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Bryan Adams

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
December 12, 1992

Bryan Adams
Waking Up the World Tour
with Special Guest Mr. Big

SHOW DATE: Saturday, December 12, 1992 • 7:30pm
newspaper ad promoting the 1992 concert Bryan Adams on stage at the Coliseum in 1992. Photo by The Dominion Post's Dale Sparks.
Photo from The Dominion Post
by Dale Sparks

When Canadian rocker Bryan Adams graced the Coliseum stage in 1992, it was on the heels of his Grammy Award-winning single "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You." At the time, the smash-hit had reach No. 1 in 17 countries, making it the fastest-climbing pop song since 1985's "We are the World." 

Adams and company made the most of the Coliseum show which was the last stop on their tour. According to The Daily Athenaeum, the crowd was treated to an energetic show complete with a couple of swan dives into the crowd by lead guitarist Keith Scott.

According to The Dominion Post, Adams told the more than 7,500 fans in attendance, "It's been a long tour, but a good one. This is the last night of our American tour and there's no better place to end it than West Virginia." Average ticket price was $18.
1992 tour t-shirt
1992 Tour T-Shirt
Waking up the Neighbours album cover
"Waking Up the Neighbours"
album cover