Concert review - Adam Ant at Birmingham O2 Academy

Eccentric Adam Ant showed he is still every bit the flamboyant star he was 30 years ago as his comeback tour rolled into Birmingham.

Adam Ant

02 Academy, Bimringham

By Heather Large

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Eccentric Adam Ant showed he is still every bit the flamboyant star he was 30 years ago as his comeback tour rolled into Birmingham.

Dressed in his trademark blue and gold military jacket complete with an admiral’s hat adorned with a feather, he strutted onto the stage at the 02 Academy.

From the moment the Prince Charming singer opened his mouth for his first song, Plastic Surgery, his performance was full of energy with him barely pausing for breath as he played hit after hit.

While his vocals started a bit shakily, he soon warmed up and his adoring fans sang, danced and chanted along to favourites including Ant Music, Car Trouble and Deutscher Girls.

Other highlights included Stand and Deliver, performed with plenty of rock 'n' roll attitude, and Goody Two Shoes.

Many in the crowd would have grown up hearing his songs when they first hit the charts but there were also new, younger generations of Adam Ant admirers.

Ant, who these days bears a resemblance to Johnny Depp’s famous Jack Sparrow character in Pirates of the Caribbean, showed no signs of the mental illness which has laid him low for more than a decade.

His current tour with The Good, The Mad and Lovely Posse is his first for more than 15 years and includes a show at Hard Rock Calling in London’s Hyde Park in July.

Photos - Jason Sheldon / Junction10 Photography

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