Ryan Adams at Brighton Dome (22nd June 2011)

Brighton setlist (via Kees and Splitscreenshot on RAA)

01. To Be Young
02. Oh My Sweet Carolina
03. Winding Wheel
04. Call Me On Your Way Back Home
05. Bartering Lines
06. Why Do They Leave
07. Rescue Blues
08. Let It Ride
09. Everybody Knows
10. Two
11. Firecracker
12. Invisible Riverside
13. New York New York
14. Jacksonville Skyline
15. Houses On The Hill
16. Come Pick Me Up


17. Sylvia Plath
18. Strawberry Wine

Brighton forum thread on RAA

Ryan Adams at London Barbican (20th June 2011)

London Setlist (Monday) (via Lodestar on RAA)
Monday 19th June 2011

01. To Be Young
02. Oh My Sweet Carolina
03. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
04. Everybody Knows
05. If I Am A Stranger
06. Firecracker
07. My Winding Wheel
08. Invisible Riverside
09. New York, New York (piano)
10. Ashes And Fire
11. Let It Ride
12. Desire
13. The Rescue Blues (piano)
14. English Girls Approximately
15. Blue Hotel
16. Amy


17. 16 Days
18. Two
19. This House Is Not For Sale
20. Stop (piano)

He then disappeared briefly and came out with a cape and queued some funky lighting and played an improv farewell song to the tune of “Gorgon, Master of War.”

Apparently the reason why ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina’ wasn’t played first (as it has been on every single gig so far) was due to Ryan not having bought his song book out with him, so he had to play something else :)

Great quote from seaoftunes on RAA: "This tour takes my tally to something like 30 times since 2001 and last night is best i’ve seen him since 2006."

Forum thread on RAA


Ryan Adams at London Barbican (19th June 2011)

London Setlist (Sunday) (via RAA)
Sunday 18th June 2011

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Invisible Riverside
03. Please Do Not Let Me Go
04. Why Do They Leave?
05. New York, New York (piano)
06. Let It Ride
07. Desire
08. Carolina Rain
09. The Rescue Blues (piano)
10. Dirty Rain
11. In My Time Of Need
12. My Winding Wheel
13. Bartering Lines
14. Firecracker
15. Everybody Knows
16. Houses On The Hill
17. Sylvia Plath (piano)
18. speed metal/flamenco improv tentatively titled “Dramedy Lighting”
19. Strawberry Wine


20. Come Pick Me Up

Onstage: 20:43pm
Offstage: 22:49pm

Forum thread on RAA
Forum thread on TBY

Songkick page for London concert
Last.fm page for London concert (lastfm:event=1879420)
Setlist.fm page for London concert
Venue page


Ryan Adams at Porto Teatro Sá da Bandeira, Portugal (17th June 2011)

Porto Setlist (via tomtom on RAA)
Friday 17th June 2011

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Dirty Rain
03. Off Broadway
04. Everybody Knows
05. Let It Ride
06. Sylvia Plath
07. Please Do Not Let Me Go
08. Carolina Rain
09. Firecracker
10. If I Am A Stranger
11. Mr. Booger Man Song (Improv)
12. Damn Sam
13. Sweet Illusions
14. Two
15. Dancing With The Women At The Bar


16. Jesus / Cougar (Improv)
17. Blue Hotel

Onstage: 22:15pm
Offstage: 00:05am

Forum thread on RAA

Songkick page for Porto concert
Last.fm page for Porto concert (lastfm:event=1875361)
Setlist.fm page for Porto concert

Venue page

Ryan Adams at Lisbon Aula Magna, Portugal (16th June 2011)

Lisbon setlist (via TomTom and Pattonfreak on RAA)
Thursday 16th June 2011

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Firecracker
03. Don’t Fail Me Now
04. Please Do Not Let Me Go
05. If I Am A Stranger
06. Everybody Knows
07. New York, New York
08. Invisible Riverside (new song)
09. 200 More Miles (Cowboy Junkies cover)
10. This House Is Not For Sale
11. 16 Days
12. Shadow In The Light (new song)
13. English Girls Approximately
14. Strawberry Wine
15. Desire
16. Come Pick Me Up


17. Promise (new song)
18. Come Home (new song)

Onstage: 10.30pm
Off: 0:30am

Lisbon concert forum thread on RAA
Lisbon concert forum thread on TBY

last.fm concert page for Lisbon (lastfm:event=1875268)

Venue website

Ryan Adams at Copenhagen Koncerthuset, Denmark (14th June 2011)

Copenhagen setlist (via tomtom on RAA)

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Carolina Rain
03. Invisible Riverside
04. If I Am A Stranger
05. Jacksonville Skyline
06. This House Is Not For Sale
07. Halloween
08. New York, New York
09. Dancing With The Women At The Bar
10. Everybody Knows
11. Two
12. Sweet Illusions
13. English Girls Approximately
14. September
15. Sylvia Plath


