“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Summer of ’69,” and “All for Love” among the favorites on the special
With his distinctive vocals, Canadian born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has been one of the most successful international performers in contemporary rock music, selling over 65 million records in a career that has spanned more than three decades. Adams rose to fame with his Cuts Like a Knife album and became a global star with his 1984 album Reckless. In 1991, his Waking Up the Neighbours album included the single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” which went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Adams current album, Tracks of My Years, is his first studio release in six years, and features a wide range of musical styles reflective of a time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B. Great Performances captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, performing favorites from the new album as well as his own chart-topping hits. The performance – including “Here I Am,” “Summer of ’69,” “Heaven,” and “Straight from the Heart” — was filmed at Toronto’s Elgin Theater in July 2014, and marks the singer’s PBS debut.
Bryan Adams in Concert will air on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances in March on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.)
The musical program follows:
Run To You
Here I Am
Any Time at All
God Only Knows
The Only Thing that Looks Good on Me is You
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Cuts Like a Knife
She Knows Me
When You’re Gone
Summer of ’69
18 ‘Til I Die
I Thought I’d Seen Everything
It’s Only Love
You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Straight from the Heart
All for Love
The multi-faceted Bryan Adams — singer, songwriter, acclaimed photographer — has been one of the most successful figures in the world of rock music. The Grammy Award winning artist has toured six continents, garnered 21 top 10 hits, earned nominations for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
Adams has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation. He has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame and in 2011 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET and Pivotal Media Inc., Bryan Adams in Concert is directed for television by David Horn and produced by Mitch Owgang. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.
Great Performances is funded by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, the Irene Diamond Fund, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, and PBS.
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