Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is apparently not amused by the similarity of his name to veteran Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. At a Ryan Adams concert Tuesday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, someone in the audience yelled out a request for “Summer of ’69,” a Bryan Adams hit. Ryan Adams, former leader of the band Whiskeytown, reacted with stream of expletives and ordered the house lights turned on, The Tennessean newspaper reported.
The alt-country musician found the fan who made the joke request, paid him $30 cash as a refund for the show, ordered him to leave, and said he wouldn’t play another note until that happened. Ryman general manager Pam Matthews stopped the fan on his way out, “apologized profusely,” and allowed him back into the concert. The fan kept Adams’ $30.
Adams, touring in support of his latest Lost Highway release “Demolition,” plays Minneapolis tomorrow (Oct. 18).
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