Ryan Adams Launches Tour Friday, Adds Dates


Ryan Adams, who quits and quits again, yet just can’t give up that musical addiction, hits the road Friday for what started out to be a small tour. But, like a prom queen in spring, more dates are lining up.  Originally set to roll from December 2 through 13 (including a Letterman appearance), the tour will now go on through the new year eight dates confirmed starting January 24 in Maryland. Here’s how it looks so far:


12/02/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music

12/04/11 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House

12/06/11 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall

12/08/11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

12/10/11 – Toronto, ON – Winter Garden Theatre

12/11/11 – Chicago, IL – Cadillac Palace

12/13/11 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

1/24/12 – Bethesda, MD – Strathmore

1/25/12 – Cleveland, OH – Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square

1/27/12 – Ann Arbor, MI – Hill Auditorium

1/28/12 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater 

1/30/12 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace

1/31/12 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

2/1/12 – Kansas City, MO – Music Hall

2/3/12 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theater


Generating possibly the best reviews of his career, Ashes & Fire is eleven succinct and beautiful songs that “will leave you speechless” according to PEOPLE, and hailed by ESQUIRE as “too good not to write about” and by USA TODAY as a record that “restores faith in the increasingly saggy singer/songwriter genre,” Ashes & Fire was produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash and The Rolling Stones, and whose son Ethan produced previous Adams solo landmarks including Heartbreaker and Gold. The record also features guest turns from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and Norah Jones, who contributes piano and backing vocals to several tracks.


posted by: Lee