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Heavy-hitters Bryan Adams, ZZ Top will perform shows in Red Deer this fall

Two heavy-weight arena acts are coming to Red Deer’s Centrium this fall.
American rock band ZZ Top performs Oct. 10 at Red Deer’s Centrium. (Contributed photo).

Two heavy-weight arena acts are coming to Red Deer’s Centrium this fall.

Tickets are on sale now for the Bryan Adams concert on Sept. 16, and the ZZ Top show on Oct. 10.

Adams, on his So Happy It Hurts Tour, started his career in 1975. He’s recorded a slew of radio-friendly hits in the half-century since then, including Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of ‘69, Run to You, and It’s Only Love. Among his popular love ballads are Straight from the Heart, I Do It For You, Heaven, and Have You Every Really Loved a Woman.

The Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter, record producer and photographer is considered one of the best-selling music artists, selling about 100 million records and singles worldwide. Adams has had 25 Top-15 singles in Canada and a dozen or more in the US, UK, and Australia. His 14th studio album, Shine a Light, came out in 2019 and won a Juno Award.

ZZ Top, on a Raw Whiskey Tour, is a Texas rock band formed in 1969 by vocalist-guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and bassist-vocalist Dusty Hill, who died in 2021. (Elwood Francis is currently playing bass).

The high octane rockers are known for their co-ordinated stage moves and their series of hits (She’s Got) Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Lovin’, Tube Snake Boogie, Cheap Sunglasses and more.

ZZ Top videos dominated MTV in the 1980s. The band has since played the Super Bowl, appeared on film (Back to the Future III), at an Auto Club 500 NASCAR event — and the single High Flyin’ was played on a trip to the International Space Station. In 2022, ZZ Top released Raw, the soundtrack for the band’s 2019 documentary That Little Ol’ Band from Texas. It was one of their final live albums with Hill.

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