India is a great audience: Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams, the only international artiste to perform four times in India, believes that India is a great audience, so much that the singer wants to scour local talent. Read on to find out more.
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Updated on Jan 26, 2011 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySharin Bhatti, Mumbai

India loves Bryan Adams. From nightclubs to coffee shows and first dates, teenyboppers to middle-aged lovebirds won’t shy from breaking into their own ‘karaoke’ rendition of

Summer of ’69

or even

Everything I do


Probably why, the Canadian-born pop singer is more than happy to play in India on his fourth concert in the country, scheduled in the city on February 12. The tickets are already sold-out.

For Adams it’s a bit of a homecoming. “Really? Sold out? I’m nervous now,” the singer sounds bemused. “India is a great audience. Everybody who comes to the show knows every word of every song. I think I should make another video of

Summer of ’69

in India,” Adams hints at the live version of the video that has fans singing over his voice, which he feels an Indian audience can easily replicate.

Love letter to fans

The Grammy award winning singer-songwriter is on tour of the subcontinent and will also be playing in Pune, Hydera-bad, Bangalore and New Delhi. As a surprise addition, Adams will also be playing in Kathmandu on February 19. Part of his new live album tour, Bare Bones, Adams is keen on introducing his faithful audience to new music.

Adams describes his latest album as a love letter to his fans. “I just want to have a recording that people could get if they came to my shows. I went on Twitter and asked fans to make a selection of songs. I got an overwhelming response, so I went ahead and recorded the album,” Adams explains. Bare Bones is a treasure trove of Adams’ classics like

Straight from the heart




Cuts like a knife

and of course

Summer of ’69


India calling

True to the euphoria he is hoping to replicate in India four years after his last show in the nation in 2006, Adams’ latest album is full of audience reactions - claps, cheers, anthemic singing along and woots.

“That is the joy of being an artiste on stage, the communication and great vibrations that you get from the people. There is nothing better,” explains Adams.

The singer, who is flying down equipment that weighs nearly 10,000 kg is carrying live loops recorders that he is hoping to put to use.

“After India I have to fly back to USA for shows, but before that I am hoping of meeting some local musicians and collaborating with them. So if anyone is looking for me, you know where to find me,” Adams invites.

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