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Bryan Adams 'Rocks the River' September 4!

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club announced today Canadian rock superstar and multi-platinum icon Bryan Adams will perform LIVE outdoors at TELUS Field on Friday, September 4, as part of the Oilers Face-Off 2009 weekend.

Adams, an electric guitar legend, will take to the stage with his full band.  The concert, presented by 104.9 EZ Rock, will see Adams perform his hits of the last three decades.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 10:00AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and via charge-by-phone at 780-451-8000.  Tickets will be priced at $125.00, $99.00 and $69.00 plus convenience charges. 

Doors to TELUS Field will open on September 4th at 6:00PM for the evening performance.

The Oilers Face-Off 2009 weekend is a kick-off to the 2009-10 season for all Oilers fans.  The concert, which will feature a significant Oilers presence, will be followed up by a second event involving the team the next day, with full details to be announced next week.

Oilers season seat holders also have the opportunity to win their way in to the Bryan Adams show.   Five hundred premium floor seats have been designated for a special Oilers Season Seat Holder “Get Lucky” Draw.  Details will be communicated directly to season seat holders.

“I can’t think of a better way to get fired up for the start of the season than by inviting Bryan Adams, his band, our players, coaches, fans and friends to be a part of Face-Off  2009,” said Patrick LaForge, President and CEO of the Oilers. 

Bryan Adams

Over the past three decades, Bryan Adams has been a major force in pop-rock music. His up-tempo songs, heart wrenching ballads, and way with an electric guitar made him an international superstar.

Adams developed his extreme interest in music while attending high school in Vancouver.  After sending some demos to A&M records at age 18, Adams was signed and released his self-titled debut album in 1980.

Adams first big album was "Reckless," released in 1984. It hit No.1 on the Billboard Album Chart, and included the hits "Run to You," "Summer of '69" and "Heaven." The album has been certified five times platinum. "Into the Fire," released in 1987, was next for the up-and-coming superstar, and his first live album, "Live! Live! Live" was released in 1988.

Adams became even more successful in the '90s - the album "Waking up the Neighbours" in 1991 included the massive single "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," which was also included on the "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" soundtrack. This song catapulted him to international success, and his next album "So Far So Good" solidified that, including the hit "Please Forgive Me."

Adams caught onto his success in soundtracks and ran with it - he recorded "All For Love" with Sting and Rod Stewart for "The Three Musketeers" and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" for "Don Juan DeMarco." He also took part in several collaborations, including "Rock Steady" with Bonnie Raitt, "I Finally Found Someone" with Barbra Streisand and "When You’re Gone" with Melanie C.

In the past decade, Adams has continued to record and perform live in front of millions of fans.  In 2008 he released him most recent album, his eleventh, fittingly titled “11”.


Located in Edmonton’s picturesque North Saskatchewan River valley, TELUS Field is the home of the Golden Baseball League’s Edmonton Capitals.

TELUS Field underwent significant improvements in the spring of 2009 when it came under management of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.
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