An audaciously dazzling force of human dignity and inspiration to the universe, while celebrating sold out performances in all of the crowded venues of the “Kings” tour, there is not a more dauntless or courageous star in the sky that deserves the glory of success, more than Adam Ant. He dispatched and implemented one of the most confident performances I have yet to encounter from any rocker, while he once again re wrote musical history.

Owning the stage is simply an understatement, like a small trinket or a trivial gesture of the illustration or elucidation desired to reveal a rational for the clarity in his voice, the tantalizing interaction with the devoted congregation, and the entire demeanor of the ravishingly handsome post punk Messiah. In a flash he captured the crowd with his overwhelmingly powerful magnetism, and vivacious, animated talent, unique only to him.

A true warrior dares to do the impossible, as did Adam who made a majestic leap back into the spotlight, and more than surpassed any expectations. Like a magician, you know the trick, but you are still in awe of the outcome. A perfect fusion of the “Adam of the 80’s” and “whom he is today”, proved to become one remarkably show stopping, sonically compelling, musically captivating, and visually alluring experience. Aside from his titanic grandeur that he embraces on stage, he has a special way of convincing each fan that he is singing only to them.

Although we had decades of advanced warning, the sexy and salacious Ant, captured his audience like a huge solar storm filled with electrifying currents, exploding into the Galaxy, as would a super nova waiting to swallow the universe.

From the very first instant he jumped onto center stage, singing, “Dog Eat Dog”, there was not a second of silence, as he continued with, “Antmusic”, “Feed Me To The Lions”, and “”Los Rancheros”, not a moment void of movement from the artist, as he dissected music history and put it back together with an authentic relevance of now.

As “Dirk” was black and white, “Kings of the Wild Frontier”, was splashed in color. The bright and vivid American Indian’s Technicolor, rained down upon the vast congregation, in the form of lasers and futuristic bursts of lighting, complimenting each song, and adding even more excitement to the tour’s already epic flavor.

After completing the “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album entirely, Adam went on to execute more of the fanatic’s favorites, “Viva La Rock”, “Goody Two Shoes”, ” Desperate but Not Serious”, and even had the audience sing a round of “Prince Charming”. I have never heard his voice sound crisper, or more melodic, he looked spectacular, danced up a storm, and gave the fans a show they will never forget, so much so that they walked out of the venue all praying for a “Prince Charming Review”, come next year.


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All words by Eileen Shapiro. More of Eileen’s writing can be found in her author’s archive.

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  1. The Brighton gig was outstanding. I was stood directly in front of him for the entire show. He tossed his bandana into the crowd, and I got it! The girl to my right was well hacked off. She offered me 20 quid for it. What am I…mad?

  2. I went to York to see Adam on this tour and it was without doubt the best i’ve heard him live, of course he’s the main reason we all went but let’s not forget the band, Will, Joe, Tom etc, They played their instruments as if their lives depended on it? giving new life to a back catalogue any artist would be proud to have!!
    Adam slid aroud the stage giving winks, thrusts, kicks and slapping his thigh. He really is the dandy highwayman who grabs our attention.
    If the crowd get their way it won’t be long before we’re singing along to the full Prince Charming album with him either!!….are you listening Mr Ant??

  3. Absolutely stunning performance had the place dancing from start to finish
    I even had the pleasure of meeting him at breakfast and all I can say is he is a true gentleman

  4. I saw him in Leicester..4th time I’ve seen him in last two years and I have to say the best performance yet. Outstanding vocals combined with a tight band made for a sound that took me back..but very much with a modern edge. That’s and the fact he’s just divine!!


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