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Bryan Adams Excited To Eat Mangoes, Perform For Pinoy Fans Again

Bryan Adams Excited To Eat Mangoes, Perform For Pinoy Fans Again
Bryan Adams

“I like Filipino mangoes!”

Canadian hit singer-songwriter Bryan Adams could not help but be so excited as he looks forward to not only to perform for his fans, but also enjoy some sweet summer fruits when he comes back to the Philippines for a one night concert.

A certified vegan, Adams told News5 / One News in a virtual media conference that he craves for the world famous Philippine mangoes and the timing of his arrival could not be more perfect as local mangoes are in season during dry months. “That’s the best news I had all week. I can’t wait. Bring on the mangoes,” he said.

The Grammy-winning musician will return to Manila, March 15, for his “So Happy It Hurts Tour” Asia leg at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. Wilbros Live is the organizer and producer for the show. Adams made sure to include the country in the list of his gigs.

“It’s gonna be great to be back in the Philippines for one reason. I know Filipino people love certain songs of mine and I’m gonna be singing to them. I look forward to having a sing-along with Filipino fans,” he said.

Adams is the voice behind classic hits including “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of 69,” “Heaven,” “Straight from the Heart,” “Run To You,” “Please Forgive Me,” “All For Love,” “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” “I Finally Found Someone” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”

For him, it’s the heart and story of the songs and the support from his fans that made those tracks memorable and pleasing to the ears of people from different ages, especially Filipinos.

“I love it. It’s very, very sweet. I have to say it’s unlike any other country in the world how much they love a love song there. So, I’m excited to sing them all for you,” the 63-year-old singer said.

Adams promised to deliver a great performance for his fans in Manila that grew up listening to his music. The last time he held a concert in the country was in 2017.

“We’ll be playing songs that you know and love, like the Philippine national anthem ‘Please Forgive Me,’” he said in jest. “We’ll also be playing a couple of songs from the new album. We have a new live show. It’s a whole new look the last time we were in the Philippines.”

Although he has been in the music industry for almost 50 years, Adams said he still feels butterflies in his stomach whenever he performs. “Well, I’ve got quite a good band and so that takes a lot of pressure off of me, but there’s always a little bit of nervousness when you go on stage. It’s quite normal.”

To loosen up, he does a simple thing that any upcoming artist can also use to shake off the nerves. “The best tip I have is just have a cup of tea before you go on. It could be any tea. Anything you like,” he advised. Adams usually takes lemon or a simple black tea before going on stage.

Aside from that, his secret to longevity is to live a healthy lifestyle and always be grateful to the people around. “Looking after yourself is number one. Making sure you’re fit and healthy. Second of all, always remember where you came from. Where you come from is one of the biggest sources of inspiration,” Adams noted.

“I come from nothing so I’ve been able to work my way to the top in my field. And I am extremely grateful for the fact that even after so many decades, we’re still able to tour, record and make new music. It’s amazing,” he emphasized.

His songwriting gave him numerous awards and accolades including three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy award, an American Music Award, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, and multiple Juno Awards among others.

Adams also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contributions to the arts in Canada. He was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

When asked for a message to his Filipino fans who will come to see him live at the Big Dome, Adams said: “Just really happy to be coming back and I can’t wait to see you all.”

Ticket prices to the Bryan Adams “So Happy It Hurts” Live 2023 range from P1,050 to P12,600 and are available via TicketNet.