Bryan Adams announces Cross Canada tour – 20 shows in 20 cities

Bryan Adams has announced his 1st Cross Canada Tour in over 20 years. Not since the release of the multi-platinum Waking up the Neighbours album and 1992’s Waking Up the World tour, has Adams gone coast to coast in his home country, and he’ll be doing it in fine fashion: 20 shows in 20 cities.

“Bryan Adams has singularly had one of the biggest, most commanding impacts on the Canadian music industry. We are thrilled to be able to bring Bryan and his band to so many cities across Canada to celebrate such a legacy of hits and share them with so many people. They are going to be remarkable nights, each and every one” said Paul Haagenson, President of Live Nation Canada.

Adams has been performing his critically acclaimed “Bare Bones” acoustic show in recent years that offered a new found appreciation and perspective to what many consider to be some of the most beloved songs in pop/rock music. This tour marks a grand return to his full band, arena rock show, alongside his longtime band, including guitarist Keith Scott, drummer Mickey Curry, Keyboardist Gary Breit and bassist Norm Fisher.

The Canadian tour kicks off April 11th in St. John’s, Newfoundland with One Night Only Concerts across Canada, wrapping on June 22nd in Winnipeg.

Adams has received the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, was recognized as “Artist of the Decade”, has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame and is a recent recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. He has a star on Canada’s Walkway of Fame and his handprint has been added to Wembley’s Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium. He is the proud recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2011 Adams received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Adams recently collaborated with UK’s Loverush to produce the #1 dance track in the UK “Tonight in Babylon”. The EP will be released in Canada, the U.S. and the UK in March, preceded by a February release in Europe.

2012 Canadian dates include:

April 11 Mile One Centre St. John’s, NL
April 14 Credit Union Place Summerside, PE
April 15 Metro Centre Halifax, NS
April 17 Bell Centre Montreal, QC
April 18 Centre Georges Vezina Chicoutimi, QC
April 19 Colisee Pepsi Quebec City, QC
May 2 K-Rock Centre Kingston, ON
May 3 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
May 4 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON
May 5 John Labatt Centre London, ON
May 7 Sudbury Arena Sudbury, ON
May 8 Essar Centre Sault Ste Marie, QC
May 9 Fort William Gardens Thunder Bay, ON
June 15 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC
June 16 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
June 17 Interior Savings Centre Kamloops, BC
June 19 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
June 20 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB
June 21 Brandt Centre Regina, SK
June 22 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB