80s music icon Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Kings of the Wild Frontier with a newly remastered box set release, as well as a North American tour kicking off next month in Washington DC. With this new tour, Adam Ant will play the album in its entirety and in sequence. [Read more…]
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has announced concert dates for both the United States and Canada as part of her “Shine On Tour”. Her eighth studio album, Shine On, was released last month. The “Shine On Tour” begins later this month in Seattle. [Read more…]
Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue and her headlining North American tour is coming to the left half of the U.S. in coming weeks, before playing some dates and festivals abroad. Finding both critical and commercial success in recent years, the young artist will be bringing her unique mix of R&B, soul, and reggae to The Independent in San Francisco on August 25th, and Another Planet Entertainment has provided some tickets to give away for this upcoming date at one of the best intimate venues in the Bay Area. If you e-mail me your name and share this post on Facebook or tweet a link on Twitter, you will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming concert in San Francisco. Entries must be received by Thursday, August 22nd. You can also still purchase tickets for this show for $15 – see www.apeconcerts.com. [Read more…]
“This is a song for you young lovers out there. I was in love once. When I picked my guts up afterwards, I wrote this tiny little song, I hope you enjoy it; it’s called Wonderful.” A twisted sort of sentiment about his most mainstream song, New Wave icon and post-punk pioneer Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse kicked on their 40-city North American tour in San Diego last night, at the classy Balboa Theatre. Adam Ant launched his first album in 18 years, Adam Ant is the Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, earlier this year. Somehow last night’s show felt even more spectacular than the one I caught in San Francisco last year. Adam Ant was like a rock star possessed; perhaps more confident and somehow… joyful? At one point deep into the set, he tossed his mic stand, which landed on his bass player’s effects pedals, completely shorting them all out. One of the stage crew came out and messed with it briefly, then unplugged it and plugged him directly into his amp… the relentless onslaught of music could not be stopped, or even paused due to technical difficulties… and the near sold out crowd was perhaps treated to a more raw version of what was planned. A lot of music acts continually reinvent themselves, over and over, sometimes to the point where they become a series of completely different artists. Adam Ant is different. He is today what he was more than 30 years ago, in terms of his identity, style, and sound. He has evolved, of course, but stayed true to what he was and has always been – one of those rare artists who maybe got it perfect the first time.