16. Let It Ride
17. Shadow Of The Light
18. 16 Days

Ryan was onstage 9:30 – 11:30

Copenhagen forum thread on RAA
Copenhagen forum thread on TBY

Songkick page for Copenhagen concert
last.fm page for Copenhagen concert (lastfm:event=1875382)

Ryan Adams at Malmö Konserthus, Sweden (13th June 2011)

Malmo setlist (via Nicke and Slowburn on RAA)

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Don’t Fail Me Now
03. Firecracker
04. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
05. I Taught Myself How to Grow Old
06. New York, New York
07. Invisible Riverside
08. English Girls Approximately
09. Dirty Rain
10. My Winding Wheel
11. If I Am A Stranger
12. Let It Ride
13. Desire
14. Cannonball Days

Encore: 6 new songs……

15. Straight… (“you go sailing through the sky”+ ghosts … something)
16. Ashes And Fire (“and the river she cried”)
17. Shadow in the light (“we didn’t … she never coming back, like we did, waited all night”…) —> John C.: may be Shining Thru The Dark which he played at that LA benefit
18. Take…high (“talking about the chains of love”)
19. Wild And young (“remember … wild and young…”)
20. Come Home (“we built this house”)

(songtitles of the new songs from Tomtom’s notes, per Slowburn)

Malmo forum thread on RAA
Malmo forum thread on TBY

Songkick page for Malmo concert
last.fm page for Malmo concert (lastfm:event=1875294)
Venue page

Ryan Adams at Oslo Folketeatret, Norway (11th June 2011)

Oslo setlist (thanks to John C and Nikkilala on RAA)

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Don’t Fail Me Now
03. Crossed Out Name
04. Let It Ride
05. Desire
06. The Rescue Blues
07. Blue Hotel
08. Dancing With The Women At The Bar
09. Please Do Not Let Me Go
10.If I Am A Stranger
11. Sylvia Plath


12. Come Pick Me Up
13. Two
14. Everybody Knows
15. Friends
16. This House Is Not For Sale
17. improv Black Metal 16 Days
18. 16 Days

Onstage 8:25pm, off 10:05pm

Oslo Forum thread on RAA
folketeateret.com – Venue page

Initially I was going to post links to the YouTube videos I found of this European tour (there’s plenty of them from Stockholm and Oslo) – but on reflection it’s pretty clear from what Ryan’s saying onstage that he’s not happy with people recording the shows from mobile phones/cameras. I’ll just stick to trying to collate the Tweets, reviews and setlists.. but the best coverage is over at RAA

Ryan Adams at Stockholm Cirkus, Sweden (10th June 2011)

Stockholm setlist (via Goran on RAA)

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. If I Am A Stranger
03. Firecracker
04. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
05. Please Do Not Let Me Go
06. New York New York
07. Let It Ride
08. Everybody Knows
09. Call Me On Your Way Back Home
10. Desire
11. Sylvia Plath
12. Invisible Riverside
13. Dear Chicago
14. 16 Days
15. Blue Hotel
16. Two
17. Winding Wheel
18. Come Pick Me Up


19. September
20. Halloween
21. Houses On The Hill

Stockholm forum thread on RAA
Stockholm forum thread on TBY

Reviews (thanks to Goran on RAA for links and translation):
It’s intimate, it’s fun and it’s just like Ryan Adams would have it: quiet but incredibly beautiful.

When Adams peels away and sings as vulnerable as he can, songs like “Halloween” and “September” become two of tonight’s big moments. In addition, he offers pure stand-up comedy, with brilliant talk about zombies, mobile phones and his harmonica sounding like it has been out carousing all night. The eternally moody person suddenly feels really harmonic. Liberating, somehow.

Ryan Adams at Dublin Olympia Theatre (8th June 2011)

Image by spudz22 on RAA

Dublin setlist:

Oh My Sweet Carolina
Call Me On Your Way Back Home
Everybody Knows
Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
If I Am A Stranger
New York New York (on piano)
In My Time Of Need
Withering Heights
Mr. Man (the made up love song) v.funny!
Let It Ride
Sylvia Plath
Dirty Rain
16 Days


Chopsticks/Animal Jail (made up chopsticks song)
Bartering Lines
Strawberry Wine

(thanks to ailishmac on RAA and also peterpharm & JohnC) [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Forum thread on RAA for Dublin Olympia Theatre show
Forum thread on TBY for Dublin Olympia Theatre show

Here’s a Twitter list so you can follow the show live:

