Adam Ant | Sheffield City Hall
Tickets from £39.20 (inc. booking fee)
Pop icon Adam Ant performs his landmark solo album ‘Friend or Foe’ live in its entirety for the first time, alongside a hand-picked selection of classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites, across the UK in November and December 2019 , including a date at Sheffield City Hall.
The ‘Friend or Foe’ album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit ‘Goody Two Shoes’ reached Number One in the UK, was also Number One in Australia and hit Number Six in the USA Billboard Chart. ‘Friend or Foe’, the single, was another top ten hit in the UK while ‘Desperate But Not Serious’ was the album’s third UK smash. ‘Friend or Foe’, his most successful solo album to date, made Number Five in the UK and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling over 100,000 copies. In the USA, the album reached Number 16 on the Billboard Album Chart and turned Adam Ant into a household name, resulting in a Grammy nomination for 'Best New Artist' and an MTV Award for 'Sexiest Man Alive'!
From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week! His 1979 debut album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ was the first Number One album in the UK Independent Albums Chart. The follow-up album ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ that featured his trademark burundi beat style of African drumming spent 12 weeks at Number One in the UK and was the bestselling album of 1981. The ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ album produced three chart-topping singles, ‘Dog Eat Dog’, ‘Antmusic’ and ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’, and won Adam a Brit Award for 'Best New Artist'. On its day of release, the smash hit single ‘Stand and Deliver’ went straight to Number One, and remained at the Number One top spot in the UK Singles Chart for five weeks, earning Adam two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for 'Best Songwriter of the Year' and 'Best British Record'.
As 'antmania' continued to sweep the nation, the ‘Prince Charming’ album produced yet another Number One single ‘Prince Charming’ and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.
Tickets for Adam Ant (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.