Ryan Adams Cancels U.K. Tour After Abuse Allegations
Since the allegations against Adams first emerged in a recent New York Times report, ticketholders have been expressing their dissatisfaction on social media. Addressing London’s Royal Albert Hall, where Adams was scheduled to perform, one fan wrote: “Not a great idea to have someone under investigation by the FBI for child related crimes to be playing at your esteemed venue, eh?!”
Adams had been planning to release three albums this year, and had scheduled this first run of tour dates to coincide with the release of the first album, Big Colors. Plans for the album have since been withdrawn, since Adams is now under investigation by the FBI for having allegedly exchanged sexually explicit text messages with an underaged fan. Phoebe Bridgers is among the women who have accused Adams of abuse, along with Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore and ex-financée Megan Butterworth. Liz Phair also suggested she’d had a negative experience with Adams when the two were recording together in 2017. In recent weeks, Adams’ music has been gradually pulled from radio airplay.