The Wyvern Theatre are pleased to announce that Adam Ant will bring all his hits, plus some new material, to Swindon on Thursday 26 July 2012. Stand and Deliver, Ant Rap, Kings of the Wild Frontier, Friend or Foe and Prince Charming are all there in this amazing, colourful and theatrical show.
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint exact turning points in the history of an artist or band, but the 16th October 1980 is one such precise date for Adam Ant, when he was thrust upon the general public with his first national television performance on the BBC’s flagship music programme Top of the Pops. The show launched Adam’s face, along with his relatively new band, into millions of living rooms in the UK and their ferocious but fresh new sound enabled the direction of British music to take a new turn.
For almost 2 years Adam and the Ants dominated the charts with their singles and subsequent albums, especially Kings of the Wild Frontier, the band’s second, which charted for 66 consecutive weeks, 12 of which were in the number 1 position.
Jody Higgins, Catering Manager for the Wyvern, is particularly excited about the announcement. She said “When I was seven, my Mum promised me that she would go into town and buy me the Stand and Deliver 7 inch single. I was so desperate to listen to it that I told my teacher I was ill so I could go home and play it. I am thrilled that I can now hear Adam perform in the theatre I work in.”
Adam Ant will perform at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Thursday 26 July. Tickets are on sale now – book online at wyverntheatre.org.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.