Ryan Adams to play Hollywood Forever show Oct. 10

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For fans of Ryan Adams, a singer-sonwgriter known to release three albums in a single year, the wait for new studio material since his 2008 album ‘Cardinology’ has been interminable (with only a heavy-metal concept album, ‘Orion,’ and a 2010 collection of unreleased tracks recorded in 2006, ‘III/IV,’ to tide them over).

The wait’s over next week with the release of ‘Ashes & Fire,’ his first proper solo album recorded after the breakup of his backing band, the Cardinals. Concurrently, Adams just booked a solo date at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge on Oct. 10. The $40 tickets go on sale today at 1 p.m. PDT.

Unlike the elaborate full-band setting of recent tours, Adams’ sets these days are ‘just two hours of me and a guitar,’ he said in a long interview for a forthcoming Times profile, in which he discusses his recent struggles to get healthy and break a string of self-doubt. ‘I’ve been finding myself a bit, losing it, and finding it again. But all I’ve ever done is make records. I really just want to be like Keith Morris.’


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