Recent shows

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29/04/2017 Ryan Adams
Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, USA
02/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Beacon Theatre, New York, USA
03/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Beacon Theatre, New York, USA
04/05/2017 Ryan Adams
iHeartRadio Theater, New York, USA
06/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA
07/05/2017 Ryan Adams
State Theatre, Portland, USA
09/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
10/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, USA
12/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, USA
14/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, USA
20/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
23/05/2017 Ryan Adams
The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
24/05/2017 Ryan Adams
The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia
26/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia
27/05/2017 Ryan Adams
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
01/06/2017 Ryan Adams
The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, USA
02/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Greek Theatre, Berkeley, USA
03/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
18/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, USA
20/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, USA
22/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada
23/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Canada
25/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, Canada
27/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada
28/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, USA
29/06/2017 Ryan Adams
Edgefield, Troutdale, USA
06/07/2017 Ryan Adams
NOS Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
07/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
08/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Cruilla Festival, Barcelona, Spain
09/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Pointu Festival, Gaou Island, France
11/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Cavea Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome, Italy
12/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale, Lake Garda, Italy
13/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
15/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
16/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
28/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Palace Theatre, St. Paul, USA
29/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Palace Theatre, St. Paul, USA
30/07/2017 Ryan Adams
Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, USA
01/08/2017 Ryan Adams
The Pageant, St. Louis, USA
04/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Lollapalooza, Chicago, USA
05/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Hinterland Music Festival, Saint Charles, USA
09/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
10/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Øya Festival, Tøyenparken, Oslo, Norway
11/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Way Out West Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
13/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
16/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Tivoli Redenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
17/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
18/08/2017 Ryan Adams
Green Man Festival, Brecon, Wales
08/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
09/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland
11/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
12/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
14/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Apollo, Manchester, England
15/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
17/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Sage 1, Gateshead, England
18/09/2017 Ryan Adams
02 Academy, Leeds, England
19/09/2017 Ryan Adams
02 Academy, Bournemouth, England
21/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
22/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Royal Albert Hall, London, England
24/09/2017 Ryan Adams
Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, Franklin, USA
29/09/2017 Ryan Adams
The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, Columbia, USA

"Ryan Recommends"

Latest cover versions

Latest audio recordings

If you didn't attend a show, how are you gonna hear it? Well, since the beginning of Ryan Adams' solo career people have been big enough fans and kind enough persons to record and share hundreds of Ryan Adams shows. As of now there are 550+ shows on Internet Archive, a highly recommended repository for recorded live shows of many artists.

The latest shows to be recorded are:

22/02/2017Ryan Adams
Amoeba Music, Hollywood
21/02/2017Ryan Adams
KCRW - Morning Becomes Eclectic, Santa Monica
18/02/2017Ryan Adams
Rough Trade NYC, New York
24/01/2017Ryan Adams
BBC 6 Studios, London
06/12/2016Ryan Adams
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
26/07/2016Ryan Adams
Lincoln Theatre, Washington
24/07/2016Ryan Adams
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
23/07/2016Ryan Adams w/ The Infamous Stringdusters feat. Nicki Bluhm
Newport Folk Festival, Newport
20/07/2016Ryan Adams & The Shining
Central Park Summer Stage, New York
19/07/2016Ryan Adams & The Shining
nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville

