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Review: Bryan Adams rocks Hong Kong!

A music review by Time Out Hong Kong

Bryan Adams rocked Hong Kong at the weekend as he played AsiaWorld. The last time the Canadian music star performed in our city was in 1993. Back then, the 1980s icon was 33 years old and had six albums to his name. Almost a quarter of a century later, and with seven more albums, Adams returned to the SAR for his 'Get Up Tour' as a more polite and civilised rocker. Think starched collar, sports jacket and a pocket square. Against a backdrop of his music videos, he belted out a string of classic singalong hits, likeSummer of ’69Heaven and Run To You, to the delight of an audience that obviously grew up during his heyday. His distinctive raspy vocals and feel-good rock guitar riffs mean three-decade-old songs like Cuts Like a KnifeKids Wanna Rock and Somebody remain enduring crowd pleasers. Even newer material like You Belong To Me, which he described as a rockabilly dance number, and Brand New Day had the crowd on their feet, as did a rendition of Elvis Presley’s All Shook Up. With the audience pining for more despite two solid hours on the stage and an encore, there is simply no denying the timelessness of Bryan Adams. Leslie Chan
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