Alanis Duets With Ryan Adams In L.A.
Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams concluded his U.S. tour last night (Feb. 20) in Los Angeles, dueting with Alanis Morissette on a new song the pair co-wrote earlier this month. The sold-out show at the TrSinger/songwriter Ryan Adams concluded his U.S. tour last night (Feb. 20) in Los Angeles, dueting with Alanis Morissette on a new song the pair co-wrote earlier this month. The sold-out show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood was Adams' last live date before he enters the studio to begin work on a new album, slated for a fall release. It is unknown if the duet will appear on the album.
As previously reported, Adams recently signed a record deal with Nashville's new Lost Highway label. Lost Highway, which has also signed Lucinda Williams, Kim Richey, and Robert Earl Keen, is also planning to finally issue "Pneumonia," the semi-legendary unreleased third album from Adams' previous group, Whiskeytown. That set is due April 22 and will not be released as a double-disc package, as had been rumored.
Though finished in the fall of 1999, the album's release was stalled by the Universal/PolyGram merger and further delayed as Outpost Records principal Mark Williams sought a new home for Outpost --Whiskeytown's former label -- and its artists.
At last night's show, the crowd was treated to a two-hour performance of new songs and choice tracks from Adams' critically acclaimed solo album, "Heartbreaker." On March 16, he will join Richey and Williams for a Lost Highway showcase at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. A European tour will begin April 27 in Oslo.
And what about the possibility of a Whiskeytown reunion? "There are no plans at the moment," Adams' manager Frank Callari tells Billboard.com. "[But] that doesn't mean it couldn't happen."