Ryan Adams announces first of three albums for 2019

Big Colors is set for April 19th

Ryan Adams has announced that he will release three albums in 2019. The first, Big Colors, is coming April 19th via a partnership between Adams’ PAX-AM label and Blue Note Records. The singer shares the first single, “Fuck the Rain,” featuring a guitar solo by John Mayer.

“Check out this song it’s cool. Or don’t- we all might die Trump is President. I love you, sincerely Ryan Adams,” the singer shares.

Adams will embark on a tour of the U.K. and Ireland on March 31st at Dublin’s historic Olympia Theatre. He has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Fan Experiences that grant access to Ryan’s Pinball Lair pre-show experience and premium seating during the show. The pre-show experience will feature a variety of pinball games, a private bar, and a specially curated Ryan Adams gallery. Ryan Adams Fan Experiences are available with the ticket pre-sale. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 25th at 9 am. See itinerary below.

Fans who pre-order Big Colors in digital form will instantly receive “Fuck The Rain.” The album is also available for pre-order in limited edition vinyl and CD formats at Adams’ store and can be bundled with the exclusive 7” single, “Anybody Evil.”

Adams, who has been hailed as “one of the most elegant singer-songwriters of his generation” by The New York Times, co-produced the album with Beatriz Artola. John Mayer, Bob Mould, Benmont Tench, Don Was and The Section Quartet are featured on Big Colors, which was recorded at Electric Lady, Capitol Studios and Adams’ own PAX-AM.

Big Colors has won praise from those who received early copies of the album. Robert Costa, The Washington Post’s National Political Reporter, observed, “It reminds me of early 90s Petty, veering from soaring rockers to wistful songs that you could imagine Adams busking on a street in L.A.” Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) said, “Big Colors is a kaleidoscope of feelings and moods. My favorite song on continuous loop is (expletive) the Rain, love it so much.” Writer-director-actor Judd Apatow observed, “I am excited to binge Ryan Adams…Big Colors is the first album and it is indeed big and colorful, at times super fun and rocking, at other times more emotional and thoughtful but all with a sound that feels both modern and stripped from the jangles of my youth in the 80’s.”

Jillian Jacqueline, who has opened for Adams, pronounced it “full of beautiful and painful truths.” Ted Allen (Chopped) said it’s “GREAT, beginning to end. Plaintive and pretty one minute, ferocious and shredding the next–and always hooky/jangly. Dreamy poetry, too.” Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld, The Ides of March) noted, “Once again @The RyanAdams deals up comforting melancholy, like a rainy day, and curve balls left and right that got my blood pumping.”

Big Colors follows Adams’ 2017 album, Prisoner, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts.


1. Big Colors
2. Do Not Disturb
3. It’s So Quiet, It’s Loud
4. Fuck The Rain
5. Doylestown Girl
6. Dreaming You Backwards
7. I Surrender
8. What Am I
9. Power
10. Showtime
11. In It For The Pleasure
12. Middle Of The Line
13. I’m Sorry And I Love You
14. Manchester
15. Summer Rain

2019 U.K./Ireland Headline Tour:

March 31 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
April 2 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
April 5 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
April 6 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
April 7 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
April 9 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
April 10 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy
April 11 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange

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