Ryan Adams will play the Ulster Hall, Belfast on September 8th, followed by the Cork Opera House on September 9th and the tour will finish at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on September 11th.
With decades of acclaimed work to his credit, and accolades ranging from “one of the most elegant singer-songwriters of his generation” (The New York Times) to “one of the few truly great roots-rock troubadours left” (Entertainment Weekly), Prisoner—Ryan Adams‘ first album of all new original material since 2014’s Ryan Adams—is primed to add new superlatives to the C.V. of Jacksonville, NC’s most celebrated multiple-Grammy-nominee-and-zero-winner. Set for release February 17, 2017 via the partnership between his own PAX-AM label and Blue Note Records, Prisoner is somehow one of the most personal yet universal works of Ryan’s mercurial catalogue.
Ryan Adams’ Prisoner is out February 17, 2017 on PAX-AM/Blue Note. It is the newest of his 15 studio albums–depending on how you keep count—which stretch back to his 2000 debut album as a solo artist, Heartbreaker—which received a deluxe reissue in 2016 and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of the Decade. In addition to his self-titled, double-Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Ryan’s catalogue includes Ashes & Fire, Easy Tiger, Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, Love Is Hell, and his 2001 major label debut Gold, which has sold nearly a million copies worldwide and features “When Stars Go Blue,” quoted in Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story and widely known as “that Tim McGraw song that kid did on American Idol.” Ryan Adams is also CEO of his own PAX-AM label and has also produced albums for Jenny Lewis, La Sera, Fall Out Boy, Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, and collaborated with Norah Jones, America, Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton and many others.
“What’s more heartbreaking than any single event in life is the realization that every human being is trapped in a quest for love, trying to navigate a maze of desire. That’s what this record is about. Nobody falls in love to fail.”—Ryan Adams
Tickets go on sale at 10am next Friday, February 24th – buy yours here.