This just in

26/04/2017
RYAN ADAMS ON POTENTIAL JOHN MAYER COLLABORATION: "IT’LL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY" (JamBands)
For his part, Mayer confirmed, tweeting "cosigned" at Ryan Adams.
23/04/2017
RYAN ADAMS MADE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT JOHN MAYER’S LOS ANGELES GIG TO PLAY ‘COME PICK ME UP’ (NME)
Watch footage of the track, which the pair played live on Friday
20/04/2017
FIXING RYAN ADAMS' THREE BUCK OWENS AMERICAN GUITARS (VIDEO) (Stewart MacDonald)
Ryan Adams sent Dan Erlewine three of his favorite guitars: Buck Owens American models from the mid-1960s. Ryan needed to take them on tour, but they weren't in playable condition.
17/04/2017
GUITAR SIGNED BY FOO FIGHTERS, LADY GAGA, RYAN ADAMS BEING RAFFLED OFF TO BENEFIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD (Treblezine)
A long list of artists have joined a raffle to benefit Planned Parenthood.
14/04/2017
EMMYLOU HARRIS, RYAN ADAMS AMONG ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT ROOTS N BLUES (Missourian)
COLUMBIA — A crowd of about 80 erupted into cheers Thursday evening when it was announced that Emmylou Harris, a Billboard Century Award recipient, would perform in Columbia during the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
13/04/2017
RYAN ADAMS TO PERFORM TWICE IN PENNSYLVANIA; HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET TICKETS (Penn Live)
The Grammy-nominated artist will perform Saturday, April 29, at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center as a part of the Prisoner tour, according to a news release.
12/04/2017
JUST ANNOUNCED: RYAN ADAMS EXPANDS US TOUR WITH HARRISBURG DATE IN LATE APRIL (WXPN)
Before he kicks it off at the Balcony Theatre in New York, Adams is making a stop at the Keystone state’s capital, playing Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center on April 29th.
10/04/2017
LA LA LAND’S SOUNDTRACK IS 2017’S BEST-SELLING VINYL RELEASE SO FAR (SPIN)
The Top 10 list also features Ryan Adams’ Prisoner.
04/04/2017
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, EDDIE VEDDER, RYAN ADAMS LEAD 2017 PILGRIMAGE LINEUP (Rolling Stone)
Annual Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee to include Ryan Adams, Marty Stuart and Amanda Shires
01/04/2017
RYAN ADAMS SHARES TEASERS OF RECORDING SESSIONS WITH JENNY LEWIS (mxdwn)
Over the last couple days, singer- songwriter Ryan Adams has been giving fans a sneak preview into his recording sessions into indie-rock artist Jenny Lewis new album via Instagram.
SEE THE ROOTS WITH USHER, RYAN ADAMS PERFORM AT ACLU FUNDRAISER (Rolling Stone)
Norah Jones also takes part in all-star Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU live-stream, hosted by Tom Hanks
WATCH LIVE ACLU TELETHON WITH TOM HANKS, ALEC BALDWIN, TINA FEY, AND OTHERS (Variety)
Ryan performs Gimme Something Good solo acoustic at PAX-AM Studios.
31/03/2017
RYAN ADAMS, JACK ANTONOFF, USHER WITH THE ROOTS, AND NORAH JONES TO PLAY FACEBOOK ACLU LIVE STREAM ON MARCH 31 (Go See Live Music)
Ryan Adams, Norah Jones, Jack Antonoff, and Usher with the Roots will join several of today’s top stars to raise money on Stand for Rights: A Benefit for ACLU.
30/03/2017
CONCERTI, RYAN ADAMS: PER IL CANTAUTORE UNA SOLA DATA ITALIANA A LUGLIO (ITALIAN) (Rockol)
Announcement of first Italian show in over a decade.
HO?E LI RYAN ADAMS U ZAGREBU SVIRATI 'SUMMER OF '69'? (CROATIAN) (Vecernji.hr)
Announcement of the show in Zagreb, Croatia.

Latest blog post

Making a Ryan Adams site: The roadmap - the future of the site

By Michael Niebuhr

Come October I've been making this site for a year and I'm nowhere near finished. There's so much I'd like to add. Now let me say right off the bat, that making this site is an activity that involves standing on the shoulders of giants. A big part of my history with Ryan Adams is listening to the various unreleased stuff and visiting the dedicated fan sites Answering Bell and Ryan Adams Archive (and others). Setlists and info about his whereabouts and releases wasn't easy to find elsewhere. No Facebook groups or Setlist.fm, and YouTube wasn't full of high quality videos. So the sites served the core information to of us fans.

