Adam Ant has a announced a one-off special show playing his classic debut album, Dirk Wears White Sox, at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Saturday 19th April.

This is the first time Adam has performed the whole album in its entirety and it has always been an ambition of Adam’s to do so.

The album, originally released in October 1979, was the first album to top the ‘Independent Album Chart’ and his last album before ‘Antmania’ struck, which saw Adam becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Britain and a National Treasure with Kings Of The Wild Frontier.

After the performance of Dirk Wears White Sox the band will do a set of favourite hits and songs from his latest album Adam Ant Is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners’s Daughter.

Prior to the Hammersmith appearance, his last live show in 2014, Adam will be playing a short tour, commencing in Manchester on April 1st. The full dates are:

1st Manchester HMV Ritz £23.50
3rd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms £26.50
4th Newcastle O2 Academy £27.00
11th Cheltenham Town Hall £27.50
12th Yeovil Westlands £27.50

19th London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo £33.50

Tickets for all shows are available from:

Either as a solo artist or with the Ants, Adam has released nine albums, including three Number One’s - Dirk Wears White Sox (1979), Kings Of The Wild Frontier (biggest selling album of 1980), Prince Charming (1981), Friend Or Foe (1982), Strip (1983), Vive Le Rock (1985), Manners And Physique (1990) and Wonderful (1994). Scored 10 Top Ten hits in the UK, including three Number One’s, Prince Charming, Stand & Deliver, Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Young Parisians, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, Ant Rap, Puss In Boots and Friend Or Foe.

Adam also smashed into the charts worldwide and at one time had the unprecedented achievement of having eight singles in the Top 40 at the same time.