Canadian rocker Bryan Adams announces North East date
Legendary musician Bryan Adams is on his way to the North East.
The Canadian rocker will be putting on a concert at Durham County Cricket Club on Friday, August 12.
LHG Live have announced the gig, which is part of his European Get Up Tour, at Emirates Riverside.
The tour follows on from the huge success of the release of his latest album Get Up at the end of last year.
As one of the world's most highly acclaimed musicians, Bryan Adams has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide and Get Up is his thirteenth studio album.
Bryan rose to fame in North America with his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife and turned into a global star with his 1984 album Reckless which produced some of his best known songs including Run to You and Summer of '69.
Adams said: “The Get Up Tour is shaping up to be a fantastic summer for me with dates UK wide. We have seen such a great response from fans all over the UK that we wanted to reach as many places as possible, which is why I am delighted to now announce the Durham concert.
"We’ll be rocking the stage with songs from the new album, which I think are some of my finest yet, and of course there’ll be some of the old favourites, too.”
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, said: “The addition of the Bryan Adams concert in Durham to our summer programme forms part of our long-term strategy in developing sport and music at Liz Hobbs Group. We are working with a variety of artists of the highest calibre at a number of renowned UK-wide sporting venues. Bryan Adams is a fantastic artist who continues to enthral his fans and we are excited to be working with him and his team again this year.”
David Harker, Group Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club. said: “We love bringing music to Durham and are delighted to be working with LHG Live again in developing our music strategy over the longer term. Bringing Bryan Adams to the ground on Friday, August 12 fits that perfectly. He is a huge star who gives a brilliant performance and we are certain he will be a big hit here this summer.”
Emirates Riverside, home of Durham County Cricket Club, has hosted a number of concerts over recent years, including Elton John, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Boyzone, Madness and this year Simply Red in June. It has also just hosted the second Spring Investec Test between England and Sri Lanka.
Tickets, from £37.50, for Bryan Adams go on general sale on Friday, June 17 at 9am.
All tickets are subject to booking fee.
Go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk to book.