Adam Ant announces The Blueback Hussar tour for autumn 2012
The former Sexiest Man in America is following his latest album with a November 2012 tour, tickets available Friday 4th May
More than 30 years after Stuart Goddard set out on his New Wave journey as Adam Ant, pop's original Prince Charming is return to his roots somewhat with the revival of his early alter ego; the theatrical Blueback Hussar.
What this means, of course, is that fans will be treated to ever-more authentic renditions of classic chart-toppers like Stand and Deliver and Goody Two-Shoes. Ant will, no doubt, be comfortably marrying the old with the new as he releases his sixth solo studio album, the nimbly titled Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
With and without his Ants, Adam spent the eighties conquering the charts here and in the US, as well as all over the world. Albums like 1980's Kings of the Wild Frontier led the way in what would now be known as baroque pop. Then, Adam Ant's theatrical flamboyance oozed sufficient masculinity to sell his strutting pop as post-punk New Wave and it was extraordinarily popular, seeing the Londoner rack up three UK No 1 singles and a chart-topping album in Kings of the Wild Frontier. After a lengthy sabbatical and some well-documented mental health issues, Adam Ant returned to the music scene around three years ago. He's not looked back.
The Blueback Hussar tour kicks off in Glasgow on 1st November, taking in Leeds, Oxford, Stoke, Liverpool, Manchester and more, before the final date at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on 30th November 2012.
We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 4th May, priced from around £22. Ahead of the autumn dates, Adam Ant has a handful of summer dates, including shows in Middlesbrough, Ipswich and Warrington, all following a headline slot at the Bearded Theory Festival 2012. The Derbyshire three-dayer also sees sets from The Damned and Dr and the Medics and we have a family ticket to give away - click on the link below to enter.
- Thu 7th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeCity Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeThe Sage (Gateshead)Buy Tickets
- Mon 11th Nov 2019 Adam AntOpera House (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeBarbican Centre (York)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeHull City Hall (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeKing George's Hall (Blackburn)Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeThe Sands Centre (Carlisle)Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeUsher Hall (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Thu 21st Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeRoyal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeMusic Hall (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeMiddlesbrough Town Hall/ The Crypt (Middlesbrough)Buy Tickets
- Mon 25th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeThe Royal and Derngate Theatre (Northampton)Buy Tickets
- Tue 26th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeSymphony Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Thu 28th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Nov 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeSt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Mon 2nd Dec 2019 Adam AntCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Dec 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeDe La Warr Pavilion (Sussex)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Dec 2019 Adam AntO2 Guildhall (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Dec 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeBrighton Centre (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Dec 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoePrincess Theatre (Torquay)Buy Tickets
- Mon 9th Dec 2019 Adam AntG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Tue 10th Dec 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeWinter Gardens (Margate)Buy Tickets
- Thu 12th Dec 2019 Adam Ant: Friend or FoeO2 Academy Brixton (Brixton)Buy Tickets