Contrary to popular belief, shit does happen during SXSW music week. Legends die, artists plan charity concerts, and one of the most perplexing men on Earth announces a collaborative album with an equally mysterious rapper. Just take a look here and see what I mean. Not one to be left out of the conversation, Mr. David Ryan Adams has announced (via Facebook) that hes going to do something that he hasnt done in a while: Tour.
Thats right, the guy who spent his hiatus painting, performing nostalgic duets with his wife, and recording a metal album before releasing it on his own record label will hit embark on a three-week, solo European journey that kicks off with a June 10th visit with all the Swedes in Stockholm. The rest of the 11 dates take the 36-year-old alt-country elder statesman to Norway, Portugal, Denmark, The Netherlands, and other various locales in the United Kingdom.
American fans whose feelings are hurt as a result of the lack of U.S. dates can take solace in knowing that Adams is also planning on returning to the studio to record on an album of new material. Whats even better is that hes tapped legendary producer Glyn Johns to help him out. Johns is the man behind a slew of classic records like the Rolling Stones Satanic Majesties Request and Beggars Banquet, Eric Claptons Slowhand, and several LPs by The Who.
Ryan Adams 2011 Tour Dates:
06/10 Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
06/11 Oslo, NO @ Folketeatret
06/13 Malmo, SE @ The Concert House
06/14 Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerhauset
06/16 Lispon, PT @ Aula Magna
06/17 Porto, PT @ Teatro Sa Da Banderia
06/20 London, UK @ Barbican
06/22 Brighton, UK @ Dome
06/23 Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
06/25 Glasgow, UK @ Academy
06/26 Oxford, UK @ Oxford New Theatre
06/28 Amsterdam, NL @ Concergebouw