The musician is under criminal investigation for his conduct, yet has made no moves to cancel his UK tour – leaving angry fans with tickets they can’t sell, or even return
‘I won’t go whether I sell them or not,” says Richard Moore, who had bought tickets to see Ryan Adams at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 3 April. “I can’t imagine it’s going to be anything other than a disaster or a total circus. The atmosphere is going to be tainted, he is obviously not in a good place, he has a history of reacting badly if the heckles aren’t to his liking, and I imagine while some of the audience will stay away, others will turn up to make their feelings heard. It could be the shortest show in history with one of the most toxic atmospheres.”
Adams’ forthcoming UK tour – which begins at the Albert Hall for the first of two nights on 2 April, then takes in shows in Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield, before concluding in Cambridge on 11 April – is shaping up to be some bizarre combination of damp squib and lightning rod.