Two big shows for the Charleston Music Hall were announced this week.

Canadian-born veteran rocker Bryan Adams — the blonde heartthrob with the raspy voice best known for such hits as “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Run to You,” “Heaven,” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” — steers his special acoustic solo tour to the Charleston Music Hall at 8 p.m. on Mon. July 21.

The lengthy North American tour aims to promote songs from his recent album, 11. “The album started out as an acoustic record, and halfway through I sort of switched gears and decided to make sort of an acoustic rock record,” Adams says in a recent press release. The appropriately titled disc is his 11th album of all-original music and features 11 songs. Tickets are sale now at and all Cats Music Locations this week for $40 (plus applicable fees).

The legendary soul singer Reverend Al Green makes his way back to Charleston in July for a special fund-raiser concert at the Charleston Music Hall. The vocalist, songwriter, and practicing minister last performed in town when he headlined the 2006 ChazzFest on Daniel Island (it was one of the hottest concert events of the year).

With a mix of soul, funk, and high gospel, the 62- year-old Green is a living legend — a Southern gem who pioneered a hybrid of spiritualized soul music. His latest album Lay it Down (Blue Note) — a sharp follow-up to 2006’s 12-song album titled Everything’s OK (Blue Note) — was co-produced by ?uestlove (of The Roots) and features a slew of younger R&B artists, including John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Presented by Baker Motor Company, Green and his band are set to perform at 8 p.m. on Sat. July 26 at the Music Hall. Tickets are a bit pricey, and they went on sale at and all Cats Music locations this week for $125 and $250. Proceeds from the concert will benefit MUSC’s Children’s Hospital Fund.

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