Tweeters at the show:
@olympiatheatre, @steokavanagh, @supplanterjem, @lucymoylan, @_jamielawson_, @niamhroooney, @Carlo_Magliocco, @karenoneillcw, @DarrenPurcell, anthonymcg, @IamPhoebe, @newladygrey, @AoifeMM, @TheMandyMoore, @theslugger, @mikeyworld, @MiaDaly, @the_culler, @sarah_ttmr, @patracer1, @cahilljpaul, @OwenJennings, @TomWard2009, @al279, @Roisinmull, @BrianHealy86, @markjmorgan, @vertigo_clause, @janjanaroo, @act87, @Darren_Kelly, @MarkAylward1

more live updates from the Dublin show if you scroll down…


Some stage times for tonight’s Ryan Adams show at the Dublin Olympia:

Doors: 7:15pm
Jesse Malin: 8:00pm
Ryan Adams: 9:00pm

@OlympiaTheatre‎ (posted around around 11am)

"Totally sold out, doors open 7.15pm, Jesse Malin on stage 8pm, Ryan Adams on at 9pm… Please note, the bars will be closed during the performance. … !"

@OlympiaTheatre (posted around 12 noon)

"Ooh looky! Some production holds have just been released for Ryan Adams’ sold out show tonight, there’s about 20… http://fb.me/ZwdUb7tz"

Just checked on Ticketmaster.ie and there are still some (restricted view) tickets mentioned above available for Ryan Adams tonight – I searched for 1 ticket at 18:11pm (UK time) and it offered up Stalls row R for 55.35 Euro (inc b/fee). Good luck!

Update1: Spotted a lovely photo on Twitter taken by @Darren_Kelly meeting Ryan, I presume in Dublin earlier. I’ve Tweeted him to ask if I can upload the photo to the site, but in the meantime I’ll leave it as a link to Yfrog.com.

edit – Thanks Darren for giving me permission to upload his photo. It was taken earlier today outside the Dublin Olympia:


"@TheRyanAdams looking forward to the gig later dude, thanks for the pic&handshake! Sitting way up back so big shout out! http://yfrog.com/gy6hidzj"

Update2: Photo of the stage set-up tonight from @supplanterjem: "Waiting for Ryan Adams. http://campl.us/bmaF"

Another photo from Twitter before Ryan takes to the stage: @_jamielawson_ : "We’re up in the gods, never been higher than the chandelier before! http://yfrog.com/5pry7aj"

Update3: an update on Jesse Malin’s support slot tonight via peterpharm on RAA:

"Jesse Report from row c:

Not sure of the order but I think it was
All the way from Moscow
Lonely at heart
You can make him like you
San francisco
Almost grown

And plenty of stories. Good fun to get things going. Will leave the dra updates to someone else."

21:23pm: @AoifeMM: "Watching Ryan Adams.. Oh look there’s Mandy Moore drinking Guinness #iloveireland"

21:23pm @TheMandyMoore posted a photo of the stage: : "It’s about that time…… http://twitpic.com/58ta87"

All over. peterpharm posted a quick report on RAA: "Brilliant show. 16 days was the obvious highlight. Time of need, stranger, bartering lines and the improv stuff also excellent. The dra was in great form.He said he was on the other side of a wave of caffeine from all the barry’s tea! Great great show, but how weak are our Irish bladders that so many people can’t sit still for an hour and a half."

Some good initial reports coming out of Twitter (I’ve retweeted a few), and also check out this Twitter list I created of fans at the show tonight.

Update6: 00:37am @ 9th June

some more reviews appearing on RAA…

whiskeyman posted:

"What a gig!
Apart from some woman shouting ‘I see Monsters’ 3 or four times (in the most droll voice?), the crowd were good and gave Ryan time to do what he does best.
16 Days the massive highlight as already mentioned. I simply couldn’t believe it. A girl to my right just went ‘oh my god!’ as he started it.
Every song, every note, everything…. simply perfect!!
Although we probably could have got another extra song or two if not as much time was spent tuning his guitar… but we wouldn’t have gotten the amazing banter then!
Thanks so much for playing Dublin Ryan!
Hope you all enjoyed it.

(and Jesse was fab too!)"

Update7: 01:50am @ 9th June

There’s a bootleg floating around on Twitter from tonight (the piano version of ‘New York New York’). However, having just read yesterday’s official announcement on RAA (see below) about Ryan not allowing taping at these European shows I won’t link to it.

"Dear RAA members,

Over the years we have all come to love and treasure recordings of Ryan’s live shows. RAA was formed with the intent of providing recordings by and for its members. Prior to the current Europe solo tour, Ryan Adams decided to no longer allow taping by the public. It is not clear whether this is a temporary or permanent decision by Ryan. While this of course comes as a disappointment to us all, it is our hope we will still have the opportunity to hear the shows one way or another. In the meantime, we hope members will continue to use RAA to discuss current shows, Ryan’s music and download and listen to past shows. We will provide more information as it becomes available to us. Thanks for your continued support of RAA."

Forum thread on RAA for Dublin Olympia Theatre show
Forum thread on TBY for Dublin Olympia Theatre show

last.fm page for Dublin concert ( lastfm:event=1879430 )
Songkick page for Dublin concert
Setlist.fm page for Dublin concert