Bryan Adams’ latest album, “11,” will be released May 13 exclusively via Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the U.S. The set has been out internationally since last month on Universal.
Adams recorded his entire career for A&M until 2004’s “Room Service,” which wasn’t released in the States until the following year via Mercury. It has sold just 44,000 units here, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Like his last studio outing, 2004’s “Room Service,” Adams recorded the new songs in hotel rooms and other locales while on the road. “I bring out an engineer, everything fits into a suitcase and we just record,” he told Billboard.com last year. “I have so much spare time during that day that it makes sense to utilize it to do something creative like that, as opposed to just sitting around the hotel and sightseeing or something.”
Adams described “11” as “quite a personal record” that was influenced by his travels. “It’s inevitable that some of this is gonna wear off on you,” he said. “You travel around and you think about the things you do when you’re traveling (and) it’s going to wear off on what you write about.”
As previously reported, the artist will open the first seven dates of Rod Stewart’s summer North American amphitheatre tour, beginning July 30 in Paso Robles, Calif. Adams is presently on tour in South America.