Bryan Adams has announced his first U.S. dates of the New Year. Adams, who has no less that six Texas dates on the books for next month, kicks off his 2013 shows on January 20th in Atlanta, Georgia and winds things down on January 26th in Washington, D.C.
Nearly 30 years since scoring his first Top 10 U.S. hit with "Straight From The Heart," Adams has been a fixture on the rock scene for well over a generation. When we last caught up with him we asked him about the moment when he realized he had finally made it: "Basically back in about 1984 -- must've been '85, we released Reckless and we were doing our first headlining tour of America. And I walked over to Keith Scott, my guitarist, and I said, 'What's different? Y'know, we're doing the same songs.' Basically what it was, was it was our time, and things were just starting to come together. And people started playing the music and they're still playing the music. So, it's really nice."
- UPDATED: Bryan Adams U.S. tour dates (subject to change):
December 10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
December 11 - Lubbock, TX - Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
December 12 - El Paso, TX - The Plaza Theatre
December 13 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
December 14 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
December 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
December 16 - Stafford, TX - Stafford Centre
January 20 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
January 21 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
January 22 - Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall
January 23 - Roanoke, VA - Shaftman Performance Hall
January 24 - Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
January 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
January 26 - Washington, DC - National Theatre
- Between 1983 and 1996 Bryan Adams scored 16 Top 20 hits -- including three chart-toppers.
- Bryan Adams Top 20 U.S. hits are: "Straight From The Heart" (#10), "Cuts Like A Knife" (#15), "Run To You" (#6), "Somebody" (#11), "Heaven" (#1), "Summer Of '69" (#5), "One Night Love Affair" (#13), "It's Only Love" -- with Tina Turner (#15), "Heat Of The Night" (#6), "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" (#2), "Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven" (#13), "Do I Have To Say The Words?" (#11), "Please Forgive Me" (#7), "All For Love" -- with Rod Stewart and Sting (#1), "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" (#1), and "I Finally Found Someone" -- with Barbra Streisand (#8).
CHECK IT OUT: Bryan Adams performing "Cuts Like A Knife" at Live Aid in Philadelphia on July 13th, 1985:
Bryan Adams On Making It And Longevity