Diana Anaid announced as support for Adam Ant's Australasian tour


Australian singer/songwriter Diana Anaid has been announced as the support for 80s icon Adam Ant for his forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Best known for her 90s indie pop anthem ‘I Go Off’, Anaid had one of the decade’s biggest breakout indie hits after triple j support turned her into an indie household name. She’ll be playing songs from across her 20+ year career.

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark Kings Of The Wild Frontier album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour.

Playing the classic album in its entirety and in sequence, the pop icon will be touring New Zealand Shores first before heading across the Tasman for 3 dates in Australia.

 “I’m really looking forward to performing the Kings Of The Wild Frontier album live and in sequence plus my other favourite songs from the repertoire,” Adam says.

Kings Of The Wild Frontier introduced the Burundi Beat style of thundering, infectious, central African drumming to a pop-music audience. Adam captured the live sound by incorporating two drummers into his band, a musical signature that remains to this day.

In addition to remastering the classic album, Adam personally designed the deluxe box set that includes items from his extensive personal archive and a bonus DVD of the out-of- print ‘Ants In Japan’ concert video.

The platinum album, originally released in 1980, crowned the UK Album Chart and spent more time in the top position than any other album at the time.  The album went on to achieve worldwide recognition and produced massive chart-topping singles, including the classic ‘Antmusic’, the breakthrough tribal onslaught of ‘Dog Eat Dog’ and the epic title track.

New Zealand Dates

Monday October 9th: The Powerstation, Auckland

Tuesday October 10th: Opera House, Wellington

Australian Dates

Thursday October 12th – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Friday October 13th – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Sunday October 15th – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets via www.mjrpresents.com