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Ant Fans Doin' it For Themselves...

Ant Fans at EddiesAdam Ant may have blown out his two regional Glitter Band guest appearances in spectacular style this weekend, but it was the Ant fans who stole the (no)show in Birmingham on Friday night.

With Adam apparently thigh deep in the arrangements for Malcolm McLaren's funeral this coming Thursday*, the entertainment was left to Ant Lib Live! II headliners Mechanical Cabaret with a welcome return of their rather splendid electro techno version of Desperate But Not Serious to their live set, plus Wayne Hibberts - singer with this year's Ant Lib All Dayer headliners Ant Muzic - who joined the Glitter Band for Antmusic, Vive Le Rock and I'm the Leader of the Gang (I am).

Despite being dramatically let down by Adam's no-shows at Eddies in Birmingham and Satan's Hollow in Manchester, Ant fans made the most of both evenings with some excellent performances from the Glitter Band and supporting acts. The exact circumstances surrounding his non-appearance on the Saturday night still remain unclear, with Ant fans speculating more than ever on Adam's ongoing mental health issues.

Watch highlights exclusively edited from Friday night at Eddie's...

*The funeral of former Ants manager Malcolm McLaren will be taking place on Thursday 22 April. For members of the public who would like to pay their last respects to him, the funeral cortege will travel between 1.15pm and 2.15pm through Camden High Street, Chalk Farm Road, Ferdinand Street, Malden Road and Southampton Road en route to his final resting place. For more information, visit

Adam Ant Live: Back with the Glitter Band This Weekend - Birmingham & Manchester

Adam Ant at The ScalaThe Glitter Band have this evening confirmed that Adam Ant will again be appearing as Special Guest for their forthcoming gigs this weekend in Birmingham (Friday night) and Manchester (Saturday night).

Spurred on by their live collaboration of Antmusic last Friday night at The Scala, the glam legends will again be joined by special guests Adam Ant and Angie Bowie for the following regional gigs:

Friday 16 April 2010: Eddie's Rock Club
Gough Street, Birmingham B1 1HN
Saturday 17 April 2010: Satan's Hollow
101 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD

Adam is currently planning on performing up to six Ant tunes with the Glitter Band, plus a couple of covers with style icon Angie Bowie. Ant Lib favourites Mechanical Cabaret will also be performing their cover of Desperate But Not Serious in the hope that Adam will join them for a chorus or three...

For further information & tickets for upcoming Adam Ant gigs, visit the Flag Promotions website.

Adam Ant Live: Pirate Metal Extravaganza (R) at The Scala Friday 30 April 2010

Adam Ant at The ScalaAdam Ant, in association with Monsta Entertainments and Flag Promotions, has announced a return to The Scala, London for the Adam Ant Pirate Metal Extravaganza (R) on Friday 30 April 2010.

Tickets are on sale now, limited to 3 per person, from Ticketweb for £17. Additional limited quantities will be available direct from the Flag Promotions website and in person at the Stargreen ticket office in the next day or so.
But hurry, this event is likely to sell out by the end of the week as capacity is limited.

Admission includes entry to the official Adam Ant aftershow party 'Unseaworthy' (a smart renaming of the regular 'Unholy' club night held at the venue) which will follow Adam's appearance at the Scala - featuring DJs Frankie D (Flag), Jo the Waiter (Unholy) and Madam Stan of the Ant Liberation Front, spinning both Adam & the Ants and related bands until 3am.

Adam Ant Live at The Scala - Video Exclusive

Adam Ant - Live at The ScalaAdam Ant played two very special sets at The Scala, London last night as part of the Glitter Band's triumphant comeback show.

Performing with the Glam Rock legends for the encore of Antmusic and I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am) (the latter with fellow special guests Angie Bowie and Spizz Energi), Adam returned to the stage later with his new backing band for a special secret late night set.

Adam's set list for Friday 9 April comprised of: Get it On (T-Rex cover) and Goody Two Shoes with Angie Bowie, Red Scab, Physical and It Doesn't Matter.

A marked improvement on the Southwark Playhouse appearance, Adam clearly enjoyed playing both live sets and impressed the modest audience who took the lifelong glam fan into their hearts.

Adam Ant Live at The Scala - TONIGHT!

Adam Ant to play The ScalaAdam Ant will be playing live tonight (Friday 9 April) at The Scala, King's Cross with the Glitter Band, according to the London venue's Twitterfeed.

Adam's management have confirmed an appearance for the Glitter Band's comeback gig, which sees support from Angie Bowie and punk legend Spizz Energi. Playing a full set of material spanning four decades last Friday, Ant fans are hoping for a treat tonight as he plays his biggest public performance since the Bloomsbury Theatre show.

Adam's drummer-cum-partner Hayley has also revealed to Ant Lib that there is a headlining Ant show on the horizon.

Tickets for tonight are available on the door from the Scala box office, but we recommend purchasing tickets in advance via Ticketweb to be on the safe side!

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