Sunday, February 15, 2015

 Bryan Adams hitting the Fox Theatre in April, PBS special to air in March

Rock superstar Bryan Adams, will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album, ‘Reckless’. Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of 'Reckless’ – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.
Since its release in 1984, ‘Reckless’ has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "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 Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The album was the turning point in Adams' career, as his music opened up new countries, resulting in his hugely successful World Wide in '85 Tour.
As Canada's best known ambassador, Bryan 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 been nominated for, and won several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy's, has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley's Square of Fame.

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 THIRTEEN'S 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.)
The musical program follows:
Run To You
Here I Am
Any Time at All
God Only Knows
The Only Thing that Looks Good on Me is You
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Cuts Like a Knife
She Knows Me
When You're Gone
Summer of '69
18 'Til I Die
I Thought I'd Seen Everything
It's Only Love
You've Been a Friend to Me
C'mon Everybody
Straight from the Heart
All for Love               
The multi-faceted Bryan Adams -- singer, songwriter, acclaimed photographer -- has been one of the most successful figures in the world of rock music.  The Grammy Award winning artist has toured six continents, garnered 21 top 10 hits, earned nominations for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
Adams has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation.    He has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canada's Walk of Fame and in 2011 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET and Pivotal Media Inc., Bryan Adams in Concert is directed for television by David Horn and produced by Mitch Owgang. For Great Performances, Bill O'Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer. 
Great Performances is funded by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Irene Diamond Fund, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, and PBS.  
Visit Great Performances Online at for additional information about this and other programs.

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