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November 21, 2014

 
 
Fans Travel to UK Reckless Gigs in Support of MS
Teresa Bowers and her friend Lynn are currently trekking to most of Bryan's UK gigs - and they are doing so in support of the Mercia MS Therapy Centre - of which Lynn is a patient.

You can follow their blog, check out their gallery and read about their concert adventures each day. Follow along on tour and if possible, make a donation to reach their goal of £2000 for Multiple Sclerosis.

MS CONCERT BLOG


November 20, 2014

 
 
New Song, 'Too Hot To Handle' Premier on Mashable
Check out the song premier of "Too Hot To Handle" from Bryan Adams' new deluxe re-release of Reckless, as well as his exclusive interview on Mashable now!

You'll find Too Hot To Handle plus 6 more previously unreleased tracks on the brand new Reckless 30th Anniversary available in stores and on Amazon and iTunes now.

BA SONG PREMIER ON MASHABLE


November 15, 2014
 
Interview with The Independent UK
Bryan chats to The Independent about his musical beginnings, vegan diet, his portraits of wounded servicemen, and perhaps one or two things you did not know about Bryan Adams!

Read here:

THE INDEPENDENT


November 14, 2014

 
 
Bryan chats with CNN at Somerset House Exhibition
CNN's Christine Amanpour chatted with Bryan as well as Mark Ormrod - one of the veterans captured in Wounded: The Legacy Of War at the Gallery opening of the Photo Exhibit at Somerset House earlier this week.

Watch the CNN interview now.


CNN INTERVIEW


November 14, 2014

 
 
Bryan kicked off Reckless Anniversary Tour in Nottingham Nov 13th.
Bryan kicked off his Reckless Anniversary Tour in the UK last night. Read the review in today's Nottingham Post by Nick Parkhouse .

Photo by Laura Patterson
Read article and view gallery below.

NOTTINGHAM POST


November 14, 2014

 
 
WOUNDED: The Legacy of War Interview for Kaltblut Magazine
Bryan Adams may be best known as the singer, Adams has proved to be the master of visual arts, capturing stunning shots of musicians, actors or models. When he is not plucking guitar strings, you will most probably find him in the studio picking the right lens for the next photo shoot. In his last book “Exposed” Adams photographed everyone from Mickey Rourke to the Queen of England to his most recent book “Wounded – The Legacy of War” dedicated to wounded British soldiers.

He started as a singer-songwriter who has received countless other awards, and Adams is a master at taking people on a musical journey, but when his photographs take centre stage, the path being navigated is one of visual connections, sometimes harsh and shocking; sometimes whimsical and witty. Wounded: The Legacy of War – Photographs by Bryan Adams! An exhibition from 12 November 2014 – 25 January 2015 at Somerset House, London WC2!

Read rest of article and see images in Kaltblut Magazine

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November 12, 2014

 
 
Prince Harry attends opening of Wounded Exhibit in London
Prince Harry honored Britains Armistice Day with a visit to Bryan's photo exhibition at London's grand Somerset House November 11th.

The gallery exhibit is open to the public starting today and runs through January 25th.

Photo by TIM P. WHITBY/KEN GOFF ROTA/GOFF/SPLASH NEWS ONLINE
Read full article as see NBC News slideshow on People.com


PEOPLE.COM EXCLUSIVE


November 12, 2014

 
 
WOUNDED EXHIBIT AT SOMERSET HOUSE
An exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams of young British servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries opens today at Somerset House in London. Featuring over 30 portraits on public display for the first time in the UK, the startling series honours the war heroes of today and highlights the plight of wounded personnel. The exhibition is on now through January 25, 2015.

The exhibition will have free entry but proceeds from a coffee table book of the exhibition will go to BLESMA, Blind Veterans UK, Combat Stress, SSAFA and War Child.

SOMERSET HOUSE


November 11, 2014

 
 
WOUNDED: The Legacy of War Exhibit at Somerset House London
Bryan Adams' heart-stopping images of wounded British solders go on show at Somerset House November 12th. Taken over the course of four years, the portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war.