These days a site like this is in competition with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even the man himself, who has had a steady website for many years now, primarily centered around a webshop. There's also lots of Ryan Adams lyrics, chords/tabs and setlists on big sites that cover every artist out there, and finally there's the Internet Archive that has 550+ different recordings of shows. And let's not forget ToBeYoung (the fan forum) and Faithless Street (the other fan forum).

SEO

Between all of this it's easy to disappear on Google, and Google is the way people find the site, right? Not really. The SEO (Search engine optimisation) is a big endeavour to undertake, and I'm just getting into it now. What I immediately discovered is that the site is basically invisible on Google. If you search for Ryan Adams it's not in the first 20 pages of search results (!) and if you search for 'comepickmeup' or 'ryan adams come pick me up' it's not in the first page of results. Hence my advertising for the site on Facebook groups, the forums and Twitter. If people don't know about CPMU and can't even google its existence, the future of the site is pretty dark right?

Mobile optimisation

For a while it's been rough going visiting the site on a mobile phone. I've started doing mobile optimisation, and I think it's looking better. But how does it look on iPad? How does it look on Windows Phone? How does it look in Internet Explorer? Firefox? Chrome? Safari? On a 27" screen? These are things I have to (start to) keep an eye on, so users don't grow tired of the site, because it's frustrating to use. It also means looking at the size of the pages, size of the images, the time it takes to load a page, time it takes to do a "query" (searching for something, i.e. a show, a song, shows with a certain song performed, etc.). And it means continually returning to these areas and to see if something is broken.

Users on the site

Speaking of users, it would be great if it was possible to log in. That would allow the site to remember your preferences. That could be all the shows you've seen. All the recordings you own. All the chords/tabs you often return to. Or want to remember to learn to play. All the reviews, interviews and news you want to read later on a Reading List. It could be a way to review stuff or write on the blog here. It could be a way to do submissions of fan art, merchandise, cover versions, etc.

Fan art

And there's lots of great fan art out there. From drawings to tattoos, to homemade paper dolls, cover versions, murals, pizza menus (!), songs about Ryan Adams (yeah, they exist) and what not. It would be great to have a little "museum" of this stuff to browse. Same goes for:

PAX-AM Pilgrimages

I often see people posting pictures or selfies of themselves in front of the PAX-AM neon sign. I call it PAX-AM Pilgrimages. I'd love to have a gallery of these photos. It's a fun thing that came out of nowhere and now is its own thing.

And what about Adams' own art? Remember the exhibition after The Cardinals? Remember the comic book talk and little bits here and there? Bet there's more. A gallery would be nice.

Line-ups

Former webmaster, taper and superman Joel Swaney has sent me a dump of the entire database of the previous Ryan Adams Archive site (and some Answering Bell and Archive Asylum). There's so much information that needs to be mapped to what's already on this site. What I look forward to the most, is being able to add the lineups for every group behind Ryan since the earliest days. There's so many people that's been in Whiskeytown or the early Ryan-bands and it would be great to be able to click around and see some info and statistics or how this all fits together. I'd also like to be able to click on Neal Casal or Mike Viola and see what they've contributed on, what shows they played at, and what their solo careers look like. That's gonna be great! But there's also info on sessions, early recordings. A treasure trove indeed.

Full discography

Speaking of databases, there's a lot of info from Joel on every release up to about 2011. Info on what was released as an album, a promo, a limited edition, a 7", another 7", a double 7", a cd promo-single, and lots, lots more. As of now the discography on CPMU is pretty big, but eventually it will expand into a monster with 500+ or 1000+ different released items. 500 or 1000, I don't even know (yet). Until this happens Discogs.com is the best place to search. And because they're so good it's gonna be essential to make something better if this undertaking is gonna have any chance of being worthwhile.

