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Old 09-17-04, 08:58 PM
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Ryan Adams back on tour

Only a mini-tour really, got to see him Sept. 13 on a makeup date in Columbia, Mo.

He played 2 1/2 hours, was drunk for most of it (surprise), but he was really funny during all the talking he did during the show, and playing Mr. Rogers theme.

Jesse Malin joined him onstage.

Talked to Jesse outside and what a nice man he is. He had just finished his tour and said he wanted to be there to support his pal RA.

Walked out back during opening act for a breather and saw some stage people in the alley setting up. Then i saw a couple non-fan boys sitting there with no tickets. Ryan Adams was sitting there on a crate or something writing out his setlist. They had no tickets and would not go up to him to say hey because they said "We're not fanboys."

I responded by saying, "I have no problem being a fanboy and went over and chatted with Ryan for a couple minutes" A bouncer came out and handed him a drink while we chatted and he got warmed up for his return to touring.

He made a joke onstage "I should've stuck to the set wrist last time I played".

Got to hear a week-old song that was really good, something about I see you smile he said a lot during it.

I believe he played Memphis and Carolina somewhere since then. Anybody catch those shows??

more later

Fri 09/17/04 Austin, TX Zilker Park

Sun 09/19/04 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

Mon 09/20/04 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern LG

Wed 09/22/04 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

Thu 09/23/04 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Thu 09/30/04 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Fri 10/01/04 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

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Memphis and Atlanta.

I went to the Atlanta show. Here's the setlist, but he also played "Dear Chicago." I just don't remember where.

To Be Young
Anybody Wanna Take me Home
Love is Hell
When the Stars Go Blue
Please Do Not Let Me Go
Say My Name (? a new one?)
I Just Wanna See You Smile Back at Me
Oh My Sweet Carolina
50 States (although he only named Alaska)
Chin Up, Cheer Up
Why do they Leave?
Sylvia Plath
Amy
New York, New York
La Cienega
Look at me, I'm Crazy (lol)
Come Pick Me Up

encore:
new song
Don't Even Know Her Name
new song
new song
new song
new song
new song
Wonderwall


I would love to meet him, but I wouldn't want to come across as a groupie. So I won't meet male musicians without a male in tow.
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no vegas date? is there any news of more dates scheduled?
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Originally posted by costanza
no vegas date? is there any news of more dates scheduled?

This is probably a warm-up tour right now. Otherwise, I don't think it would be so short. He's probably just trying to see if he can handle a long-term tour. Judged by what I saw Wednesday night, I'd say no.
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Originally posted by Penny Lane
This is probably a warm-up tour right now. Otherwise, I don't think it would be so short. He's probably just trying to see if he can handle a long-term tour. Judged by what I saw Wednesday night, I'd say no.

Yeah, he started Sylvia Plath but couldn't finish I think, he was quite messed up. THe encore of nothign but new stuff in a row was frustrating as well.

Still a lot of fun though.
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The only Ryan Adams album I've heard is Demolition. I really like it. I'd have to say right now my fav song off of it is "Dear Chicago." What other albums would you guys recommend?
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Originally posted by Bubble
The only Ryan Adams album I've heard is Demolition. I really like it. I'd have to say right now my fav song off of it is "Dear Chicago." What other albums would you guys recommend?
They're all so different it's hard to say. Heartbreaker is alt-country, Gold is early/mid-70s singer/songwriter influenced, Rock and Roll is, well, very rock sounding, and Love is Hell is like English mope-rock. My favorite remains Heartbreaker, but lately I've been listening to Rock and Roll the most.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
They're all so different it's hard to say. Heartbreaker is alt-country, Gold is early/mid-70s singer/songwriter influenced, Rock and Roll is, well, very rock sounding, and Love is Hell is like English mope-rock. My favorite remains Heartbreaker, but lately I've been listening to Rock and Roll the most.
IMO all his albums are great. But, my favs are Gold and Love is Hell. I've been listening to Love is Hell pt 2 non-stop in my car for the past 3 weeks.
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Is "Summer of '69" on the playlist? That's my favorite song of his.
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I was going through today's "active threads", and when I noticed that Groucho had posted in a Ryan Adams thread, I immediately chuckled at the joke I already knew was there...
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Originally posted by Groucho
Is "Summer of '69" on the playlist? That's my favorite song of his.
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Can we refund Groucho's money and ask him to leave the thread?
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Have tickets for the 10/1 show in New York. Looking forward to it.
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He was great at ACL. I don't think he was drunk there, just high.
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I love Ryan to death, and he can be amazing live, but having been into Whiskeytown well before he went solo I just can't mentally get past thinking nothing he's done since then is as good as his stuff with the band. The Pre-pneumonia albums anyways.

He also embraces the "I'm a rock and roll rebel" persona way too much. And would it kill him to maybe play "Avenues" or "Houses On The Hill" or "The Battle And The War" in concert just once in awhile?
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Originally posted by wendersfan
but lately I've been listening to Rock and Roll the most.
So have I.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Is "Summer of '69" on the playlist? That's my favorite song of his.
Don't say that to his face. He'll get pissed and throw you out of the show.
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Here are the new Ryan Adams tour dates:

Wed 11/10/04 -- Lawrence, KS Lied Center

Fri 11/12/04 -- Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

Mon 11/15/04 -- Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

Tue 11/16/04 -- Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

Thu 11/18/04 -- Saint Louis, MO The Pageant

Fri 11/19/04 -- Cincinnati, OH Bogart's

Sat 11/20/04 -- Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
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Originally posted by ColdBlue
He was great at ACL. I don't think he was drunk there, just high.
Yeah, judging from his between song banter, he was definitely high...and surprisingly engaging on stage. I loved Whiskeytown/Adams for years, but I'd been growing to hate him. His performance at ACL got me interested again.
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For those interested in going to current crop of RA shows 2 posts above, Jesse Malin has been added as the opening act for most of the shows.
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And Jesse Malin is fantastic. I've already seen him twice this year, and am definitely looking to the third time when I see him in Chicago (Will be my first Ryan show)
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I saw him open for Alanis at the Hard Rock (I know there is a recording of mine floating around the net of that show) but didn't really get into him. What album should I start with?
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Originally posted by Chrisedge
I saw him open for Alanis at the Hard Rock (I know there is a recording of mine floating around the net of that show) but didn't really get into him. What album should I start with?
Heartbreaker!!!!
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I saw the St. Louis show recently.

Jesse Malin played an acoustic set, which was not suited to his strengths in my opinion.

Ryan Adams played about 5 or 6 "Heartbreaker" tunes and then proceeded to perform the show in chronological order by album. I've never seen that at a concert before and it was fun to watch.

Adams and Malin performed their "Nah Nah Nah" song together for the finale, with Jesse on vocals and RA on guitar/backup vocals.

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