The ICC World Cup 2011 is all to open on a rocking note with "18 'til I die" hitmaker Bryan Adams performing at the opening ceremony at the She-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Adams will be the only western star to showcase his talent at the gala opening, which will also see Bollywood trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio belting out the official song, 'De Ghuma Ke'.
The performance on February 17 will be broadcast to a TV audience of over 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 Feb11th in Pune.
Also on his schedule are Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, the city of Bryan's first concert in India in Jan 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 February 19.