Concert Review: Adam Ant LIVE @ The Fonda Theatre 2/9/2017

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Adam Ant at The Roundhouse 1, web, Dec 2016, pc Michael SandersonLast night Adam Ant brought his unique brand of new wave pirate pop rock to the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  Backed by a 4 piece band that included 2 drummers, Ant stormed through an impressive 26 song set list in just under 2 hours.

Ant is currently on tour to promote the recently released deluxe edition of the Adam and the Ants album “Kings Of the Wild Frontier.” The night began with the band playing that entire album top to bottom with the sold out crowd on their feet singing and dancing throughout.

As for Adam Ant… he was perfect and the crowd was digging his every move. Compared to his last Los Angeles performance at the Mayan Theatre in 2012 this was a completely different person. He in shape, clear eyed, fresh faced and looked almost exactly like he did in his MTV heyday.

The all female glam rock band known as Glam Skanks opened the show and were the right band for the job. The young rockers ripped through a 45 minute set that paved the way for what was to come. All in all the show had everything you could want from a rock’n’roll concert and was the perfect blend of new glam and retro new wave punk!

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-Set List-

Dog Eat Dog
Antmusic
Feed Me To The Lions
Los Rancheros
Ants Invasion
Killer In The Home
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
The Magnificent Five
Don’t Be Square (Be There)
Jolly Roger
Making History
The Human Beings
Beat My Guest
Christian Dior
Stand And Deliver
Vive Le Rock
Car Trouble
Desperate But Not Serious
Zerox
Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
Lady/Fall In
Goody Two Shoes
Prince Charming

-Encore-
Red Scab
Get It On (T Rex Cover)
Physical (You’re So)

Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.
Pat FrancisConcert Review: Adam Ant LIVE @ The Fonda Theatre 2/9/2017
  • Michelle McKay

    great review, and by all accounts you would never know that his guitarist tom edwards had died earlier in the tour, RIP.