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Adam Ant Live at the Monarch, Camden

Adam Ant - Live at The Monarch, CamdenAdam Ant grabbed the mic for a short live appearance at the Monarch's regular Sunday hard rock evening on Camden High Street tonight as part of his current assault on London's live circuit.

Playing alongside members of Zodiac Mindwarp's Love Reaction band, Adam performed Prime Mover for a second time this week. Wearing a slightly more accurate application of lipstick than that of the previous night at the Southwark Playhouse, Adam was also called to the stage by headliners Metalworks for a version of Born to Be Wild before making his leave.

Where Adam will pop up next is anyone's guess, but we're hoping he'll get a chance to wash the trousers he's been wearing the past three days!

Photo: Dyler Plummer

Adam Ant Live at the Southwark Playhouse - Video Exclusive

Adam Ant - Live at Southwark PlayhouseFurther to our exclusive breaking news Thursday night, Adam Ant played a thirty minute set at the Southwark Playhouse, London as part of the Shore Leave club night special one-off tonight.

Wearing top hat, elaborate make up and decorations, Adam drew in a modest crowd of Ant faithful from as far as the USA, Netherlands and Belgium to the arches under London Bridge station. Unfortunately dogged by poor sound and an apparent short attention span, Adam spent much of the time flitting from one song to the next, peppering intervals with quips on Sony records, an alleged £2.6million O2 deal, new album collaboration with Chris McCormack (of Three Colours Red and Gary Numan's live band) and new, improved physique which was on full display for most of the set.

Adam's set list for Saturday 20 March included: Physical, Cleopatra, Cartrouble, Young Parisians, Peggy Sue, Cast Iron Arm and Physical (reprise).

Adam Ant Appearance with Zodiac Mindwarp

Adam Ant - Live with Zodiac MindwarpAdam Ant took to the stage for a short, but highly memorable, live performance this evening with veteren alternative rockers Zodiac Mindwarp & the Love Reaction at the Pipeline Bar, London E1.

It may have been a 'secret' gig but it was by no means shy and retiring, as Adam wowed the audience of the small east London club with an "awesome" interpretation of the Zodiac Mindwarp classic Top 20 hit Prime Mover.
Will Crewdson of Rachel Stamp (who collaborated live with Adam & Marco back in 1997) told Ant Lib Online: "During the last encore Adam jumped up and shouted something like 'Come on you c*nts' about three times and Zodiac introduced him as he went straight into Prime Mover. I never saw Adam pre-Prince Charming live but I felt like I was watching him perform at the Marquee in '78 tonight. He pulled all the moves and was vicious as ever. This is what he needs to be doing - full on Punk Rock."

You can watch footage of Adam's show-stopping, shirt-stripping live performance below (apologies for lack of sound!)....

Adam Ant for Sex Workers!

Adam Ant - The Drawn PetitionAdam Ant this week lended his image in support of The Drawn Petition, campaigning for policies that prioritise the human rights, safety and social inclusion of people working in the sex industry

The campaign, spearheaded by London artist Natasha Gomperts, consists of 1000 five-minute portraits (including Adam's, right) and will be exhibited from Monday 29 March - Sunday 4 April at The Gallery, Shepherd Market W1, bringing together the oldest recorded profession with the oldest way of recording life's key issues and events.

Members of the public are invited to visit The Gallery in the week of the exhibition, to add their face to the petition in support of those who have to keep their faces hidden from public view.

For more information on the exhibition and petition, visit the campaign website.

Adam Ant Live Gig - This Saturday!

Adam AntNearly three years since his appearance at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Adam Ant has confirmed this evening an intimate gig with the promoters of Southwark Playhouse on Saturday 20 March - this Saturday!

Adam has announced a short, intimate set of a few songs as part of the pirate-theme Shore Leave one-off special, featuring "Love-sick sailor boys and girls wring[ing] the last drop of rum from their remaining hours on dry land with bawdy bands and debauched burlesque, while DJs McKraken and DeMorgan spin swing, blues, gypsy-punk, Weimar jazz and cabaret trash and old time records from far flung ports, and a tatt-shack (natch)."

For advance tickets at just £6 each, visit TicketWeb.
For more information on the night visit the promoter's website here.

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