Adam Ant Reviews
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Watch where you park from Boston, Massachusetts
ANT KING HAS GOT IT
ADAM was great and he's 67 - Rock on! the band is better than the one from a couple of years ago! I love that album I burned through it when I was 18. I was near the top of the building and the sound was fine so I wonder about the Wilbur's shape has sometime to with the bad mix. I got a parking ticket so out the additional 40 bucks, some strange meter thing that changes to residential after 6pm - my bag but my car was the only one on the street when I came back so I think it's a cash grab
Richard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ANT MUSIC FOREVER, GREAT SHOW
The show was "wonderful" even though he didn't play wonderful. Loved that he played songs you haven't heard in years. A true performer, he is ageless with pure energy. the band rocked the house with 2 hours of non-stop ant music. The opening band glam skanks were awesome, would love to see them again in the future. Would highly recommend this show to anyone. ant music forever.
Dana from Toronto, Ontario
Admitedly, I was hesitant to attend the show because I'd been a huge Ants fan and didn't want to be disappointed seeing him this late in life, the way I did after seeing Devo. But Ant did not disappoint and put on an energetic, 2-hour show. I liked the two drummers, although they largely played the same beats, unlike the original Ants. Regardless, it was a terrific show and he played a wide variety of the old material, even some 7" B-sides, which I really appreciated. The crowd was 3/4 women, which I thought was hilarious. I guess the man's still got it! My only criticism was the sound at the Phoenix, which sucked. The sound person should be fired. For the first half of the show, you could barely hear the vocals over the drums. For the entire the show, you had to wait a few bars before you could figure out what song they were playing because the guitars were pretty much non-existent in the mix. Despite this, the band put on a very worthwhile show. Glad I went.
Angela from Toronto, Ontario
GREAT SHOW, TERRIBLE SOUND
The show was pretty much what I could hope for in for someone that I saw 30 years ago. He played with energy for about 2 hours. He did a good job of mixing up his music but I was glad to hear many of the old Adam and the Ants tracks. That being said, it was the worst sounding concert I have ever attended. I could not make out most of the words that were being sung.
Matt from Toronto, Ontario
HORRID SOUND; GOOD MIX; BAD ATTITUDE?
It was great to see the man up after being knocked down so many times. I'd seen him a couple years ago at old Massey Hall, and he still puts on a pretty good concert for the physical limitations of the stage. The sound mix was incredibly WAY TOO BASS heavy; the guitars and vocals were muddied to the point of not being distinguishable. After "You're So Physical", it appeared as though the band walked off stage angry; not sure what was up with that.
Rich from Ligonier, Pennsylvania
First off, Adam is 62 years-old, not 67 as stated by another reviewer. I was really disappointed in the show. I agree with Matt, the sound was horrific. At times, employing three guitars was overkill. Even two guitars was for the most part. Too much reverb and you could barely hear Adam singing and everything was muddled. Most songs were played with that extra guitar edge leaving some of the songs barely recognizable at times. Young Parisians was the highlight for me. What was also disappointing was that it was supposed to be the Hits tour however he threw in way too many insignificant b-sides when there were so many more actual enjoyable true hits he could have played. Thrilled that he came to Greensburg PA but the delivery was overall dismal and sad. My first time at the Palace Theater and must say that it was a super nice venue and the staff were very courteous. I would definitely recommend the Palace Theater as a venue of choice.
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