Adam Ant has a announced a one-off special show playing his classic debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Saturday 19th April. This is the first time Adam has performed the whole album in its entirety and it has always been an ambition of Adam's to do so. The album, originally released in October 1979, was the first album to top the 'Independent Album Chart' and his last album before 'Antmania' struck, which saw Adam becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Britain and a National Treasure with Kings Of The Wild Frontier. After the performance of Dirk Wears White Sox the band will do a set of favourite hits and songs from his latest album Adam Ant Is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners's Daughter.
Either as a solo artist or with the Ants, Adam has released nine albums, including three Number One's - Dirk Wears White Sox (1979), Kings Of The Wild Frontier (biggest selling album of 1980), Prince Charming (1981), Friend Or Foe (1982), Strip (1983), Vive Le Rock (1985), Manners And Physique (1990) and Wonderful (1994). Scored 10 Top Ten hits in the UK, including three Number One's, Prince Charming, Stand & Deliver, Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Young Parisians, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, Ant Rap, Puss In Boots and Friend Or Foe. Adam also smashed into the charts worldwide and at one time had the unprecedented achievement of having eight singles in the Top 40 at the same time.
Adam has come along way since leaving Hornsey College of Art and having the Sex Pistols play their debut gig supporting his first band Bazooka Joe. His illustrious career has included picking up Brit Awards; Ivor Novello Awards; had Grammy nominations; being voted 'Sexiest Man Alive' by MTV viewers; the first VJ (video Jockey) on MTV; written a best selling autobiography Stand And Deliver; acted in two plays by Joe Orton "Entertaining Mr Sloane' and 'Funeral Games"; starred in Hollywood movies acting alongside Bruce Dern, Sharon Stone, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton & Brad Davis and working with directors such as Steven Spielberg, John Frankenheimer & Wayne Wang, already in his illustrious career. Adam released his latest album, Adam Ant Is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners's Daughter, his first in eighteen years, on his own BlueBlack Hussar Records, to great critical applause last January. He spent 2013 touring extensively in Europe, Australia and two highly successful 66 date tours of America and Canada.
Prior to the Hammersmith appearance, his last live show in 2014, Adam will be playing a short tour, commencing in Manchester on April 1st.
1st - Manchester - HMV Ritz
3rd - Edinburgh - Liquid Rooms
4th - Newcastle - O2 Academy
11th - Cheltenham - Town Hall
12th - Yeovil - Westlands
19th - London - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo