Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting on all of the dates.
In the mid-seventies, Adam Ant joined the band Bazooka Joe as a bassist; they played pubs and colleges around London. On one decisive night in November 1975, Adam saw The Sex Pistols playing their first-ever show, supporting Bazooka Joe. The explosive punk band inspired Adam to start something new. He formed The Ants and began performing around London, landing a residency at the legendary Marquee Club.
In 1979, Adam and the Ants released their debut album, Dirk Wears White Søx, which immediately topped the independant charts. Adam hired the former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren who suggested a more accessible and pop-oriented, rhythmic variation on punk that inspired a new album, Kings of the Wild Frontier. Released in 1980, it became a worldwide hit, topping the British charts for twelve weeks.* But it was a ferocious ferocious debut performance on Top of the Pops that set fire to the phenomenon. With ‘Antmania’ in full force, Adam received the Brit Award for Best British Album.*
Stand and Deliver, released in 1981, was another chart-topper, and remained in the top spot for five weeks becoming his most successful single, and winning him the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting. His follow-up record, Prince Charming, went straight to number one, This honor coincided with Adam becoming the first VJ on the brand new 24-hour music video channel, MTV.
Adam’s solo career started with the album, Friend or Foe. which had three top twenty hits in the Billboard Top 100. “Goody Two Shoes'” was also number one in the UK and Australia. After being voted Sexiest Man Alive by the viewers of MTV, he celebrated this success in the USA with a Best New Artist GRAMMY nomination.
In 1983, he appeared on NBC Television Network’s ‘Motown 25 Special’, alongside Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. He release his second solo album, Strip which was followed by another solo effort, Vive Le Rock, recorded with legendary producer, Tony Visconti. This led to a memorable performance of the title track at Live Aid.
Taking a break from the music business, Adam emerged as an actor, first appearing in theatrical productions then in numerous films that included Nomads, Junk, and Slam Dance!, followed by a string of television shows; La Femme Nikita, Northern Exposure, The Equalizer, and SledgeHammer! In the 1990s, Adam split his time between acting and music, returning to the studio to record Manners andPhysique, which produced the Top Ten U.K. hit, “Room at the Top”. In 1994, Adam recorded his next album, Wonderful, at London’s famous Abbey Road studios, the Beatles fabled studio.
It would be twelve years before he would play live again, with an acoustic show, in 2007 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, where he read extracts from Stand and Deliver, his recently released brilliant autobiography.
In 2008, Adam was presented with the Q Music Icon Award, placing him alongside fellow recipients Paul McCartney and Bryan Ferry. In 2011, Adam performed at Hard Rock Calling in London’s Hyde Park. After several successful tours of the US, Europe, and Australia, Adam released his first album in 16 years: Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter.
In 2014, at the Hammersmith Apollo, Adam performed the entire album, Dirk Wears White Søx and released a DVD of the show. Adam finished off 2015 working on the remastered anniversary release of his iconic LP, Kings of the Wild Frontier. With the album back in the charts, the sold-out tour that accompanied it found Adam playing the classic and now iconic album, in sequence, to over 30,000 people. Never one to sit idle, in 2017, Adam toured the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, performing the Kings of the Wild Frontier album to great acclaim, followed in 2018 with the ANTHEMS Tour, and in 2019, he returned to the U.S. to perform the Friend or Foe album in its entirety. After the global pandemic, Adam embarked on the ANTICS U.K. tour for the Summer of 2022.
Adam Ant is instantly recognized and admired by millions of people around the world. Wherever he performs, there is something personal and unique about his presence that commands attention and respect.
Mar 21—-St Louis, MO———-The Pageant
Mar 22—-Kansas City, MO—–Uptown Theater
Mar 23—-Minneapolis, MN—–Uptown Theater Minneapolis
Mar 25—-Milwaukee, WI——–The Pabst Theater
Mar 26—-Chicago, IL————-Auditorium Theater
Mar 27—-Indianapolis, IN——- Egyptian Room at Old National Center
Mar 29—-Detroit, MI————–Masonic Temple Theater
Mar 30—-Akron, OH————–Goodyear Theater
Apr 1——Boston, MA————-The Wilbur
Apr 2——Derry, NH—————Tupelo Music Hall
Apr 3——New Brunswick, NJ–State Theatre New Jersey
Apr 5——Patchogue, NY——–The Patchogue Theater
Apr 6——Mashantucket, CT—-Foxwoods Resort Casino
Apr 7——New York, NY———-Palladium Times Square
Apr 9——Glenside, PA———–Keswick Theater
Apr 10—-Wash, DC—————Warner Theater
Apr 12—-Durham, NC————DPAC
Apr 13—-Pelham, TN————The Caverns
Apr 14—-Atlanta. GA————-The Eastern
Apr 16—-Dallas, TX—————Majestic Theater
Apr 17—-San Antonio, TX——-Charlene McCombs Empire Theater
Apr 19—-New Orleans, LA——The Fillmore
Apr 20—-Houston, TX————Bayou Music Center
Apr 21—-Austin, TX—————ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Apr 23—-Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theater
Apr 24—-Albuquerque, NM—–Revel
Apr 26—-Las Vegas, NV———Event Lawn at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
May 2—–Seattle, WA————-Neptune Theater
May 3—–Salem, OR————–Elsinore Theater
May 5—–Salt Lake City, UT—–Eccles Theater
May 6—–Denver, CO————-Paramount Theater
May 8—–Colorado Springs, CO–PIkes Peak Center
May 10—Phoenix, AZ————- Celebrity Theater
May 11—Pasadena, CA———–Cruel World Festival