Bryan Adams kicked off his North American Shine A Light tour in Charlotte, NC on May 4th, 2019 at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. I am excited to say, I was there and witnessed a spectacular show and loved every minute of this 2 hour show and 28 song set. At the tender age of 59, Bryan still rocks like he is 18 and I guess he will til he dies!!!
The night started out a little rough. Thunderstorms and rain were pushing through Charlotte and I was wondering how wet I was going to get. I arrived with only about 20 minutes to spare before the show started and had my poncho ready. Just as Bryan took the stage some rain started to fall and the poncho went on (just like about 1/2 the crowd did as well). By the end of the song, no rain…not one drop the rest of the evening. Someone up above was looking out for us and for Bryan and his band.
Let’s talk about the show. The opening act was none other than NO ONE!! Bryan doesn’t need no stinking opening act. Nope! This was an evening with Bryan Adams and only Bryan (well, his band was there including the amazing Keith Scott, but more on him later). The stage set-up was really simple. A big Video Screen that covered the entire back of the stage, a drum set on a small riser, a baby grand piano and keyboards and few guitar stands around the stage. Add a small lighting set-up that was quite simple and that was it.
Bryan came to play music and have a good time and that is exactly what he did and a good time was had by all. Now, do you want to see this monster setlist?? I am sure you do so here we go…