Ryan Adams have pulled a North American tour.
The band were due to play shows this month in support of current album ’Cold Roses’. But according to a statement on the band’s official website, the gigs will now not go ahead because of illness to the band caught during a recent trip to Japan.
The statement reads: “The band got a bad bug on the way back from Japan that just kept wearing us down. Really sorry about having to cancel the gigs, especially since I never had to cancel anything. But my voice was fried and the band was toast. And I never fully recovered from my inner ear infection. Was trying to avoid cancelling any more shows.
”We’re still finding our sea legs out there on the road, but what with (the) band being together only a year and having that many songs, no 2 shows are ever the same. Some are better than others, but that’s the price you gotta pay for mixing it up.
”After making three records this year, we just left the studio in LA recording songs for the upcoming Cameron Crowe movie. What started as being 1, ended up being 18. only one or so will be used, but this is your heads up that there might be another Cardinals record in your near future.
”This has been a fantastic and terrible year for us, and we’d hope that the fans can focus on the positive, leave the negative behind. And trust me, all of us would rather be playing.”
The band recently pulled a UK tour because Ryan Adams fell ill.
However, a new studio album, ’September’, is out on September 26.
The LP will be the second of three releases from the band in 2005. It had previously been announced the album would be titled ’Jacksonville’.
Produced by Tom Schick, the album will feature 15 tracks including ’Dear John’ – a duet with Norah Jones.
The full tracklisting for September is:
‘A Kiss Before I Go’
‘What Sin Replaces Love’
‘Hard Way To Fall’
‘The Hardest Part’
‘My Heart Is Broken’
‘Don’t Fail Me Now’