Bryan Adams Turns 64: Revisiting the Legendary Rocker’s Photography in Zoomer Magazine

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Bryan Adams is set to release 'Live at The Royal Albert Hall,' a multimedia live album box set that captures his three-night stint at the historic venue in 2022. Photo: Courtesy of BMG

Bryan Adams turns 64 on Nov. 5 and, as always, the Canadian rock legend shows no sign of slowing down. 

Later this month, he heads back out on the road, beginning in the United Arab Emirates and then travelling to South Africa before winding up in Greece to kick off the European leg of the tour. Hitting three continents within the course of a month? No sweat.  

As well, in early December Adams drops Live At The Royal Albert Hall, a three-album box set recorded last year at the famed London venue over the course of three nights. Each night, Adams played one of his classic albums in its entirety — his breakout album Cuts Like A Knife (1983), platinum-selling Into The Fire (1987) and chart-topping Waking up The Neighbours (1991) — channeling his trademark rock star showmanship into nostalgic performances that prompted one reviewer to declare, “the kid really does still wanna rock.”

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‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ official cover artwork. Photo: Courtesy of BMG


And it turns out that Adams enjoyed the performance so much that he’s looking to do it again with a trio of different classic albums when he returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a three-night residency in 2024. 

Adams, of course, also has a special connection with Zoomer. Along with serving as the publication’s Editor At Large, he’s also photographed an extensive list of luminaries who’ve appeared on the magazine’s covers over the years.

From musical marvels (Tony Bennett, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Belafonte, Robbie Robertson and Sting to name a few) to literary legends (Margaret Atwood, John Irving) to stars of stage and screen (Christopher Plummer, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Vardalos, Michael J. Fox), Canadian icons (Wayne Gretzky, Gordon Lightfoot) and, yes, even Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, as well as the Dali Lama, Adams’s lens has captured a revered roster of notable subjects. 

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the cover of Zoomer magazine, Sept., 2017. Insets, Adams’ photos that have appeared in Zoomer, from left: Wayne Gretzky, 2008, Tina Turner, Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019; Insets, right: Robbie Robertson, June/July 2011, Dalai Lama, Sept. 2010 and Monika Deol, Aug/Sept 2022.


In celebration of Zoomer’s 15th anniversary in October, and Adams’ birthday in November, we’ve collected a selection of the cover stories that feature the rocker’s photography, all of which you can view here.