Adeem The Artist’s Anticipated Anniversary Is Out Now

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, May 3, 2024

“Traumatic events and warm events leave psychological imprints—there’s this pattern to it,” says Knoxville, Tennessee-based performer, Adeem The Artist who’s been busy thinking about the way a lifetime of experiences can pile up in a person’s brain. “Different moments and different impressions throughout our lives will ripple out and demand repeated engagement. They play out in little holidays that we celebrate over and over.”

Those patterns and markers of time are a crucial thread running through Adeem’s new album, Anniversary, which came out today on their own Four Quarters Records and Thirty Tigers. “This one feels a lot more personal and earnest…a lot of it is very close to the chest,” Adeem says. “This record is a marker as well as a collection of individual markers. I’m saying, ‘This is who I am as an artist and this is the world I want to try to help create.’” Sonically, the world Adeem created, along with album producer Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Frank Turner), moves deftly from finger-picked folk tearjerker to 90s pop country radio hit to overdriven rocker to pan-Southern rhythm and blues, all while delivering the songwriter’s now-beloved signature move: Delivering impossibly heavy and deep subject matter in an empathetic, humane, and often humorous way.

Fans can stream or purchase Anniversary in its entirety today at this link and purchase a vinyl copy for themselves right here or at Grimey’s in Nashville, Tennessee during their in-store performance and signing on May 9. In addition to a pair of album release shows in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee on May 9 & May 10, Adeem will hit the road supporting both Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in June and July. A full list of tour dates can be found below or at

More About Anniversary: Recorded live to tape over five days at The Butcher Shop (Nashville, TN) and produced by Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Frank Turner) with the master musicianship of Megan Coleman (Jenny Lewis, Allison Russell), Nelson Williams (Jake Blount), Ellen Angelico (Wheeler Walker Jr.), Jessye DeSilva, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Katie Pruitt, the 12-song collection is a stunning statement of empathy, humor, and deep introspection.

The groundwork for Anniversary began in earnest after Adeem met Walker for coffee, having caught the producer’s attention with some spirited shitposting on social media. Adeem had been a fan since Walker’s solo album Sycamore Meadows, which they heard while living in the Syracuse, New York, area after high school. “I was absolutely obsessed,” they say. “I was a Christian worship pastor and having all these doubts. The religious questioning and soul searching Butch was doing on that record was so important for me.”

Walker’s ability to blend sounds from classic to contemporary, commercial to experimental, gives Adeem license to play with a range of musical styles on Anniversary, while still remaining tethered to country and roots music. Fittingly, Anniversary also arrives on the date of Adeem’s marriage to their spouse Hannah, bringing with it a heightened sense of intimacy and urgency from a songwriter whose work is characterized by fearless, incisive lyric writing.

Anniversary Tracklist:

There We Are


Part & Parcel

One Night Stand


Wounded Astronaut

Carry You Down

Socialite Blues


Plot of Land

Night Sweats

White Mule, Black Man

Catch Adeem The Artist On Tour:

May 9 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East

May 10 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

May 17 - Baltimore, MD - Club 603

May 18 - Wasington, DC - Bourbon & Bluegrass Festival

May 29 - Fort Walton Beach, FL - Docie’s Dock

May 30 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea’s

June 1 - Kerrville, TX - Kerrville Folk Festival

June 5 - New Orleans, LA - Chickie Wah Wah

June 6 - Mobile, AL - Callaghan’s

June 27 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center *

June 28 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest

June 30 - Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake *

July 11 - Wichita, KS - Wave ^

July 12 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater ^

July 13 - Deer Valley, UT - Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater ^

July 14 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater ^

July 16 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery ^

July 17 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery ^

July 19 - Redmond, OR - FairWell Festival

July 20 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery^

July 24 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre ^

Aug. 10 - Indianapolis, IN - TCU Amphitheater ^

Aug. 13 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit ^

Aug. 22 - Bristol, UK - Exchange

Aug. 23 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers

Aug. 23-25 - Lutterworth, UK - The Long Road Festival 2024

Aug. 25 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin

Aug. 27 - London, UK - The Lexington !

Sept. 7-8 - Evanston, IL - Evanston Folk Festival

Sept. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy

Sept. 20 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room

Sept. 21 - Cambridge MA - The Middle East Upstairs

Sept. 24 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

Sept. 26 - Washington, DC - DC9

* with Tyler Childers and S.G. Goodman

! with S.G. Goodman

^ with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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