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Adam Ant, Live in Manchester! Guest Reviewer, Ashleigh From The U.K.

Ashleigh (ME!) with Adam Ant!
Ashleigh (ME!) with Adam Ant!

Good ol’ Prince Charming is back on the road for a short tour! After cancelling a handful of 2014 dates across the UK and Germany, Adam Ant took centre stage for the first time this year in Manchester!

Complete white stripes across our face, we all waited eagerly for the time where Adam Ant would Stand and Deliver a fantastic performance on stage.  Arriving 45 minutes late, a leather-clad Adam finally took to the stage. Greeted by the crowd’s roars of delight, he posed for pictures and delved straight into the longer version of ‘Cartrouble’.

Complete with pelvic thrusts and crotch grabs – his constant sexual stage presence caused screams left, right and centre. Tearing off his leather jacket, he revealed the ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ vest top underneath. Over various songs, he teased the crowd by ripping his shirt little by little. Much to the ladies delight with one last tear, it ripped completely in half – and wore it like a waist jacket.

Focusing on titles from his heavier post-punk album, ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’, this gig displayed a lot of attitude. From ‘Day I Met God’ to ‘Cleopatra’, he told the audience that the album is “supposed to make you feel uncomfortable”.

The starting selection of songs had the fans dying to hear the hits, which started with an exciting, up-tempo version of ‘Stand and Deliver’. The tempo change in songs was fitting to the overall, raw punky feel of the show.

One of the highlights of the concert was his passionate performance of ‘Wonderful’. It was a beautiful rendition, and an emotional crowd swayed a long in awe. He then went on to sing more familiar songs such as ‘Kings of The Wild Frontier‘ and ‘Goody Two Shoes‘!

Video via YouTube

By the end of it all, the crowd was DESPERATE (and extremely serious!) to hear ‘Prince Charming’… and that’s exactly what they got! [Everyone danced the ‘Prince Charming’ too!]

Adam ended the fabulous night with a very sensual performance of ‘Physical’ before leaving the stage as his band played him off. It was an amazing show, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

This is the setlist in order:

  1. Cartrouble (Parts 1 And 2)
  2. Digital Tenderness
  3. Nine Plan Failed
  4. Day I Met God
  5. Tabletalk
  6. Cleopatra
  7. Stand And Deliver
  8. Antmusic
  9. Vive Le Rock
  10. Deutscher Girls
  11. Wonderful
  12. Kings of the Wild Frontier
  13. Kick!
  14. Goody Two Shoes
  15. Desperate But Not Serious
  16. Zerox
  17. Prince Charming
  18. Physical (You’re So)