Bryan Adams in Kingston

Last night the Limestone City got a taste of Bryan Adams as the K-Rock Centre housed over 5,000 screaming fans to a sold out show. The Kingston-born rocker returned to stage with his full band in tow.

Decked out in black and playing to a crowd of young and old, the band kicked-off their night with their ’91 classic “House Arrest” from the album Waking Up the Neighbours. Fans not only jammed to their live tunes but took their love of the Canadian icon onto Twitter, using the hashtag #AdamsinKingston.

To show his hometown some love, he changed the lyrics of “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven” to “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Kingston”. As the night continued, a lucky Queen’s engineering student sporting a leopard t-shirt was hand-picked by Adams to join him on stage for “When You’re Gone”.

The Journal’s Arts Editor Savoula Stylianou and Assistant Photo Editor Tiffany Lam were on-site for an Adams-experience.

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