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Adams confirms September for new CD release

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – Ryan Adams confirmed today he will release his self-titled next release on Sept. 9.

The disc will be the first on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the eponymous new record is the North Carolina-born singer/songwriter's first full length since 2011's "Ashes & Fire."

Today also marks the debut installment of the Pax Am 7" vinyl single series and album opener "Gimme Something Good." The single also features non-LP B-side "Aching For More."

Songs on the CD are:
Gimme Something Good
Kim
Trouble
Am I Safe
My Wrecking Ball
Stay With Me
Shadows
Feels Like Fire
I Just Might
Tired Of Giving Up
Let Go

Adams has begun announcing headline dates in addition to his upcoming headline appearances July 25 at the Newport Folk Festival and July 26 at the XPoNential Music Festival in Camden N.J. Other dates are:
July 22 - Portland, Maine - State Theatre
July 23 - Burlington, Vt. - Flynn Center For Performing Arts
Aug. 6 - Aspen, Col. - Belly Up Aspen
Aug. 7 - Boulder, Col. - Fox Theater

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