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Ryan Adams

Royal Albert Hall, London, England



Beth Orton opened. Played with Ethan Johns, Don Was, Cindy Cashdollar, Jeremy Stacey and Benmont Tench


Line-ups are a work-in-progress. Please do not trust them yet!
Ryan Adams
Ethan Johns
Don Was
Cindy Cashdollar
Jeremy Stacey
Benmont Tench


Audio from Internet Archive


Source: Yui Mok

Source: Yui Mok


Let It Ride

Come Pick Me Up

Nobody Girl

Oh My Sweet Carolina

Please Do Not Let Me Go

Invisible Riverside

Why Do They Leave?

English Girls Approximately


National Brit Rock
It took only the first words to be sung from the opening song ‘Dirty Rain’ to realise that Adams himself was on brilliant form – something that was embellished by his band. Collectively, they knew when to rally together in a majestic ensemble but also knew when to ease out of a song, allowing Adams’ flawless vocals and seamless guitar playing to soar in unison. [full review here]

Evening Standard
“I know most of you aren’t used to hearing music this fast, so put on your racing helmets,” advised Ryan Adams at the start of his Royal Albert Hall show, the opening night of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust gigs. [full review here]

The Line of Best Fit
Famous for moods bordering on the bipolar, Adams is known for storming off or not uttering a word during live shows, but it feels like he has found comfort in dry wit and genuinely amusing interaction; “Loaf of bread?” he replies to one of the handful barking out requests, “I don’t think we’re playing that one tonight?” Nevertheless, this is one request he does oblige; Adams and the whole band break into a improvised rendition of ‘Loaf of Bread’ that, besides its crust-related lyrics, would fit seamlessly on any of his 13 studio albums. [full review here]

Clash Music
Maybe it was the beer, or maybe Adams had managed to infect the crowd with so much boozy rock, that the crowd was surprisingly rowdy considering the veneer of sophistication present at the beginning of the evening. The Royal Albert Hall began to take on the guise of a Southern American juke joint, surely the spiritual home of Adams’s music. A testament to his musical charisma was when he managed to turn a miss-heard (or miss-appropriated) heckle into an impromptu three minute ballad about the lamentations of a loaf of bread. It’s this level of glorious weirdness that endears an audience to Ryan Adams. After the crowd settled the band truly hit their stride, cranking out a run of stand out tracks from the 'Heartbreaker' album along with a riff laden version of ‘Nobody Girl’ featuring some virtuoso guitar work from long time collaborator Ethan Johns, as well as a foot stomping rendition of ‘Let It Ride’. [full review here]

The two new songs are assumed to be on Adams follow up to the 2011 effort Ashes & Fire. Adams is reportedly once again working with producer Glyn Johns (who is indeed Ethan Johns father for those keeping score at home) and the record is rumored to be released this fall. [full review here]

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