Watch the video as Bryan talks about his military tribute and how his book of young wounded servicemen came about.

Read the article and see the gallery of images, Within the book, each man shares unflinching accounts of their life-changing injuries.




THE INDEPENDENT


November 07, 2014

 
 
Choir! Choir! Choir! sings Summer of 69
Toronto based group Choir! Choir! Choir! did a fantastic tribute of 'Summer of 69' in celebration of Bryan's birthday this past Wednesday. Watch and enjoy!


Summer Of 69 by Choir! Choir! Choir!


November 04, 2014

 
 
30th Anniversary of Reckless today!
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Bryan's Rock Album, 'RECKLESS'. The iconic album spawned six hit singles including Run To You, Somebody, Heaven and Summer of 69.

Reckless will be re-released on November 10th UK/EU & November 24th in USA & Canada with seven previously unreleased tracks including the never-before-heard title track, 'Reckless'. Listen to the World Premier starting 9am PST November 5th on VEVO.


LISTEN NOW ON VEVO!


October 31, 2014

 
 
WEAR YOUR MUSIC BRACELET FLASH SALE NOVEMBER 4TH
One day only flash sale happens this Tuesday! Bryan has donated used guitar strings to Wear Your Music Guitar String Bracelet Charity Project and you can buy a unique guitar string bracelet at 10% off. 24

Hour sale starts at 12:05am ET on Nov. 4th only. Use code BADAMS10 at checkout.

Profits to Nordoff Robbins - Music Transforming Lives. Music meets fashion and charity.

Visit WEAR YOUR MUSIC to check out bracelets now!



WEAR YOUR MUSIC


October 17, 2014
 
Exposed Photo Exhibition opens in Portugal
Stars ‘Exposed’ in Bryan Adams photography exhibition in Cascais

Until the first of February next year the Cascais Cultural Centre will be hosting a photography exhibition by renowned Canadian singer Bryan Adams.

Under the title ‘Exposed’ the exhibition features a number of well-known artists that have been snapped by the chart-topping photography enthusiast, among them Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and the late Amy Winehouse.
Adams, who spent part of his childhood in Cascais, is probably best known for his musical hits such as Everything I do (I Do It For You), Summer of 69 and Heaven, but he is also, in fact, an acclaimed photographer.
Organised by the D. Luis I foundation, the exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday night at 9pm and is open every week, Tuesday through to Sunday, from 10am till 6pm, until next February.

PORTUGAL NEWS ONLINE


October 16, 2014

 
 
Second Show in Montreal Canada added . On sale tomorrow
Tickets on sale at noon October 17th for 2nd show in Montreal February 23rd.

BUY TICKETS


October 16, 2014

 
 
Bryan performed on BBC The One Show
Bryan appeared on BBC's The One Show yesterday. Bryan performed Any Time At All and C'mon Everybody and joined fellow guest Graham Norton on the couch.

UK viewers - watch the episode online now.


THE ONE SHOW EPISODE


October 14, 2014
 
Interview with fan, Inigo Ramirez-Escudero
Bryan chats with long time fan, Inigo Ramirez-Escudero ahead of the Tracks of My Years release.

Part 1
http://inigorec.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/bryan-adams-interview-part-1-talks.html
Part 2
http://inigorec.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/bryan-adams-interview-part-2-talks.html

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October 09, 2014
 
Bryan brings his Reckless Anniversary Tour to HALIFAX, N.S.
By popular demand BRYAN is returning to the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax February 18th! Tickets go on sale October 25 at 10am.

An exclusive PREMIUM BA Club Member Pre-sale starts Tuesday Oct 14th at 10am. A Facebook Pre-sale begins at 2pm and runs through Oct 24 at 10pm. Ticket link and Password will be revealed on Bryan Adams Official Facebook page when pre-sale begins.

Don't miss your chance to see the Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour!

Each online transaction will also receive a CD of Bryan’s brand new album, Tracks Of My Years!

