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Mohegan Sun Arena and Kirby Center team up to bring Bryan Adams back to Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Mohegan Sun Arena and Kirby Center team up to bring Bryan Adams back to Wilkes-Barre on June 13
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From a press release:

Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Bryan Adams will bring his Get Up Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, June 13.

Bryan Adams will certainly make this “A Night to Remember” for Northeastern Pennsylvania, as it will mark the first time the SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre have joined forces to co-promote an event.

Tickets, starting at $19.69 and going up to $69, go on sale next Friday, March 3r at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.), the F.M. Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Bryan Adam’s thirteenth studio album, “Get Up” (UMe), produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance, features nine new songs and four acoustic versions. Along with cuts from his new release, the concert on June 13 will include songs from Adams’ vast collection of hits, including, “Summer of 69,” “Heaven,” “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” “Cuts Like a Knife,” and “Please Forgive Me,” to mention a very few.

As Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold upward of 65 million records, toured six continents, and achieved No. 1 status in over 40 countries around the world. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and has a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Adams has also been nominated for — and won — several Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame.

“Wilkes-Barre has proven itself a top market for tours and shows, and both [Executive Director of the Kirby Center] Will Beekman and myself got together and decided that a rising tide lifts all boats, so let’s do some shows together to keep our momentum going,” says Brian Sipe, SMG General Manager of the Mohegan Sun Arena.

“If a show should play our market and it makes sense for us to get together to make it happen, then it’s a no-brainer. I would put both my staff and Will’s staff against any staff in a major market so, together, I’m convinced we’ll make a… dare I say… ‘Night to Remember’ on this Bryan Adams concert.”

“It has been a long time since Bryan Adams has toured with his full band,” added Will Beekman.

“His last few visits to our market have been of the solo variety, and they have all taken place on the Kirby Center stage, but this tour calls for more seats and a bigger stage. Our friends up the road were able to secure the date, and, given our history with Mr. Adams in the market, were kind enough to include us in the event. It’s definitely outside of the box, but Brian Sipe and I love being outside of the box. We appreciate our relation with him and his team. It’s going to be a great night!”