The Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour concert drew a full house with fans taking a rare opportunity to watch the Canadian award- winning singer live on stage.
By Tinashe Sibanda
The concert was held on Friday night at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
The purely acoustic concert saw the rock singer giving an excellent performance belting out hits like Everything I do (I Do It For You), Just The Way You Are, All for One (One For All) ( a collaboration with Rod Stewart and Sting), Please Forgive Me and Cuts Like a Knife, among others.
“I named this the Bare Bones Tour because it’s mainly me and my guitar together with my friend who will be on the keyboard,” said the Canadian singer.
He said the audience at his Friday night show certainly made him wonder whether he was really in Africa or Europe.
Adams added that he would mix both known and unknown tracks saying, “That’s the way it is, it’s my show.”
Phone camera flashes could be seen from all corners of the packed auditorium as people tried to get a glimpse of the musician who was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt with a matching belt and shoes.
Adams also told the crowd that he was aware of people that had travelled from other countries like Malawi and Zambia to attend his show.
He also indicated that some of them from Zambia were actually his relatives.
“I feel like I’m in the right place,” the musician said as he continued with a highly interactive show with his audience.
Adams has released 16 albums and his outstanding live performances have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year.
He has garnered many awards and nominations including 20 Juno awards among 56 nominations and 15 Grammy Award nominations.
Tickets to the Bryan Adams Bare Bones concert were sold out by November 2013.