‘Start a petition for me to come to India’
Lovers of western music, who’ve grown up in the ’80s and ’90s, would have certainly enjoyed listening to Bryan Adams’s chartbusters like Summer of ’69, Everything I Do, Please Forgive Me, among others. Going strong even at the age of 56, the legendary Canadian musician talks to us about how keenly he wants to visit India.
It’s been a while since you visited India last (His last visit was in 2011). Do you plan to come here anytime soon?
I really want to come to India. If we can get a promoter there to bring us back, it would be great. I still remember the live concert I did in India. My Indian fans write to me all the time on Facebook, asking me when I’m coming back. I wish I could say that it was a ride away. I wish someone puts up a petition on Facebook, and people sign it. Then, I can get promoters excited about it.
It is important for artistes to have a social media presence today. How active are you on these platforms?
I am active on Instagram. That is, by far, the most predominant place for me. I also post stuff on Facebook.
You are 56 now. If you have to sell your work to an 18-yearold Bryan Adams, how would you convince him?
I’d just say, ‘If you like the guitars and the drums, and if you like loud music that may end up getting you to a rock concert, then this is an album for you.’
What is this book on photography that you’re coming up with?
I like to work on something new, and this book is just another result of my creativity. It’s a collection of abstract photographs.