Ryan Adams to Headline Exile on Bourbon Street Presented By Blackbird Presents
Blackbird Presents is proud to announce iconic singer-songwriter Ryan Adams will headline "Exile on Bourbon St.," a once-in-a-lifetime concert event set to take place Saturday, May 5 at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre. He joins longtime Rolling Stones producer and the concert event's music director, Don Was, and an all-star group of musicians to perform one of the greatest albums in music history, Exile on Main St., in its entirety. Additional musicians to be announced in the coming weeks.
With decades of acclaimed work to his credit, and accolades ranging from "one of the most elegant singer-songwriters of his generation" (The New York Times) to "one of the few truly great roots-rock troubadours left" (Entertainment Weekly), Ryan Adams performing this momentous double album is among the year's most anticipated concert events. One of the most prolific and successful musician/producers of all time, Don Was is also known for his longstanding work with the Rolling Stones, stretching back to 1994's Voodoo Lounge. In 2010, Was had the honor of producing and re-mixing the re-released version of Exile on Main St.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 2 at 10 AM CT via Livenation.com, by phone 800-745-3000, and at the Saenger Theatre Box Office.
Keith Wortman is the Creator and Executive Producer of this concert event.
"Ryan Adams, Don Was, and the best musicians in New Orleans playing these songs at Jazz Fest is exactly what our country needs right now. This music means so much to so many people. I am counting down the days until May 5th," says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.
"I've listened to all the multi-track tapes from the EXILE period and it's not hyperbolic to say that this is probably the greatest rock 'n roll ever recorded! I can't wait to dig deep into these songs with The Mighty Ryan Adams and this incredible group of musicians," says Don Was, music director of the concert event.
This show continues Blackbird Presents' annual iconic "Second Weekend at The Saenger" concert series. Previous concert events include New Orleans Is Waiting For Columbus, The Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration Of The 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz, Nevilles Forever: A Celebration of The Neville Brothers and Their Music, and The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music.
About BLACKBIRD PRESENTS:
Blackbird Presents is the worldwide leader in the production of large scale concert events, broadcast specials, TV series, music festivals and tours.
Blackbird's recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration, Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal's awe-inspiring performance of "Statesboro Blues."
Blackbird Presents is also the creator and producer of The Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; The American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.