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Pirelli Calendar makes comeback for 2022 as it goes On The Road with Iggy Pop, Rita Ora, Cher and Grimes

  • 2022’s calendar focuses on musicians and is titled On The Road
  • First calendar brought out by tyre manufacturer since 2019 because of the pandemic
  • The Cal has been a common fixture in UK garages and workshops since 1964

Time 9:52 am, August 8, 2021

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has revealed the stars of its 2022 calendar.

Iggy Pop, Rita Ora, Cher and Grimes all appear in it, photographed by Canadian singer Bryan Adams.

The Pirelli Calendar, a common fixture of UK garages and workshops, often has a theme – 2022’s focuses on musicians and is titled On The Road.

US singers Normani, St Vincent, Kali Uchis and Jennifer Hudson, Chinese-born rapper Bohan Phoenix and US rapper Saweetie also feature in next year’s edition.

Pirelli cancelled 2021’s calendar in March 2020 because of the pandemic.

Rita Ora waits for the rest of her car to turn up

Adams said: ‘On the road is where I have been for the last 45 years, because the life of a musician is made up of roads, travel, waiting in hotels, hours back stage.’

The images include a photograph of British singer Ora sitting on a car seat, American rapper Saweetie holding up her passport and US singer Cher posing in what appears to be a dressing room.

The Pirelli Calendar, dubbed The Cal, was created by the UK branch of the tyre manufacturer in 1964 to help market the company.

Saweetie - Pirelli Calendar 2022

It’s a rap! Saweetie poses for a passport picture with a difference

The pictures for the latest edition were taken in Los Angeles and Capri.

Adams, 61, is best known for releasing a string of hits in the 1980s, including Heaven and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

Over the years, the Pirelli Calendar has featured stars such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum.

The last edition of the calendar, which was unveiled in 2019 and was for 2020, included actresses Claire Foy, Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart.

Pirelli didn’t bring one out for 2021 because of the pandemic. Instead, it donated €100,000 (circa £85,000) to coronavirus research.

The Cal – which takes some six months to produce – was previously put on hold in 1967 and again between 1975 and 1983.

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