Friday, August 14, 2015

Bryan Adams readies all new material

I saw Adams live in Irvine a few months ago (see review elsewhere on this blog) and he was powerful as ever. Looking forward to hearing the new material...

Multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams is set to release his 13th studio album, Get Up (UMe), on Oct. 16. Produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO, Tom Petty) and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions - see track listing below.

Get Up is available for pre-order now via all digital partners and includes instant-grat track “You Belong To Me,” followed by lead track “Brand New Day” available Sept. 7, and the final early download, “Don’t Even Try” prior to street date. Preorder link:

A performance clip will be released to accompany the first download “You Belong To Me,” and fans can look forward to the official music video for “Brand New Day” directed by Adams featuring BAFTA Award-winning actress, Helena Bonham Carter, and musician Theo Hutchcraft from acclaimed synth-pop duo Hurts.

“It came together quite organically,” explains Adams, “song by song, working with Jeff producing over the past couple of years whenever he had time. It was a great partnership as it gave me plenty of time to write the songs, most of which are a collaboration with Jim Vallance. We all worked primarily over the internet from Canada, Europe and LA, sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right.”

"I've always been a big fan of Bryan so getting to work with him was a great pleasure,” says Jeff Lynne. “Bryan would send me a demo across the internet, then I would play most of the instruments to make a finished backing track and send it back to him in England. There he would put the lead vocal on to the song and send it back to me in California. 5,400 miles apart! And it's turned out to be a rockin' album!"

”There is a carefree feeling about this album,” adds Adams “and in many ways it is the album I wish I'd been able to make 25 years ago.”

Adams continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his critically-acclaimed album Reckless last year, with a sold-out global headlining tour – upcoming North American dates below. Adams will co-headlining with Rod Stewart at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park Festival on Sept. 13.

Track listing:

You Belong To Me
Go Down Rockin’
We Did It All
That’s Rock and Roll
Don’t Even Try
Do What Ya Gotta Do
Yesterday Was Just A Dream
Brand New Day
Don’t Even Try – Acoustic
We Did It All – Acoustic
You Belong To Me – Acoustic
Brand New Day – Acoustic

Tour dates:

9/18 Us Cellular Centre Bloomington, IL
9/19 Rogers Amphitheater Fayetteville, AR
9/20 Snowden Amphitheater Memphis, TN
9/21 Events Centre Springfield, MO
9/23 Northrup Auditorium Minneapolis, MN
9/24 Sanford Centre Bemdji, MN
9/25 Tyson Events Centre Sioux City, IA

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