Ryan Adams confirms west coast dates
Monday, November 26, 2007
– R yan Adams and his Cardinals confirmed their first dates of 2008 Monday with a string of west coast dates.
Adams just released an EP, "Follow the Lights," while offering "Easy Tiger" earlier this year. Two new songs on "Follow The Lights" (the title track and "My Love For You Is Real") will be featured prominently in the ABC primetime drama "October Road," which premiered Thanksgiving night.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 16 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Jan. 18 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Jan. 19 - San Diego - Spreckels Theatre
Jan. 21 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theater
Jan. 22 - Claremont, CA - Bridges Auditorium
Jan. 23 - San Rafael, CA - Marin Center
Jan. 25 - Salem, OR - Elsinore Theater
Jan. 26 - Seattle - Paramount Theater
Jan. 28 - Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall
Jan. 30 - Los Angeles - UCLA Royce Hall
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