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 European tour setlists so far

Over the four dates in Europe so far (Cork, Dublin, Stockholm and Oslo) Ryan has played 37 different songs (if we’re including the improvised Animal Jail/Chopsticks and Mr. Man?).

Constants throughout the four shows have been ‘Desire‘, ‘Everybody Knows‘, ‘If I Am A Stranger‘, ‘Let It Ride‘, ‘Sylvia Plath‘ and opener ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina‘.

He’s played three times: ‘16 Days‘, ‘Blue Hotel‘, ‘Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)‘, ‘Firecracker‘, ‘New York New York‘ and ‘Please Do Not Let Me Go‘.

New song ‘Invisible Riverside‘ has been played once so far (in Stockholm) – it was also played back in April at the Emmylou Harris support show (El Rey, Los Angeles).

I think ‘Ashes And Fire‘ is also new (Cork), and ‘Dirty Rain‘ which was played at both Irish shows (Cork/Dublin).

Ryan has been playing some Whiskeytown songs too on this tour: ‘16 Days‘, ‘Avenues‘, ‘Dancing With The Women At The Bar‘ and ‘House On The Hill‘ from The Strangers Almanac.

Next up on tour is Malmo (Sweden) followed by Copenhagen (Denmark) and then two shows in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto) – before Ryan finally hits the United Kingdom on Sunday :)

Thanks to the posters on RAA for all the setlist info. Please leave a comment if I’ve made any mistakes above.

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

Ryan Adams at Cork Opera House (7th June 2011)

Over at the excellent Ryan Adams Archive there’s a forum thread for last night’s show at the Cork Opera House. According to ailishmac and JohnC, Ryan took to the stage at 9.20pm and finished at 11.05pm.

The set list was as follows:

Cork Opera House, Ireland (Tuesday 7th June 2011)

01. Oh My Sweet Carolina
02. Dirty Rain
03. If I Am A Stranger
04. Firecracker
05. New York New York (on piano)
06. Two
07. Blue Hotel
08. Carolina Rain
09. Crossed Out Name
10. Sylvia Plath
11. Dear Chicago
12. Everybody Knows
13. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
14. Ashes And Fire (new song?)

15. Avenues
16. Let It Ride
17. Withering Heights
18. Desire
19. Please Do Not Let Me Go

(thanks to chrisc & Ryan Adams Archive).

Apparently Ryan asked the audience to Tweet that he played The Dark Side Of The Moon in full!

I’ve created a of all the songs played the track order (excluding ‘Dirty Rain’ & ‘Ashes And Fire’ which aren’t available).

Update1: over at tobeyoung.org, Rob also has a forum thread for the Cork show

Update2: Tweet from Ryan last night at 2am – sent from his iPad:


"Thank you to all the lovely people in Cork who came out and shared the evening with @jesse_malin and I. Was so lovely. Xx"

Jesse Malin’s Facebook status update: (thanks ewok.online)

"The first night supporting Ryan Adams on the Acoustic Nightmare tour was a blast and Ryan Killed it!!! New songs are great, especially “Dirty Rain.” The Cork Opera house sounded amazing with two sad bastards breaking in their solo cherry! Dublin tomorrow back at the Olympia!!! Classic!!! JM…."

Jesse also posted a photo which you can see on his FB here


"SO proud of my guy @theryanadams for an UNREAL start to his eu tour…and he played “carolina rain” to boot! :)"


Here’s a photo of a new Ryan Adams ‘Acoustic Nightmare’ t-shirt on sale at the merch stall during this European tour. Photo credit: ailishmac on RAA (and Music City Monster for uploading it). lewisdhead posted on RAA: "Some t-shirts that apparently didn’t have the Irish dates on, I didn’t take much notice. No other RA merch music, posters etc. Jesse Malin cd’s, a 7″ and and re-issue 200gr vinyl, numbered edition of “Fine Art……” ."

Update4: 9th June @ 00:18am

Twitter user @billypettinger posted a photo of the merch stall at Cork http://twitpic.com/58v121 – thanks for giving me permission to repost your pic Billy :)


JohnC at RAA [2] posted some thoughts:

"Ryan’s playing was delicate and quiet but that Bucky kept going out of tune on him
he was in great voice throughout

highlight for me was Caroilna Rain which he owned
and Everybody Knows with all those delicate hammer ons/offs
and Ashes on Fire and Avenues

he’s got a big book with a PAX -AM logo on it andthereis a load of songs in there by the looks of it "

"Ashes and Fire has that G/C/D Em Firecracker thing going on but it’s an epic story song with the main character a girl who has a heart made of ashes and fire with Ryan blowing great harp-it’s awesome"

Some Twitter users at the show:
@billypettinger, @finngraham, @TheGManWorld, @darraghj, @nadeise

Here’s a Twitter list of those folk:

More Links:
Songkick page for Cork Opera House concert
Last.fm page for Cork Opera House concert (lastfm:event=1879434)
Setlist.fm page for Cork Opera House concert

Forum thread on Ryan Adams Archive
Forum thread on To Be Young
Forum thread on People’s Republic Of Cork
Forum thread on boards.ie

I realise most people won’t have time over the next 3 weeks to be constantly scanning Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and the forums at TBY & RAA for news of the Ryan Adams shows. I’m hoping to use this blog to collate all the news and info I discover in an easy to manage summary. Thank you to all the forum posters who are providing the info and apologies for just cut n pasting in some cases. I will do my best to credit you – thanks: Rob, plath, Sydneyfan, La Cienega, ewok.online etc

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