Adrianne Lenker Debuts “Ruined” Video

Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) presents her new single/video, “Ruined,” and announces 2024 tour dates. The track is now available via 4AD
Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) presents her new single/video, “Ruined"

Adrianne Lenker presents her new single/video, “Ruined,” and announces 2024 tour dates. On the new single Lenker laments, “Can’t get enough of you // You come around I’m ruined.” The accompanying “Ruined” video was directed by Adrianne’s brother Noah Lenker, and collages gorgeous footage of Lenker in autumnal foliage. It’s a breathtaking mosaic of Lenker soaking in riverbeds, basking in the afternoon sun, and dancing along tree-lined paths.

Of “Ruined,” Lenker says: “This song has been a quiet beacon for me. It may contain the essence of the gift of romantic love but it’s mostly about something much bigger.”

In January, Lenker will teach an online songwriting workshop through School of Song. The course will be taught via live Zoom lectures across 4 consecutive Sundays –– January 7th, January 14th, January 21st, and January 28 –– with 2 lecture sessions on each class day to accommodate different time zones: 11 AM PT and 6 PM PT. The cost of the workshop is $160 total, and a 20% discount is available for those who sign up with a friend. The deadline to sign up is Saturday, January 6th at 11:59 PM PT.

The Big Thief member’s newly announced tour dates include stops across Europe and the UK, including a show at London’s famed Barbican Centre, as well as a performance at the incredible Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. A full list of dates are below and tickets are on sale to the general public beginning Friday December 8th at 10 am GMT / 11 am CET.

Thu. Mar. 21 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears
Fri. April 19 – Galway, IE @ The Black Box *
Sat. April 20 – Kilkenny, IE @ St. Canice’s Cathedral *
Sun. April 21 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street *
Wed. April 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruitmarket +
Thu. April 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Hall at Aviva Studios +
Sat. April 27 – London, UK @ Barbican Centre =
Mon. April 29 – Bristol, UK @ Bristol Beacon +
Thu. May 2 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon +
Fri. May 3 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale +
Sun. May 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Concertgebouw =
Mon. May 6 – Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast =
Tue. May 7 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel =
Fri. May 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Royal Danish Academy of Music =
Sat. May 11 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns =
Sun. May 12 – Oslo, NO @ Chateau Neuf =

* w/ Ellie O’Neill
+ w/ Nick Hakim
= w/ Twain

Sign up Lenker’s workshop HERE


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