Lyrics, Chords & Tabs

Someone wrote and asked me to include chords and tabs the other day. I've thought about it, but figured the info was readily available elsewhere. But it's in line with compiling everything in one place. So it makes sense. It's something I haven't looked into, but I will. Like lyrics I think it's best to embed them from another site, so that the info can be updated without having to re-upload the info to CPMU. Lyrics are embedded from Genius.com. I think it works well. They're not searchable as of right now, and the reason is that they're physically somewhere else than the CPMU database. Something to think about (in the future), and when selecting a strategy for Chords & Tabs.

Statistics

One thing that CPMU can offer, better than most sites, are statistics. It's not taken much advantage of yet, but what song was played most on a tour, from a record, with a certain band, or never played, or not played in 5, 10, 15 years, these things are easy to display when every bit of information is in one database. But I need to make a public "statistics generator" where you can select the exact info you want. Most played in Denmark with Whiskeytown, or Never played in France could be examples of searches you could put togethet on-the-fly.

Sharing

When all this is done it's gonna be important that you can share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever you want to. Searches like mentioned above, show videos, reviews, albums, songs, whatever, it should have a dedicated share button beneath the info so it's easy to share that exact information and link straight back to it.

Facebook has its own rules and technology for sharing to your "feed" or groups, and I'm looking into how I can share specific pages with a photo/thumbnail, proper headline and the right link (so it won't all just show the front page on the link, as it does now). The other services, Twitter and Instagram, are easier, but that could change any day. It's something that needs to work and keep working, so it's an ongoing task.

And all the while I'm still doing...

The timeline

I just introduced it last weekend and just the task of editing the 2016-info took me a long time. I can programmatically select and display every release, show and interview in the database and "populate" the timelines from 1991 to 2016 that way, but it needs some editing of the text, and there's a lot of other stuff to add (events, studio work, collaborations, Twitter feuds and fun stuff, Foggy, videos, commercials). It's gonna be awesome when it's done, that's for sure. But it's something I could finetune forever. Also the many fine details from Headley's and Menconi's books would be nice to add, as well as the session details from Joel Swaney's database.

And I'm still adding

Cover versions

With more than 200 cover versions on CPMU already, and info on what record they're from, by which artist, from what year, there's still another good chunk to add.

Interviews

There's about 40 on the site. I've added the text as well as links to the sources, but there's so many more to find and add. I haven't decided if it's okay to display the interviews. I think I will in the cases where I have to scan physical copies, as no one's gonna be able to track down a copy in any near future. But is it okay to display an interview that's still up on Rolling Stone or SPIN's website? How many more interviews could there be? 100? 200? More? I know there are people out there with clippings. One day it will hopefully all be compiled. Same with the magazine covers of which there were a lot between 1997 and 2003...

The Blog

If you've read this far, thank you, you're too kind. If you're the kind of fan who cares deeply about some detail in the Ryan Adams catalogue, his bands, a particular album, song or sound, or have an idea you'd like to spread in this community, let me know, and maybe a blog post about it would be something you'd like to do.

Technical stuff

I myself need to look into making a backup functionality (so I won't have to do it manually). I need to make thumbnails for a lot of the photos on the site (so the pictures will load faster). The SEO needs work! I need to further redesign a lot of the pages. And I need a logo. Icons. I need feedback on all of the above and the design choices. I need to add hundreds of lyrics. I need more time ;-)

I keep doing this because I want to make a site that I'm proud of (as opposed to for instance starting another site on another topic). I wanna make a site people like and use. That's a reward in itself. A site that deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as Ryan Adams Archive or Answering Bell. I'll keep working on it. Wish me luck.

