"Adam Ant's return is a five-star triumph."- News of the World
London, UK (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
"ADAM ANT’S RETURN IS A FIVE STAR TRIUMPH" – News of The World
"A NEW DAWN FOR PRINCE CHARMING" –The Evening Standard
"IF AN APPARENTLY UNFINISHED ALBUM IS ANYTHING LIKE AS GOOD, PRINCE CHARMING COULD BE ONE OF 'THE GREATEST POP COMEBACKS' " – The Guardian
"ANT IS A GENUINELY CHARISMATIC PERFORMER AND HIS SASHAYING STYLE WAS CAPTIVATING" – Glasgow Herald
"THE SONGS STILL SOUND GREAT, HIS CHARISMA FIRMLY IN PLACE AGAIN" – Sunday Sun
"A LIBERATING CALL TO ARMS FULL OF FANTASY, IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY" – Newcastle Journal
"IT’S GOOD TO HAVE BACK ONE OF MUSIC’S GREAT ENTERTAINERS" – Sunday Mail
Legendary pop star Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse prepare to invade the USA with The Blueblack Hussar Tour, Adam’s first American tour in 17 years, in September and October, 2012.
After hugely-successful tours in Australia and the U.K., Adam, a GRAMMY nominee, one of the most well-known faces in the 80s and previously voted Sexiest Man Alive by MTV viewers, is crossing the American shores in support of his forthcoming new album “Adam Ant is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter”.
Adam (on his new album):
“It’s literally 17 stories dealing with things that interest me and with what’s happened in my life”
Adam (on the USA Tour)
“I’m really excited to be touring my 100% live rock “n” roll show to the loyal audiences of the USA"
Not many artists can claim eight singles in the Top 40 worldwide in one week and fans can expect to hear Adam’s massive hits including “Goody Two Shoes”, “Stand and Deliver”, “Antmusic", “Dog Eat Dog”, “Strip”, “Prince Charming”, “Friend or Foe” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier” as well as a sampling from his new album.
For more information and tour updates, visit http://www.adam-ant.net
US Tour Dates and Bio Below
Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse
Thu 09/13/12, Los Angeles, CA, Mayan Theatre
Fri 09/14/12, Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock Cafe On The Strip
Sat 09/15/12, San Diego, CA, 4th And B
Wed 09/19/12, Austin, TX, Emo's
Fri 09/21/12, Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
Sat 09/22/12, Atlanta, GA, Music Midtown Festival
Mon 09/24/12, Tallahassee, FL, The Moon
Tue 09/25/12, Jacksonville Beach, FL, Freebird Live
Thu 09/27/12, Tampa, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Live
Fri 09/28/12, Coconut Creek, FL, Seminole Casino
Sat 09/29/12, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
Tue 10/02/12, Richmond, VA. The National
Wed 10/03/12, Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
Fri 10/05/12, Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
Sat 10/06/12, New York, NY, Best Buy Theater
Mon 10/08/12, Boston, MA, Royale
Thu 10/11/12, Pontiac, MI, The Crofoot Ballroom
Sat 10/13/12, Chicago, IL, The Cubby Bear
Sun 10/14/12, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
Thu 10/18/12, San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
Fri 10/19/12, Ventura, CA, Majestic Ventura Theatre
Sat 10/20/12, Anaheim, CA, City National Grove Of Anaheim
About Adam Ant
In October, 1980, millions of living rooms across the UK were set on fire by the blazing performance by Adam and the Ants on Top of the Pops. After three ferocious minutes of ‘Dog Eat Dog’ the phenomenon rapidly began and they would dominate the charts for the following few years. But this was no overnight success.
The journey had started in college where Adam had teamed up with some friends to form the band Bazooka Joe. With Adam on bass guitar, they played around London and it was on a cold November night in 1975 that Adam’s life changed forever after he watched The Sex Pistols play their first-ever gig supporting Bazooka Joe. Adam was inspired and immediately formed The Ants. The band built a huge cult following and, in 1979, they released their debut album, “Dirk Wears White Søx”, that topped the independent chart. In early 1980, the Ants left Adam after they received an offer to work with the former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren.
Adam put his ideas for a new ‘warrior’ sound into practice and had soon put together a fresh band including two drummers. The band signed a major-label deal and recorded the album ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ that became a huge hit in the UK and spent 12 weeks at number one. ‘Antmania’ swept the nation and Adam Ant became one of the most publicized faces in Britain.‘Stand and Deliver’, hit the top spot for five weeks. ‘Prince Charming’ went straight to number one and a further 12 singles went top 30. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the top 40 in one week!‘Goody Two Shoes’ hit the number-one spot in the both the UK and Australia. Adam celebrated his continuing success in the United States with a ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy nomination in 1982. At a time when videos were the most popular way to promote music, Adam was the first VJ on MTV with charismatic performances in some of the most lavish visuals of the period paving the way for his acting career.
His first solo album, ‘Friend or Foe’ continued Adam’s success in the USA and delivered three top-twenty hits on the Billboard Top 100 and in 1983 he appeared on NBC Television Network’s, ‘Motown 25 Special’ alongside Michael Jackson. His second solo album, ‘Strip’, produced the Top-5 UK hit ‘Puss in Boots’, but the BBC banned both the video and the song for the follow-up single ‘Strip’. While recording his third solo album ’Vive Le Rock’, Adam began his acting career by appearing in Joe Orton’s ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’ in Manchester. In 1985 Adam performed ‘Vive Le Rock’ at Live Aid and the next few years were spent concentrating solely on acting in a string of films including Nomads, Northern Exposure and Slam Dance as well as appearing in several US TV shows such as The Equalizer, Tales from the Crypt and Sledge Hammer!
During the 1990s Adam, again split his time between acting and music and returned to the studio to record and release ‘Manners and Physique’ that included the UK top-20 hit ‘Room at the Top’. The follow up album,‘Persuasion’, remains in limbo without an official release to this day, but in 1994 Adam recorded ‘Wonderful’, in London’s Abbey Road studios to be issued the following year along with its self-titled single and the follow up ‘Gotta Be A Sin’ that were accompanied with successful tours of the UK and the United States.
It would be twelve years before Adam would play live again, with an acoustic show in 2006 in London, where he read extracts from his autobiography Stand & Deliver.The book laid bare Adam’s childhood and his well-documented struggle with bio-polar disorder. In 2008, Adam was presented with the ‘Q Music Icon Award’ placing him alongside fellow recipients Paul McCartney and Bryan Ferry.
This rekindled recognition resulted in a series of low key, spontaneous gigs in 2010 that enabled Adam to select a new band and perform several sell-out shows in London.
In the last year Adam Ant and The Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse, have played to over two hundred thousand people, and now ‘The Blueblack Hussar’ is ready to take his raw, raucous, raunchy campaign around the USA in September and October.
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