The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will get off to a rocking start with Summer of 69 hitmaker Bryan Adams performing at the opening ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Adams is the only Western artist to perform at the gala opening, which will see Bollywood trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio belting out the official song, De Ghuma Ke.
The performance on 17 February will be broadcast to a TV audience of 200 million people by ESPN, said a press release.
The performance will fall near the end of the Canadian singer’s tour of India that begins 11 February in Pune.
Also on his itinerary are Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, the city of Adams’s first concert in India in January of 1994 on the cricket grounds in Brabourne Stadium.
Canada is one of 14 qualifying countries taking part in the World Cup which will begin on 19 February.
Adams will remain one more day in Dhaka for a special acoustic concert featuring songs from his current CD Bare Bones, before finishing up this leg of the tour in Kathmandu, Nepal. (PTI)