Published January 13, 2015
Ryan Adams pitched another fit for a Minneapolis audience, a few years after his last local meltdown.
Throughout a show Thursday night, the 32-year-old singer-guitarist complained about the sound monitors onstage at the State Theatre. At one point, he moved two monitors, his microphone and his guitar pedals.
After 70 minutes he'd had enough. Adams announced "the last song," played it and didn't return for an encore. Many fans stood and booed.
"I don't know what the story was," guitarist Neal Casal told the Star Tribune afterward. "I just play guitar."
In 2003, Adams gave a famously bad performance at First Avenue, a rambling two-hour show where he griped about the sound system, played several songs twice and lambasted local rock legend Paul Westerberg.