Win Tickets ($70): Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ The Fixx, New Wave, Post Punk, Alternative Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on August 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 30.


From our sponsors:
Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour
August 3, 2018
Doors 5 p.m. Show 7 p.m. | All Ages | $35-$95

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221

It was on a Thursday night, 16th October 1980, when millions of living rooms across the UK, were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. After 3 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.

But this was no ‘overnight success’, Adam Ant had been working hard behind the warpaint and feathers for his moment. The journey had started at Hornsey College of Art, where Adam had teamed up with some college friends to form the band Bazooka Joe. With Adam on bass guitar, they played the pubs and colleges around London and it was on a night in November 1975 that he saw a group that was to change his life forever.

The Sex Pistols played their first ever gig, supporting Bazooka Joe, at St Martins College of Art and the explosive punk band inspired Adam to start something new. He formed The Ants and performed live repeatedly at many venues including the Vortex and The Roxy before getting a Thursday night residency at the famous Marquee club in London. The band built a huge cult following despite being unpopular with the established music press, and in 1979 they released their debut album, Dirk Wears White Søx, which topped the independent chart on release. It has been said that if Adam and the Ants had appeared on television at this time, then they would have ‘made it’ but the moderate success made the rest of the band despondent and in early 1980, the Ants left Adam, after an offer to work with the former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren.

With a new sense of freedom and clarity, Adam immediately put his ideas for a new ‘warrior’ sound into practice and within months had put together a fresh band that included two drummers.

Now, in 2018, Adam is traveling the world by embarking on ANTHEMS – The Singles tour in the UK and USA to play a collection of his best singles – from classic hits to B sides and rarities.

The Fixx
The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx’s themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen reaching the Top 10 and millions of albums sold worldwide.

Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”,“Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the rock, Hot AC and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The Fixx helped to define.

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57 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | w/ The Fixx, New Wave, Post Punk, Alternative Rock

  1. Brian Jim July 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    I remember those hit tunes by these artist…need to see them live at the zoo venue….please!

  2. Mike July 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    I would love to see Adam Ant in concert. I have been a fan of his and a lover of Ant Music since the 80s. Please set me up with tickets PDXPIPELINE.

  3. Shane Dickson July 4, 2018 at 1:56 am #

    This would be a perfect night out, should be some quality music from these great artists!!

  4. Molli Taylor July 4, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    i adore adam ant and i just LOVE the zoo concerts!

  5. Zac Swigart July 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    Always wanted to see them

  6. Michael July 5, 2018 at 12:53 am #

    I want to go to this concert so bad. I have been a fan of Adam Ant’s since I saw the video for “Desperate But Not Serious” back in the day on MTV. Hope I win these tickets.

  7. Drew July 5, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    Loved him on the Marie Antoinette soundtrack!

  8. Tina July 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm #


  9. Ron Stibal July 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    Now this is a blast from the past. Would love to break out my New Wave “goody two (dancing) shoes”, put on my “Gotta Be a Sin” eye-liner and grab a ” Friend or Foe” to go to this show. Looking like a “Cool Zombie” Hope I don’t have “Car Trouble”….What a ” Beautiful Dream”

  10. Layla W July 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    This is definitely a bucket list show for me. Adam has meant a lot to me since I was in my young teens and needed an outlet for my creativity. Dressing like a New Romantic was so glamourous and fun. Later, when he was dealing with his mental health issues, his openness about it connected with me so much. Anyways, it would mean a great deal to me to be able to see him in person finally after 30+ years of being a fan!

  11. Will July 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    XTC v Adam Ant; content v form.

  12. Amy Ware July 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    I actually sat across the aisle from him on a flight many, many years ago and he was such a nice man. This was pre-cell phone days so no selfie :) I would love to revisit that in my mind while actually hearing him sing live!

  13. Josh July 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    Would love to see this show!!

  14. Heather Chandler July 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    Would love to take my kids to see this!

  15. Cathy July 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    I would love to take my daughter to this concert! She is a huge Fixx fan! Thank you.

  16. Martin Anderson July 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    Let me relive the 80’s

  17. Erin July 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    I’d love to see Adam Ant and The Fixx!! Talk about a cool double bill! I never got a chance to see either in the 80’s, but both would be twice as nice.

