event · September 20

Adam Ant: Friend or Foe

In October 1980 millions of living rooms across the UK were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. After three ferocious minutes of ‘Dog Eat Dog’, on the weekly music show, Top of the Pops, the phenomenon rapidly began and they would go on to dominate the charts with extraordinary success.

Inspired by the explosive punk band, The Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants was formed. Building a huge cult following, Adam and the Ants performed live at venues including The Roxy, Vortex, and the famous Marquee club in London.

Adam’s first solo album, ‘Friend or Foe’ continued his success in the US, delivering three top twenty hits on the Billboard Top 100. Friend or Foe is considered his most successful solo album to date and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling more than 100,00 copies.


  • Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US