Ryan Adams tour canceled following sexual misconduct allegations
Ryan Adams’s planned tour of the U.K.and Ireland has been cancelled following the emergence of sexual misconduct allegations last month.
The accusations against the musician came to light in a New York Times piece, in which several women detailed troubling encounters with the star. Among them were ex-wife Mandy Moore and a woman who was just 14 when she claims Adams engaged in an inappropriate relationship with her through a series of online exchanges.
Adams was set to kick off a series of shows in Dublin beginning March 30 but the tour will no longer take place, The New York Times reported Friday. Representatives for Ticketmaster Ireland shared the news in a Twitter post, noting refunds will be issued.
Posts from venues where Adams was set to take the stage, including Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Academies in Newcastle and Birmingham, also confirmed the decision. The news comes after several ticket holders demanded refunds in heated social media posts to Ticketmaster.
“Ticketmaster only offers exchanges or refunds for tickets where the event is cancelled – this is set by the venue and event organisers as it is on their behalf that we sell tickets,” a statement from the vendor notes. “I’m sorry we’re unable to help further with this.”
Adams has denied the accusations against him in both a series of Twitter posts and through his lawyer Andrew B. Brettler.
“I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes,” he tweeted. “To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.”
He continued, “But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”