Whoa, Ryan Adams…Take It Easy, Tiger

Just when you thought the brooding 32-year-old was getting his shit together, and just when we devote some column inches to one of his fantastic late-September shows, Ryan Adams reminds us that he’s still as batshit crazy as he used to be. The Heartbreaker had another Headbreakdown.


The former target of Phil Lesh’s boycrushes showed up in Minneapolis last night and did, what you all thought he was gonna do, which is just flip out:

Throughout a show Thursday night, the 32-year-old singer-guitarist complained about the sound monitors onstage at the State Theatre. At one point, he moved two monitors, his microphone and his guitar pedals.

After 70 minutes he’d had enough. Adams announced “the last song,” played it and didn’t return for an encore. Many fans stood and booed.

You have to love a show where the paying audience stands up and boos. Please, YouTube Gods, make yourself visible and dredge up some goodness for us.

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6 Responses

  1. That is just Ryan. You never know what you are going to get. Still he has put on some of my favoirte shows in recent years.

  2. what a crybaby… sounds like mister nothings ever good enough needs to quit his bitching and just pull an eliott smith already

  3. i would have to agree with danfun. adams isn’t known for being tame or even sober at his live shows. and people that go to whatch him perform should expect to see some nuttiness.

    p.s. the thing said regarding elliot smith was foolish.

  4. while there’s nothing worse than performing with shitty sound on stage, im also from the camp that believes there’s nothing less rock n roll than throwing a tantrum and/or short changing the audience. fucking deal with it ryan, and throw a fit AFTER the fucking show

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