BUY TICKETS


October 09, 2014
 
Second Reckless 30th Anniversary Show added in Montreal Feb 23rd.
Reckless 30th Anniversary Concert in Montreal Feb 27 is SOLD OUT!

Due to overwhelming demand, BRYAN has added a 2nd Montreal Show at the Bell Center on February 23rd! Tickets go on sale October 17th at Noon.

An Exclusive BA Member Presale starts this Saturday Oct. 11th at 10am. Bryan's Facebook Presale starts at 2pm Saturday and runs through Oct 16 at 5pm. Password and ticket link will be revealed on Bryan Adams Official Facebook page when pre-sale begins.

Each online transaction will also receive a CD of Bryan’s brand new album, Tracks Of My Years!

EVENKO TICKETS


October 08, 2014
 
BRYAN RETURNS TO TOP OF CANADIAN ALBUM CHARTS
Bryan's new album Tracks of My Years debuts at #1 on the Canadian SoundScan Charts!

(Wednesday, 08 October 2014 – Toronto, ON) – Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams’ first studio album in more than six years, Tracks Of My Years has debuted atop Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Album Chart with near 14,000 sales in its first week of release. A diverse collection of time honoured classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Tracks Of My Years was released on September 30 through Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company.

Co-produced by Adams, David Foster and Bob Rock, Tracks Of My Years includes ten cover songs featuring a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry’s ‘Rock & Roll Music’, Ray Charles’ ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ to the Beatles’ ‘Any Time At All’. The album also includes a brand new track, ‘She Knows Me’ co-written with his long-time writing partner Jim Vallance.




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October 07, 2014
 
Tracks of My Years Interview - ABC News
Bryan Adams' new album, Tracks of My Years, his first studio effort in six years, is out this week, and it features the Canadian singer/songwriter taking a walk down memory lane to revisit some of the great songs of his youth. He's also revisiting his youth via the album's seriously embarrassing cover photo, which shows a 16-year-old Adams sporting some unbelievably long, pure 1970s hair.

"My hair is way down past my nipples," he laughs. "I was really into hard rock back then. I still am into hard rock, but particularly then, because it was the time, you know. It was 1975. I was into Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and a lot of other hard rock, of course, and I looked like one of the roadies that fell off one of the buses, you know?"

While hard rock may be Bryan's preferred music genre from that era, Tracks of My Years mostly features pop and pop-rock hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s. The concept came from one of the producers, David Foster, and at first, Adams didn't want to do it, because he was afraid he couldn't bring anything new to classics by legends like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys. But his other producer, Bob Rock, talked him into it.

"He said, 'Look, you got a great opportunity to have a record deal in America again, and why don't you just do it and have some fun? If it doesn't work out, don't put it out,'" recalls Bryan. "[And so I said], 'That's a good idea. So, let's just go have some fun.' And that's what happened."

Adams and his producers came up with about 40 songs that they then whittled down to the final track listing, which in addition to songs by the Fab Four, Dylan and The Beach Boys, but also The Association, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Manhattans and Chuck Berry.

"It was just a sort of process of just elimination, and you could tell almost instantly whether a song was working, within the first verse," Bryan says of the process, which took about three months, spread over two years. "And generally what I would do was I'd go out and sit on a microphone...with a guitar, and I would just start playing the song and singing it. And, if within that first few chords it started to sound like something, someone would come...and say, 'OK, that's good. Let's do this!'"

What he's ended up with, Adams says, is an album that isn't actually made up of songs that he was personally connected to. Instead, it features tunes that mimic the genre-blurring that he experienced growing up listening to AM radio, where anything that was a hit was played, no matter what type of music it was.

"AM radio was kind of king," he tells ABC News Radio. "And I used to have a little transistor radio, which was kind of my escape [from] the world. I would wait in anticipation for what the next song was gonna be on the radio. It was really exciting. So, doing this record, I kind of kept thinking about, 'It's OK to do a variety of different things here,' because even if these songs weren't songs that I were necessarily inspired by, they were around at the time when I decided music was what I wanted to do, and it's what AM radio was doing at the time too."

