Michael Stipe Successful touring musicians often live fishbowl lives…
- Posted on Jan 31st 2012 4:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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A tour like this is sure to bring out all walks of life. Everyone from blue-collar cougars and classic-rock revivalists to the Gen Xers and baby boomers who remember when he ruled radio will want to grab their first real six-string and get their 'Summer of '69' on.
Adams has indeed toured Canada in recent years in support of 2010's acoustic 'Bare Bones,' but it's been ages since the 'Cuts Like a Knife' rocker delivered his booming hits on a full-fledged arena rock tour.
Hopefully being alongside his longtime band -- including guitarist Keith Scott, drummer Mickey Curry, Keyboardist Gary Breit and bassist Norm Fisher -- will remind the 52-year-old that being a photographer is cool and all but it can't compare to the roar of an arena.
Oh, and if you can't get past Adam's late-period shlock, might we direct you to this story about why he still matters: Bryan Adams: A Defense