Ryan Adams announces Halloween-themed Vampires EP

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Toss out that old CD of haunted house music, because Ryan Adams is providing the soundtrack for your hell-raising Halloween hijinx. The latest in his ongoing PAX-Am Singles Series, the Vampires 7-inch hits stores on October 28th and features gore four fiendishly-titled tracks, including “Clown Asylum” and “Suburbia” (just trust me on that last one). Based on his plentiful back catalog (seriously, does anyone remember Werewolph?), Adams is more than capable of scaring the living bejesus out of just about anybody.

Already the PAX-Am Series has yielded two rather disparate 7-inches: the riotous punk rock of 1984 and the country-fried Jacksonville. The series serves as accompaniment to Adams’ excellent self-titled 14th solo album.

Pre-orders for the 7-inch are ongoing. It’s also available as a bundle that features a T-shirt.

Ryan Adams version of Foreigner’s Epic Power Ballad

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Ryan Adams performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July.

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For years, Ryan Adams has trotted out some seriously unexpected covers during his live shows, turning songs like Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years” and Danzig’s “Mother” into heartbreaking, bare-boned folk ballads. He tackled another old-school tune — Foreigner’s 1984 chart-topper “I Want to Know What Love Is” — during a recent performance on NPR’s World Cafe.

With his road band kicking up some slow-moving dust in the background, Adams crooned the song without a hint of irony, replacing the bombast of the original with something that’s tender, off-the-cuff and pretty moving. Listen to the song below.Adams recently released his 14th album, a self-titled disc that puts the strummed acoustics of 2011’s Ashes & Fire on the back burner and channels the icy atmospherics of Eighties rock & roll instead. No wonder he decided to take a stab at Foreigner’s biggest hit. Meanwhile, he’s in the middle of a North American tour that runs until Thanksgiving, with Butch Walker joining him as the opening act.

 

Ryan Adams Solo and Acoustic Performance @ Carnegie Hall (NYC) – Get Tickets Now!

 

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Ryan Adams at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival 

Ryan Adams has revealed his latest studio LP Ryan Adams a week early. Adams had previously unveiled the moody album tracks “My Wrecking Ball” and the Elvira-starring video for the single and album opener “Gimme Something Good.” Adams told Rolling Stone that his 11-song self-titled affair, due out September 9, was inspired by the Smiths and the Velvet Underground as well as his struggles with the inner ear disorder Ménière’s disease.

Adams produced the new album himself in his own PAX-AM studio in Los Angeles, and brought the band he worked with (including co-producer Mike Viola) to this extended World Cafe session. You can listen to Ryan Adams live on NPR World Cafe here. They wound up performing a bunch of songs — including the previously unheard “The Door,” which was to appear on Adams’ unreleased “black hole album.”

“Stay With Me” – Ryan Adams at State Theatre, Portland, ME 7.22.2014

 

Adams will begin an eight-week tour on September 8th at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, with singer-songwriter Butch Walker joining him beginning October 6th at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Ryan Adams returns to Carnegie Hall for a solo acoustic double-header in support of his recently released self-titled album.  So get your tickets now!
Performance Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 8 PM
Tickets from $49.50 – $69.50
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tickets are also available by calling CarnegieCharge from 8 AM–8 PM, seven days a week, at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th and Seventh, 11 AM–6 PM, Monday through Saturday, and 12–6 PM, Sunday.