Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland's rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to "How you doin' tonight, Cleveland?" Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal.
- $17 for one ticket to see Adam Ant (up to a $40.25 value)
- When: Saturday, August 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Birth name: Stuart Leslie Goddard
- The name "Adam Ant" came from: the biblical first man and the tough insect
- Adam Ant is known for: being a Grammy-nominated new-wave icon; performing as the lead singer of Adam and the Ants and as a solo artist; his wild taste in face paint, rings, pirate jackets, and hair ribbons
- What Esquire said about him: "The last truly magnificent pop star that Britain ever produced"
- Latest recording: the upbeat, irreverent quasi-concept album Adam Ant is the BlueBlack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter
- Who is the BlueBlack Hussar?: the persona associated with Adam Ant's 1980 album Kings of the Wild Frontier
- "Marrying the gunner's daughter": old-timey naval slang for being flogged while tied to a ship's cannon, with no mention of eating wedding cake
- What to expect during the concert: classics including "Goody Two Shoes", "Prince Charming", and "Stand and Deliver", along with deep cuts and tracks from the new album
Turner Hall Ballroom
Although Turner Hall Ballroom has built a reputation as an esteemed music venue, it was created for a different artistic medium. It opened in 1882 as a gallery for panoramic painters, who were part of the German art scene that flourished in Milwaukee at the time. The artists may be gone now, but their spirit lives on in the ballroom's raw, bohemian aesthetic—weathered hardwood floors support brick columns that lead up to a ceiling covered with murals. This preserved rusticity, along with the building's rich history and stockpile of mummies in the basement, has earned the venue designations of National Landmark, Historical Landmark, and a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
Turner Hall Ballroom
1040 N 4th St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203