Is World Ready For A Ryan Adams Return? Artist Sells Out Carnegie Hall – First Public Show Since 2019

Ryan Adams has booked a show at the 2,804-seat capacity Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall

The New York City performance is slated for May 14, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. 

Adams made the announcement via Instagram, and it’s remarkable because the North Carolina native has not performed in public since a bombshell February 2019 New York Times report of sexual misconduct.

The May 14 Carnegie Hall show marks the prolific singer/songwriter’s first attempt at coming back to public life. Adams’ last public appearance was on January 16, 2019, at The Forum in Los Angeles.

The “Doomsday” singer never admitted to the claims published by the Times, which included allegations from seven women, as well as his ex-wife, actor/singer Mandy Moore that he was verbally and emotionally abusive, and a now 22-year-old musician who said she was a teenager when his alleged misconduct occurred that involved her.

He has been quoted apologizing and appearing to remark upon the allegations in several published reports, but never directly talked about them. Adams has said he underwent therapy to address his behavior and to become sober.

In 2021, Adams performed more than 50 times at private or several private venues in Los Angeles. The performances started out as five- or six-song sets but grew into what appear to be complete concerts with 20 or more songs on many occasions, the last one an 11-song affair taking place on December 8, Setlist.fm shows.

Adams has stated in published reports that he’s written several albums-worth of new material since his last public performance.

A phone call placed to Carnegie Hall revealed a recorded message that says, “Please note that at this time there is no ticket availability for the May 14th Ryan Adams concert.”

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11 Responses

  1. Those 50 or so 2021 shows at “private venues” were Instagram shows he live-streamed from his home. No in -person audiences or different locations.

    Not to knock these gigs. Some were brilliant. But this Carnegie Hall show really is his first like performance in over 3 years.

    1. I’m excited.
      The antithesis of cancel culture is, of course, the golden rule.

      Anyone who has followed Ryan knows he’s got issues. Brilliant f***er with issues; how shocking.
      The fact is that he was cleared for the underage thing – hell, she even invented crap for the NYT hit piece.

      Mandy Moore does not seem to have Christian forgiveness in her, and so she can keep her boot on him as a power play because she was in a popular TV show about human beings and it’s OK to be different.

      Ironic since that is most of what RyN writes about.

      -typical that why is he being singled out when it’s always been rampant and even the record shows that he was BFFS/not creepy with so many other female roadies,etc?

    2. I’m excited.
      The antithesis of cancel culture is, of course, the golden rule.

      Anyone who has followed Ryan knows he’s got issues. Brilliant f***er with issues; how shocking.
      The fact is that he was cleared for the underage thing – hell, she even invented crap for the NYT hit piece.

      Mandy Moore does not seem to have Christian forgiveness in her, and so she can keep her boot on him as a power play because she was in a popular TV show about human beings and it’s OK to be different.

      Ironic since that is most of what RyN writes about.

      1. Funny that Mandy Moore slammed Adams every chance she got then would say I don’t want to talk about it. The worst she could say was that he wasn’t kind to me and didn’t support my career. A far cry from allegations against Ryan. But several articles acted like her statements somehow validated the allegations.

  2. So lame that the author says “allegations of misconduct by a woman who a teenager at the time” doesn’t mention that this was a text thread and that when asked she told him he she was an adult.

  3. I for one hope for a complete return to touring and recording from Ryan Adam’s. He’s still has some great years of music left in him.

  4. Went to the show last night at Carnegie and I can say those 2000 plus people there are absolutely ready for Ryan to return.

    Amazing show. 30 songs.

  5. I was at both the Carnegie Hall show and the one at the Beacon Theater. Absolute awesomeness! Two completely different 3h (!!) setlists, flawlessly performed, and the guy is really funny too

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