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Ryan Adams to play Hollywood Forever show Oct. 10

October 3, 2011 | 11:58 am

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For fans of Ryan Adams, a singer-sonwgriter known to release three albums in a single year, the wait for new studio material since his 2008 album "Cardinology" has been interminable (with only a heavy-metal concept album, "Orion," and a 2010 collection of unreleased tracks recorded in 2006, "III/IV," to tide them over).

The wait's over next week with the release of "Ashes & Fire," his first proper solo album recorded after the breakup of his backing band, the Cardinals. Concurrently, Adams just booked a solo date at Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge on Oct. 10. The $40 tickets go on sale today at 1 p.m. PDT.

Unlike the elaborate full-band setting of recent tours, Adams' sets these days are "just two hours of me and a guitar," he said in a long interview for a forthcoming Times profile, in which he discusses his recent struggles to get healthy and break a string of self-doubt. "I've been finding myself a bit, losing it, and finding it again. But all I've ever done is make records. I really just want to be like Keith Morris."

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Photo: Ryan Adams at Royce Hall. Credit:  Larry K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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