Live Review -Adam Ant -Friend or Foe Tour 2019

A Show Not To Be Missed

Cleveland, Ohio – The dandy highwayman known as Adam Ant  made a return stop to the North Coast this weekend and the ant fans could not have been happier . The tour marks the only time that the seminal 1982 album ” Friend or Foe ” was played in its entirety and it was sight and sound to behold  and the Cleveland Masonic Hall was the perfect venue for it .

To be honest this album was my first exposure to Adam as an adolescent and I have been hooked since . Adams fans are die hard . I was speaking to Allison K of Columbus Ohio and she said it was her 23rd show of Adams .That is a true fan

One of the highlights was  hearing songs such as ” Hello I Love You ” and ” Man Called Marco ” which usually do not get played .I did miss him not playing ” Wonderful ” but it understandable  as you cannot include every song in a set . Another highlight was ” Xerox” and ” Strip ” . I forgot how good Adam can play the guitar as well that as that was a treat also . Adam’s backup band or ant warriors as we like to call them  did an outstanding job as usual and they have been with him for quite a while so that is not a surprise .

They include

Andy Woodard, Drums

Will Crewdson, Lead guitar

Jola, Drums

Joe Holweger, Bass guitar

A.P. Leach, Rhythm guitar

Opening slot was none other then the Glam Skanks who  did a great job and I will be  doing a separate review for as well . The only negative of the night was the over use of the fog machine . It was it very difficult  to see and a few people in the front row said they had issues with coughing from it . So from one Ant fan to the next make sure you check out Adam And if he comes to a city near you .

HOLLYWOOD ROCKERS GLAM SKANKS OPENING FOR ADAM ANT’S FRIEND OR FOE USA TOUR 2019

(LONDON) August 12, 2019 … Hollywood rockers Glam Skanks are opening for music icon Adam Ant who is performing his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” for the first time, live in its entirety, throughout the USA from September 4 to October 1. For ticket information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

 Following the success of their critically-acclaimed “Glitter City” album, Glam Skanks partnered with Jack Douglas and Aaron Smart for their forthcoming album “Anywhere In Between” (LA Confidential with Unison Music) and they’ll preview new tracks on the tour. “Anywhere In Between” is produced by GRAMMY-nominated producers Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn.

 Glam Skanks formed in Los Angeles in 2013 and, after selling out local clubs including the world-famous Viper Room, they quickly emerged as a buzz band for their provocative, colorful style with influences ranging from T Rex and The New York Dolls to Aerosmith, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.

 They’ve also opened for Alice Cooper, The Skids, played as Cherie Currie’s (The Runaways) backup band, have jammed with Steven Tyler and toured throughout Europe twice.

 In addition, director Kevin Smith personally asked if they would record music for his “Yoga Hosers” film, starring Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith, and the band performed at the premiere of the film.

 Glam Skanks are Veronica Witkin (guitar), Millie Chan (bass), Vanessa McNiel (vocals) and Jessica Goodwin (drums).

 For more information about Glam Skanks, visit www.GlamSkanks.com.

 

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Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019

Wednesday, September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre

Friday, September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant

Saturday, September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre

Sunday, September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre

Friday, September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre

Saturday, September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium

Sunday, September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall

Tuesday, September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Thursday, September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre

Friday, September 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater

Saturday, September 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre

Monday, September 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre

Wednesday, September 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre

Friday, September 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre

Sunday, September 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock

Tuesday, October 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore

Five Reasons You Must See Adam Ant Live !

One of our all time favorite artists, a must see concert !

In honor of Adam Ant announcing both a UK and US  Friend or Foe tour  we decided to list the five reasons you must see Adam Ant live !

1 -The Hits

There are few artists alive who have had as many popular and got songs ,even less is the number of artists who are touring to play those hits . ” Prince Charming ” has turned up in many a TV series and movie along with his plethora of other hits .It is the stuff of legend .

2- The Show

Adam puts his 100% effort into every show ,with the duel drummers and approximate show time of two hours it is a show not to be missed .He plays guitar ,sings and dance all along while teasing the audience.He is not just an singer but a true performance artist .

3-The Band

Adam s band is a tight knit unit ,many of them have been with him a very long time .Duel drummers Jolo and Andy Woodard, bassist extraordinaire Joe Holweger ,and on guitars AP Leach and the talented punk rocker Will Crewdson .

