from the new album as well as his own chart-topping hits. The performance – including “Here I Am,” “Summer of ‘69,” “Heaven,” and “Straight from the Heart” — was filmed at Toronto’s Elgin Theater in July 2014, and marks the singer’s PBS debut.

Bryan Adams in Concert will air on Great Performances in March on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.)



PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES


February 04, 2015
 
Reckless 30th Anniversary USA dates to be confirmed in April
The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK has just confirmed a full band show April 14th. Tickets on sale February 19th.

Bryan and band will perform a weeks worth of shows, details which will be announced soon.

BA Member presales to be announced shortly.

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January 28, 2015

 
 
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Congratulations to Bryan for two Music Express Awards Nominations!

Vote for Bryan in the categories of Top Compilation Release for 'Reckless 30th' and TOP Male Vocalist.

Best Male Vocalist: http://themusicexpress.ca/top-male-vocalist-2015-music-exp…/

Top Compilation Release: http://themusicexpress.ca/top-compilation-release-2015-music-express-awards/

Vote until February 18th and vote for Bryan often!

MUSIC EXPRESS VOTING


January 27, 2015

 
 
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Bryan has been nominated for Artist of the Year at The JUNO Awards !

The JUNOS air live on CTV in Canada March 15th from Hamilton, Ontario.

Congratulations Bryan !

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January 13, 2015

 
 
Bryan kicked off Canadian Reckless Anniversary Tour in Victoria January 12th.
What: Bryan Adams
When: Monday
Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

Rating: 4.5/5

Thirty years: That’s how long it has been since Bryan Adams first unleashed Reckless on the world.

Thirty seconds: That’s the length of time it took for the 6,916 fans gathered Monday night to realize the 30th anniversary tour celebrating the album in its entirety was going to be one heck of a special evening.

Adams, 55, opened his sold-out Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre concert with the song Reckless, a dusty rarity that hasn’t seen the light of day in decades. Though the title track was left off the finished 10-song album, Adams scored points for including it during what was the kick-off to 15 dates in Canada. But in all honesty, he also deserves credit for keeping his forays into the world of the B-side fleeting on this night.

That was for the better, to be frank: As much as rarities Reckless, The Boys Night Out, and Let Me Down Easy — which was initially written for Stevie Nicks, and eventually covered by The Who’s Roger Daltrey — were interesting from a historical perspective, they nearly messed with the Reckless vibe. In a wise move, Adams tinkered with the running order of the studio album on this night, which allowed the unreleased songs to come in and out of the set without much bother, leaving the hits to occupy their own territory.

Genius move. By mixing the order in which 1984 classic unfurled, Adams gave the best of Reckless — Summer of ’69, Heaven, Kids Wanna Rock, It’s Only Love, Somebody and Run to You, natch — their proper moments in the sun. And what moments they were.

Heaven (a power-ballad gem) and Kids Wanna Rock (a barn-burning rock ’n’ roll workout) showcased separate sides of the Adams coin. He’s akin to a utility baseball player in that he does everything well; that said, he does a few things — the heartfelt ballad and the straight-ahead rocker — better than most musicians his age.

“Hey Victoria,” Adams said at the frost opportunity to chat, to a drowning roar from the audience. “Nice to be back.”

The lovably raspy voice of his, which on a few occasions couldn’t replicate the Reckless sound of 30 years ago, was in fine shape. He’s older, and so are a large majority of his fans. But when the arena as a whole, from Adams and his band to the fans occupying the seats, sang along to Summer of ’69, that long, lasting relationship was a blessing. At certain points, it was like hanging out with someone you’ve known for too many years to count.

That his 86-year-old mother was there in the front row to see her son succeed made it all the more special.

That it has been 30 years since the release of Reckless, the fourth and arguably most important record of Adams’s career, wasn’t lost on anyone. But the audience gathered to see the Vancouver-raised performer didn’t forget about the new and relatively new stuff, either.

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You was a torch song sing-along of the top-shelf variety, while Can’t Stop This Thing We Started was its expected awesome self, and the recipient of another sing-along.

That’s how Adams operates when he’s rolling: One hit after another, from a variety of decades and in a variety of styles. And though the concert was in progress at press time — Adams does plays for hours and hours, after all — if our intel was correct, and he played the expected handful of covers, classics, and Can-rock gems, there is no reason not to call him one of the best ever, at least where rockers with hearts of gold are concerned.

mdevlin@timescolonist.com
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