After over a decade, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals announced they’ll return to the stage with a performance at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, Aug. 11. Adams will be joined onstage by an all-star lineup including Brad Pemberton, Chris Stills, Daniel Clarke and Don was.
Adams & The Cardinals formed in 2004 and performed together until 2009, a period when Adams was regularly collaborating with Phil Lesh and exploring the jam-rock scene. The Cardinals have also worked with a mix of other artists, including Willie Nelson. Their musical influence can be heard in the work of an array of artists, from Wilco to The Avett Brothers.
The original formation of The Cardinals has changed since Adams left to return to his solo career: While Pemberton, who drummed for Adams before The Cardinals, remains, original members, Chris Feinstein and Neal Casal died in 2009 and 2019, respectively. As for the new members, Stills–the son of Stephen Stills–has been working with Adams recently; Was, who is currently on the road with Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, is the president of Adams’ former label Blue Note; and Daniel Clarke has served as the keyboardist for Adams for years, notably in his band The Shining.
Tickets for the Kings Theatre performance go on sale on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Learn more and find tickets here