|Bryan Adams announces first cross-Canada tour in 20 years|
|Tuesday, 06 March 2012 00:00|
Bryan Adams has finally set his sights on a Canadian tour - and he has 20/20/20 vision.
Bryan and his band will play 20 shows in 20 cities from Newfoundland to British Columbia this spring and summer on his first national trek in over 20 years. His last big Canadian tour "Straight from the Heart" was 1992's Waking Up the World tour.
Adams’ three-stage tour kicks off April 11 in St. John’s and covers six cities in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. In May, he hits Ontario for seven shows, including a May 3 gig at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In June, he wraps up with seven more shows in the West, ending with a June 22 concert in Winnipeg.
"It’s a killer new production that they have been working with and an evening of hits all night long by one of Canada’s greatest singers and entertainers", says Paul Haagenson of Live Nation. "An incredible legacy in one night."
Unlike his sold-out solo acoustic shows of the past few decades, Adams is touring with his longtime crack band that includes guitarist Keith Scott, drummer Mickey Curry, keyboardist Gary Breit and bassist Norm Fisher.
Fans can expect a set list full of hits from throughout his multi-platinum career including 'Cuts Like a Knife', 'Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started', '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' and perhaps even his recent No. 1 dance track collaboration with the UK’s Loverush, 'Tonight in Babylon'.
The tour will be preceded by an EP that includes this tune and others due for March 5 digital release in Canada.
"He’s been doing a bare bones version of the single and there is a rock version, too, but I won’t make any promises", says manager Bruce Allen.
"Bryan’s been on my a-- about putting together a cross-Canada tour for a long time, really been driving it. He’s been doing the bare bones and really liking it, but we did a full band tour of the UK and he loved it. He’s also been reading about the rising ticket prices and wanted to see us offer a $20 bottom price to fans. It works great with the whole first cross-Canada tour in 20 years of 20 cities idea".
Adams’ last local performance earned gleaming reviews across all media outlets as he proved time and time again that he possesses not only one of the best rock voices in Canadian music history but also a tendency to enjoy cutting loose a lot more when he’s plugged in and turned up.
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Credit(s): Darrly Sterdan -The Toronto Sun, Stuart Derdeyn -The Province (Article), Livenation (Image)