One of my all-time favourite recording artists just announced another tour of Australia! Bryan Adams is doing a gig down at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday April 20 next year performing all the hits and more! What’s a bet I revive my complete bogan headbanging technique as soon as I hear the first line to this…
will tour on his native Canadian soil this year after announcing approximately three months of touring commencing in April at St. John’s Newfoundland and ending on June 22 at Winnipeg Manitoba.
It’s been 20 years since Adams toured his homeland, this time he’s as excited as ever saying via Twitter “Excited about the Canadian tour! 20 years since the last cross country tour. (have done lots of Cdn tours, but not like this, coast to coast).” TheAussieWord wishes him well for the tour – am still recovering from the Melbourne gig only a few months ago.
Seeing as Bryan Adams is still in our beautiful country, I thought it be nice to post a couple of flashback videos to compliment his Bare Bones tour! He conquered Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and is now performing in Brisbane as this post goes to air tonight…
Bryan Adams – Do I Have To Say The Words
|Bryan Adams with harmonica and guitar for Melbourne’s Palais Theatre crowd
Bryan Adams gave the crowd something to remember last Thursday night with an amazing Bare Bones Tour performance at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. I was lucky enough to watch from the very front row with an extremely vocal Melbourne crowd! Adams delivered all the hits we know and love, plus a few rarities that took the audience by surprise – for example, the hit Please Forgive Me, which Adams performed in its original format, followed by a very country and western twang! The crowd loved it!
The Palais crowd also heard Bryan perform other hits such as Do I Have To Say The Words, Cuts Like A Knife, Straight From The Heart, Run To You, Everything I Do I Do It For You and Adams greatest rock anthem Summer of ’69. Gary Breit did a tremendous job on keyboards, hitting the right chord at the right time. Adams interacted with the crowd, took a request and engaged with fans who clapped and cheered through every song. The acoustics at the Palais were second to none, a defining sound that streamed crystal clear pitches – Bryan even gave his personal thumbs up for one of Melbourne’s oldest venues saying the sounds the theatre produced were perfect! An amazing night and very up close and personal encounter with one of the world’s biggest rock acts. Yep, he’s still got it!
Here is theaussieword’s exclusive photo reel from the Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour 2011.
Photographs: Brian Peel
Copyright theaussieword 2011
The countdown is on. I have front and centre row tickets for Bryan Adams on September 15 at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. Take a listen to Bryan Adams as he talks about his new album Bare Bones with snippets from his latest Tour. Let’s Make A Night To Remember…
Bryan Adams talks Bare Bones