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Prisoner Tour

Prisoner album coverage at this show

Do You Still Love Me?
Haunted House
Shiver And Shake
To Be Without You
Anything I Say To You Now
Outbound Train
Broken Anyway
We Disappear

Album coverage:
50 %


Source: Sean Taylor

Source: Sean Taylor

Source: Nick Wons

Source: Nick Wons

Source: Nick Wons

Source: Nick Wons



Come Pick Me Up


When The Stars Go Blue

Shakedown On 9th Street

Come Pick Me Up

Magnolia Mountain

Sweet Illusions

New York, New York

Do You Still Love Me?

To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)

Gimme Something Good


Dirty Rain

Let It Ride



This time around, the ever-prolific singer-songwriter is touring in support of his latest LP, Prisoner (and a companion album of B-sides), which despite being misleadingly labeled as a "divorce album," is largely a bombastic ode to '80s rock. It was fitting, then, that Adams stepped out on stage sporting a Canadian tuxedo and flying V guitar, situating himself amidst stacks of retro TV screens, walls of amps, an assortment of giant cats and a backdrop of twinkling, star-like lights before leading his band through an explosive rendition of Prisoner opener "Do You Still Love Me?" to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Other new songs triumphed throughout the show, like "Outbound Train," "Doomsday" and a particularly poignant version of Prisoner's title track (which began with Adams alone on his acoustic guitar, but eventually swelled into a full-band blast of sound). Even B-side "Juli" got a turn in the spotlight, a near-perfect Smiths impression under a haze of purple lase [full review here]

Live in Limbo
I’ve seen Adams many times over the years and this set was the heaviest I can recall. The volume was immense but did not overwhelm Massey Hall. His band’s playing was on point and Adams himself would combust into some serious fretwork throughout the night. A few times he would bring the intensity down a bit and allow patrons to collect themselves as he would do a quiet acoustic number, like his fantastic cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall”. Highlight were many, but particularly strong was the new material and how it stood up against his older songs. Honestly, the current trend of bands of the past playing their breakthrough albums in full could have worked here although Adams could have done it and I would have been happy with him playing Prisoner in its entirety, but “Prisoner”, “Haunted House” and “Outbound Train” were among the new highlights. [full review here]

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