As is stated in the full review of the charming 2.25-hour show, Ryan Adams was quite the card Tuesday night at the State Theatre. Among his many funny lines between songs, the personal favorite of mine and probably most metalheads in attendance was when he grappled with a microphone stand that kept sliding down in height. “I’ll start up here at Lemmy, and I’ll wind up at Dio,” he cracked.
Tuesday’s set list pretty well mirrored the other shows on Adams’ current solo tour. Two of the lesser-played songs were quite a bonus, though: Whiskeytown’s “Houses on the Hill,” which he said he got a request for via Twitter; and Bob Mould’s “Black Sheets of Rain,” which he performed at last month’s tribute to the ex-Minneapolitan indie-rock hero in Los Angeles. He also played “Black Sheets” for the cool, online-only concert at David Letterman’s studio last month, which you can view via the CBS website.
Here’s the rest of what the well-behaved Mr. Adams played (missing a song or two at the very end, I believe):
Oh My Sweet Carolina / Ashes & Fire / If I Am a Stranger / Dirty Rain / Winding Wheel / My Blue Manhattan / Everybody Knows / Firecracker / Invisible Riverside / Sylvia Plath / Let It Ride / Dear Chicago / Chains of Love / Houses on the Hill / Do I Wait / Lucky Now / Two / New York, New York / Crossed Out Name / Please Do Not Let Me Go / 16 Days / Black Sheets of Rain (Bob Mould cover) / Round and Round (Ratt cover)