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.