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Bryan Adams Credits Elton John For Inspiring Charity Work; Tour Brings Him Upstate

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Bryan Adams credits old friend Elton John as being his primary inspiration for his charitable work. A decade ago, Adams launched the Bryan Adams Foundation following the massive tsunami that struck Southern Asia. The Foundation “aims to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world by providing financial grants to support specific projects that are committed to bettering the lives of other people. . . (in) all sorts of fields around the world, particularly to do with education and children in need.”

Adams, who’s based in London, England, told Hello magazine that it was Elton that showed him the way how give back: “I’m motivated because having a voice means you can instigate change for good. Elton John is an inspiration in that regard, his foundation raises millions and it’s humbling to see the progress they have made in terms of fighting AIDS. My most recent focus has been close to home, with helping local schools with their music programs and more recently developing the neglected outdoor spaces for students at an urban school near where I live.”

He went on to day, “I lend my name to things that have to do with human rights and I stick up for injustices committed against others. . . My dream would be to see a massive environmental change in the world: more harnessing of sunlight, less dependency on fossil fuels and nuclear energy.”

Despite all the success and accolades Bryan Adams has received over the years, he told us he still takes pride in the fact that he’s a working musician: “My schedule — sort of today — after all the work I’ve done is still pretty busy. We go out 10 days a month on tour. I’m basically somewhere. You can always see me somewhere in the world some month if you got a plane ticket. The way I like to work now is like basically 10 days a month. And y’know, that suits me because it’s enough time on tour to make it fun and interesting, and it’s enough time at home that I want to get back on the road again.”

September 7 – Brooklyn, NY – The Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk
September 9 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center At Wolf Trap
September 10 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
September 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 13 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
September 14, 15 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
September 16 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
September 17 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 18 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center

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