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Saturday 14 May 2022.

Friday 13 May 2022. ADAM ANT live at The Roundhouse. I have seen Adam Ant on stage over a dozen since his punk rock heyday in the late 1970s. The first times were two shows in 1978, before his debut album came out. Back then in 1978, i also saw him in the Derek Jarman punk film "Jubilee". I saw him at Wembley Stadium for Live Aid in 1985, but Adam's set was barely talked about after, as there were so many big name acts on that famous day for live music. His greatest UK chart success was Adam & the Ants' 1980 album "Kings of the Wild Frontier" which was number one in the UK Albums Chart for a total of twelve weeks. However, it was the follow-up album, Prince Charming which produced the biggest hit singles with "Stand and Deliver" and the title track, achieving five weeks and four weeks respectively as number one singles on the UK Singles Chart. Hard to believe that Adam Ant is now aged 67. ---------------- The show is sold out tonight...it is the second date on Adams UK tour. LAURIE BLACK arrives on stage at 7.50pm for her 45 mins set. Laurie plays some decent enough electro-pop to mainly backing tapes, with fun stage banter. ADAM ANT arrives on stage at 9pm for his 1 hour 45 mins set. Like Gary Numan, Adam Ant has very loyal fans who will go to multi-dates on each tour. Great that his band still feature two drummers like he did back in the day. A great mix of tracks played from the early punky material from the " Dirk Wears White Sox " album and The Jubilee film soundtrack...through to the huge new romantic hits of the early 1980s... and the best songs from his solo career. A few songs that plodded a bit ,but there were loads of great tracks played that were superb. Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow surely copied Adam Ants look from the 1980s. Adam Ant still has a great stage presence as he twirls and kicks out. A highlight was "Stand and Deliver" where Adam got the crowd to sing the chorus several times as he hyped them up to go louder and louder. A great show. Full ADAM ANT setlist played tonight... Antmusic Vive le Rock Miss Thing Cleopatra Ants Invasion Prince Charming Puss 'n Boots Digital Tenderness It Doesn't Matter Fat Fun B-Side Baby Kings of the Wild Frontier Room at the Top Zerox Cartrouble (Part 2) Beat My Guest Something Girls Dog Eat Dog Wonderful Los Rancheros Friend or Foe Stand and Deliver Encore: Goody Two Shoes Plastic Surgery Physical (You're So)