“Prisoner” new long-awaited album of Ryan Adams

If you haven’t heard about one of the most successful alt-country albums this year, stay with us. Here you’ll find everything about the “Prisoner” and the “Prisoner Tour” as well.

“Prisoner” is the sixteenth album written by famous American country singer and songwriter Ryan Adams, which was the main object of discussion in our previous articles.

It is a huge event in his career because his last album with his own material was released in 2014(“Ryan Adams”). Of course if not take into a count his cover album “1989” of Taylor Swift which was released in 2015.


The “Prisoner” was released on 17th of February. The album was preceded by the three singles. They are “Do You Still Love Me?” (released on December 7, 2016), “To Be Without You” (released on December 23, 2016), and “Doomsday” (released on January 19, 2017). It is an album of alternative country, pop and rock genre of music.

It was recorded and labeled in Ryan Adams own studio PAX AM. You can find out more about it here. The “Prisoner” debuted at place eight in US Billboard 200 with 42.000 of pure album sales.

The album was written in very complicated to Ryan time, just after his divorce with Mandy Moore. The American singer and actress, with which he has been married for six years. From March 2009 to June 2016. He said that a lot of songs from his album are dedicated to their relationships and the split with Mandy.


The “Prisoner” has received generally positive responses from many famous and finical music critics. For example, at “Metacritic” the album received the score of 80 at the highest score of 100. Here are some other rates from other famous sources:

AllMusic – 4/5 stars, Consequence of music – A, Mojo – 3/5 stars, Slant Magazine – 4/5 stars, Uncut – 4/5 stars as well.

The “Prisoner Tour” 2017 – 2018

A few days later, after realization, the Prisoner Tour was and the first dates announced. Ryan Adams is going to play on the largest and most famous stages in the world, like the Beacon Theatre in the New York, the Paramount in the Seattle, Grant Park in the Chicago etc.

You may have a look at some nearest tour dates:

  • May 3 – New York, NY
  • May 7 – Portland, ME
  • May 9 – Toronto, ON
  • May 10 – Boston, MA
  • May 12 – Columbia MD
  • June 1 – Santa Barbara, CA
  • June 2 – Berkley, CA
  • June 3 – Los Angeles, CA
  • June 18 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • June 20 – Morrison, CO
  • June 22 – Calgary, AB
  • June 23 – Edmonton, AB
  • June 25 – Victoria, BC
  • June 27 – Vancouver, BC
  • June 28 – Seattle, WA
  • June 29 – Troutdale, OR
  • July 29 – St. Paul, MN
  • July 30 – Milwaukee, WI
  • August 1 – St. Louis, MO
  • September 8 – Belfast, IRE
  • September 9 – Cork, IRE
  • September 11 – Dublin, IRE
  • September 14 – Manchester, UK
  • September 15 – Edinburgh, UK
  • September 17 – Gateshead, UK
  • September 18 – Leeds, UK
  • September 22 – London, UK

A few concerts will be also spent in Australia and New Zeeland in the end of May. Ryan will perform on a couple of the European festivals and the European part of his tour this summer. On a couple of his concerts, he’ll be accompanied by Jenny Lewis, on the May 10  in Boston and May 12 in Columbia.The tickets are selling very fast, and a lot of concerts already has a sold out.


Have a look at the list of  songs in the “Prisoner”

The track list of the “Prisoner”:

“Do You Still Love Me?”



“Haunted House”

“Shiver And Shake”

“To Be Without You”

“Anything I Say To You Now”


“Outbound Train”

“Broken Anyway”


“We Disappear”

Ten of them are written only by Ryan. And two of them are written in collaboration with other songwriters. “Do You Still Love Me?”

Is written with Daniel Clarke, and the other one the “Prisoner” is written with the help of Mike Viola.