March 18, 2019

Pop icon performs landmark solo album at the historic Pantages Theatre

MINNEAPOLIS—Pop icon ADAM ANT will perform his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” for the first time, live its entirety, throughout the USA this fall with a stop in Minneapolis at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at

Sunday Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theatre $53, $63, VIP $163

VIP package includes premium seating, personally signed photo print, commemorative VIP tour laminate, Adam Ant VIP tote bag, Adam Ant badge pack, Adam Ant bandana

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 “Friend or Foe” USA tour from Sept. 4 to Oct 1.

Adam Ant will play his landmark “Friend or Foe” album in its entirety as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favorites.

The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” reached #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 on the USA Billboard Chart.

“Friend or Foe”, the single, was another top ten hit in the UK while “Desperate But Not Serious” was the album’s third UK smash.

“Friend or Foe” his most successful solo album to date, made #5 in the UK and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling more than 100,000 copies.

In the USA, the album reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and turned Adam Ant into a household name, resulting in a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and an MTV Award for “Sexiest Man Alive”.

From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week.

His 1979 debut album “Dirk Wears White Sox” was the first number one album in the UK Independent Albums Chart.

The follow-up album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” that featured his trademark burundi beat style of African drumming spent 12 weeks at #1 in the UK and was the best-selling album of 1981. The “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album produced three UK chart-topping singles, “Dog Eat Dog” #4, “Antmusic” #2 and “Kings of the Wild Frontier” #2 and won Adam a Brit Award for Best New Artist.

On its day of release, the smash hit single “Stand and Deliver” went straight to #1 and remained at the top spot in the UK singles chart for five weeks, earning Adam two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter of the Year and Best British Record.

As “antmania” continued to sweep the nation, his next “Prince Charming” album produced yet another #1 single, “Prince Charming” and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.

Adam Ant facts:
22 hit singles
Grammy nominee
MTV’s Sexiest Man Alive
Eight singles in the Top 40 in one week
Q Icon Award
Two Ivor Novello Awards
Winner of the first Brit Award

Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019
Wednesday, Sept. 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
Friday, Sept. 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant
Saturday, Sept. 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre
Wednesday, Sept. 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre
Friday, Sept. 13, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Saturday, Sept. 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium
Sunday, Sept. 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall
Tuesday, Sept. 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Thursday, Sept. 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre
Friday, Sept. 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
Saturday, Sept. 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre
Monday, Sept. 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
Wednesday, Sept. 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre
Friday, Sept. 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall
Saturday, Sept. 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock
Tuesday, Oct. 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances of the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at