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Adam Ant Reveals Dates For Two New Zealand Shows

Adam Ant Reveals Dates For Two New Zealand Shows

Tuesday 14th February, 2017 2:35PM

New wave icon Adam Ant is making his way downunder in October to perform the genre defining Adam and the Ants record Kings Of The Wild Frontier. Released in 1980, the 12-track album utilised two drummers to produce an epic thundering sound, that introduced the "Burundi beat" to popular music. As well as performing Kings Of The Wild Frontier cover to cover, the two New Zealand dates will see Adam and Co perform a number of favourites from his back catalogue. Here are the details...


Adam Ant

Monday 9th October, The Powerstation, Auckland
Tuesday 10th October, The Opera House, Wellington


Stream Kings Of The Wild Frontier in full below...


PRESS RELEASE:

ADAM ANT RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA THIS OCTOBER

Following sold out North American and UK tours, pop icon Adam Ant celebrates the 35th anniversary of his landmark 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' album with a newly remastered album reissue and Australian and New Zealand tour.

Adam will play the classic album in its entirety and in sequence.

"I'm really looking forward to performing the 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' album live and in sequence plus my other favorite songs from the repertoire, in Australia,” Adam said.

“Kings of the Wild Frontier” introduced the Burundi Beat style of thundering, infectious, Central African drumming to a pop-music audience. Adam captured the live sound by incorporating two drummers into his band, a musical signature that remains to this day.

In addition to remastering the classic album, Adam personally designed the deluxe box set that includes items from his extensive personal archive and a bonus DVD of the out-of-print “Ants In Japan” concert video.

The platinum album, originally released in 1980, crowned the UK Album Chart and spent more time in the top position than any other album at the time. The album went on to achieve worldwide recognition and produced massive chart-topping singles including the classic “Antmusic”, the breakthrough tribal onslaught of “Dog Eat Dog” and the epic title track.

In Australia, the “Antmusic” single spent five weeks at #1 on the charts.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 FROM www.mjrpresents.com

ADAM ANT ‘KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER & MORE’
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER - POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER - OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON
THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER - TIVOLI, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER - PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER - METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE





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