Catch Adam Ant Performing His Classic 'Friend or Foe' Album in Full This Week at Taft Theatre

Ant comes to Cincinnati on Wednesday

Sep 10, 2019 at 8:35 am

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Adam Ant
Alternative music legend Adam Ant is performing his 1982 debut solo album Friend or Foe in full for the first time on his current tour.

Ant rose to fame with his iconic eponymous-ish band Adam and the Ants, which formed during Punk’s formative years in the U.K. Ant was burned by Punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, who swiped the entire original Ants lineup to create Bow Wow Wow, but the singer bounced back with a renewed fervor, releasing his influential sophomore album, 1980’s Kings of the Wild Frontier, which introduced the band to the masses as leaders of the “New Romantic” sound, a swishy, swaggering brand of New Wave. The band would release just one more album — 1981’s Prince Charming (featuring the hit “Stand and Deliver”) — but remain one of the most memorable artists from the early U.K. Post Punk scene.

Friend or Foe came out following the breakup of the Ants and featured the singles “Goody Two Shoes,” “Friend or Foe” and “Desperate But Not Serious.” It was Ant’s most successful solo album.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $29.50-$55.50. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown,