Thousands of people danced, cheered and sang along to Bryan Adams and Sloan this past Saturday as the Summer Sounds FM concert series came to an end for the year.
Throughout the night, Adams played through a hit-filled setlist that included classics like Heat of the Night, Heaven and Summer of ’69. He also played music from his most recent albums, including Shine a Light, which was released this past March and well received by the crowd.
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At one point, Adams took requests from the crowd and played covers, including Irish folk song Whiskey in the Jar. He remarked about his first time visiting Fort McMurray, which was during a winter, and vowed only to return once the snow had melted.
However, the biggest surprise came when Adams’ mother, Elizabeth, was brought on stage. Adams was told his 91-year-old mother was coming to see the show shortly before the concert began and he would occasionally blow her kisses in between sets.
Toronto-based band Sloan succeeded in getting the crowd hyped, as frontman Chris Murphy cracked jokes and encouraged everyone to sing, dance and clap along to music.
This year’s Summer Sounds FM concert series began in May, when Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty tour arrived at Shell Place. She was followed by Nickelback, who took the stage one week before Adams performed.
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