With classic hits like Everything I Do, Please Forgive me and Summer of 69 to his credit, Bryan Adams is a global star in every sense of the word. His charming personality, magnetic stage presence and diverse collection of songs has earned him a cult following around the world.
The Canadian singer has performed numerous concert tours and cheered crowds with his catchy melodies at sold out arenas. As he gears up for another one of his highly anticipated shows, make sure you have your Bryan Adams tickets booked in advance.
Bryan Guy Adams was born in Ontario, Canada, on November 5, 1959. He was interested in music since an early age. During his teens, Adams performed at local clubs as part of various bands. In order to earn more money, he took up small odd jobs such as working in stores and selling pet food. Passionate about music, Adams quit studies to pursue a professional career in the music industry.
While attending a concert by a rock band called Sweeney Todd in Surrey, British Columbia, the confident aspiring singer went up to the producer, claiming to be better vocalist then the lead singer. He was auditioned and subsequently hired as a substitute singer for Sweeney Todd. In the year 1976 the band released the album If Wishes Were Horses to huge acclaim. Adams performed a number of songs alongside the band for the next one year.
He was then employed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he had the opportunity to interact with well-known music artists. In 1978, Adams met renowned musician Jim Vallance who by that point had decided to leave the band Prism and become a full-time songwriter. Soon Adams and Vallance teamed up and sold their compositions to music artists such as Joe Cocker and Juice Newton. It was during this time that the duo wrote and recorded Adam’s first solo single Let Me Take You Dancing.
Bryan Adams’ debut self-titled music album came out in 1980. Although it did not get much attention in the US, the record was certified Gold in Canada. It spawned popular songs such as Remember and Wastin’ Time.
The music artist’s second studio album titled You Want It, You Got It was released the following year via A&M Records. It established the sound which the singer has maintained throughout his career as a recording artist. Unlike the first record, in You Want It, You Got It, Vallance and Adams played most of the instruments themselves. The album was recorded live at the Le Studio Morin Heights in Quebec. Interestingly, keeping the weak commercial success of his debut record in view, Adams initially chose Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard Of You Either as the title of his second album. However, the record company did not approve and opted for a safer title. The song Lonely Nights was a massive radio hit and within a few months, the album’s popularity soared across the US. Singles such as Fits Ya Good and Coming Home also received a positive response both in Canada and America.
Although Bryan Adams had gained considerable popularity by this time, it was with his third studio record Cuts Like a Knife that he attained international stardom. Released in 1983 by A&M Records, the album reached the eighth spot on the Billboard 200 and received triple Platinum certification in Canada. Its song Straight From The Heart also reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other hits off the album include This Time and the title track.
Cuts Like a Knife is ranked among the greatest music albums of the 1980s and is arguably one of Adams’ finest music contributions. It was named among the Greatest Canadian Albums of All-Time in the book The Top 100 Canadian Albums by journalist Bob Mersereau.
Having dominated the 80s with phenomenal music hits like Heat of the Night and One Night Love Affair, the singer entered the 90s with a bang. With albums such as Waking up the Neighbors and On a Day like Today, the decade brought forth new dimensions of the singer’s music. Waking up the Neighbors comprised the number one Billboard Hot 100 hit Everything I Do. The song also featured in the Alan Rickman and Kevin Costner starrer Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Besides breaking sales records in the US, the single topped the music charts in countries including Germany, France, Australia and the UK.
In 1993, the multi-talented musician treated the fans with the compilation album So Far So Good and gave yet another number one single Please Forgive Me. The record topped the charts in Australia, Germany as well as the UK. It was followed by 18 till I Die in the year 1996. The album featured the phenomenal hit Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman which also appeared as the soundtrack for the 1995 movie Don Juan DeMarco.
Other hit songs produced by the legendary music artist during the 1990s include Lets Make a Night to Remember, The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You and When You’re Gone. He continues his recording and performing collaborations in the new decade during which he has released four studio albums, the latest being Get Up in 2015.
Bryan Adams Tour Tickets
Bryan Adams was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in April, 2006. He was also inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March of 2011. With over 75 million albums sold, Adams is one of the bestselling music artists in the world.
He has toured extensively and enjoys a strong fan following worldwide. Ever since his first Canadian tour back in 1980 to his shows across Europe, Asia and the US, the singer has won million of fans in whichever city he has performed. He is now set to put together a thrilling live performance in your city. So, if you want to relive the 90s all over again, purchase your Bryan Adams tour tickets before they sell out.