Playlist: Listen to every song Adam Ant played at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on January 31, 2018

Well, every song except "Young Parisians" and "Lady," that is.

On January 31, in front of a sold-out Capitol Theatre full of fans clamoring for him months after a Hurricane Irma-related cancellation, Adam Ant delivered a makeup show for the ages. Even at 63 years old, Any is still fit, trim, handsome and packing all the punch from the earliest days of his career.

He even played two songs from the very beginning of his career — "Young Parisians" and "Lady" — and Gabe was there to catch the action. Here's how he described part of the set:

While this current tour, dubbed the “Anthems” tour, was formulated as a chance for Adam Ant to showcase the many hit singles he’s amassed, dating back to his early, late 70s punk-inspired tunes on through the more dance-oriented material from the late 80s, it is so much more than that. Sure, all the well-known tunes surfaced throughout the set but, in a daring and bold move, Ant opened the sold-out show with ,of all things, an obscure B-side track from one of those many hit records. “Beat My Guest,” a hard-rocking number about bondage and S&M that dates back to 1981, served as the show’s opening number and got things off to a rollicking start that never really let up. Seemingly pleasing everyone in the audience from the most casual, nostalgic MTV-era fan to his absolute, hardcore, diehard followers, this show and its impressive set list had something for every person in attendance.

Listen to a playlist featuring songs from the show below, and read our full review here

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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