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Adam & the Ants Convention 2012 Tickets Now on Sale

Ant Lib Weekender artworkTickets and information has been released for this year's Ant Lib Weekender - featuring our annual Adam & the Ants Celebration - to be held over the weekend of Friday 2 November - Sunday 4 November in Camden, London.

The Ant Liberation Front is proud to present the Ant Lib Weekender 2012 - nine hours of live bands, mega rare big screen Ant video, merchandise and the finest Antmusic - all to celebrate the 35 years of Adam, the Ants, Antpeople and Antmusic - as well as celebrate 20 years of independent Ant fan conventions, which started all the way back in 1992 thanks to Umesh Mistry and Antics Worldwide.

For tickets & information, visit the Ant Lib Weekender event page or use the form below to order your tickets instantly.

And here's what we all got up to last year...

The Wolfmen Return - with a new cub in the Big Man's shoes

Married to the Eiffel Tower - out nowThe Wolfmen are back! And this time they mean business with a new album Married to the Eiffel Tower and gigs a-plenty kicking off this Thursday at the 100 Club, Oxford Street.

The Wolfmen, named the Antpeople's favourite Adam & the Ants offshoot band in our poll is, of course, the pet studio project of former Ant axemen Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou. With Marco now retired from live shows, Ant aficionados could be excused for worrying that the Wolfmen may have lost some of their bite for the forthcoming tour. But have no fear, new cub in the den (and top Marco impersonator) Ciaron Marlow is on the scene to step into the Big Man's shoes.

"I got to know Marco around the time that the Wolfmen were starting and we worked on a number of songs together - Marco was kind enough to send me some guitar straps, one of which he used at Live Aid. Now let me tell you, for me, that was quite something!", recalls Ciaron, who cites Adam & The Ants as a key influence with Marco as his inspiration - learning to play guitar as a child from Ant song books, playing along to the records.

"When the Wolfmen's material started to surface I naturally gravitated towards it because it was Marco and Chris. Vive Le Rock has always been my favourite Adam Ant album, so anything with half of that team on it had got to be worth checking out and I was hooked straight away. I joked with Marco that if they ever took the band out on the road, and they needed a second guitarist, then give me a call".

Chris naturally wanted to play live but Marco had retired from life-on-the-road so the Wolfmen needed someone to fill his shoes. "They didn't have to ask me twice!!" says Ciaron, who began his Ant tribute career with Madam & the Ants in 2004 and is now a regular at Ant Lib events. To Ciaron's amazement, it transpired that he was Marco's first choice as replacement live guitarist.

"Things are shaping up really, really well", reports Ciaron, "We've got a really strong band line up and the songs are all sounding great. I'm really looking forward to the show at the 100 Club. The place has so much history so to be a small part of that lineage is really special thing".

We'd like to wish Ciaron and the Wolfmen the very best for the forthcoming shows. The Wolfmen play 100 Club this Thirsday (14 July), followed by a residency at the AlleyCat Bar, Denmark Street from Saturday 3 September.

Married to the Eiffel Tower is available now from Amazon.co.uk with CD format to be found in all half decent record shops from August.

Adam Ant Convention 2011 Tickets Now on Sale

Ant Fans at last year's eventTickets and information has been released for this year's Ant Lib Weekender - featuring our annual Adam & the Ants Celebration - to be held over the weekend of Friday 11 November - Saturday 12 November in Camden, London.

The Ant Liberation Front is proud to present the Ant Lib Weekender 2011 - nine hours of live Ant tributes, uber rare big screen Ant video, discount merchandise and the finest Antmusic - all to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 3rd Adam & the Ants' LP Prince Charming.

This year we will be returning by popular demand to the Fiddler's Elbow in 'Ant Land' itself - Chalk Farm: one mile east from St John's Wood, one mile south from Hampstead and a short wymowheh from Camden High Street. For from just a tenner, you'll have a weekend to remember with fellow Adam Ant fans and freaks.

For tickets & information, including our special accommodation package deal, visit the Ant Lib Weekender event page or use the form below to order your tickets instantly.

And here's what we all got up to last year...

Photo: Seedy @ Antfan.com

Bush Hall - and the Best Dressed Man in Town

Adam Ant at Bush HallAdam Ant played live at the Bush Hall, Shephard's Bush on Monday 9 May 2011 - armed with a cheap ticket and a crumpled notebook Ant Lib's Madam Stan reports...

If you've been following us on Twitter these past 6-9 months, you can’t have failed to notice our whinging and whining. Or the huffing and the puffing. The inflated prices hadn't helped Adam’s cause. The predictable on stage (and off stage) strops hadn't helped Adam’s cause. Slagging off Marco did him no favours, and, as for other generally shitty behaviour – well, we couldn't possibly comment on all that in the public domain.

As a warm-up for the forthcoming tour, this was never promised to be a behemoth of an Ant event, however with tickets exchanging hands for at least a third below face value on eBay, it would seem that expectations from the public at large were far from high for Adam’s return to W12 – sixteen years on from his now legendary London comeback at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of the Wonderful tour in March 1995.

Adam Ant Live at the Water Rats - 7 April 2011 - Video Exclusive

Adam Ant - Live at the Water Rats, LondonAdam Ant performed at the Monto Water Rats as part of the live bill for the Little Episodes book launch last Thursday.

It's been a busy week on Planet Ant this week, with Adam appearing and performing at the the Society Film Club's Q&A and screening of Jubilee on Monday, interviewed for ITV's Loose Women on Wednesday and playing a short set the next day at the Water Rats with backing from Georgina Baillie and Twinkle, the latter a new addition to the Ant band.

Adam's full set list for Thursday 7 April 2011: Cleopatra, Get it On, Cartrouble, Never Trust a Man (with Egg on His Face), Honky Tonk Woman, No Fun and Physical.

Watch highlights exclusively edited from the show...

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