Along with the cover versions, Tracks of My Years features one original new song, called "She Knows Me," which is the album's first single. Why put a brand-new song in among the oldies? Adams says, candidly, "Because, according to my manager and according to the record company, it's very difficult to get cover songs played. So, better to give an original song to kick off the record. And I'm quite happy with that."

Bryan, who'll release a 30th anniversary edition of his breakthrough album, Reckless, later this year, says he's just hoping he doesn't catch too much flak for Tracks of My Years.

"I hope that I've done justice to the tracks, because it was a leap of faith to put myself in this position, 'cause I know I'm opening myself up to rocket fire," he jokes. "So, you know, I'm trying to keep my head down!"

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


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October 07, 2014
 
Bryan Chats to Q104.3 Radio in New York
Bryan chats to Jonathan Clarke on New York's Q104.3 Classic Rock Radio. Watch the interview now.

WATCH INTERVIEW NOW ON Q1043


October 04, 2014
 
BRYAN PERFORMS TONIGHT ON WETTEN DASS IN GERMANY
Tune into tonight Germany! Bryan performs his new song, "She Knows Me" on Wetten Dass ..?. Show starts at 8:15 pm. Check your local television listings for station details.

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September 30, 2014

 
 
Pre-Order Reckless 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions now on Amazon and iTunes
Reckless 30th Anniversary Editions are now available to pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. The release will be available in stores Nov. 10th in UK/EU and Nov. 24th in Canada and USA.

Both the Deluxe and Super Deluxe packages will be available to order here at bryanadams.com early November at a specially discounted price for BA Club Members.

Amazon – Deluxe 2CD
- includes 2014 remaster, bonus tracks plus Live at Hammersmith Odeon.
http://smarturl.it/BARecklessCD

Amazon – Super Deluxe
- disc set includes 2014 remaster and bonus tracks, the Hammersmith Odeon live gig and DVD of the Reckless movie.
http://smarturl.it/BryanAdamsReckless

iTunes
http://smarturl.it/BARecklessiTunes

RECKLESS ON AMAZON


September 30, 2014

 
 
Enter to win tickets and Meet & Greet from Universal Music UK
Fancy meeting Bryan on his upcoming tour in the UK? Universal Music is choosing two lucky fans to meet Bryan in London or Manchester in November. Just drop your details in below and winners will be chosen 6th October, the release date for ‘Tracks Of My Years’.



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September 30, 2014

 
 
Tracks Of My Years out September 30th
Bryan's new album, Tracks of My Years available on iTunes, Amazon and retail outlets now. Check your local amazon store or order from Bryan's official website: http://bit.ly/1rIEC0T and on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TracksMyYearsDlx

Tracks Of My Years is his first studio album in more than six years with a collection of classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, includes a brand new track, “She Knows Me” co-written with Jim Vallance.

The new CD is available as an 11 song Standard Version and Deluxe 16 song compilation.

Buy Tracks Deluxe Edition now


September 25, 2014

 
 
Check out PINTEREST for lyric cards and song sneak peak
You can find some great lyric cards and a sneak peak of songs for TracksOfMyYears on Pinterest … check this out!

TRACK ON PINTEREST


September 25, 2014

 
 
Bryan Live at Bush Hall - NEW on Spotify Sessions
Listen to “Run To You”, “She Knows Me” & more from Bryan’s recent Live At Bush Hall performance on Spotify Sessions now. Coming soon in Canada.

SPOTIFY: BRYAN ADAMS


September 25, 2014

 
 
Bryan Surprise Performance at the Bliss Ball in Toronto last Saturday
Bryan Adams, one of Canada’s most beloved stars, wowed the crowd as he took the stage in a surprise performance at The Dilawri Foundation’s Bliss Ball this past Saturday. The astonished audience—having already been serenaded by jazz-pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky, and given a standing ovation to piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Bouchard—were thrilled when Adams took the stage and started an impressive set with his classic hit “Run to You”.

