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Adam Ant Live at the Garage - 2 April 2011 - Video Exclusive

Adam Ant - Live at the Garage, LondonAdam Ant played a live forty minute solo set at the Relentless Garage, London as part of the We Love Japan fundraiser last night.

Wearing a black military jacket and skinny black jeans, Adam headlined the charity showcase, which was quickly organised to raise money for the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund - almost exactly a year on from Adam's controversial solo appearance at Shore Leave. There was a measured improvement to the Ant solo show a year on, but it was evident that the set lacked the focus and sophistication one would expect for an upcoming tour - something we hope a backing band will bring.

This was a second charity gig of the week, with Adam also making a brief appearance at the Get Tested! Hepatitis C Trust benefit at the Jazz Cafe on Thursday 31 March, at which he performed Young Parisians and Get it On with show organiser and fellow 80s legend Boy George.
Adam also performed a private show on Friday 1st April at Woody's Tattoo Studio in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Adam's full set list for Saturday 2 April 2011: Young Parisians, Get it On, Cartrouble, Honky Tonk Woman, Cleopatra, Never Trust a Man (with Egg on His Face), Cast Iron Arm, Ants Invasion, Peggy Sue, No Fun, Wild Thing, Prince Charming and Physical.

  • For more on the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund click here
  • For more on the Hepatitis C Trust click here

Watch highlights exclusively edited from the show...

Adam Ant UK Tour 2011 Dates Confirmed

Adam Ant at his Stamford Bridge press conference earlier todayToday became 'Ant Tuesday' with Adam holding a press conference at Stamford Bridge, appearing on John Humphrys' On the Ropes for Radio 4, trending on Twitter for the first time and even an Ant exposé from Gary Numan in this morning's Metro newspaper.

Performing a private showcase (pictured, right) for a carefully selected audience of media and industry knobs, Adam revealed his new band and forthcoming full UK tour. Further to the previously announced Brighton show exclusively revealed by Ant Lib last week, Adam has added more dates for May and June 2011 as well as a screening of the Prince Charming Revue with Q&A at the Coronet in Elephant & Castle, South London Notting Hill on Wednesday 11th May.

Dates as follows:
Wed 11 May - London Coronet (Prince Charming Revue screening/Q&A)
Mon 16 May - Brighton* Concorde2 - SOLD OUT
Tue 17 May - Cambridge The Junction - SOLD OUT
Wed 18 May - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms - SOLD OUT
Sat 21 May - Dundee Fat Sams
Sun 22 May - Inverness Ironworks
Mon 23 May - Glasgow O2 ABC Academy - NEW VENUE!
Tue 24 May - Sheffield O2 Academy
Thu 26 May - London Indigo2
Sat 28 May - Liverpool O2 Academy
Sun 29 May - Newcastle O2 Academy
Tue 31 May - Cardiff Coal Exchange
Wed 1 June - Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 3 June - Holmfirth* Picturedrome - SOLD OUT
Sat 4 June - York Duchess - SOLD OUT
Sun 5 June - Manchester Academy
Fri 17 June - Exeter Phoenix - NEW DATE ADDED
Sat 18 June - Falmouth Princess Pavillions - NEW DATE ADDED
Mon 20 June - Poole Mr Kyps - NEW DATE ADDED
Tue 21 June - Brighton Concorde2 - NEW DATE ADDED
Wed 22 June - Southend Chinnerys - NEW DATE ADDED
Sun 26 June - London - Hard Rock Calling Hyde Park

All tickets go on sale Friday 1 April 2011 (except dates marked with a * which are available NOW) from Ticketweb, See Tickets and Ticketmaster, again for sensible prices of around the £20 mark.

Aftershow Parties
If you would like to be involved with the organisation of aftershow parties for the above gigs or can suggest suitable small (cheap ...or free!) venues willing to host an event in any of the above towns, please do drop us a line ASAP.

Adam also addressed issues surrounding the much talked about new album, with release plans now shelved until 2012. So, apparently this tour will not be to promote new material.

  • Listen to Adam's interview with John Humphrys here
  • Read about Gary Numan's 'Ant'ics here

Photo: Carol Pearson

Adam Ant Live: Concorde 2 - Brighton Monday 16 May 2011

Adam Ant at home recentlyAdam Ant, in association with Family Entertainments, has announced a live show at Brighton's premier alternative live music venue Concorde 2 for Monday 16 May 2011.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketweb for the budget-friendly price of £20. For more information on getting to Concorde 2, click here.

This is the first headline Ant show to be announced since Adam fled to France after January's lacklustre 100 Club gigs. Letting rip for Clink Music blog, Adam vents his frustrations by describing fans as "A bunch of fucking Teletubbies". Seems like there isn't just the one Laa-Laa, eh Adam?

Photo: Imelda Michalczyk

Vive Le Rock Magazine - Adam Ant Cover Feature - Out Now!

Vive Le Rock - Adam AntIssue two of the extremely Ant-friendly quarterly post-punk music magazine Vive Le Rock is out today (Saturday 19th February 2011), featuring Adam Ant as this edition's cover star.

Interviewed by John Robb (of Goldblade fame and general BBC arty review bod), VLR's editor Eugene Butcher revealed to us earlier this week that Adam talks about all his favourite people, the people he wants to beat up (that'll be Liam Gallagher and Marco, again then...?!) plus his battles with mental illness. Eight pages of exclusive photos also feature.

As a double Ant whammy, Marco and Chris C are on the bonus cover CD with a track from Ant Lib monthly poll-winners The Wolfmen, who are soon to release their new album Married to the Eiffel Tower - available to pre-order now!

Vive Le Rock magazine, Issue 2 is available now from all half-decent newsagents across the UK or online.

But wait, there's more! The nice chaps at Vive Le Rock are proud to announce their debut photographic exhibition at the Orange Dot Gallery, London - showcasing iconic images of David Bowie, The Clash, The Damned, Devo and, of course, Adam himself. But hurry, the exhibition ends Tuesday 1 March.

Adam Ant Plays Free Gig at Proud, Camden

Adam Ant at Proud, CamdenAdam played a modest live acoustic gig earlier this evening with Rapid Fire Radio vocalist/guitarist Mick Lynes for the Bloody Awful Poetry Elysian Nights night of alternative music and performance at Proud Camden in north London - his first (known) live concert performance of 2011.

Adam performed a 22 minute set consisting of mostly covers: Get It On (T-Rex) / I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash) / Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly) / No Fun (Iggy & the Stooges) / Physical (Adam & the Ants*) / Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones).

Despite the recession-busting gig on offer this evening, Adam's back to performing for the bourgeoisie with two shows planned for the 350-capacity 100 Club (and possibly Ronnie Scott's) later this month.

With tickets again currently priced in excess of half an tonne each, we just hope he's making a fair donation to the Oxford Street venue's survival campaign in return...

*Obviously

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