The acclaimed producer, philanthropist, photographer and activist is one of the best-known and internationally awarded Canadian artists.

Adams, who has close personal and professional ties with Portugal, will be in the country in December for two concerts, on consecutive dates, in Lisbon and Braga, where he will showcase his latest album ‘Shine a light’, released this month.

He will be performing at the Altice Arena in Lisbon on 6 December and at the Altice Braga Forum the day after, on 7 December.

Released on 1 March, ‘Shine a Light’ is Bryan Adams’ 14th career album and features guest stars including Jennifer Lopez on ‘That’s how strong our love is’ and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the main track after which the album takes its name.

The 59-year-old, who turns 60 in November, was last on Portuguese stages in 2016; two years earlier he held an exhibition of his photography in Cascais, featuring around one hundred portraits of stars from the world of entertainment, culture and fashion.

The singer, who is perhaps most famous for his power ballads ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – the theme from the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves blockbuster, which still holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one in the UK; - ‘Heaven’, and the rock classic ‘Summer of 69’, lived for four years in Portugal, having attended school in Portugal in the late 1960’s under Salazar’s dictatorial regime.

In an in-depth interview with national flag-carrier TAP’s onboard magazine UP from 2010, he recalled moving to Portugal after his father was posted to the country as a Canadian diplomat.

The family lived near Cascais, and he retains fond memories of spending time in Lisbon, listening to Fado, and enjoying summer days on Guincho beach.

It is understood that he still regularly visits Portugal for both personal and professional reasons.

Tickets for Bryan Adams’ ‘Shine a Light’ tour go on sale in Portugal on Saturday, 23 March.