Adam Ant - Photo Credit Geoffrey Smith


Adam Ant - Photo Credit Geoffrey Smith
Adam Ant – Photo Credit Geoffrey Smith

Following his phenomenally successful ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ tour that saw pop icon Adam Ant play the landmark album to over 50,000 fans in sold-out venues throughout the UK and North America, Adam Ant embarks on ANTHEMS – The Singles tour on 5th May 2017. Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favourites.  For more information, visit his official website.

From his early days in London as an underground, post-punk artist with a cult-like following to his explosion on the world stage that would lead him to become one of the most iconic and greatest artists of the 80s, Adam’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 25 chart-topping singles around the world.

Adam, who has sold more than 40,000,000 albums, had eight singles in the Top 40 in one week, globally.

His debut album, ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’, was the first number-one album in the UK on the newly-created UK Independent Albums Chart that debuted in 1980.  His follow-up album ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ catapulted him to the world stage, spent 12 weeks at number one in the UK (being crowned Best Album at the 1982 BRIT Awards), produced three chart-topping singles ‘Dog Eat Dog’, ‘Antmusic’ and ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ and featured his trademark Burundi Beat style of Central African drumming, a musical signature that remains to this day.

As Antmania continued to sweep the nation, his third album, ‘Prince Charming’, introduced his landmark single ‘Stand and Deliver’ which topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks.

His fourth album, ‘Friend or Foe’ with its massive hit single ‘Goody Two Shoes’ and follow-up ‘Desperate But Not Serious’, turned him into a household name and earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist in 1982.

Adam Ant live is no excursion in nostalgia, with his crack 5-piece band behind him featuring two drummers, it’s a thrill ride through some of the most dynamic and thunderous pop music ever recorded. Adam will be joined on the tour by Glam Skanks, an all-female glitter rock band from Los Angeles who supported Adam on his recent US tour.

Worldwide 2017 tour dates for Adam Ant:

Performing ANTHEMS – The Singles in the UK

Friday, May 5, Newcastle, Arena

Saturday, May 6, Edinburgh, Playhouse

Sunday, May 7, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

Tuesday, May, 9, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

Wednesday, May 10, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (Second show added)

Friday, May 12, Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Saturday, May 13, Birmingham, Symphony Hall (Second show added)

Sunday, May 14, Bristol, Hippodrome

Tuesday, May 16, Plymouth, Pavilions

Wednesday, May 17, London, Royal Albert Hall

Thursday, May 18, Brighton, Centre

Saturday, May 20, Bournemouth, Int. Centre

Sunday, May 21, Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Monday, May 22, Ipswich, Regent Theatre

Wednesday, May 24, Watford, Colosseum

Thursday, May 25, Southend, Cliff’s Pavilion

Saturday, May 27, Leeds, Arena

Sunday, May 28, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

Performing ANTHEMS – The Singles in the USA

Wednesday, September 6, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse (Broward Center PAC)

Friday, September 8, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre

Saturday, September 9, Orlando, FL, The Beacham Theatre

Sunday, September 10, Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, September 13, New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

Friday, September 15, Detroit, MI, Sound Board @MotorCity Casino Hotel

Saturday, September 16, Cleveland, OH, House of Blues

Sunday, September 17, Pittsburgh, PA, Palace Theatre

Tuesday, September 19, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Sound Stage

Wednesday, September 20, Richmond, VA, The National

Friday, September 22, Charlotte, NC, Fillmore

Saturday, September 23, Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse

Sunday, September 24, Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium

Tuesday, September 26, Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre

Thursday, September 28, Saratonga, The Mountain Winery

Friday, September 29, San Francisco, The Masonic Theatre

Saturday, September 30, Los Angeles, Greek Theatre, with special guest L7

Performing Kings of the Wild Frontier and More tour in Australia and New Zealand

Monday, October 9, Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday, October 10, Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, October 12, Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia

Friday, October 13, Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia

Sunday, October 15, Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

Monday, October 16, Metropolis, Fremantle, Australia

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