Bryan Adams has announced details of a UK tour in support of his new album So Happy It Hurts, which is due to be released in March of next year. The album is available to pre-order now.
The dates will also include some previously announced UK shows for summer 2022 which include a closing show at Cardiff Castle on July 11. The Canadian musician will now play 12 dates more that will begin in May next year at the Brighton Centre on Friday 13.
The news follows concert delays owing to the coronavirus pandemic. In May this year, Adams rescheduled a number of the outdoor UK gigs and cancelled some including those at Exeter’s Powderham Arena and Canterbury’s Spitfire Showground.
Previously, Adams had also moved a series of indoor shows in Aberdeen and Hull as well as his residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall to May 2022. Some details have since changed, including his London show, which is now happening at The O2 Arena.
So, Happy It Hurts will be the veteran rock star’s 15th studio album to date. it follows 2019’s Shine A Light. Although Adam’s latest LP was completed in November 2020, he changed record labels to BMG, delaying its release.
The singer posted on Instagram, “If you’d wondered why it was taking so long to get the new album out, it’s because I’ve changed labels, and joined up with @bmg_us to release my 15th studio album. The first song will be released in October. I can’t wait for you all to hear it and there will be more news as we get closer!”
Adams also said of his latest album and the effects of COVID “The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away. Suddenly all touring stopped, no one could jump in the car and go. So Happy It Hurts is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name, touches on many of the ephemeral things in life that are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection.”
Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday (October 15) at 9 am BST here.
Bryan Adams UK Tour Dates 2022:
05/13/22 Brighton Centre – Brighton
05/14 Utilita Arena – Birmingham
05/15 Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham
05/17 AO Arena – Manchester
05/18 M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool
05/20 Utilita Arena – Newcastle
05/22 P&J Live Arena – Aberdeen
05/23 SSE Arena – Glasgow
05/25 Bonus Arena – Hull
05/26 The O2 Arena – London
06/29 Eden Sessions – Cornwall
07/01 Open Air Theatre – Scarborough
07/02 Halton Stadium – Widnes
07/03 QE2 Arena – Telford
07/05 Emirates Riverside – Durham
07/06 Floors Castle – Kelso
07/08 Blickling Estate – Norwich
07/09 Cornbury Music Festival – Cornbury
07/10 Harewood House – Leeds
07/11 Cardiff Castle – Cardiff