Posted in music | pictures on October 8, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Adam Ant @ Best Buy Theatre, 10/6/2012
Adam Ant

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.

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Comments (23)

Adam Ant would make a great roommate.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:29 PM

was this the new Johnny Depp movie???

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:34 PM

It's talk like a pirate day!
AAARGHGHGHGHGHGHGH!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:35 PM

wtF

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 5:53 PM

THE iPODS—DIVERSITY FROM TRACK TO TRACK

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 6:43 PM

anyone who trashes the music of today - reminder: this is an example of the shit that some of us lived through (and that still won't go away).

Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2012 7:02 PM

Back in the day I once beat the shit out of a kid for dressing up like Adam Ant.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 7:09 PM

^Admittedly, his solo stuff was garbage...but even hardcore punks and goths back in the 80s acknowledged Adam & The Ants first two albums as good, especially "Kings Of The Wild Frontier."

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 7:17 PM

So this is how it ends, huh? Die young, kids.

Die young.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 9:03 PM

You first 9:03.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 9:40 PM

No "Friend or Foe"? Fuck you, sucka!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 8, 2012 10:57 PM

"anyone who trashes the music of today - reminder: this is an example of the shit that some of us lived through (and that still won't go away)."

The guy actually has a bunch of great songs esp from his 1st 4 lp's. I saw him in Philly - lots of fun!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 11:42 PM

Not a huge fan of his by any means, but he's by far more creative than the derivative copy cat kids of today.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 3:11 AM

shiver me timbers

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 7:46 AM

I think if Al Jourgensen played all of his first album back when he played at the same venue a few months back, you would not be able to tell these two shows apart.


Also, you Sufjan fanboys can fuck off right about now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 9:33 AM

Imma let you finish, but Lecrae had the best concert ever at Best Buy Theatre last week!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 10:23 AM

These are some of the best photos you've published lately! It was a GREAT show, he's an icon and an amazing performer. Really fabulous photos!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 11:06 AM

I always wanted to get gangbanged by Adam Ant & Billy Idol XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 12:26 PM

That front row is hot! He must get some sexy groupies :::barf:::

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2012 3:20 PM

The show was amazing I came from Toronto Canada to see Adam Ant.. :) It was the most unforgettable show. Adam puts on an amazing show, after so many years he still has it..the hip swiveling provocative dance. His presence on stage leaves you in awe. Its like as if God has entered the room. He got great reception from audience. The meet and greet was amazingly organized and intimate, meeting Adam was the most unforgettable moment. Buying the meet and greet was worth every penny and I will do it again. Come back soon Adam and this time come to the Canadian side too.

Posted by Silvana | October 10, 2012 9:18 PM

Yes, in terms of the meet and greet, I went, too, and he was genuinely kind and friendly to each individual, listening with what--at least "appeared" to be--genuine interest. Some people droned on and on for 10 or 15 minutes! But Adam didn't flinch, roll his eyes, or fade away. Some celebs just sign an autograph and push you along, "NEXT!" Or are even downright rude and mean to their adoring fans. If you're going to agree to do an event like that, which makes you a LOT of money, take notes celebs! At least be kind to the fans who paid good money to see you! Adam is a lovely person - aside from rockin' out with as much energy in his 50s as anyone in their 20s.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2012 1:58 AM

These guys are great, what are you turds talking about?! Looking forward to this record. Moonlight Mile single ruled

Posted by Makeup | November 23, 2012 3:30 PM

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