Ryan Adams was the musical guest on Friday’s (February 17) episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Adams released his new album ‘Prisoner‘ on the same day and recently announced a full UK and Ireland tour in support of the LP.
He performed two tracks from the album on the show – ‘Do You Still Love Me’ and ‘To Be Without You’. Watch them both here.
Speaking of the new album, Adams told NME; “I don’t remember being aware of needing to hold back anything. I felt like I needed to tell a story – the story of how I felt or what was happening internally at least, in the truest way possible.”
He continued; “It was in the most vulnerable way I could. I wanted to avoid feeling like playing guitar on a soapbox…like some f**king bulls**t about life pains. I don’t want to be that person and that’s not the point of what I’m trying to do.”
He added: “For me, the big shadow illuminating things for fans will be that this record is directly related to my divorce [from Many Moore], and to what was going on inside me – how I endured it and where I was in my emotions at that time – and they wouldn’t be wrong. I didn’t want to make a mistake and avoid it…I believe in art, and it sounds so stupid – but I think it’s more stupid to pretend that things aren’t happening to you and write some bland f**king useless bulls**t.”
As well as headlining Green Man Festival, Ryan Adams’ upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from Friday 24 February, and will be available here.
Fri September 08 2017 – BELFAST Ulster Hall
Sat September 09 2017 – CORK Opera House
Mon September 11 2017 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thu September 14 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri September 15 2017 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Sun September 17 2017 – GATESHEAD Sage
Mon September 18 2017 – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Fri September 22 2017 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall