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 - Waking Up The Neighbours - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $33.50, €30.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2022 11:36)on January 29, 2022 at 4:45 am
BRYAN ADAMS Waking Up The Neighbours (1991 UK 15-track double LP featuring the classic [Everything I Do] I Do It For You, picture sleeve with fold-out picture/lyric insert. The sleeve shows very little wear with tiny residual sticker mark & the vinyl appears barely ever played)
- Bryan Adams - 18 Til I Die - Japanese - CD single - Promo - £25.00, $33.50, €30.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2021 15:14)on January 29, 2022 at 4:45 am
BRYAN ADAMS 18 Til I Die (1999 Japanese 5-track promotional sample PICTURE DISC CD single issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release date, also includes 4 tracks recorded live at Wembley. Custom stamped inner rimon the disc and unique stickered back insert, complete with picture sleeve plus obi-strip
- Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today - Japanese - CD album - Promo - £20.00, $26.80, €24.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2021 09:45)on January 29, 2022 at 4:45 am
BRYAN ADAMS On A Day Like Today (1998 Japanese 15-track promotional sample CD issued to radio & reviewers ahead of release, including the bonus tracks Lie To Me & Hey Baby, with custom stamped inner rim on the disc & promo stickered back insert, complete with lyric booklet picture sleeve & obi-strip POCM-1266)
- Bryan Adams - Reckless - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.40, €12.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Oct-2021 11:08)on January 29, 2022 at 4:45 am
BRYAN ADAMS Reckless (1984 UK 10-track LP, including the singles Run to You, Somebody, Heaven & Summer of '69, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve & vinyl remain in Excellent condition with minor signs of wear & play AMA5013)
- Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $16.08, €14.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2021 12:37)on January 29, 2022 at 4:45 am
BRYAN ADAMS (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Classic 1991 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single taken from the motion picture 'Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves' soundtrack, also includes a live version of She's Only Happy When She's Dancing, picture sleeve AM789)