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Ryan Adams: Brixton Academy, London

Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 25 November 2008

DESPITE WHAT Ryan Adams tells us tonight, it wasn't true that this was the first time he had ever played London "without being chemically challenged". His 2007 tour was also undertaken compos mentis, or so he said at the time. Perhaps the difference is that, this time around, he's working so hard at sobriety that he can't stop talking about it.

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