[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ryan Adams in Concert will air on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances in March on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN aired the program on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.)
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 hits like “Cuts Like a Knife” and “Summer Of 69.” In 1991, his single “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” became one of the top-selling singles of all time. His 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.
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.
A native of Canada, and national treasure, 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.
Bryan Adams in Concert was directed for television by David Hornand produced by Mitch Owgang. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.
Songs Adams will play include:
- 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
- C’mon Everybody
- Straight from the Heart
- All for Love