Subscribe to our RSS News feed Follow safeconcerts on Twitter Follow Safeconcerts on Facebook 
Protect yourself from ticket scammers and fraudsters
before you buy with our Be Ticket Safe® Directory
Safe Concerts Forum > General Forums > Gig Reviews

Adam Ant @ Pyramid & Parr Hall 25th Aug 2012

1 Reply
Jump to the bottom of the page Posts 1 to 2 of 2
 Start a new topic
Original Message Post # 1
Mon 3rd Sep 2012 08:38
Gareth Stevenson
Rating: Karaoke Kid
Joined: 03/09/2012
Topics: 1 Replies: 0
Review by: Gareth Stevenson
Artist: Adam Ant [score 5/5]
Adam Ant returned to where he belonged last night... centre stage fronting a fantastic band with an adoring audience. The Prince Charming of Pop is in the middle of his UK comeback tour, and has been wowing cities across the country.

I caught him at Parr Hall, Warrington on Saturday 25th August and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was one of those youngsters with Tippex on my nose and braided hair in the 1980's whose life path was changed by this enigmatic man and his wonderfully different music.

Parr Hall was pretty full, and buzzing with anticipation already when the support band appeared... and what a refreshing support act this was... Johnny Normal from Birmingham. Their set began with an ear-shattering extra-terrestrial wall of noise and then bang into 'Remember Me' , a Numanesque synth-led song which saw the guitarist burst into life and command the stage. The second song ‘How You Destroy Me’ struck a chord with the crowd and they were singing back the chorus as if it was an old favourite. Bravely the guys performed two of Adam’s own songs ‘Ants Invasion’ and ‘Killer in the Home’, versions approved by Mister Ant himself. The noisey audience were really into this act as they performed 10 engaging and exciting tracks and it was great to see a connection there, which is unusual these days. Top band, nice guys too.

In no time Adam's band appeared on the stage in an eerie darkness, accompanied by an atmospheric track to increase the anticipation. The room was crammed and the crowd were excited as the stately figure in trademark Hussar jacket strutted majestically across the stage, raising a wry smile. The audience went berserk… Adam Ant is in the house! It was amazing to see the passion that people still have for this iconic man. As the band attacked their first number, with two drummers a stylish guitar and bass section, with the lovely, lovely Georgina Baillie, this new Ant sound was raw, exciting, edgy and more grown up… and Adam carried the audience with him from the first song .
It's amazing to see the punishing tour schedule he and the band have endured this year, but they were fresh and here for a purpose... to shut up the doubters.

There were a few songs not so familiar to me (b-sides and album tracks, which were fab) as well as a whole catalogue I new very well indeed… Antmusic, Deutscher Girls,Stand & Deliver, Goody Two Shoes, Prince Charming, Lady, Christian D’Or, Red Scab, Fat Fun, Dog Eat Dog, Beat My Guest, Wonderful, Plastic Surgery, Car Trouble, Catholic Day, Kings of the Wild Frontier, Puss in Boots, Physical, Vince Taylor and also a wonderful version of T-Rex’s 20th Century Boy…. there may have been others in the almost 2 hour set... now that's value for you!

When the audience finally let the band leave the stage and the light came on, you could see the crowd were exhausted and very happy. From the wonderful support band to the end of Adam’s fantastic set, this was a brilliant night… and one of the best all-round concerts I have been to in years. I caught up with the support band in the merchandise area and they dismissed the myth of Adam Ant being a difficult PrimaDonna. They summed it up quite nicely.."He's a legend... He's Adam Ant".

 Quote Gareth Stevenson Quote  Reply to Gareth Stevenson Reply
Post # 2
Top Mon 3rd Sep 2012 09:50
View Profile

Rating: Rock Icon
Joined: 12/09/2003
Topics: 583 Replies: 1776
We love Adam Ant here - guaranteed great night out! thank you so much for adding the review.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
 Quote Medusa Quote  Reply to Medusa Reply
Jump to the top of the page Posts 1 to 2 of 2
 Start a new topic
There are 12 active users currently on the forum: 12 guests
Visitors Today: 12
Most users online: 13391 on 3rd May 2015

Dull yet neccessary disclaimer: cannot be held liable for any loss caused as a result of the publication of information here or of your acts or omissions based on the information published here. This is an open forum and as such we welcome contributions from any companies, artists or people listed to correct any inaccuracies. Unfortunately, due to the way that information is distributed, Safeconcerts cannot make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Read our full terms and conditions of use.
Contact Us | Website Terms of Use | BACK TO TOP | Safeconcerts: Proud to be a thorn in the site of ticket touts and fraudsters
Ticket Safe Home Page The Red List: websites to avoid now The Green List: websites we recommend Suggest a site here The latest Ticket Safe News How to buy tickets safely What to do if you've been a victim of fraud Ticket Safe Forum Ticket Safe Articles About Us Media Contacts Buy Concert Tickets Safely