  18. Dannica Fetters July 5, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    This would be amazing! I’d love to go!

  19. Paula July 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    I saw Adam Ant at the then named. Civic Auditorium, back in the day. One of my first concerts.

  20. Sara Almeida July 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

    Would absolutely adore seeing The Kings of the Wild Frontier at the wild frontier of the zoo!

  21. Joseph July 5, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Friend or Foe was the first record purchased with my own money. The rest came via gift exchange at my eleventh birthday. Please send me and I guarantee White Sox!

  22. Melody R Frye July 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    I LOVE both if these acts. I loved the 80’s and these guys were a huge part if that.

  23. Jill July 6, 2018 at 3:58 am #

    Pick me!!!!

  24. Dorothy Placencio July 6, 2018 at 7:34 am #

    I would love to see this show! Please pick me!!!

  25. Viola Rose July 6, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    ant people unite!!!

  26. Aleks July 6, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    Sounds fun I’m in!

  27. Dawn Crooks July 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    Super fun times to be had at this show, for sure. I would love to go!

  28. Eric July 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    Goody two tickets!

  29. Randy Woehl July 7, 2018 at 12:28 am #

    A walk down memory lane for me and my youthful times in the 80’s Love them!

  30. Mar c July 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    Blast from the past! I would love to see them play!

  31. Tanya July 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Would live to see Adam Ant & winning tickets would make that happen! My childhood crush in concert.

  32. Cory July 8, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    If I strip for you, will u strip for me?

  33. Olivia July 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    Pick me!!! Pretty please

  34. sara July 8, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    yes please

  35. Bogdan July 9, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    A great chance to attend the zoo!

  36. Cathy July 10, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    What a great show!

  37. Dannette Cara July 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    This would be a great chance to re-live my youth. I loved so many songs by both bands in the 80’s. Really hoping I win these tickets!!! Thank you!

  38. sandie M July 10, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    WOW, this would be an amazing show to see!

  39. Lisa Waters July 10, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    I’d love to win because I don’t drink/don’t smoke, what do I do?

  40. Joe Nguyen July 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    80’s was a wonderful era, would be super fun to go listen to Adam Ant

  41. Jamie July 10, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  42. Shasha Andrews July 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    I am totally in love with this lineup!! Adam Ant & The Fixx!!! I’m in middle school all over again, but this time- NO BULLIES!! I’ll be free to dance the way I wanted to back then, and then add all the animals!! YAAAAASSSSSSS!!!!! I’m so there!
    Please & thank you!!!

  43. Emily Zarr Herrera July 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    OMG I love him. Great Band

  44. Luis Herrera July 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    Met him once, great guy, great band

  45. Dave G. July 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    I need me a Fixx of Adam Ant!

  46. john thomas July 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    sounds fun

  47. Mark July 10, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

    This is one band my wife would go and see with me. Plus it’s the Zoo.
    Would love to see some animals too.

  48. Tristina Furgison July 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    Yes. YES! Please.. yes!!

  49. Peter Hope July 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

    I just saw Ant-man so you have to let me see Adam Ant to round off a gigANTically entertaining month. Signed: Goody 2-shoes.

  50. Melody R Frye July 10, 2018 at 11:35 pm #

    I love both of these bands and so miss the 80’s.

  51. Rachael July 11, 2018 at 1:26 am #

    Love them and would enjoy the chance to see their show.

  52. Jaclyn July 11, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    Oh my goodness! I’ve never been to a zoo concert, but I would love to see him! Thanks for your consideration!

  53. Sallee R Kallenbach July 11, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    We used to laugh at Adam Ant back in the 80s, but he survived our taunts and is making his comeback by playing at the Portland Zoo! Would love to attend this event for old time’s sake.

  54. Teresa July 11, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I would love to have a picnic at the zoo with this Ant!! Crossing my fingers

  55. William Dollarhide July 12, 2018 at 1:44 am #

    Would love to go and take my son!!

  56. Randy Fix July 13, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

    My last name is fix

  57. panda July 16, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    stand & deliver!

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