Adam Ant played Best Buy Theatre (pics, setlist)
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Adam Ant @ Best Buy Theatre, 10/6/2012
The Hollywood Reporter: It’s been 17 years since you last toured America and released your last record. What made you think the time was right for a comeback?
Adam Ant: I went to see This Is It in London after Michael Jackson passed away. I sat there and thought, “A lot of the performers are going.” Poly Styrene passed away, and a number of other musicians. There is only a certain time in your life when you can physically keep doing this. I’m pretty fit, and I thought, now’s a great time to get back on board. And I was writing; I’d had the album in the can. So I recorded the album, and I thought, “Let’s go!”
[This Is It] was quite a good film from the point of view of the mechanics of putting a show together. That’s how I used to put shows together — not on that dance level, but when I did [1982’s] Prince Charming Revue in Great Britain, it was very complicated. LIke putting together an opera. I missed putting the album and show together. [The film] gave me that little nod to get back on with it. – [Hollywood Reporter]
Armed with two drummers to get that Burundi-style Kings of the Wild Frontier sound, new wave icon Adam Ant played a sold-out The Best Buy Theatre on Saturday (10/6) and, much like his recent show in Austin, gave a hit filled performance, including “Desperate Not Serious,” “Antmusic,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Goody Two-Shoes.” At 58, he’s still quite spry… and can still yodel with the best of them. The crowd, many of whom came dressed up for the show in pirate garb, ate the whole thing up like Cap’n Crunch. You can check out the setlist and lots more pictures from Saturday’s show below, including ones of openers The Brothers from Brazil. Adam Ant has a new album at the ready, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, that should be out early 2013.
The Brothers of Brazil