Pop Punk Icon Adam Ant has just recently announced a brand new tour that will be making its way to the USA. This time around he will be celebrating his most successful solo album of them all with “Friend Or Foe”. Read on down to the press release below and enjoy the tour poster and dates. I’ll close out with some editorial ponderings when its all done.
The Press Release:
Pop icon Adam Ant performs his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” for the first time, live in its entirety, throughout the USA from September 4 to October 1. Artist presale tickets are available from Tuesday, March 19 at 10 am local time through Thursday, March 21 at 10 pm local time. General tickets are available from Friday, March 22 at 10 am local time. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.
Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 “Friend or Foe” USA tour from September 4 to October 1. Adam Ant will play his landmark “Friend or Foe” album in its entirety as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favorites.
The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” reached #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 on the USA Billboard Chart.
“Friend or Foe”, the single, was another top ten hit in the UK while “Desperate But Not Serious” was the album’s third UK smash.
“Friend or Foe” his most successful solo album to date, made #5 in the UK and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling over 100,000 copies.
In the USA, the album reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and turned Adam Ant into a household name, resulting in a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and an MTV Award for “Sexiest Man Alive”. From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week.
His 1979 debut album “Dirk Wears White Sox” was the first number one album in the UK Independent Albums Chart.
The follow-up album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” that featured his trademark burundi beat style of African drumming spent 12 weeks at #1 in the UK and was the best-selling album of 1981. The “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album produced three UK chart-topping singles, “Dog Eat Dog” #4, “Antmusic” #2 and “Kings of the Wild Frontier” #2 and won Adam a Brit Award for Best New Artist.
On its day of release, the smash hit single “Stand and Deliver” went straight to #1, and remained at the top spot in the UK singles chart for five weeks, earning Adam two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter of the Year and Best British Record.
As “antmania” continued to sweep the nation, his next “Prince Charming” album produced yet another #1 single, “Prince Charming” and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.
The Tour Dates:
September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant
September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre
September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre
September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium
September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall
September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre
September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre
September 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
September 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre
September 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
September 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre
September 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall
September 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
September 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock
October 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s great to see Adam Ant still doing his thing and bringing his interesting music to the live stage for his most ardent fans. Though I’ve never seen him perform live, I first heard his music when I was back in high school thanks to one of those many album listening sessions that we used to do with friends. We knew one cat who had some of the more interesting stuff while the rest of us were just coming to grips with the likes of KISS and Van Halen. I still remember looking at the LP of “Kings Of The Wild Frontier” and wondering what the heck was it all going to be about and after a few listens found it a fascinating piece of music. I wouldn’t admit this to my Metal circle of course but it was the beginning of a true interest in some of the New Wave that was rising thanks to artists like Adam, Idol and so many others. I hope to catch the Beacon Theatre show if possible and as I close this up I wonder what you folks think about the tour. Chime in down below with that stuff and I will see you soon.
Official Website: http://www.adamant.com