Bryan Adams set to rock Sheffield Arena

Bryan Adams performing at Sheffield Arena.
Bryan Adams performing at Sheffield Arena.
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Summer of ’69, (Everything I Do) I Do it for You, Can't Stop This Thing We've Started – the list of hits from Bryan Adams OC OBC is endless.

So it is not surprising that the master of soft rock hits is still filling arenas more than twenty years after he reigned the charts.

And this week, Adams comes to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena as part of a full UK tour in which the Canadian singer songwriter will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of his Reckless album.

It was 1984’s Reckless album which catapulted the singer to worldwide fame.

The album’s single, Cuts Like a Knife, became a global hit and secured Adams’ place as a superstar.

However, it was in 1991 when Adams made his mark.

His (Everything I Do) I Do it for You remained at number one in the charts for 16 weeks in the UK, making it one of the best-selling and longest-standing chart singles of all time.

Over the years, Adams has amassed a number of awards, including 20 Juno Awards, 15 Grammy Award nominations and three best song Oscar nominations.

And, as the line of letters after his name prove, Adams has also awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for his contribution to music and charity work in education.

And, if that is not enough, he is also a talented photographer, with high-end fashion thought-provoking socially-conscious photography.

His latest exhibition, in London, was opened by Prince Harry and helps raise money for wounded soldiers.

His images explore the physical detriment caused by warfare,with many of his soldier subjects posing in underwear to reveal the full scale of their injuries.

However, like his music, there is a sincerity to his work and Adams’ signature lack of self-publicity makes the audience – whether viewers of his photography or listeners to his music – warm to him all the more.

Adams last played the Attercliffe arena in 2011 so his latest show is welcome.

But that said, with all his extra curricular activities, whether photography, exhibitions or charity work, it is a wonder he has time to play Sheffield at all

n Bryan Adams plays Sheffield on Tuesday. For tickets, priced from £43.45, visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk