Canada’s biggest musical export returned to where it all began and treated everyone at Rogers Arena to the ULTIMATE Bryan Adams concert.


With no opening act, this show was all about Bryan Adams and his incredible catalog of hits. He played 28 songs over 2+ hours and it was amazing to see (and hear) how many in the audience knew the words to most of the songs. Goes to show you just how engrained Bryan is in the fabric of Canadiana. And his incredible ability as a songwriter was on full display as well, because even new songs like the opener “Ultimate Love” fit in pretty seamlessly surrounded by his universally popular hits of the ’80s and ’90s.


What really stood out about this show was Bryan’s voice. INCREDIBLE! He honestly sounded like he was 18 (goin’ on 59). With a rock ‘n roll lifetime spent playing to some of the largest crowds imaginable, you really get a sense just how polished of a performer he is at this stage in his career. His band was tight, he flowed effortlessly from song to song and he even called back to his excellent “Unplugged” album with a few incredible stripped-down renditions (especially the underrated “I’m Ready”).


And in case you were wondering, he played “Summer of ’69” and it was glorious.


Other highlights included fellow hometown boy and long-time BA guitarist Keith Scott absolutely shredding on “It’s Only Love”, the crowd slow-dancing in unison during “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” and an incredibly fun cover of The Crickets “I Fought The Law” during the encore. Check it out!



Hard to believe you could be a Bryan Adams fan and not have left Rogers Arena in a giddy mood after that show. Also hard to believe that Bryan Adams career started in Vancouver in the late ’70s!


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