AFTER his sell-out show at the Marquee in 2014, Bryan Adams returned to the tent last night where he brought his Get Up tour to Leeside.
Get Up is Adam’s 13th studio album and fans were treated to a perfect mixture of tracks from his latest offering, released two years ago, and a healthy dollop of his greatest hits covering four decades.
Adams rose to fame with his 1983 album Cuts Like A Knife, but it was his follow-up a year later, Reckless, that thrust him on the world stage with six hit singles from the multi-million selling record, which he belted out last night to a Cork crowd who couldn’t get enough of the Canadian rocker.
From his opening number, Do What You Gotta Do, off his latest album, to his encore finale, All For Love, Adams ticked all the boxes for an audience that lapped up his array of hits which included rock anthems Run To You, Summer of 69, It’s Only Love, as well power ballads like Heaven, and Everything I You Do (I Do It For You).
On stage for just over two hours, and jumping from classic hits to his latest work on a regular basis, Adams was helped by an excellent stage show and a sideman, Keith Scott, who ripped it up on lead guitar throughout.
Adams delivered three tracks from his 18 Till I Die album to finish his regular set, including the title track, Please Forgive Me, and The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You.
The crowd wanted more, though, and he didn’t disappoint. For his encore Adams included a number of classics, including a rousing rendition of Eddie Cochrane’s Come On Everybody, and a crowd pleasing version of Frankie Valli’s, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, before his acoustic version of All For One, rounded off an excellent show.