Ryan Adams will cover the 1972 Rolling Stones album Exile on Main St. in its entirety as a tribute to the British rock band.

Tribute To The Greatest

The concert which he dubbed as "Exile on Bourbon St." is scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. Don Was, a music producer who worked several times with the Rolling Stones, will also be involved in the upcoming concert as a music director.

Was has produced seven of the band's albums. He also remixed Exile on Main St. back in 2010.

In addition, the tribute concert will also feature an "all-star group" of musicians to perform the tracks. Adams has not revealed the complete lineup, but he also teased that additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I've listened to all the multi-track tapes from the Exile period and it's not hyperbolic to say that this is probably the greatest rock 'n' roll ever recorded," Was revealed. "I can't wait to dig deep into these songs with The Mighty Ryan Adams and this incredible group of musicians."

Exile on Main St. initially received mixed reviews from music critics and fans alike but, over the years, the opinion has turned and it was hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.

"We kind of expected that just from the fact that it was a double album," Keith Richards said in a previous interview.

"First of all, the record company wanted to cut it in half. So we said, 'Oh, this is not looking good.' But also we insisted, 'No, this is what we did. This is Exile on Main Street, and we insist that it's a double album.' So it kind of got a slow take-off, but ever since then, it's been up there. Also, it's the first album with no particular single on it, you know? There was no 'Brown Sugar' or whatever. We made it as an album, rather than looking for a hit single."

This is not the first time that Adams has covered a track from the Rolling Stones. He has performed several tracks from the band in the past, including this stripped down version of "Brown Sugar" he played in a concert in Switzerland back in 2002.

 

The 43-year-old also once did a cover of Taylor Swift's 2014 album 1989 back in 2015. He did his own versions of the songs "Bad Blood," "Blank Space," "Style," and "Shake It Off."

Pre-sale tickets to Exile on Bourbon St. are now available via Live Nation. To reserve tickets, use the code TUMBLING.