Bryan Adams has released a new single, Kick Ass. It’s taken from the singer’s upcoming album So Happy It Hurts, the follow-up to 20219’s Shine A Light.
Kick Ass was co-written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who previously worked with Adams on 1991’s Waking Up The Neighbours and 1996’s 18 Til I Die, and has co-written a number of other songs with Adams over the years. It also features an ominous, spoken word introduction from comedian and Monty Python/Fawlty Towers star John Cleese.
“Kick Ass begins with a John Cleese introductory sermon which sums up the song,” proclaims Adams. “There’s not enough rock and roll in the world… end of! More guitars, more drums, join hands… let’s rock.”
Adams launched the title track of the album as a single in October, and late last month he released a video for another song, On The Road, also written with Lange. The latter was released to coincide with the launch of the 2022 Pirelli calendar, which features photographs from Adams.
The iconic Pirelli calendar launched in 1964, and has been shot by such renowned photographers as Terrence Donovan, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz, while Adams’ models for his shoots included Iggy Pop, Rita Ora, Cher, Grimes, Jennifer Hudson and St Vincent.
So Happy It Hurts will be available on standard CD, deluxe CD with a lenticular cover and hardbound book, two shades of vinyl and various bundles. There’s also a limited edition box set which includes the deluxe CD, vinyl, hardbound book and signed photo. All variants are available from the Bryan Adams webstore.
So Happy It Hurts is released on March 11. Adam tours The UK from May
Bryan Adams UK tour 2022
May 09: London Royal Albert Hall (performing Cuts Like A Knife)
May 10: London Royal Albert Hall (performing Into The Fire)
May 11: London Royal Albert Hall (performing Waking Up The Neighbours)
May 13: Brighton Brighton Centre
May 14: Birmingham Utilita Arena
May 15: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
May 17: Manchester AO Arena
May 18: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
May 20: Newcastle Utilita Arena
May 23: Glasgow SSE Arena
May 26: London The O2 Arena
May 29: Belfast SSE Arena
Jul 05: Durham Emirates Riverside
Jul 06: Kelso Floors Castle
Jul 08: Norwich Blickling Estate
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- Bryan Adams - Live Live Live - Australian - CD album - £7.99, $10.07, €9.35 (Back In Stock) (arrived 13-Nov-2023 11:52)on December 11, 2023 at 3:54 am
BRYAN ADAMS Live! Live! Live! (Genuine original 1992 Australian A&M issue 17-track CD album including live versions of Run To You & Summer of '69, all recorded in Belgium 1988, stickered picture sleeve / booklet insert. New and unused)
- Bryan Adams - Bryan Adams Special Mini Album - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $25.20, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2023 12:31)on December 11, 2023 at 3:54 am
BRYAN ADAMS Special Mini Album (1985 Japanese-only 4-track mini-LP, featuring Summer Of '69 & Diana plus live versions of Heaven & Kids Wanna Rock. Comes housed in a unique picture sleeve complete with the Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve is Excellent [1" hairline fracture in bottom edge] & the vinyl is Near Mint AMP-18053)
- Bryan Adams - Bryan Adams - Canadian - vinyl LP - £75.00, $94.50, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2023 14:17)on December 11, 2023 at 3:54 am
BRYAN ADAMS Bryan Adams (Rare 1980 Canadian first issue 9-track LP, the debut self-titled album by the Canadian rock legend, with lilac labels and housed in a lightly textured gatefold UNIPAK picture sleeve with internal half sized pocket insidewith tracklisting, and with quotes from A&M records on the inside, and the tracklisting in blue on the back. This example remains in a really nice condition showing only a few signs of being over forty years old, and the vinyl remains in a 'near mint' condition SP-4800)
- Bryan Adams - Run To You - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2023 14:15)on December 11, 2023 at 3:54 am
BRYAN ADAMS Run To You (Classic 1984 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including I'm Ready, picture sleeve AM224)
- Bryan Adams - Into The Fire - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2023 09:03)on December 11, 2023 at 3:54 am
BRYAN ADAMS Into The Fire (1987 US 10-track LP, with picture sleeve and lyric inner. Fifth studio album from the Canadian singer-songwriter. Aside from a small deletion saw cut, the sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl remains in near mintcondition SP3907)