Multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic rock album, Reckless. Promoted by Live Nation, the Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour will kick off on April 11th in Houston, Texas at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, before hitting cities throughout the U.S., including New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and more. Tickets go on sale starting February 28th at livenation.com. A complete list of tour dates is below.
Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th anniversary of Reckless — a deluxe version of which was released in November 2014 featuring exclusive expanded bonus material — but also his endless catalogue of rock classics. Originally released in 1984, Reckless produced a record six huge hits: “Run to You,” “Kids Wanna Rock,” “Somebody,” “Summer of ’69,” “One Night Love Affair” and “It’s Only Love,” a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Adams his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with “Heaven,” as well as a Diamond Award for over a million copies sold in Canada. The album was the turning point in Adams’ career, resulting in his hugely successful World Wide in ’85 Tour.
As Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold upward of 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Adams has also been nominated for — and won —several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame.
PBS is currently airing a concert featuring Adams on its acclaimed program, Great Performances (check local listings). 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 Theatre in July 2014 and marks the singer’s PBS debut. “Bryan Adams in Concert” will air on Great Performances on PBS. Check local listings for air times.
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Sat Apr 11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale Feb. 28)
Sun Apr 12 Dallas, TX Allen Event Center (on sale Feb. 28)
Tue Apr 14 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock
Wed Apr 15 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Fri Apr 17 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Sat Apr 18 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater (on sale Feb. 28)
Sat May 16 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Arena (on sale TBA)
Mon May 18 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Resort & Casino Amphitheater (on sale TBA)
Tue May 19 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre (on sale TBA)
Wed May 20 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (on sale TBA)
Fri May 22 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)
Sat May 23 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)
Fri Jun 19 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale TBA)
Sat Jun 20 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Mon Jun 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre (on sale TBA)
Thu Jun 25 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheater At Fontanel
Fri Jun 26 Greenville, SC Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre
Sat Jun 27 Charleston, SC Family Circle Tennis Center
Thu Jul 23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale TBA)
Fri Jul 24 Cleveland, OH Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (on sale TBA)
Sat Jul 25 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion (on sale TBA)
Tue Jul 28 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
Wed Jul 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (on sale TBA)
Thu Jul 30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale TBA)
Sat Aug 1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale TBA)
Author: Buddy Iahn
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