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

 

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Adam Ant

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

Glam Skanks
Glam Skanks

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