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Dave Barbe - Guilty Fawn Live Dates Summer 2010

Adam Ant at the ScalaFormer pre-Kings era Adam & the Ants and Bow Wow Wow drummer Dave Barbe embarks on a series of live London dates from tonight with latest project Guilty Fawn.

Forthcoming Dave Barbe / Guilty Fawn dates:

Wednesday 12 May 2010 - Powers Bar (on stage 9pm)
332 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2QN

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following dates have been postponed. Please check back for further updates:

Saturday 12 June 2010 - 333 Motherbar (on stage 9pm)
333 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V 9LE

Wednesday 23 June 2010 - Roadtrip (on stage 9.30pm)
243 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V 9EY

Find out more about Guilty Fawn here.

From Punky Pirate to Salty Sea Dog - Adam Ant Hits Portsmouth

Adam Ant at the ScalaAs local media have recently reported, Adam has been taking time out from his hectic London lifestyle to drop by the historic southern seaside city of Portsmouth for the latest leg of guerilla one-man performances.

According to event organiser Nick Courtney, Adam is on the bill for tomorrow night (Monday 10 May) for 'Oasis'* Got Talent - An Evening of Live Entertainment' at Oasis - The Venue, Portsmouth, where he will "play some acoustic songs" in aid of disadvantaged children in the Philipines. At only a fiver admission fee for a charitable cause, it's worth checking out if you're in the Hampshire area. Children welcome.

Find out more on Nick Courtney's event news page here.
Add your RSVP to the event's Facebook page here.

Thanks to Bruce Ashcroft and Suzanne Sumner for putting this event on the Ant Lib Online radar...

*Not that Oasis, obviously.

Adam Ant's Pirate Metal Extravaganza Rocks the Scala!

Adam Ant - Live at The ScalaAdam Ant and his new backing band defied the naysayers to perform a memorable evening of live classic Ant tunes and covers to a sold-out Scala in London last night.

Playing an eighty-one minute live set of punk favourites and pop hits, Adam managed to contradict earlier rumours of a 45 minute show of sixties rock 'n' roll covers, despite worrying fans by being in Portsmouth as late as 5pm on the day - 75 miles from the venue! Thankfully (for the promoters especially), the 1200 Ant fans in attendance weren't disappointed by another no-show, although some may have left the venue a little bemused by Adam's own take on Jackanory at the end...

Adam's set list for Friday 30 April was as follows:
Cock in My Pocket (Iggy Pop cover) / Get It On (T-Rex cover) / Antmusic / Red Scab / Beat My Guest / Vive Le Rock / Goody Two Shoes / Kings of the Wild Frontier / Apollo 9 / Physical. Encore: It Doesn't Matter / Stand & Deliver / Prince Charming / Kick / Shakin' All Over (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover).

Watch exclusive highlights from the show...

Adam Ant: "Up and Down Like a Bride's Nightie"

Adam Ant with Joan CollinsWhile Antpeople buff up their leathers in anticipation for this Friday's Scala gig, The Quietus music blog has published its unabridged interview with Adam Ant (pictured right with Joan Collins at the Little Black Gallery, last Thursday) in a warts 'n' all feature by lifelong Ant fan and long-term Ant Lib member Simon Price.

Politicians, David Bowie, Paul Morley, Liam Gallagher and Bono all fall victim the wrath of Ant, with Adam talking candidly - albeit erratically - about his ongoing mental health issues, recent 'guerilla' activities and "taking the piss".

Read the full article here.

Adam & the Ants and Bow Wow Wow Members Reunite for McLaren Funeral

Adam Ant with Annabella LwinAs punks, alternatives and Antpeople alike lined Camden High Street yesterday afternoon, members of Adam & the Ants and Bow Wow Wow buried the hatchet and came together to celebrate the colourful life of Malcolm McLaren, who passed away on 8 April 2010.

Marco Pirroni, Dave Barbe, Jordan, Adam Ant and Annabella Lwin (the latter of which are pictured together, right) were all in attendence with the funeral cortège, which included traditional horse drawn hearse plus a reveller-filled doubledecker bus to Nowhere pumping out Sex Pistols and McLaren hits, moving onto a star-studded wake at Proud, Camden Lock.

A new interview with Adam will feature as part of a documentary tribute Malcolm McLaren: Artful Dodger, aired 8.15pm Saturday 24 April on BBC2.

Photo: Dyler Plummer

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