Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock music, today acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams releases the title track from his forthcoming studio album, So Happy It Hurts via BMG.
“The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away. Suddenly all touring stopped, no one could jump in the car and go,” says Adams. “The title song ‘So Happy It Hurts’ is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name, touches on many of the ephemeral things in life are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection.
The album So Happy it Hurts, scheduled for release March 11th, 2022, marks Bryan Adams’ 15th release and features 12 new songs co-written by him. The album will be available on all digital platforms, as well as in a variety of physical formats including standard CD, deluxe CD with a lenticular cover and hardbound book and vinyl.
Adams, whose live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time, has announced an extensive 21-date UK headline tour running from May to July 2022 including London’s O2 Arena on May 26th. Adams has also been announced to headline the Cornbury Music Festival on July 9th.
Ahead of the tour Adams will be completing a special residency at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Playing three consecutive nights starting on May 9th, Adams will devote each show to playing one of his classic albums in full, plus a selection of his greatest hits from a staggering back-catalogue.
A full list of Bryan Adams live dates can be found below, and all global tour dates and ticket info can be found on his website:
9th – London, Royal Albert Hall
10th – London, Royal Albert Hall
11th – London, Royal Albert Hall
13th – Brighton, Brighton Centre
14th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
15th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
17th – Manchester, AO Arena
18th – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
20th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
22nd – Aberdeen, P&J Live Arena
23rd – Glasgow, SSE Arena
25th – Hull, Bonus Arena
26th – London, The O2 Arena
29th – Cornwall, Eden Sessions
1st – Scarborough, Open Air Theatre
2nd – Widnes, Halton Stadium
3rd – Telford, QE2 Arena
5th – Durham, Emirates Riverside
6th – Kelso, Floors Castle
8th – Norwich, Blickling Estate
9th – Cornbury Music Festival
10th – Leeds, Harewood House
11th – Cardiff, Cardiff Castle
Bryan Adams’ music has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Adams has garnered many awards and accolades including 3 Academy Award nominations, 5 Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy award, an American Music Award, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, and multiple Juno Awards among others. He is a recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contribution to the arts in Canada.
In 2018, Adams, along with longtime collaborator Jim Vallance wrote all the music for Pretty Woman: The Musical, which continues to run on Broadway.
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