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.”