Bryan Adams and special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have announced a 26-city summer run. The “So Happy It Hurts Tour” kicks off on June 6th in Baltimore and wraps on August 3rd in Seattle. Along the way, the ’80s icons will be hitting major cities and towns — including New York City, Boston, Tampa, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco.

40 years since scoring his breakthrough U.S. hits — “Straight From The Heart” and “Cuts Like A Knife” — Adams has been a fixture on the rock scene for nearly three generations. When we last caught up with him we asked him about the moment when he realized he had finally made it: “Basically back in about 1984 — must’ve been ’85, we released Reckless and we were doing our first headlining tour of America. And I walked over to Keith Scott, my guitarist, and I said, ‘What’s different? Y’know, we’re doing the same songs.’ Basically what it was, was it was our time, and things were just starting to come together. And people started playing the music and they’re still playing the music. So, it’s really nice.”

Joan Jett told us that although there are some that tried to marginalize the Runaways‘ accomplishments because they were women back in the day — they were among the most credible hard rock bands to come out of L.A. in the ’70s: ”Pop singers is completely different from what we do, and what we did. Y’know, what we were doing, even though it obviously touches on sexuality and giving voice to that, for me, it was about showing girls that they had other avenues. It wasn’t just about music, but anything. Whether you wanted to be a scientist, you want to be anything that’s not what you’re expected to do.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bryan Adams and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts tour dates (subject to change):

June 6 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Centre
June 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden,
June 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 11 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
June 13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
June 14 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
June 15 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
June 17 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 18 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
June 20 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
June 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Center
June 29 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
July 1 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
July 2 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
July 3 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Arena
July 6 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
July 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
July 26 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
July 28 – Palm Springs, CA – Acrisure Arena
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
July 30 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Aug 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Aug 3 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

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