Photos by G.
Adam Ant! One of the musical gods of the 1980s played his first show in New York in over 15 years on October 6, 2012 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. This was a show that almost didn’t happen as it was originally scheduled for February of this year and got canceled only to be rescheduled 8 months later. The show was sold out, so obviously New York more than forgave Adam Ant for the cancellation. Looking a lot like Johnny Depp, Adam Ant took the stage around 9 pm and played a 28 song set that lasted about 2 hours.
He wasted no time digging deep into his back catalog with songs such as “Dog Eat Dog” and “Beat My Guest,” and played songs spanning his entire career including his last charting hit “Wonderful” and we even got to hear a cover of T. Rex’ “Bang A Gong.” He was very animated, dancing all over the stage and playing guitar. Though his band does not have any original members, they were great, with two drummers and the songs had much more of a rock feel than new wave as on his albums.
The place went crazy when Adam performed some of his biggest loved hits like “Prince Charming,” “Desperate But Not Serious,” “Strip,” “Room at the Top,” “Vive Le Rock” and “Goody Two Shoes.” Adam mentioned that he’s done recording his new album and he expects it to be released in January of 2013. Hopefully that means Adam will not be so scarce in concert because it was really great seeing Adam back in action. Judging from the fact that most shows on this tour have sold out, his fans feel the same way.
See the setlist after the jump.
The set list was:
Plastic Surgery / Dog Eat Dog / Beat My Guest / Kick / Car Trouble / Ants Invasion / Deutscher Girls / Stand And Deliver / Room at The Top / Kings of the Wild Frontier / Wonderful / Whip In My Valise / Vince Taylor / Strip / Desperate But Not Serious / Cleopatra / Never Trust A Man (with Egg on his face) / Xerox / Antmusic / Goody Two Shoes / Vive Le Rock / Christian D’Or / Lady-Fall In
Fat Fun / Red Scab / Get It On (Bang A Gong) (T. Rex Cover) / Prince Charming / Physical (You’re So)