From playing his rock anthems and love songs to crooning Kiki, Do You Love Me to expressing his Ultimate love for India, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams took the Indian music lovers on a rock and roll joyride with his music while playing in the Delhi-NCR region for the first time.
Adams, who was performing in India for the fifth time, wasted no time in getting the party started with his hit “Ultimate love”.
“My name is Bryan. It’s been a very long time since I wanted to play here. We have been coming to India since 1994 and every time I was here I used to ask our promoters where is my New Delhi show’,” Adams said to an enthusiastic crowd on Sunday at Leisure Valley Park here.
“We have taken this long but I want to tell you that how incredibly excited we are to finally be here. Thank you for having us,” he added.
Featuring an over-sized video wall rolling lyrics and self-portrait black and white as well as color videos with monochrome lighting, the night brought together people from all walks of life to sway and swoon to the music filled with nostalgia. Adams, like a wizard, had a control over the appreciative crowd as he sang “You belong to me”, and the audience followed his instructions to put their best dancing foot forward.
“Does anyone know how to dance? I am giving instructions to find the best dancers and put them up on the screen. I will really like it if somebody does an Indian dance. It will be beautiful. Or Just do something silly. Do what you like,” said the Canadian singer.
From the 26-song set, songs like “Summer of 69”, “(Everything I do) I do it for you”, “ When you’re gone”, “Cloud number 9”, “18 till I die”, and “Brand new day” were instant hits amongst the crowd, who sang the classics with the singer — who in turn appreciated the audience and said “it’s first class singing. I love it”.
He added a fresh touch when he included “Kiki do you love me” while singing “Somebody. The Ultimate Bryan Adams India Tour was organized by ENIL and Mirchi Live. After performing in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, he wrapped his visit with a gig in Gurugram.
Apart from uniting people with strings of music, Adams created a connection with the audience, by interacting with them from the stage. He also captured various moments from the evening on his mobile phone.
The concert also witnessed an opening performance by singer Harshdeep Kaur, who sang melodies like “Kabira’, “Bulla Ki Jaana Main Kaun’ , ‘ Jo Bheji Thi Dua’ and many others.
The Ultimate Bryan Adams India Tour was organised by ENIL and Mirchi Live. It took the singer to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru also.