Adam Ant: Friend or Foe
THE CAROLINA THEATRE PRESENTS ADAM ANT
Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 FRIEND OR FOE TOUR is coming to Greensboro’s Carolina Theatre. Adam will play his landmark Friend or Foe album in its entirety, as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favorites.
Concert tickets are $55, $45, $35 or $30, depending on location. VIP Packages (details above) are available through this link. A $3 facility fee and NC sales tax will be added to each ticket. Please note: There is an 8 ticket limit for this show. There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 Monday through Friday from noon until 5PM, or visit the Carolina Theatre in person. Guests can opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.
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The Friend or Foe album was Adam Ant’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 on 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.
The album was Adam’s most successful solo album to date, #5 in the UK and certified gold 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’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide.
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 featuring his trademark burundi beat style of African drumming spent 12 weeks at #1 in the UK and was the best-selling album of 1981. That album produced three UK chart-topping singles, “Dog Eat Dog,” “Antmusic,” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier,” 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 #1, and remained at the top spot in the UK singles chart for five weeks, earning Adam two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter of the Year and Best British Record.
As “antmania” continued to sweep the nation, his next Prince Charming album produced yet another #1 single, “Prince Charming” and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.
ADAM ANT FACTS
22 hit singles
MTV’s Sexiest Man Alive
8 singles in the Top 40 in one week
Q Icon Award
2 Ivor Novello Awards
Winner of the first Brit Award
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WITH GUEST OPENER GLAM SKANKS
Hollywood rockers Glam Skanks formed in Los Angeles in 2013. After selling out local clubs including the world-famous Viper Room in West Hollywood, they quickly emerged as a buzzband for their provocative, colorful style with influences ranging from T Rex and The New York Dolls to Aerosmith, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.
Following the success of their critically-acclaimed “Glitter City” album, Glam Skanks partnered with Jack Douglas and Aaron Smart for their forthcoming album “Anywhere In Between” (LA Confidential with Unison Music), produced by GRAMMY-nominated producers Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn.
Glam Skanks have also opened for Alice Cooper, The Skids, played as the backing band for Cherie Currie (The Runaways), jammed with Steven Tyler and toured throughout Europe twice. In addition, director Kevin Smith asked the band to record music for his “Yoga Hosers” film starring Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
Glam Skanks are Veronica Witkin (guitar), Millie Chan (bass), Vanessa McNiel (vocals) and Jessica Goodwin (drums).