Adam Ant was in Florida last year with his highly anticipated newly released album “Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter” in January 2013 for his tour “The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse” with the Glam Rock band Prima Donna. As given an opportunity to review Adam Ant’s concert at the Hard Rock Café in Tampa (Florida), I was more than jubilant to do it. As a highly-over joyous of massive proportions fan, I was extremely elated to see Adam Ant for the first time. Having the time of my life and not ceasing gabber about the concert for literal weeks afterwards to people (and online). It was a fabulous and wonderful few hours of my life (and from the looks of it, everyone else as well).
In August 2013, I had the second opportunity to see Adam Ant again and review the show. I didn’t hesitate to immediately say absolutely! He was playing at The Palladium Theatre in St. Pete., Florida. The concert was instantly packed by the time Prima Donna went on to play and after as well for the intermission. By the time Adam Ant was setting up every diehard fan was in sitting down waiting for Adam to present himself on stage.
In anticipation for the concert to begin, the seats were a bit too small for my liking and for other people who weren’t comfortable sitting, were standing instead. Standing was a more suitable thing to do as you could see the stage better in front of everyone else who were sitting as well.
Adam Ant came out on stage promptly at 8:33 PM. Standing up, I could see many fans who were very jubilant awaiting his return from last year, and many years haven’t seeing him in a very long time. There was a behemoth of cheering and applause. He came out with his unique and original pirate and steampunk-like costume. Adam came out first with his new hit single off of his new album (Marrying The Gunners Daughter) then sang from many songs from his older albums from the 70’s and 80’s (Wonderful, Prince Charming, Stand & Deliver, Whip In My Valise, Goody Two Shoes, Dog Eat Dog, Beat My Guest, Kick, Ants Invasion, Car Trouble, Kings of The Wild Frontier LP, Room At The Top, Strip, Desperate But Not Serious, Cleopatra, Xerox, Vive Le Rock, Stay In The Game, Antmusic). He sang other songs from his new album (Vince Taylor, Cool Zombie, Shrink) but a lot more from his older albums. He did an encore set as well. It was delightful to witness the man who influenced the eras of New Wave, Post Pop Punk, and, Glam.
Quite dotingly, his ever loving and endless fans will continuously remember the spectacle Adam Ant delivers on stage. The sound that simply caresses your eardrums, the outfits that catches your eyes with amusement, the smooth chatter and vibration of Adam Ant’s voice with the background vocals, the pulsating music notes from the two drummers, and the pleasant encore that follows at the end of his shows.
None other than the superb Adam Ant that puts on a whimsical show, with original songs, creative pirate costumes, two drummers, and an unforgettable performance no one would ever forget!