by Bill Pearis

Adam Ant @ Best Buy Theater, December 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Adam Ant

Adam Ant released his first album in 18 years in January, titled Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter. The double album is probably not what anyone expected, much of it very low-fi and definitely weird. Jumping from style to style, and featuring contributions from former Ant Marco Pirroni and Morrissey guitarist Boz Boorer, it's a mess, yes, but an interesting one, and well worth checking out. The video for bluesy lead track "Cool Zombie," and a Spotify stream of the whole album are below.

With the new album out, and having had a successful and well-received North American tour last year (he sold out Best Buy Theater here in NYC), Adam Ant has announced a big North American summer tour. This includes two nights in the Big Apple at Irving Plaza on August 16 and 17. Tickets to these shows go Livenation and Music Geeks presale on Wednesday (4/10) at 10 AM with the regular on-sale happening on Friday (4/12) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed below.

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Adam Ant - 2013 Tour Dates
July 17: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
July 19: City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
July 20: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
July 23: The Grand, Salt Lake City, UT
July 24: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
July 26: Belmont, Austin, TX
July 27: Warehouse, Houston, TX
July 28: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
July 30: Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Aug. 1: Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
Aug. 5: The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
Aug. 6: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 8: Grand Central, Miami, FL
Aug. 9: Palladium Theatre, Tampa, FL
Aug. 10: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Aug. 13: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 15: Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 16: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Aug. 17: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Aug. 19: Royale Boston, Boston, MA
Aug. 20: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
Aug. 24: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 26: The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Aug. 27: Cathedral Theatre, Detroit, MI
Aug. 28: The Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
Aug. 30: Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 31: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 1: Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 6: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Sept. 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
Sept. 8: Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
Sept. 10: Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV
Sept. 12: The Regency Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 14: The Repiblik, Hawaii, HI
Sept. 17: Tower Theatre, Fresno, CA
Sept. 18: Golden State Theatre, Monterey, CA
Sept. 20: Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, Las Vegas, NV