Latest releases from PAX-AM

Prisoner: END OF WORLD Edition by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 058Spotify Singles Session by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. Prisoner by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 058Heartbreaker Deluxe Edition by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 0561989 by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 057WIllow Lane by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 047Burn In The Night by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 046Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 053I Do Not Feel Like Being Good by Ryan Adams from PAX-AM (cat. no. PAX-AM 045

Latest interviews

12/04/2017Clash Music The Hour Of The Wildebeest: Ryan Adams Interviewed “I got a really good heart / I just can’t catch a break..”
08/03/2017Vulture We Went Guitar Shopping With Ryan Adams.
06/03/2017Relix Ryan Adams: I Really, Truly Still Love You, New York
06/03/2017Rolling Stone Ryan Adams on Anthemic New Breakup LP: 'This Record Was Not Born of Sadness'. "It felt good to be fragile and a little crushed," singer-songwriter says of writing new 'Prisoner' LP in wake of separation from ex-wife Mandy Moore
04/03/2017BBC Radio 6 Recorded in Salford, Manchester the interview discusses both Manchester and his approach to doing covers. While broadcast in March this program was recorded while Ryan was in the UK in January.
03/03/2017Post To Wire Burnt-Out Pedalboards & Fucked-Up Guitars
27/02/2017Nylon Ryan Adams On His Newest Studio Album. Revived and reacquainted with his core sound after a tumultuous decade, Adams looks back to show us the future
24/02/2017NME Ryan Adams talks death, divorce, recovery and explains his new album ‘Prisoner’ track-by-track
17/02/2017The Irish Times Ryan Adams: ‘There’s a lot of fight and a lot of light’. On new album Prisoner, Ryan Adams chronicles the private emotions behind his marriage split with Mandy Moore. ‘My life depended on making it,’ he says
16/02/2017Belfast Telegraph Ryan Adams: 'My songs are always just storytelling - they are not political and don't have an agenda'. Having learned how to cope with both Meniere's disease and divorce, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams says ploughing it into his new album has been cathartic.

Latest videos in the database

Come Pick Me Up from The Forum, Los Angeles on 21/04/2017
Broken Arrow from Cains Ballroom, Tulsa on 16/01/2008
Peaceful Valley from Township Auditorium, Columbia on 08/03/2017
When The Stars Go Blue from Apollo Theater, New York on 16/02/2017
Streets of Philadelphia from BBC Radio 6, Manchester on 27/01/2017
Peaceful Valley from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
Wonderwall from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
My Winding Wheel from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
When The Stars Go Blue from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
Everybody Knows from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
Halloweenhead from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017
from Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017

Latest photos in the database

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals at Paradiso, Amsterdam on 03/10/2006 Cardinals at Corn Exchange, Cambridge on 16/11/2008 John Mayer at The Forum, Los Angeles on 21/04/2017 Ryan Adams and The Sweetheart Revolution at Academy, Manchester on 21/10/2001 Jenny Lewis at Jimmy Kimmel Live!,  on 18/12/2014 Ryan Adams at Stand for Rights: A Benefit for ACLU, New York on 31/03/2017 Ryan Adams & the Cardinals at Northern Lights, Clifton Park on 03/06/2005 Ryan Adams at Elton John's 70th Birthday Party, Los Angeles on 25/03/2017 Ryan Adams at Elton John's 70th Birthday Party, Los Angeles on 25/03/2017 Ryan Adams And The Rain at Apollo Theater, New York on 16/02/2017 Ryan Adams And The Rain at Apollo Theater, New York on 16/02/2017 Ryan Adams at Fingerprints, Los Angeles on 20/02/2017 Ryan Adams at KCRW - Morning Becomes Eclectic, Santa Monica on 21/02/2017 Ryan Adams at KCRW - Morning Becomes Eclectic, Santa Monica on 21/02/2017 Ryan Adams at Amoeba Music, Hollywood on 22/02/2017 Ryan Adams at Amoeba Music, Hollywood on 22/02/2017 Ryan Adams at Amoeba Music, Hollywood on 22/02/2017 Ryan Adams at The Late Late Show with James Corden, Los Angeles on 23/02/2017 Ryan Adams at Orpheum Theater, New Orleans on 14/03/2017 Ryan Adams & the Cardinals at Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach on 29/04/2005

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