They laughed. But he wasnt joking. Not that they seemed to mind. He was only a couple of songs in and the Canadian rock star could do no wrong in their eyes.
Literally I have no idea he smirked. Im going to get on the phone later to check he told a packed Telford Town Park on Sunday3 night. Either way I just want to say how happy I am to see you after a couple of years of not doing any shows. I am so grateful and its so great to be out of the house said the singer. Well he may have been out of action since Covid hit more than two years ago but the pandemic has not diminished his appeal or his distinctive powerhouse voice.
Adams opened his set with the rocky Kick Ass from his latest album So Happy It Hurts. This was followed by the catchy Cant Stop This Thing We Started. They set the tone for a feelgood energetic show which left the audience singing and dancing along all night. With a back catalogue spanning over 40 years and comprising 16 albums the singer had more than enough material to chose from. Well play as many songs as I remember laughed the 62yearold as he took the crowd on a trip down memory lane performing hit after hit while also offering a taste of his latest material.
From the rocky numbers and guitar riffs to brilliant ballads Adams delivered classics spanning four decades in the open air setting. The 80s hits with the perfect balance of pop and rock went down a treat with the audience. Somebody Its Only Love and Cuts Like a Knife had the town park rocking in the evening sunshine while popular ballads such as Heaven and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman had everyone swaying along. Summer of 69 was one of the highlights and Everything I Do I Do it For You the power ballad hit that stayed in the number one spot for a recordbreaking 16 weeks in 1991 also went down a treat with fans.