In a further show of generosity, Adams agreed to personally serenade two members of the audience by singing “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” – thereby raising an additional donation of $30,000. The successful evening of fundraising, with all proceeds going to The Patient Amenities Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), ended on a high note when the audience flooded the dance floor to the strains of “Summer of ’69.”

Bryan is pictured above with members of the Dilawri family and Canadian country star Shania Twain. Photo George Pimentel


Full Article HERE


September 24, 2014
 
Anytime At All live from Bush Hall in London
BRYAN Sings The Beatles' Any Time At All - Live at Bush Hall to celebrate his covers album, Tracks Of My Years.

Watch Bryan's performance of "Any Time At All" from the Times/Spotify Sessions taped in front of a live audience at Bush Hall in London late July.

ANYTIME AT ALL at BUSH HALL


September 23, 2014

 
 
ELMORE MAGAZINE Exclusive: "I Can't Stop Loving You"
Music News September 22, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Adams Shares New Ray Charles Cover from Upcoming Album
Music News | September 22nd, 2014

In recent years, Bryan Adams has devoted more and more of his time to his award-winning photography. However, on September 30, Adams will release Tracks of My Years, his first studio album since 2008. Aside from one new original, the collection is made up of ten covers of songs from decades past that inspired a young Adams. The covers span a wide range of influences, from Smokey Robinson to Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry. “Radio was king when I was a teenager,” Adams said. “You’d hear McCartney’s ‘Admiral Halsey’ straight into ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’ by the Manhattans. Radio didn’t discriminate back then.” Informing Adams’ soul side, along with the Manhattans and Smokey Robinson, is Ray Charles. Among what was likely stiff competition from other Charles classics during the Tracks of My Years sessions (“Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time,” Adams said), Adams chose to record “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”

While you await the album’s September 30 release, check out Elmore’s review, and our exclusive stream of “I Can’t Stop Loving You”.

REVIEW BY IRA KANTOR

The youthful, long-haired Bryan Adams that appears on the cover of his latest album seems a total about-face from the spiky-haired, leather-clad incarnation that first lit up American airwaves more than 30 years ago. Yet without the former’s keen sense of rock and soul, you wouldn’t have the latter, the reckless rocker with the dynamite rasp who grabbed our attention in the first place.

Tracks of My Years, Adams’ first studio album in six years, is a scrapbook of musical memories that define the man and his tastes. Here, the Canadian legend’s influences run the gamut from the archetypal Beatles (“Any Time at All”) and Chuck Berry (“Rock And Roll Music”) to the genius of Ray Charles (“I Can’t Stop Loving You”) to the swoon of Smokey Robinson (“The Tracks of My Tears”).
But Adams’ goal here isn’t to duplicate the original recordings; rather, it’s to inject his “18 Til I Die” vigor into tunes that clearly inspired him to pick up his first six-string, play it until his fingers bled and get behind a microphone with the true passion of a rock star. Sure, the rasp may have gone down an octave over the years, but the musical fire inside Adams still burns strong.

Among these 16 tracks, a trio of highlights stands out. The first is Adams’ trippy yet comforting take on Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay,” a song that shows off the singer’s tender side. Next is the album’s one original, “She Knows Me,” a tune that easily fits into the ’60s world of peppy, three-minute singles. The last is a somber rendition of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Stripping the song of its original production values, leaving just voice and piano, Adams delivers a performance as lasting as Carl Wilson’s lingering tenor.

Thinking about his younger years has caused Bryan Adams to produce this keeper of an album. Like its cover, you’ll just want to let your hair down and soak up the sounds.

– Ira Kantor


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September 23, 2014

 
 
Music Radar Interview: Tracks
Music Radar chatted to Bryan recently to talk about Tracks of My Years and how some of the songs came to be.

Bryan Adams is taking a panoptical view of his life and career on a trio of upcoming recordings. For an album of brand-new material, slated for fall of 2015, he's recorded six songs with producer Jeff Lynne, the results of which have the Canadian superstar more than a little stoked. "I say this with great trepidation," he begins, "but if it turns out any better than it already has, it could be the best record I've ever done."

