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Ryan Adams

McHugh's, Belfast, Northern Ireland




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Impromptu surprise show announced on the day of the show with proceeds going to local animal charity.


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Ryan Adams

Prisoner Tour

Prisoner album coverage at this show

Do You Still Love Me?
Haunted House
Shiver And Shake
To Be Without You
Anything I Say To You Now
Outbound Train
Broken Anyway
We Disappear

Album coverage:
41 %


Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)

Saving Cats


"Entrance w donations for Assisi animal shelter @AssisiSanctuary I love you Belfast," he tweeted. Twitter user Kris Nixon reported on social media that he performed to about 100 people in McHugh's Bar. Fans were treated to songs from Adams' back catalogue as well as an improvised number with lyrics that declared: "I'm so jetlagged. Why did I decide to do this gig? I did it all for the cats." Assisi Animal Sanctuary thanked Adams on Facebook and said that it was a "lovely surprise to find out we are the lucky recipients of the processed of this secret gig". [full review here]

Belfast Telegraph
A spokesman for McHugh's said the singer had been in the bar having a few drinks when he made the impromptu decision, adding the venue filled within about 15 minutes of his Twitter announcement. Alison Kamble from the Assisi Sanctuary said they were very grateful to Adams for highlighting the charity. She added: "We rely on every penny we receive so it is lovely that he would think of us." When he arrived in the city on Thursday, Adams told his Twitter followers: "Very excited for these shows! Hello Belfast! That was a long long flight. Happy to be here." [full review here]

Those who entered donated to the shelter and Adams hit the small stage for a solo acoustic show that included cuts like the Cardinals’ “If I Am a Stranger” as well as new tunes like “Doomsday,” “Do You Still Love Me?,” “To Be Without You” and “Prisoner.” The back half of the set included a number of surprises including an acoustic cover of Danzig’s classic “Mother” as well as the ultra rarity “Funny How I’m Losing You,” not played by Adams since 2002. The show closed with an improv song about saving cats to go along with an earlier improv tune about Adams’ jet-lagged state. [full review here]


Savinng cats in #belfast

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