Bryan Adams’ India tour, fans excited

Bryan Adams’ India tour, fans excited

Bryan Adams will be in the city on October 13.

‘The Ultimate Tour’ comes to Ozone Urbana on October 13. As the sales of tickets opened online, the singer-songwriter’s followers have started a countdown.  Metrolife spoke to city musicians to gauge their mood.

Debjeet Basu, guitarist/composer with ‘Perfect Strangers’

“I have been listening to Bryan Adams since I was in class 7. My mother gifted me the album ‘So Far So Good’ on my birthday; it was the first CD I ever owned. CD players were rare then and one had to play the tracks on a computer.

Bryan Adams is known for his ballads. His songs had a great influence on me, though the music I make now is completely different. Most of his music was about love and that resonates with everyone. But my band and I did a tribute to him and Bon Jovi recently. Somewhere this love for songs which touch you always stays.” 

Favourite songs: “The list is endless. ‘So Far So Good’ was a great compilation of his songs. Over the years, my favourites from his repertoire have changed; it started with the obvious choices — ‘Summer of 69’ and ‘Heaven’. Now, I love a lot of his experimental works which came later like ‘18 Till I Die’, ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’, ‘On A Day Like Today’ and ‘Lie To Me’. ”

Expectations from the tour: “I have attended his concert earlier and look forward to this one too. I am hoping to hear tracks from ‘On A Day Like Today’ and ‘Room Service’.”

Prashanth Gnanamuthu, guitarist with ‘Abha Hanjura & Sufistication’ and ‘Jason Zac Band’

“I have been listening to Bryan Adams’ music for more than a decade. I like the simplicity of his tracks but they are not all that simple; there is a twist to the musicality which intrigues the listener. Playing a tribute event, I realised the minute details that go into his music.” 

Favourite songs: “‘18 Till I Die’, ‘Cuts Like A Knife’, ‘Please Forgive Me’, ‘Cloud No 9’ and ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’ are some of them.” 

Expectations from the tour: “This is the first time I am going to see him perform live and I am going to attend the event with an open mind.”

Shubham Roy, frontman of ‘The Shubham Roy Collective’

“I came across the song ‘Here I Am’ when I was in class 8. I didn’t know who the song was by and after I did my research, I started listening to more of his songs. His works ‘Reckless’ and ‘Run To You’ were more like anthems than just songs and I grew up listening to them.” 

Favourite songs: “‘Here I Am’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?’ are some of his numbers that I keep listening to. ‘I Think About You’ is another favourite.”

Expectations from the tour: “I hope I get to hear some of my top favourites but I also hope that he surprises me with some new numbers.”  

Michael Dias, vocalist of ‘Mad Orange Fireworks’

“I discovered his album ‘So Far So Good’ when I was in the fifth grade. His lyrics are well-written and remain in my memory till date. He’s written some great pop music; mostly simple love songs.” 

Favourite songs: “At present, I am a big fan of his song, ‘I’m Ready’. ‘I’ll Be Right There’ and ‘Inside Out’ are my other favourite songs.” 

Expectations from the tour: “I am hoping the tracks he performs will be ones I’ve heard earlier.” 

Tickets online

Tickets are available on for Rs 1,969, Rs 3,969 and Rs 9,969.

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