Bryan Adams keeps the setlist similar each evening, belting out some of his biggest 80’s and 90’s hits through a huge, nearly 30 song set. Adams does mix up the back half of the set for interesting results, but it is completely dependent on audience requests.
Adams has an interesting catalog of music with each album sporting one or two big hits, deserving of being on any setlist. The entire evening could be made up of these wonder tunes of classic status, like U2 or the Eagles, but Adams always has intriguing deeper album cuts that have fallen through the cracks.
His audience request portion is an opportunity for fans to hear some underappreciated gems in the Bryan Adams catalog. A few tracks, such as “One Night Love Affair” and “Kids Wanna Rock” appeared as fan requests. Another recent show had Adams playing the rarely heard live track, “London Bound.”
This is where the setlist changes, for the rest is identical from one night to the next. Adams brings out the big guns with “(Everything I Do) I Do it For You” and “Summer of 69.” Adams closes his set with a staggering list of three popular 80’s rock staples including “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”
Run to You
It’s Only Love
I Thought I’d Seen Everything
Here I Am
When You Love Someone
I Finally Found Someone
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
If Ya Wanna Be Bad Ya Gotta Be Good
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Cuts Like a Knife
Please Forgive Me
Summer of ’69
Walk on By
All for Love
The Right Place
The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
I Still Miss You… A Little Bit
Straight from the Heart
What is the best moment of the evening?
Fans were itching to hear Bryan Adams pull out a triumphant showcasing of “Heaven” from his 1984 pop epic, Reckless. This fan favorite seems to come out of nowhere, right in the middle of the set where least expected.
What should I expect at the show?
With a largely piano and acoustic set, keep expectations in check when coming to see Bryan Adams in 2014. Some songs are vastly improved by a gorgeous upgrade matched against Adams raspy aging voice, giving the songs power and vulnerability. The show is focused on the vocals and the balance of a new acoustic approach, so the big synth dance rock energy is stifled- for good reason.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Bryan Adams’s tour?
Bryan Adams official fan club offers presale tickets on a first come first serve basis. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this recent acoustic tour, presales are being swallowed up quickly. Joining the fan club gives you discounts for the online store, access to his personal live show blog, exclusive video content, and a special gift that changes often.
My Presale also has presale codes available which comes on about two days prior to the public onsale. Passwords are not available for all shows.
Who is Bryan Adams publicist and press contact?
Bryan Adams works with the Feldman Agency who specializes in acts from the 80’s. Adams specific media contact is Shaw Saltzberg. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call direct at 604-734-5945.
“Bryan Adams is a survivor. His videos were staples of 1980’s-era MTV and his many hit singles dominated radio airwaves all over the globe in that same decade. While many of his contemporaries who scored similar successes have long since been forgotten, the Canadian-born rocker is still out there doing his thing and, based on his stunning show at Ruth Eckerd Hall last Wednesday night, he’s still doing it well.” – Gabe Echazabal of CL Tampa Creative
“Focusing on Adams’ commercial heyday from the ’80s and ’90s, the concert allowed members of the audience to relive their youths. Adams’ boyish good looks and husky voice enhanced the convincing trip down memory lane. Recurring themes of young love, fond remembrances of past achievements and a relatively sanitary sense of rebellion reinforced the evening’s wistful atmosphere.” – Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star
“Bryan Adams’ stripped-down performance at a near-capacity DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday night. The 54-year-old singer/songwriter played 26 numbers backed only by acoustic guitar and/or piano. If his full-band performances or recorded songs are like color photographs, on Sunday, Adams played the black-and-white versions, stark, crisp and uncluttered. He dubs it the “Bare Bones Tour.” – John Serba of Michigan Live
Live with the Full Band! 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Gretchen Peters
Started January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia | Ended December 12, 2013 in Greenvale, New York
Bryan Adams 2012
Started January 21, 2012 in Rochester, New York | Ended September 22, 2012 in Denver, Colorado
Bryan Adams 2011
Started January 13, 2011 in London, England | Ended November 30, 2011 in Manchester, England
Bryan Adams Canadian Circuit
Started February 7, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada| Ended October 1, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Bryan Adams 2008
Started February 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Ended August 9, 2008 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Room Service Tour
Started December 5, 2005 in Quebec City, Quebec Canada | Ended April 6 2006 in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Rock and Roll Double Header
Started June 1, 2005 in Portland, Oregon | Ended November 12, 2005 in Irvine, California
18 Till I Die Tour
Started May 25, 1996 in Nurberg, Germany | Ended June 22, 1997 in Augsburg, Germany
Waking up the World Tour
Started January, 10 1992 in New York City, New York | Ended April 14, 1992 in Pensacola, Florida
Bryan Adams Reckless Tour
Started December 27, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois | Ended September 18, 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island
Cuts Like a Knife
Started February 22, 1983 in Cleveland, Ohio | Ended June 10, 1984 in Dallas, Texas
Give the People What They Want
Started January 8, 1982 in Syracuse, New York | Ended January 25, 1982 in East Rutherford, New Jersey