Bryan Adams set for Belfast return

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International superstar Bryan Adams has announced his return to Northern Ireland on his Get Up 2016 tour coming to the SSE Arena, Belfast on May 11.

The multi-platinum recording artist is set to release his thirteenth studio album, Get Up (UMe), on October 30.

Produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions.

Get Up is a body of work that Adams is truly proud of and with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer Jeff Lynne - whose credits include The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman and Tom Petty, as well as being the co-founder, producer and member of the Traveling Wilburys - at the helm shaping the record, Get Up will sit nicely alongside Adams’ earlier classics.

“It came together quite organically,” recalls Adams, “song by song, working with Jeff producing over the past couple of years whenever he had time. It was a great partnership as it gave me plenty of time to write the songs, most of which are a collaboration with Jim Vallance. We all worked primarily over the internet from Canada, Europe and LA, sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right.

”There is a carefree feeling about this album,” adds Adams “and in many ways it is the album I wish I’d been able to make 25 years ago.”

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