In November, Adams will celebrate the 30 anniversary of his breakthrough 1984 album Reckless by issuing a four-disc deluxe package of the set, complete with a newly remastered version of the original disc, a 1985 BBC concert, Reckless: The Movie, a Blu-ray audio disc and seven previously unreleased tracks.

Before then, however, Adams surveys his teenage years on what is hands-down one of 2014's brightest releases, Tracks Of My Years, due out September 30. Although the album contains one new original, a sterling Adams/Jim Valance composition called She Knows Me, the bulk of the record sees Adams paying homage to classic tunes he heard on the radio while growing up.

“I have this kind of thing where I consider the songs that I grew up with are kind of untouchable."

“AM radio was king in the ‘70s," Adams explains. "Back then, there was no discrimination between genres, so you’d get Ray Charles or a song like Kiss And Say Goodbye into The Beatles – easy. If it was a good song, it was gonna get played. So I just thought, ‘OK, let’s do songs that were on the AM radio and stick a picture of me on the cover from the time when I decided that music was what I was going to do.’”

Adams puts his own stamp on Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You, The Manhattans' Kiss And Say Goodbye and The Beatles' Any Time At All, along with 12 other radio gems (such as Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay, the Beach Boys' God Only Knows and The Association's Never My Love, among others), on Tracks Of My Years, which he produced with fellow Canadian hit makers David Foster and Bob Rock.

“I have this kind of thing where I consider the songs that I grew up with are kind of untouchable," Adams observes. "You wouldn’t even consider doing them because it would be sacrilegious." To that end, in some cases, Adams, Foster and Rock employed a more bare-bones approach to the new versions, with the emphasis on the singer's voice rather than an attempt at re-creating the production of the original recordings.

“What unified everything was my voice and the way I produced it," Adams notes. "The key was to not have anything on it. There’s no reverb, no echo – it’s raw and right in your face, off the microphone. It didn’t matter who produced it; I decided that my voice should have that quality of production throughout the record, and that’s what tied it all together. I'm really pleased with the results."

Tracks Of My Years will be released on September 30 in the US and Canada, and on October 6 in Europe and other territories. Adams discusses six songs from the set at music radar.com .


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September 23, 2014

 
 
Bryan talks to Parade about the upcoming albums, and the truth behind his famous love songs.
Bryan Adams, 54, is channeling some of the best songs in music history with his first new album in more than six years — Tracks of My Years, which will be released Sept. 30.

From Chuck Berry’s “Rock & Roll Music,” Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You” to the Beatles’ “Any Time At All,” Adams’ selection of hits is an ode to the songs that have inspired his career.

Adams, who is also an acclaimed photographer, talked to Parade about his new album, famous love songs, and more.

What do you think was the best decade in music?
“The ‘60s. There was so much great music and it was so innovative — there was the Beatles, the Stones, Woodstock, and Zeppelin — I can go on and on. The ‘70s were amazing, too. I actually thought maybe the ‘70s might have been the greatest, but it was only because I was sort of just waking up in the ‘70s to what music was for me.”

Which song on the new album has the most special meaning for you?
“‘God Only Knows.’ It’s a really hard song to sing because it’s such a touching lyric and melody. When I first sang it, you can probably hear it on my voice, I kind of lose it a little bit.”

Your voice sounds fantastic. How have you preserved it after all your years of touring?
“That’s really kind. Honestly, I don’t do anything, I just try to take care of myself. Sleep is a good thing. Eating well, sleeping well, being happy, doing what you love. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sing. I think everyone can sing — in the car or in the shower or singing to your kids — you can’t help yourself.”

You have two young daughters. How have they influenced your career?
“I surely know more nursery rhymes than I ever did! I can recite them all now, but it’s just all part of the big love.”

What was the first album you owned?
“Probably Rubber Soul by the Beatles.”

