Ryan Adams has cancelled his UK and Ireland tour dates amid sexual abuse allegations.
The American singer-songwriter cancelled dates including performances at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, the Royal Albert Hall in London and the O2 Academy Newcastle.
A post on the Royal Albert Hall’s Twitter feed said: The Ryan Adams UK & Ireland tour has been cancelled.
Full refunds to ticket purchasers from authorised outlets will be processed by end of day on Monday. Please allow time for the repayment transaction to hit your account.
Other venues booked for the tour have posted similar messages.
One of the women, a 20-year-old female musician, says he had inappropriate conversations with her when she was 15 and 16 years old.
His ex-wife Mandy Moore had claimed he was psychologically abusive toward her.
A lawyer for Adams has denied the allegations.
Adams tweeted: I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologise deeply and unreservedly.
But the picture that this article [in the New York Times] 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.
As someone who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, hearing that some people believe I caused them pain saddens me greatly. I am resolved to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing.
Moore, who was married to Adams between 2009 and 2016, told Marc Maron’s WTF podcast she was so sad during their marriage and felt like she was drowning.
She said her own career was hindered because he became dependent on her.
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