Bryan Adams Books U.S. Mini-Tour

Canadian-born rocker Bryan Adams has lined up a mini-tour of eastern U.S. theaters that gets going on March 31 in Minneapolis.

Seven shows have been confirmed, and a spokesperson for the artist's booking agency told MTV News that it's possible more dates may be added in May.

While Adams tours extensively, he rarely plays the U.S. these days, preferring instead to enjoy his popularity in other parts of the world. His twelfth album, "The Best of Me", a greatest hits collection with two new songs, has been met with strong sales outside the U.S. since its release last fall, though it remains unreleased Stateside. Adams completed over 120 concerts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in 1999 and played less than a dozen shows in the U.S.

He toured his Canadian homeland in January and is currently en route to Australia for another two-week jaunt. He's traveling with what he refers to as his stripped-down power trio, which consists of Adams, longtime guitarist Keith

Scott, and drummer Mickey Curry.

Meanwhile Adams, who now makes his home in London, England, gave a surprise London performance joining Nick Bracegirdle (a.k.a. Chicane) on stage Tuesday night in front of an invite-only audience. The duo performed the newly released Chicane song "Don't Give Up," which also features Adams. The song was also included as a hidden track on "The Best Of Me."

Adams' U.S. shows are as follows:

  • 3/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
  • 4/1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
  • 4/3 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
  • 4/4 - Buffalo, NY @ Shea's Performing Arts Center
  • 4/5 - Cleveland, OH @ Palace Theatre
  • 4/7 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
  • 4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre

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