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Ryan Adams to play solo set at Disney Hall

December 12, 2011 | 12:33 pm

The consensus out of the Bob Mould retrospective at Disney Hall last month: Ryan Adams' modest solo acoustic set was the most welcome surprise of the evening. It featured spare takes on Mould's "Heartbreak a Stranger" and "Black Sheets of Rain," with Adams successfully re-contextualizing the originals.

Singer-songwriter Adams seems to have enjoyed the night as well -- he's booked a solo date at the same venue on Feb. 17.

The show, in support of his recent and well-received solo album, "Ashes & Fire," will be Adams' first L.A. date since his Hollywood Forever date on Oct. 10 (which sold out in minutes). Previous Adams tours have featured a large band; his recent solo dates have earned wide praise. Tickets for the event go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m.


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Photo: Ryan Adams performs at UCLA's Royce Hall. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times