Posted in music | pictures on November 3, 2008

Photos by Chris La Putt

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals played a show the Apollo on Friday (10/31/2008) - their second annual Halloween show in NYC. Earlier in the week they played a surprise show at a SoHo cafe and the next time they play New York is with Oasis in December.

More pictures, and the setlist, from the show below...

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Setlist

1. Cobwebs
2. Everybody Knows
3. Born Into A Light
4. Fix It
5. Natural Ghost
6. Goodnight Rose
7. Sun Also Sets
8. Rescue Blues
9. Peaceful Valley >
10. Bartering Lines
11. Wonderwall
12. Dear John
13. Go Easy

14. Let It Ride
15. Desire
16. Grand Island
17. Sink Ships
18. Evergreen
19. Please Do Not Let Me Go
20. Two
21. Magick
22. Cold Roses
23. Shakedown on 9th Street
24. Freeway to The Canyon
25. Crossed Out Name
26. Like Yesterday
27. Stop

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Comments (33)

i sorta stopped listening to ryan's stuff over the last 3 years or so but occasionally check out his albums to see if im missing anything.

with that said, this set list is a bit lacking no? i remember seeing him at fez back in 2001...that was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 1:52 PM

Check out Toby Maguire in that last pic...he's the original Halloweenhead...

Posted by Brussel Sprout | November 3, 2008 1:56 PM

It must have SUCKED sitting behind Marge Simpsons. What a stupid costume to wear to a concert.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:10 PM

no encore? fuck you ryan adams.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:12 PM

Ryan doesn't always do encore and I personally don't really care.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:18 PM

ONLY 27 SONGS WHAT A SHORT SET!

Im kidding...Geez 2:12 lighten up! Would it be better if he just put the final song as an encore? Would it have made such a difference?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:20 PM

"Fix it" has got to be the worst song of 2008.

Posted by sloweducation | November 3, 2008 2:22 PM

no encore b/c of the apollo curfew...solid show, especially if you like the new record.

Posted by jay | November 3, 2008 2:30 PM

Why does Ryan Adams constantly leave out Halloweenhead from his set list? Even on Halloween?

I know Ryan is an "artist", but why not play fan favorites? I agree with Anon 1:52... he needs to mix in old stuff as well.
As far as an encore I could care less.

I know comments will say "He plays what he wants to play..." but if it weren't for the fans, where would anyone of these artists be?
A coffee shop playing what THEY want.

I love Ryan Adams work, but will probably skip the next time he comes to TX and spend the $100 (for two tix) on catching up w/Whiskeytown albums.

Posted by TXn | November 3, 2008 2:31 PM

he says he forgot how to play halloweenhead. true story.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:32 PM

great show, one of the best i've seen in recent times.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:34 PM

halloweenhead was supposed to be the closer, but I guess they ran out of time. It was on the printed setlist

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:37 PM

'twas a great show, more rocking than last year's halloween show which was a smidge too laid back for a place so big. apollo staff were less than friendly.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:14 PM

In ryan's blog this weekend he admitted he really did forget how to play halloweenhead and really only knew how to play it on the piano.

Posted by anonymous2 aka asparagus | November 3, 2008 3:17 PM

i found the staff at the apollo to be very friendly, more so than most other venues in nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:21 PM

actually, i thought the crowd was pretty rude to the staff especially the couple in front who wouldn't sit down. an usher came down and told them to sit since they were the only ones standing in the orchestra and the guy gave the usher the finger. seriously stupid hipster couple, do you want to get kicked out of the apollo in harlem at night?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:25 PM

oh and i'm talking about the orchestra right. orchestra left on the other hand were all standing .

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:26 PM

People sit down at rock shows? What is this world coming to?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:50 PM

ryan adams shows are really mellow. i saw him in a theatre last year and everyone was sitting and it was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:09 PM

why didnt he play summer of '69?

Posted by stephenkv. | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM

seriously. ryan does seated shows so folks can sit. he's said so at his shows. so get over yourself and sit the feck down.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:27 PM

if i can't get in the pit, the show sucks!

fuck you ryan adams you adult contemporary asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:49 PM

did he play anything from heartbreaker?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 6:25 PM

shakedown on 9th street was towards the end of the set.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 6:36 PM

the standing assholes were annoying. waste of 50 dollar seats right behind them. there were seats for a reason! yeah i'll admit i like to stand during shakedown or other faster songs but i can much more enjoy the rest at a comfortable seat.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 6:52 PM

Apollo Theatre = least comfortable seats anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 8:14 PM

town hall's are worst

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 8:22 PM

Vampire Weekend is the first and so far only band announced by host/performer Philip Glass for the 2009 Tibet House benefit at Carnegie. Feb. 3.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 8:44 PM

wasn't really into the new cd but the stuff was great live. I think its about time he puts out a mastered live disc...every great artist has a definitive live album.

does that happen anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 9:12 PM

these pictures kind of suck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 9:22 PM

waaaah

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 9:42 PM

The band is great, very tight, they can play these songs with their ears cloaed they are so in sync with one another. Much more electric and rock and roll than last year. If you are thinking about seeing a Cardinals show, go, because this band is on right now, go see a professional, fully developed band do their thing. They know each other well, they know what they can play and they know what they want to give. One of the best Ryan Adams shows I have seen and I haven't even heard the new album (which has some good tunes as every RA album does) up to that point. Apollo Theatre is a great venue, much smaller than expected, about 600 seats on the floor maybe less, great staff made it a pleasure to be there. A great Halloween night of music! I have not heard any negative comments of this show by people who actually attended.

Posted by rescueblues | November 3, 2008 10:12 PM

Totally agree rescue blues. the cards are TIGHT and really brought life to the tracks from the new album. They played the entire new album except for one song. I think Ryan doesn't play all the old hits anymore (as he's done, and appeased us all for years), because they're all really into being a band -- not a solo artist with a backing band -- so they're/he's more focused on looking forward.

Posted by kellaroot | November 4, 2008 4:56 PM

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