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. 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 3 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 9 albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide ... at one point, Adam had 8 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 bestselling 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 5 weeks, earning Adam the 2 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.