Ryan Adams, Lily Allen to play the Paramount

  • By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:34pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Ryan Adams had a busy three years off.

The famously prolific alt-country singer had to cancel concerts in 2011 after developing Meniere’s disease, an inner-ear disorder that threatened his very career. After settling on a healing regimen of exercise, healthy eating and smoking weed — something he discussed with the New York Times — the singer got back to work, producing albums for Fall Out Boy and Jenny Lewis.

He also worked on some of his own tunes. He recorded an album about his grandmother dying, then decided not to release it. He went back to the studio and cranked out another set of songs, a self-titled album that saw release in September, again earning the acclaimed singer shining reviews.

Now, he’ll bring his tour for that album to the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $42 to $49 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.


British pop star Lily Allen also is headed to the Paramount for a show at 8 p.m. Sunday. Allen was one of the first — and most successful — singers to be minted by MySpace.com during its heyday. Since then, she has become known for clever lyrics, which balance heartfelt sentiment with an often acid-tongue wit.

She’s touring now behind “Sheezus,” her first new album in five years, which debuted at No. 14 earlier this year.

Tickets are $31.25 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.


Prog-rock icons King Crimson, meanwhile, will play a show at the Moore Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The English group — best known to younger listeners for a sample used by Kanye West on his hit single “Power” — got its start in the late 1960s.

Despite the radio-friendly defiance of its music, the band found success on both sides of the Atlantic. Now regarded as a trailblazing act, the cultishly adored group reunited for a 17-show tour this year, which started in New York and will end with the upcoming Seattle date.

Tickets are $37 to $147 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.


That same night, the Dropkick Murphys will play the Showbox SoDo at 8 p.m.

The Boston band has won a following with its blend of punk and Irish music. It’s most recent album, 2013’s “Signed and Sealed in Blood,” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

Tickets are $29.50 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.


Then, a busy few days will keep concertgoers headed to the Showbox, with six shows scheduled in the coming week.

The Dandy Warhols kick things off with a show at 9 Friday night. The indie rock group is known for its catchy hooks, which has propelled tracks like “We Used to Be Friends,” “Boys Better” and “Bohemian Like You.”

Tickets are $25 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.


Then Kasabian plays the Showbox at 9 p.m. Saturday. The latter-day Brit-pop group earned early accolades for adding a new millennium flavor to the stadium-sized rock of predecessors like Oasis.

Tickets are $25 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.


The New Pornographers keep things rolling with two shows at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, as the indie pop supergroup hits the Showbox. The much-adored band — which features indie illuminaries A.C. Newman, Neko Case and Dan Bejar — is touring behind its latest album, “Brill Bruisers.”

Tickets are $26.50 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.


Bombay Bicycle Club play the venue at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which draws on synth-pop and world music, is touring behind its new album, “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” which topped Billboard’s Heatseekers list earlier this year and earned raves from taste-making sites such as Pitchfork.com.

Tickets are $25 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.


Then at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the American Authors will play the Showbox. The radio-ready pop band made a splash with the summer single “Best Day of My Life,” a crossover hit that has landed on seemingly every Billboard chart available, including the charts for Latin pop, Japanese singles, adult contemporary and the influential Hot 100.

Tickets are $20 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

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