Monday 22 April 2019

Ryan Adams cancels Dublin tour dates following claims of sexual misconduct

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been accused of psychological abuse by ex-wife Mandy Moore (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been accused of psychological abuse by ex-wife Mandy Moore (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ryan Adams' UK and Ireland tour has been cancelled.

The American singer was due to perform at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Saturday March 30 and Sunday 31.

Promoters MCD assure ticket purchasers that full refunds from authorised outlets "will be processed by end of day on Monday".

They ask purchasers to "allow time for the repayment transaction to hit your account".

The news comes just two weeks after seven women, including Adams' ex-wife Mandy Moore, accused the musician of sexual misconduct, manipulation, and abuse in a report by the New York Times.

Moore said he had been psychologically abusive towards her while a 20-year-old female musician said Adams had inappropriate conversations with her while she was 15 and 16.

Mr Adams' lawyer Andrew B. Brettler released a statement in the wake of the report saying: "Mr. Adams unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage."

The New York Times also reported that the FBI is investigating the allegations.

Adams was this week dropped from BBC's 6 Music Festival in Liverpool on March 29.

Read more: Mandy Moore says ex-husband Ryan Adams was 'psychologically abusive' during 'dark' marriage 

Online Editors

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top