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Bryan Adams heading for huge gig at Hull's Bonus Arena

One of the world’s biggest names in rock is heading for a rescheduled gig in Hull as part of his latest tour.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams plays the first of three Yorkshire dates at Hull’s Bonus Arena on Wednesday, May 25. Later in the summer he will rock up at Scarborough’s open air theatre (July 1) and Harewood House, near Leeds (July 10).

A spokesperson for Bonus Arena, which was originally due to host the singer on April 11, 2021, said: “Bryan is one of the most exciting live musicians in the world and his energetic performance, effortless stage presence and incredible vocals are guaranteed to thrill and entertain. His song writing has garnered him numerous awards and accolades including three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and a Grammy Award and he is known for hits such as Summer of 69 and Everything I Do (I Do It For you).”

As well as his 21-date UK headline tour, Adams, whose live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time, has also been announced as headlining the Cornbury Music Festival, on July 9. Ahead of this, the star will complete a special residency at the Royal Albert Hall, London, playing three consecutive nights starting on May 9.

He will devote each show to playing one of his classic albums in full, plus a selection of his greatest hits from a staggering back-catalogue. Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock music, Adams released his 15th album, So Happy It Hurts, earlier this year, featuring 12 new songs co-written by himself.

The artist said: “The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away. Suddenly all touring stopped, no one could jump in the car and go.

“The title song ‘So Happy It Hurts’ is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name, touches on many of the ephemeral things in life are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection.”

Bryan Adams’ music has achieved number one status in over 40 countries. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Adams is a recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contribution to the arts in Canada. In 2018, Adams, along with longtime collaborator Jim Vallance, wrote all the music for Pretty Woman: The Musical, which continues to run on Broadway.

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