- 04 Mar 19
Ryan Adams’ upcoming Ireland and UK tour dates have been cancelled in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct made against the musician.
News of the 44-year-old’s tour cancellation comes after a February 13 article from The New York Times reported that Adams exchanged sexually inappropriate messages with a minor. The expose alleges Adams was in his late-30s when the minor was 14 years old. In light of this, the FBI has announced they will investigate the communications between the two so as to assess whether Adams was aware of her age.
The New York Times report included statements from seven women corroborating the accusations, including Adams’ ex-wife, Mandy Moore, who stated that Adams “dangled career opportunities while simultaneously pursuing female artists for sex”.
Though he has denied all accusations, Adams apologised in an initial Tweet following the report’s publication, stating:
I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) February 13, 2019
Since then, the singer-songwriter has made his Twitter account private.
Tickets for the Ireland shows – which were set to start in Dublin on March 30 – will be fully refunded by Ticketmaster. In a Tweet posted on Friday, the company stated:
“Full refunds to ticket purchasers from authorised outlets will be processed by end of day on Monday,”
Tour venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and the O2 Academy in Newcastle have released similar messages.
The Ryan Adams UK & Ireland tour has been cancelled.
Full refunds to ticket purchasers from authorised outlets will be processed by end of day on Monday.
Please allow time for the repayment transaction to hit your account.
— Ticketmaster Ireland (@TicketmasterIre) March 1, 2019
In addition to the cancelled tour dates, Adam’s upcoming album, Big Colors, has been pulled from its expected release. Set to debut on April 19, the album was to mark the first in a trilogy of records distributed this year. The record has been removed from Pax-Am's website - Adams’ label - as well as Apple Music and iTunes.