By Jim Johnson

Critics and fans alike are buzzing over Bryan Adams’s new album, Get Up!, which is his first set produced by ELO’s Jeff Lynne. Get Up!, which once again pairs Adams with longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, features nine new tracks — with the deluxe edition including four acoustic versions of the tunes. Get Up! follows closely on the heels of Adams’ 2014 covers set, The Tracks Of My Years.

The recording of Get Up! was different for Adams, who usually works in-studio with his producers. This time, the raw tracks were laid down by him and Jim Vallance and then passed off to Lynne: “We would send a demo and then Jeff would send back. . . He’d keep whatever he liked on the demo, put his stuff on and then send back a track. One of the things that’s great about musicians getting together and making music together, is the collaboration that makes it interesting. Y’know, I was very curious to see how his sound would meld with my sound and so, this was the perfect way to do it. And then we would get together occasionally in L.A., we’d get together and we’d put some guitars down or, y’know, fix a vocal or, y’know, that kind of thing — and over 15 months, suddenly there was an album.”

  • Bryan Adams North American tour dates (subject to change):
    February 11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
    February 13 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
    February 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
    February 17 – Washington, D.C. – DAR Constitution Hall
    February 20 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie
    April 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    April 9 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
    April 10 – Cedar Park, TX – Cedar Park Center
    April 11 – Catoosa, OK – The Joint at Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
    April 15 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
    April 16 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
    July 2 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
    July 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
    July 8 – Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
    July 9 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
    July 21 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
    July 23 – Rochester, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival
    July 26 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
    July 27 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
    July 27 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
    July 30 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

Check out “Don’t Even Try” fro the new album “Get Up”:


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