Two famous performers with links to Kingston have, on the same day, denounced promotions claiming they will be appearing at separate musical events.
In a Facebook post today on the official page for Kingston-born Bryan Adams, an announcement stated they were unable to verify the legitimacy of an advertised ‘live stream’ concert and confirmed Adams would not be performing as the ad promoted.
Adams’ page posted the following on Facebook under the header “*CAUTION ALERT*”:
“It has come to our attention the facebook page Free streaming live concert 2020 is advertising a ‘Live Stream’ event on August 18 & 19. They ask for credit card details to register. We are unable to verify the legitimacy of this page and which concert event they are streaming. Bryan is not performing live in Quebec. We advise fans not to participate in this event and a reminder to use caution when sharing your personal information on social media.”
*CAUTION ALERT* It has come to our attention the facebook page Free streaming live concert 2020 is advertising a ‘Live…
On the Facebook page ‘Free streaming live concert 2020’, Adams is listed as performing at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on August 18, along with other performers, including The Weeknd and Sum 41, at different locations. Neither of those two acts have posted any notice about performing for this event in recent days and as of this writing the concerts are still listed.
UPDATE: In response to this article, Bryan Adams confirmed the only upcoming concert he has scheduled is an acoustic show on September 4 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
I wish there were more shows, but the only concert I have is an acoustic show (no band) on the 4 Sept in Düsseldorf. (A social distancing concert) https://t.co/swu4zDceQR
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) August 18, 2020
UPDATE (2): Bryan Adams has since reported the Düsseldorf show is postponed.
Actor, comedian and Blues Brothers performer Dan Aykroyd likewise refuted a promotion claiming he would be appearing at a Chicago event on August 23.
In a Facebook post today, Aykroyd – who has referred to Kingston as his hometown and often resides at his ancestral farm just north of the city – wrote:
“I AM NOT!!! 🚨 I REPEAT NOT! CONTRACTED FOR OR AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THIS EVENT ON AUGUST 23RD CALLED CHICAGO LIVE MUSIC OR AN INDIVIDUAL BY THE NAME BENTON EMERSON 🚨 STAY SAFE FRIENDS”
Born here in Kingston in 1959, Bryan Adams has sold over 65 million albums with 21 top ten hits during his four decade music career.
While best known for his comedic talents, Dan Aykroyd’s “Blues Brothers” album with John Belushi, Briefcase Full of Blues, went on to become a #1 Billboard charting, double platinum record in 1978. The Blues Brothers film in 1980 was one of the top 10 box office hits of the year and also the first American movie to gross more money overseas than in the U.S., according to Director John Landis.
You can learn more about Adams at his website, on Twitter and on his Facebook page, or by checking out his photos and videos on Instagram. Check out Dan Aykroyd on Twitter and Facebook for all his latest news.