On Tour: Bryan Adams

No matter what type of music is trendy at the moment, Bryan Adams is still relevant, still revered, and still rockin’.


At age 56, Bryan Adams is still a force to be reckoned with. The Canadian-born singer, songwriter, and photographer had been shelling songs since 1983, and his raspy voice and pop-kissed hits continues to resonate with fans. One of the best-selling artists of all time, Adams has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.

His newest effort, Get Up!, marks his 17th album. Hitting the road for his 17th tour, as well, Adams stops in St. Louis to play the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. With 69 singles under his belt, he has a vast catalogue to choose from. Yet, certain hits are bound to find themselves on this year’s set list. Mega hits like “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ’69,” and the über-popular “Heaven” are just some of the great tunes that will undoubtedly be played.

Adams’ song, “Everything I Do (I Do for You),” is one of the best-selling singles of all time. That’s quite an accomplishment. Adams has always been true to his style of straightforward, pop-laced rock ’n’ roll. He has survived the turning of the musical tides many times, always managing to ride the wave of success. He has always been in style.

Outside of music, he excels at photography, having held many photo exhibits. He is also the head of the Bryan Adams Foundation, which focuses on bringing educational opportunities to children around the world. The fund is mostly financed by Adams himself.

Singer, songwriter, photographer, Grammy winner, and philanthropist, Adams has achieved success beyond his wildest dreams, and continues to give back. He is grateful for his success. His legions of fans are very loyal; no matter what type of music is trendy at the moment, Bryan Adams is still relevant, still revered, and still rockin’. | Marc Farr

Bryan Adams plays St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre box office, or the artist’s website. All U.S. tour dates are listed below.

09.07 | The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn
09.09 | Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna VA
09.10 | Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT
09.11 | Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
09.13 | Covelli Centre, Youngstown OH
09.14-15 | FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island, Chicago
09.16 | Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
09.17 | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis
09.18 | U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids IA

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Marc Farr is the Live Music & Assignments Editor of PLAYBACK:stl. He's so invaluable to us, we've nicknamed him Mr. Music. Reach out if you have coverage ideas! "I know it's only rock and roll...but I like it!"
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