The tour which was due to commence on 30 March has been cancelled in the wake of allegations of sex misconduct
Ryan Adams‘ planned tour of the UK and Ireland has been cancelled in the wake of allegations of sex misbehaviour made about the musician.
” Full refunds to ticket purchasers from authorised shops will be processed by result of era on Monday ,” the ticketing company said in a tweet. Tour venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Dublin’s Olympia theatre and the O2 Academy in Newcastle have shared the same message.
On 13 February, the New York Times wrote each of these reports containing allegations that Adams had exchanged sexually improper contents with a teenage girlfriend. The FBI heralded investigation into the cases into their communications is required to determine whether Adams was aware of her age.
The Times’s report also contained reports from several ladies, including Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, who alleged that he” hung vocation opportunities while simultaneously seeking female artists for sexuality “. Adams has apologised to anyone he hurt but described the report as” upsettingly incorrect “.
In the wake of the report, numerous disenchanted followers who deemed tickets for Adams’ forthcoming UK and Ireland shows- who the hell is due to commence in Dublin on 30 March- tried rebates, and were left frustrated after ticketing bureaux including Ticketmaster had said they were unable to return their purchases.
The Royal Albert Hall was the only venue to offer the Guardian a response to demands for refunds. On 28 February, they said:” The venue is being hired by a third party promoter, SJM, for the Ryan Adams concerts. The promoter has advised us that the concerts are still scheduled to go ahead. We are continuing to monitor this situation very closely .”
Ticketmaster had previously told love seeking rebates:” Ticketmaster exclusively offers exchanges or refunds for tickets where the happening is offset- this is set by the venue and phenomenon organisers as it is on their behalf that we sell tickets. I’m sorry we’re unable to help further with this .”
Simon Long, a founding marriage of the music and entertainment statute firm Collins Long, told the Guardian that the promoters, ticketing agencies and venues remained bound by the terms of the contracts they signed with Adams and his control.” Until such hour as we have contracts- and this is a lesson for the music industry- that say things like’ Thou shalt behave like a saint, and if you don’t we have the right to cancel the tour ‘, there’s no way out for the promoters .”