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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111 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.

    • Joey July 26, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

      Underrated comment. :D

  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!

  58. Danny July 17, 2018 at 5:06 am #

    awesome artist and an awesome place to visit

  59. Karl jacobson July 17, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Yes ! Please and thank you

  60. sandra tate July 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    80s fun, what could be better!!!

  61. Trisha Shozuya July 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I have always wanted to see him in concert and could never afford the tickets! Hopefully my luck will win these tickets!❤

  62. Dorena July 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Adam Ant is one of my favorite artists but I have never seen him in concert. I would love to see him at the zoo. I love the 80’s.

  63. Justine July 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    What fun this would be for my friend and I!!

  64. Andrea July 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    I would LOVE this show!!!!!

  65. Andrea July 17, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    Ive always wanted to see the FIXX

  66. Kristen M July 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    Ooooh! This would be amazing! I would love to go

  67. Michelle m July 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

    My biggest crush in my high school days was on Adam Ant. Thats when i discovered that i did indeed have a hormone monster. One thing leads to another with all that swervin and pervin. Yum. 2 tix please. I’ll have to get myself backstage.;-)

  68. Melody R Frye July 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    These bands are Awesome and it would be so much fun to see them.

  69. marco July 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    I was the oldest fan in the Paramount when they played in 1981.

    If I see them now, I still will be.

  70. Melissa July 17, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

    Ready to party!

  71. Sarah Folsom July 18, 2018 at 1:39 am #

    Party time.yes

  72. Jenny July 18, 2018 at 12:58 pm #


  73. Sam July 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    No word of a lie my history teacher in high school was Rose Hardy, the wife of Thomas Hardy A.K.A Leicester Square, Adam Ant’s first guitarist. It would be just incredible to see Adam Ant live after hearing all of the stories from back in the day!

  74. Alexis Patterson July 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

    I still get giggly and excited whenever I listen to “strip” by Adam Ant. He was a true fashion maven, I’d love to be able to see him live and swoon like a school girl.

  75. Maria Rodriguez July 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    This would be a lot of fun for a date night.

  76. tishree hohl July 19, 2018 at 6:38 am #

    Awesome pairing! Adam for me and the Fixx for my husband!

  77. Shari July 19, 2018 at 9:01 am #

    Me, Me! A fan since middle school. Saw him in concert and at 16 I happened to be walking behind him on a NY street. He was nice enough to stop and pose for a picture with me. Still have that picture of one exuberant kid and her music idol.

  78. Ashley Futch July 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

    All the New Wave!!!!

  79. Paula Seid July 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    Adam at the Oregon Zoo!

    Nothing short of fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Debbie July 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    This would be soo awesome!

  81. TinaB July 20, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Pick this “goody two-shoes”

  82. Frank Byers July 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Good stuff!

  83. Deena July 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

    Adam Ant oh yes take me back to the 80’s

  84. Jayne July 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Would love for my friend Kari and I to win these tickets we still have our Adam Aunt albums some on cassette tape:) it would be a great girls night out:)

  85. Kim July 23, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    We would love to go!

  86. seri July 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    loved adam ant since i heard a snippet of their music in the ant-man and the wasp trailer! would love to hear it in person!

  87. Anne July 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    ready for Stand and Deliver!

  88. Anabel Ramirez July 24, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Adam puts on the best shows. I need to dance it up.

  89. tina schiebelhut July 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Those were the days..Would be great to go!

  90. Wes July 24, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    Yes, please!

  91. jamey billig July 24, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Wow! That takes me back. I’d love to go!

  92. Brittany July 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    My dad would be proud if I won these tickets ;)

  93. Jessika July 24, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

    My boyfriend would love these tix for his Birthday! We hve not had the opportunity to visit the zoo together and this music would be the ultimate combo! Please consider us!

  94. Ric July 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

    So cool, I’d love to go!

  95. Dannica July 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    this would be awesome!

  96. Gary July 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen Adam Ant, please choose me and let’s make it happen!

  97. david July 24, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    it’s been too long between zoo concerts and never for adam ant, so let’s cure these two wrongs with two rights: two tickets!

  98. Christie July 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    Bucket list show!!

  99. kathy wilson July 25, 2018 at 8:25 am #


  100. Tishree July 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    My daughter loves the 80’s! I’d love to take her.

  101. Carolyn July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    Please stand and deliver those tix to me :)

  102. Cris July 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear “Ant Music” love this band from the 80’s! Thanks

  103. Aaron Cullen July 26, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

    Pick me!

  104. Ken July 26, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    This would be righteous awesome!!!

  105. Maureen A. July 27, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    I still have a dress from the 80’s that I would wear to this show! Please pick me!

  106. Cris July 27, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    This would be an amazing show!

  107. Victoriagalanti July 29, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Way back when I liked a guy who loved Adam Ant . I ended up adoring the band . And him… We reconnected 30 years later and he sends me Adam ant videos all the time during the day . We My kids live right there and me and my kids are always at the zoo. I told them my Adam ant stories when I hear he was playing . I was not able to get tickets . My love and best friend had a heart attack and died but can back to life just last week and it’s my 50th birthday. I would love to win these tix . I have been really stressed out and it would be wonderful

  108. Criselda July 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    Hoping to win, favorite 80’s band.

  109. Danny G July 30, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    awesome musician

  110. Rachael July 31, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    I want to go so very much!!!!!

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