When did you know you wanted to be a singer?
“I knew I loved music quite early on — even before I was a teenager. My parents bought me a guitar when I was about 10 instead of a drum set, which was what I really wanted. I wanted to be a drummer and they weren’t going to have that — not in the house! So they gave me the antithesis of that, which was a flamenco classical guitar. Little did they know that it didn’t put me off, I just got into it. The cover of this album is actually a photograph of me when I was 15 and that was the time when I knew that music was what I was going to do by hook or by crook. I was going to get there.”

Your husky voice is one of the most recognizable in the industry. Did you recognize you had a special voice?
“I didn’t. However, I can remember one particular time when my friends and I were all together at a house that had a recording system and we set it up in a room and they said, ‘Ok, who’s going to sing?’ And there was this silence — nobody wanted to put their hand up, so I said, ‘I’ll sing.’ And after the song was recorded there was this other really awkward silence where it was like, did he just do that? And so I just got into it. I enjoyed it and I also figured out if I was going to survive and put stuff in the fridge, being a guitar player was not going to pay the rent because there are 50 guitar players for every singer. By singing I would definitely be able to pay my rent, so I got into it. I practiced and sang wherever I could and got any job to sing that I could. I was doing studio work and I can remember very distinctly one time a check came in for $500 and it was the most money I’d ever seen in my whole life. It was so difficult to fathom that I actually earned some money from doing something that I loved and that I could take my brother and my mom out for dinner and actually pay my rent that month. It was so cool.”

You’ve written some amazing love songs. What’s it like to know that so many couples dance to your songs at their weddings?
“It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? It’s a hell of an honor when someone decides that that’s what they want to do, but it’s not what the songs were written for — a lot of the songs were written for films and particular moments in those films, whether it be ‘Everything I Do’ or ‘Have You Ever Loved a Woman?’ or ‘All for Love.’ They wouldn’t have been written if it weren’t for films. Even ‘Heaven’ was written for a film.”

Tell us about your other passion: photography.
“I’ve worked for Parade actually! I shot one of your covers in 2008 — Mick Jagger.”

That’s incredible. What do you love about that side of your career?
“It’s so simple, all it’s about is starting the day with nothing and at the end of the day having something beautiful. It’s the same thing with music. I love the idea of creating something from nothing.”

The 30th anniversary of your hit album Reckless is next month.
Yes, there’s going to be a big repackage of the album and six unreleased songs on it.”

What would you tell your younger self if you could?
“I think I handled everything OK. I had a laugh. It was great. I had really good people with me and we had a lot of fun — it was an incredibly good time. The pressure was on to deliver, but I think the key to all of it is being able to retain your sense of humor. If you laugh with it and at it, you’ll make it through.”


PARADE


September 22, 2014

 
 
RECKLESS ANNIVERSARY TOUR TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tickets for Bryan Adams Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour is on sale today through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

Each online ticket transaction will receive a CD copy of Bryan's upcoming album, Tracks of My Years in stores September 30th.


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September 19, 2014

 
 
Reckless 30th Anniversary Edition to be Released in November
Universal Music is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ iconic 1984 album, Reckless.
The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that will include the 2014 re-mastered audio and seven bonus tracks, the BBC in Concert Hammersmith Odeon live concert performance recorded in April of 1985, and a DVD of Reckless - The Movie. The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu Ray audio recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year.

The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Bryan and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut. There is an exclusive interview with Adams and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 - truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.

In addition to the Super Deluxe Edition, available will be the original remastered CD, a Deluxe Edition, a 2 LP Vinyl and BluRay. The Super Deluxe Edition is available now for pre-order on Amazon.

Reckless will be released November 10th in the UK/EU and in North America November 24th.

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September 18, 2014

 
 
Tracks of My Years Photo App on Facebook
Dig out old snapshots of yourself and share in the brand new Tracks Of My Years Photo App on Facebook ....

TRACKS PHOTO AP


September 16, 2014

 
 
Bryan Adams Announces Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour in Canada!
Bryan will be hitting the road with his full band in January to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his multi-million selling album, Reckless.

