ADAM ANT in LAS VEGAS- Review by NECIE AEVUM

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Stand and deliver!  Most of us in the audience gave our money, but based on some of the on point Adam Antian get-ups/aesthetic tributes seen mingling amongst the crowd, some gave their life.  I’ve been lucky enough to witness Adam Ant perform twice before, and each show has been noticeably different with respect to the energy and delivery of the performance.  This show at the Brooklyn Bowl started with a grungy, yet high energy rendition of Dog Eat Dog, which went into Antmusic (“Sex music for ant people..”), and it was obvious that we were in for a punk rock laced treat.

The venue itself (The Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq) was a great choice with multi-level viewing and the option of bowling, and was close to being at capacity with both upper and lower levels full of fans eating up everything their King of the Wild Frontier was delivering. While the entire show itself did not sell out, the upper level seating did (days in advance).  The sound was crisp and the lighting was vivid but not over the top, leaving the focus on our Prince Charming.  The crowd, left pumped up from the Glam Skanks (all-female Glitter rockers from LA), danced and sang along to every song old to new, proving that “ridicule is nothing to be scared of”.  Ant’s showmanship was ever present and when he covered some multi-genre favorites (T.Rex’s Get It On and Nine Inch Nail’s Physical) to close out his set, he proved he was still very much Making History!

 

Adam Ant at The Roundhouse 1, web, Dec 2016, pc Michael Sanderson

Adam Ant at The Roundhouse 1, web, Dec 2016, pc Michael Sanderson

Setlist:

  1. Dog Eat Do
  2. Antmusic
  3. Feed Me to the Lions
  4. Los Rancheros
  5. Ants Invasion
  6. Killer in the Home
  7. Kings of the Wild Frontier
  8. The Magnificent Five
  9. Don’t Be Square (Be There)
  10. Jolly Roger
  11. Making History
  12. The Human Beings
  13. Beat My Guest
  14. Christian D’or
  15. Stand and Deliver
  16. Vive Le Rock
  17. Cartrouble
  18. Desperate But Not Serious
  19. Zerox
  20. Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His face)
  21. Lady/Fall In
  22. Goody Two Shoes
  23. Prince Charming
  24. Red Scab
  25. Get It On
  26. Physical (You’re So)

 

Adam Ant at The Roundhouse 1, web, Dec 2016, pc Michael Sanderson

Adam Ant at The Roundhouse 1, web, Dec 2016, pc Michael Sanderson