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Tuesday 10 May 2022.

Monday 09 May 2022. BRYAN ADAMS live at The Royal Albert Hall. Bryan Adams plays the first of three shows at this iconic venue. Each night, Bryan will perform one of his classic albums in full in the first set , plus a selection of his greatest hits from a staggering back-catalogue in the second set. His biggest selling album is actually "Reckless" with over 12 million sales worldwide so expect the greatest hits set to include the six hit singles from that album. Monday 9 May: Cuts Like A Knife (1983) Tuesday 10 May: Into The Fire (1987) Wednesday 11 May: Waking Up The Neighbours (1991) i have seen Bryan Adams over 20 times since the 1980s, including when he headlined Wembley Stadium in both 1992 and 1996...and at a charity show at The Royal Opera House in 2002 where Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros were the support act...and a few moths later Joe Strummer died. Bryan Adams 15th studio album, ‘So Happy It Hurts’, released on 11 March 2022. Bryan Adams has sold over 65 million albums worldwide over the past 40 odd years. ------------------- Like Eric Clapton a couple of days ago, the venue is rammed solid sold out. It is arena floor standing tonight,so that creates a great buzzy atmosphere. Plenty of females here still swooning over Bryan. BRYAN ADAMS & band arrived on stage at 7.45pm and played a show lasting 2 hours 10 mins over two sets of 45 mins and 85 mins. There is a lowered platform extension all across the front stage with microphones at front middle, and both corners so Bryan is often very close up to the fans. There is a classic American car behind all the bands equipment. As usual all the band are in black tops/t-shirts and black trousers/jeans. Loads of catchy singalong soft rock hit singles played by Bryan Adams tonight. Along with a few album filler type tracks. A great show. Full BRYAN ADAMS setlist play tonight... FIRST SET - CUTS LIKE A KNIFE album tracks played The Only One Take Me Back This Time I'm Ready What's It Gonna Be Don't Leave Me Lonely (First reported performance since 1983) Let Him Know (First reported performance since 1982) The Best Was Yet to Come Cuts Like a Knife Straight From the Heart (solo, acoustic) SECOND SET - greatest hits and new album tracks etc Kick Ass Can't Stop This Thing We Started Run to You Shine a Light Heaven Go Down Rockin' It's Only Love On The Road You Belong to Me Here I Am (acoustic with piano and guitar) When You're Gone (solo, acoustic) (Everything I Do) I Do It for You Back to You Rebel Summer of '69 Encore: So Happy It Hurts These Are The Moments That Make Up My Life All for Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting cover) (solo, acoustic) ------------------ Some info on "that song". In the UK his single "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" had the longest unbroken run at number one, spending sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart from July 7, 1991, to October 27 when it dropped to number four. It also topped the Europe-wide sales chart for eighteen continuous weeks, still an all-time record, and topped the European-wide radio airplay chart for ten weeks. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide , and is one of the best selling singles of all time.