"Gimme Something Good."
So goes Ryan Adams' latest brooding alt-country tune.
"I can't see/Some darkness on the rise," he sings on this lead single off his 2014 self-titled album. "I'll be waiting here/Till the end of time."
A notoriously moody and volatile guy (despite his apparent love of arcade games), the North Carolina singer-songwriter rarely seems at ease outside of the studio or away from the stage. So it's certainly no shocker that he's just released yet another collection of songs, his 14th solo effort, or that he's heading out on yet another road trip across America.
Ryan Adams' 2015 U.S. Tour Dates
*With Jenny Lewis
April 12 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
April 19 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
April 25 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
April 27 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
April 28 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
April 29 Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY*
May 3 Telos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
May 5 North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC*
May 7 Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami, FL*
May 8 to 9 Big Guava Music Festival, Tampa, FL
May 8 to 10 Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlanta, GA
June 5 to 7 Governors Ball Music Festival, New York, NY
Last month, Adams earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song with "Gimme Something Good." And then last week, he was announced among this year's Coachella headliners.
It's been a triumphant year for the mercurial rock songsmith. And now he's just expanded his 2015 U.S. tour, adding two gigs at Nashville's revered Ryman Auditorium, as well as one-night stands in Louisville, Charlottesville, Charleston, and Miami.
For the full stretch, Adams will be accompanied by his stellar backing band -- drummer Freddie Bokkenheuser, key player Daniel Clarke, bassist Charlie Stavish, guitar guy Mike Viola -- from last year's lauded tour.
Meanwhile, Jenny Lewis will be playing supporting sets at all of the newly scheduled shows, except for the Music City doubleheader.
Sure as hell sounds like "something good."
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Ryan Adams. Thursday, May 7. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $40.50 to $55 plus fees via livenation.com. All ages. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com.
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