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Bryan Adams all set for next India tour

Rock star Bryan Adams, set to tour India for the third time with concerts in Mumbai and Bangalore next month, says he is open to experimenting with Indian music

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 14:17 IST

Rock star Bryan Adams, set to tour India for the third time with concerts in Mumbai and Bangalore next month, says he is open to experimenting with Indian music.

Acknowledging India's great tradition of music that has inspired a number of Western musicians including the Beatles and Madonna, Adams expressed his readiness to do something with the country's music or musicians.

Asked if he had any immediate plan for such a venture, the Canadian rocker said: "Not yet. But I am very open to it."

Adams, a vegetarian who supports several charities, had a high opinion of Indian audiences based on experiences during his previous tours of the country in 2001 and 2004.

"From what I recollect, the audiences in India are very discerning and know how to appreciate real music," Adams told IANS in an email interview ahead of his concerts as part of his Third Time Lucky Live in Concert tour.

"I love the (Indian) audience. Hence I am delighted to return," said the singer- songwriter who is best known for a string of ballads that took him to the top of the charts worldwide in the late 1980s and 1990s.

But before he arrives in India, Adams will travel to Pakistan for his first concert in that country. He will give a fundraising concert for victims of the October 8 quake in Karachi January 29, becoming the first major Western star to sing in Pakistan.

Adams is currently touring the world to promote his latest release Anthology, a two-CD collection of 33 of his hits in the past 25 years and three new songs, including So Far So Good.

In India, Adams will rock Mumbai February 4 and Bangalore February 5.

Adams first toured India in 2001 to promote his album Best of Me and followed up with the India Tour 2004 that included concerts in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Asked how he felt about the forthcoming India tour, Adams said: "I am really looking forward to it."

First Published: Jan 21, 2006 14:17 IST