253 5th ave. N
Saint Petersburg, FL
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
$25.00 – $345.00 Buy
Adam Ant is returning to tour North America for the first time in 18 years, and he is making a stop at The Palladium on Friday, August 9th!
After soldout USA and UK shows in 2012, GRAMMY-nominated pop icon Adam Ant and his band The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse are launching a sonic assault with his largest North American tour in 18 years to support his new album “Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter”.
“Fans can expect a massive, full-on musical attack that’s bigger and better than ever,” Adam says. “It took years to record this very personal and intimate album. And I’m excited to share the experience with my friends and fans.”
In concert, fans can expect all of the hits including “Goody Two Shoes”, “Stand and Deliver”, “Prince Charming”, “Ant Music”, “Strip” and “Wonderful” as well as deep cuts from Adam’s early days and selections from the new album. The new album, a musical autobiography with 17 musical stories about Adam’s life featuring collaborations with Boz Boorer (Morrissey), debuted at #8 on The Official Chart in the UK and climbed to #3 on the UK Indie Albums Chart.
Many people know that Adam, one of the most recognized faces of the 80s who has sold more than 40 million records, lived in Los Angeles for several years while pursuing film roles. But most people never knew that later in life he quietly bought a house and lived in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee. With its swampy, southern flavor, “Cool Zombie”, the debut single, speaks to this aspect ofhis life.
"I lived in Tennessee for a couple of years," Adam recalls. "And after a while I started to think about music. I missed it, the creative process and the live side of it."
The first part of the album’s enigmatic title is a nod to Adam’s iconic “Kings of the Wild Frontier” character who wore the trademark white stripe. Adam now refers to the character as The Blueblack Hussar, a reference to the European cavalry hussar units that originated in the 15th century. Units were known for their charismatic uniforms that included distinctive hats, braided jackets and, in some groups, pants with a yellow vertical stripe – three signature items that Adam adopts on stage.
The second half of the title, “Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter” is linked to an old naval term that refers to being punished. Or, metaphorically speaking, his feelings about being signed to a major label for so many years. Now, Adam has released this album on his own label, Blueblack Hussar Records.