4- Value

it actually costs less to see an artist perform all their songs live compared to buying all the discs or downloads and life is about memories .Do you really remember all those coffees you had at Starbucks or that time you saw a concert with your friends,memories are priceless .

5-  Nostalgia

Take yourself back to a time when mortgage didn’t matter , taxes where of no concern and you could dress or be who you want .MTV played your favorite songs and you could ” Stand and Deliver ” what ever you wanted .

All what I’m trying to say is get your butt a ticket and see an original ,the one Johnny Depp and many more copied.Please see Adams website for more info about locations at http://www.adam-ant.com

 

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ADAM ANT ANNOUNCES ‘FRIEND OR FOE’ USA TOUR 2019

(LONDON) March 18, 2019 … 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.

 

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Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019

Wednesday, September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre

Friday, September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant

Saturday, September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre

Sunday, September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre

Friday, September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre

Saturday, September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium

Sunday, September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall

Tuesday, September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Thursday, September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre

Friday, September 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater

Saturday, September 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre

Monday, September 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre

Wednesday, September 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre

Friday, September 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre

Sunday, September 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock

Tuesday, October 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore

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80’s Icon Adam Ant Packs Cleveland’s House of Blues

 

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Cleveland ,Ohio – The 1980’s were alive again this past Saturday when Adam Ant packed Cleveland’s House of Blues to a sold out audience.At one time Adam was the worlds most prolific rock star with an amazing number of hits in a very short time span .One of the best parts of his shows is that is is not a normal rock concert. It is a giant TARDIS time machine that transports us all back to 1981 again, free of the pains of aging, bills , reading glasses , children and problems. We are free to enjoy folly and dance and dress outrageous if we want. “Ridicule is nothing to be scared of ” to quote Adam’s song Prince Charming   which of course he played that night along with all of his ” Anthems ” hence the name of the tour of which I caught two nights of this time around. The band and Adam were on fire with a vim and vigor of performers 1/3 his age .Recovering from a tragedy this past January of Adam’s guitarist Tom Edwards passing suddenly the band did what true professionals would do . They played on in his memory and packed the house .I am a first generation fan having owned the original cassettes back as youngster, dressing dandy and extremely happy to be an 80’s child .

The show lasted approximately two hours with about 20 or more songs , but some of my favorites were Dog Eat Dog, Prince Charming ,Kings of The Wild Frontier, Christian Dior and Stand and Deliver . To be honest I love most of his songs , and he likes to mix up his sets so do not expect the same songs every time but if you only see one tour this season make sure it is this one .

Adam’s band is a tight knit unit and  one the best in music . The members are A P Leach -Guitars, Andy Woodard-Drums ,Joe Holweger– Bass Guitar , Jola-Drums and Will Crewdson on Guitars

To learn about all things Adam check out his official webpage at http://www.adam-ant.net

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The opening support slot were the up and coming The Glam Skanks from Hollywood .They reminded me of the Runways mixed with Sweeny Todd add a heaping of confidence and Girl Power rolled into one.All young but skilled musicians in their own right I am curious to see how the band develops as song writers in the near future.But I really enjoyed the majority of their set . The band members are Ali Cat on vocals, Millie on Bass, V playing guitar, and  Cassandra Khalileh on drums. To learn all about The Glam Skanks check out https://www.glamskanks.com/

 

Adam Ant Brings His Anthems The Singles Tour This September to The US

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That dandy highwayman himself, the musical maestro known as Adam Ant brings his unique styling this fall to 16 cities across the US, did your city make the cut . We plan on trying to catch at least two of the performances as this artist doe not come around that often , more details to follow but below are the dates !

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

Friday, September 29, San Francisco, The Masonic

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

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TOM EDWARDS, GUITARIST AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR ADAM ANT, PASSES AWAY

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(CHERRY HILL, NJ)  Tom Edwards, 41, guitarist and MD for Adam Ant, passed away yesterday from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Tom was on tour with the band as part of the North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour that began two nights ago in Washington DC. He was found unresponsive then rushed to the hospital where he passed away yesterday in the late afternoon.
An autopsy is pending. No further details are known at this time.
Tom was an esteemed guitarist throughout his career and had played with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens and Spiderbites.
“On behalf of Adam and his band, we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time, Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.”

In order to pay respects to their honored bandmate, Adam and his band have postponed their upcoming concerts at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia (January 26) and Webster Hall in New York City (January 27), but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29).

Story Credit Adam Ant Facebook . Photocredit David Kay