Adam Ant re-unites with old bandmates
Adam Ant has recruited original drummer, Dave Barbarossa and bass player Leigh Gorman to join his brand new band, entitled: ‘The Ministers Of New Super Heavy Funk Punk.’ Barbarossa and Gorman (and Adam) were the very last line-up to perform the Dirk Wears White Sox album live at the Electric Ballroom, London on 31st December 1979.
A Hammersmith Apollo show on 19th April, coincides with Record Store Day, which sees the release of the Dirk album, as a 5,000 limited edition (3,000 white vinyl) mastered by Adam and including a special bonus insert package containing publicity items from Adam’s personal archive.
Adam will also be making an appearance at Rough Trade Shop on Portobello Road and at Sister Ray's in Berwick St during the day on April 19th.
The Apollo show will be the only performance of Dirk Wears White Sox in its entirety. It will be a two part show, the second part being a selection from his twenty-two Top 40 singles.
Song selections from Dirk... will feature heavily in the other five shows on the current tour. The full dates are
1st Manchester HMV Ritz
3rd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
4th Newcastle O2 Academy
11th Cheltenham Town Hall
12th Yeovil Westlands