Adam Ant confirms Brighton and Bexhill dates in December

Pop icon Adam Ant has confirmed Brighton and Bexhill dates for later this year.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 10:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 11:15 am
Adam Ant by Michael Sanderson

He will perform his landmark, solo album Friend Or Foe for the first time, live in its entirety across the UK from 7th November to 12th December.

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He will play The Brighton Centre on Friday, December 6 and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Tuesday, December 3.

Spokesman Lee Runchey said: “Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 ‘Friend or Foe’ UK Tour from 7th November to 12th December.

“Adam Ant will play his landmark ‘Friend or Foe’ album in its entirety as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites.

"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 #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 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 #5 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 #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 #1 in the UK and was the best-selling album of 1981.

"The ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ album produced three chart-topping singles, ‘Dog Eat Dog’ #4, ‘Antmusic’ #2 and ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ #2 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 #1 top spot in the UK Singles Chart for five weeks, earning Adam the 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 #1 single ‘Prince Charming’ and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.


Thursday 7 NOV. Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

Friday 8 NOV. Sheffield, City Hall

Saturday 9 NOV. Gateshead, Sage

Monday 11 NOV. Manchester, Opera House

Tuesday 12 NOV. Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

Thursday 14 NOV. York, Barbican

Friday 15 NOV. Hull, City Hall

Saturday 16 NOV. Blackburn, King George’s Hall

Monday 18 NOV. Carlisle, The Sands Centre

Tuesday 19 NOV. Edinburgh, Usher Hall

Thursday 21 NOV. Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

Friday 22 NOV. Aberdeen, The Music Hall

Sunday 24 NOV. Middlesbrough, The Town Hall

Monday 25 NOV. Northampton, Royal & Derngate

Tuesday 26 NOV. Birmingham, Symphony Hall

Thursday 28 NOV. Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Friday 29 NOV. Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Saturday 30 NOV. Cardiff, St. David’s Hall

Monday 2 DEC. Southend-on-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion

Tuesday 3 DEC. Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion

Thursday 5 DEC. Southampton, 02 Guild Hall

Friday 6 DEC. Brighton, The Brighton Centre

Saturday 7 DEC. Torquay, Princess Theatre

Monday 9 DEC. Guildford, G Live

Tuesday 10 DEC. Margate, Winter Gardens

Thursday 12 DEC. London, 02 Academy Brixton