The Adicts

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Past concerts

Punk & Disorderly 2022 Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus Punk & Disorderly 2022
Punk & Disorderly Festival: Cock Sparrer + The Adicts + more Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus Punk & Disorderly Festival: Cock Sparrer + The Adicts + more
Pol'and'Rock Festival 2019 Kostrzyn, Kostrzyn nad Odrą Pol'and'Rock Festival 2019
The Adicts Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz, Staré koupelny – BrickHouse The Adicts
The Adicts + support Praha 5, MeetFactory The Adicts + support
The Adicts Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt The Adicts


The Adicts  Viva La Revolustion  The Adicts – Viva La Revolustion 5:35 168 ×
The Adicts  Steamroller  The Adicts – Steamroller 1:54 67 ×
The Adicts  Give It To Me Baby  The Adicts – Give It To Me Baby 4:26 52 ×
The Adicts  I Am Yours  The Adicts – I Am Yours 2:50 32 ×
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About The Adicts

The Adicts are a British punk band from Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Being one of the most popular punk rock bands in the 1980s, they were often in the indie charts during that decade.

The Adicts originated as Afterbirth & the Pinz in late 1975. They soon changed their name to the Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange “droog” image, which along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them apart from other punk bands. In the 1980s, they temporarily changed their name to Fun Adicts (for a children’s TV appearance) and then ADX (after signing to a major label).

Their music has catchy melodies and lyrics, and often features extra instruments and sound clips, such as carousel music in How Sad, violin played by Derick Cook in Joker in the Pack, and gongs and keyboard percussion by Anthony Boyd in Chinese Takeaway.

The musicians wear all-white clothing with black boots and black bowler hats. The band’s visual look is complemented by their stage shows, involving items such as streamers, confetti, playing cards, beach balls, joker hats, toy instruments, bubbles and glitter.

Still an active and popular live act, the Adicts appeared at the 2012 Punk Rock Bowling music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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