Tickets on sale Monday September 22 at 10am local time and are available from www.livenation.com. Tickets for Montreal on sale Sat. Sept 20th at noon. Every online ticket transaction will also receive a copy of Bryan’s forthcoming studio album, Tracks of My Years, available September 30th.

BA Club Member Pre-sales start Wednesday at 10am through Friday 5pm local venue time. Visit http://bit.ly/1q9DZYK for details how to join.

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September 12, 2014
 
Bare Bones Shows in USA on sale Sept 12th.
Bryan performs a string of Bare Bones Shows in the USA next month. Tickets on sale now!
OCT 19 Minneapolis –
OCT 20 Chicago –
OCT 21 Detroit –
OCT 22 Cleveland -
OCT 23 Philadelphia -
OCT 24 Washington DC -
OCT 25 New York City -

FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF TRACKS OF MY YEARS WITH EACH TICKET PURCHASED (USA Residents Only)
For each ticket purchased, you will receive a special code to download Bryan's upcoming album, Tracks Of My Years. You will receive instructions on how to redeem your download once the album becomes available.

CONCERT LISTINGS


September 11, 2014

 
 
USA TODAY Premiers 'GOD ONLY KNOWS' from Tracks of My Years
USA Today premiers "God Only Knows' from the upcoming album, Tracks Of My Years, in stores Sept 30th in USA & Canada and October 6th Internationally.

When Bryan Adams decided the Beach Boys' 1966 song God Only Knows, he thought he'd approach it like one of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans' classic voice-and-piano duets. "There was no way I would ever want to duplicate a Beach Boys song," says the Canadian rocker, who included the song on his forthcoming album Tracks of My Years.

"I wanted to have the vocal featured up front, with no echo and no reverb. I wanted people to hear the nuances of the voice, without any color on it. There's nothing more beautiful than piano and voice together — other than maybe voice and guitar."

God Only Knows, premiering at USA TODAY, closes the standard edition of Tracks of My Years, out Sept. 30 via Verve Music Group. For the album, Adams chose material from the late '50s through the early '70s, "songs that were around at the time I decided music was going to be what was happening."

Producer David Foster, now chairman of the Verve Music Group, pitched Adams on the album concept. For the most part, Adams — who had a long string of rock hits in the '80s and '90s that included Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of '69 and Everything I Do (I Do It for You) — steered clear of the music that most influenced him. "Who wants to hear me do a version of Whole Lotta Love or something from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?" he says.

Instead, he tended to favor less-than-obvious choices from iconic acts like the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, as well as songs that might have played back-to-back with them on AM radio, like Bobby Hebb's Sunny, The Association's Never My Love or The Manhattans' Kiss and Say Goodbye.

The album opens with a version of The Beatles' Any Time at All. "I couldn't choose a bigger Beatles song. They're already quite untouchable," he says.

For the Dylan song, Adams went with Lay Lady Lay. "As soon as a guy with a voice like mine sits down to sing a Dylan song, it just sounds like Dylan," he says. "I chose Lay Lady Lay because I sing it up the octave from where Bob sings it, so it sounds different."

The album also includes covers of hits by Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Miracles and Ray Charles, as well as a new original song, She Knows Me, written by Adams and Jim Valliance.

"When I was a youngster, AM radio was really king," Adams says. "I used to hang on to my little transistor radio. I hark back to that time, when I was trying to work out what I wanted to do."

LISTEN: GOD ONLY KNOWS


September 02, 2014

 
 
USA Bare Bones Tour confirmed for October
A string of Bare Bones Acoustic Shows have been confirmed in the USA in October. Shows take place October 19 - 25th in MN, IL, Mi, OH, PA, DC & NYC.

Tikets on sale September 12th at usual outlets.

Every ticket purchased online will include a free digital download of Bryan's forthcoming album, Tracks Of My Years being released Sept 30th. Album offer is valid for US Residents only.

An exclusive BA Club Member Pre-sale runs Sept 10 & 11. Click below for details.


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