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Bryan Adams gets intimate with US fans
Bryan Adams has booked a string of intimate, solo-acoustic shows across the US next month to promote his new album, “11.”
The 16-date trek is scheduled to kick off May 3 in New York City and make its way to California by mid-month. Dates have already sold out in the Big Apple, Boston and the Baltimore area, according to Adams’ website.
Following his solo run, the veteran Canadian rocker will head to Europe for six weeks and then return to the US for another round of dates in July and August. The summer tour, which launches July 15 in Augusta, ME, pairs Adams with Foreigner through July 26 and Rod Stewart thereafter. Adams will follow that with another European jaunt in the fall. American dates are detailed below and Adams’ overseas shows are listed at his website.
The singer/songwriter’s new album, “11,” has already shot to No. 1 in Canada and will be released May 13 in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores, according to a press release. The set will also be available at in CD and MP3 formats.
Appropriately enough, “11” is Adams’ 11th album of original music and it features 11 songs that he recorded in hotel rooms and backstage areas of concert venues across Europe over the last two years. A couple of songs from the record are streaming at his MySpace page.
Adams’ previous studio album, “Room Service,” was released in the US in 2005 and marked his first set of new music in almost seven years, with the exception of the 2002 film soundtrack for “Spirit,” which Adams composed and performed in English and French. A single from the soundtrack, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” scored a Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture.
Meanwhile, Adams continues to make a name for himself in the photography world, exhibiting his work all over the globe. The Canadian Music Hall of Famer recently shot the 2008 ad campaign for Guess, all the proceeds from which will be donated to his namesake charitable foundation, according to a statement.
May 2008
3 – New York, NY – The Concert Hall
4 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
5 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
6 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
7 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
8 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
9 – Albany, NY – Lewis Swyer Theatre at The Egg
10 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
12 – Long Island, NY – YMCA Boulton Center
13 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
14 – Orlando, FL – B.B. King’s Blues Club
15 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
16 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
19 – Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
July 2008
15 – Augusta, ME – Augusta Civic Center*
16 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino*
18 – Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion*
19 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
20 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena*
24 – Selma, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
25 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
26 – Dallas, TX – Center*
30 – Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair**
August 2008
1 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater**
2 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand**
5 – Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Center Arena**
6 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater**
8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center**
9 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center**
*Shows with Foreigner
**Shows with Rod Stewart