Having recently made his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut last month as part of See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould, Ryan Adams will return to the iconic venue as a headliner on Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m.
The L.A. show is the latest in a series of 2012 tour dates extending his current completely sold out tour, which the New York Times recently lauded as a "gorgeously hushed communion" in which "a lone chord can arrive like a thunderclap." Of his performance at last month's Mould tribute, the Los Angeles Times noted, "Ryan Adams stole the show, however, with the quietest set of the night. His devastating solo-acoustic reads of Mould's "Heartbreak a Stranger" and "Black Sheets of Rain" stripped the arrangements bare and revealed the first-rate melodicist behind them."
Generating some of the best reviews of his career, Adams' "superb new album" (the New York Times again), Ashes & Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol), is eleven succinct and beautiful songs that "will leave you speechless" according to People, and hailed by Esquire as "too good not to write about" and by USA Today as a record that "restores faith in the increasingly saggy singer/songwriter genre." Ashes & Fire was produced by 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Clash and the Rolling Stones, and whose son Ethan produced previous Adams solo landmarks including Heartbreaker and Gold. The record also features guest turns from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and Norah Jones, who contributes piano and backing vocals to several tracks.
Tickets are available for purchase beginning Sunday, December 18th at 10 a.m. at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.
RYAN ADAMS UPCOMING NORTH AMERICA DATES
12/13/11 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
01/24/12 - Bethesda, MD - Strathmore
01/25/12 - Cleveland, OH - Ohio Theater at Playhouse
01/27/12 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
01/28/12 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theater
01/30/12 - Louisville, KY - The Louisville Palace
01/31/12 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
02/01/12 - Kansas City, MO - Music Hall
02/03/12 - Denver, CO - Temple Hoyne Buell Theater
02/17/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall