Adam Ant cancels concerts following death of guitarist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 January 2017
Adam Ant

Adam Ant

Adam Ant has cancelled several shows following the death of his guitarist and musical director Tom Edwards who passed away at the age of 41 from suspected heart failure

Adam Ant has cancelled several concerts following the death of his guitarist.

The 'Prince Charming' singer's bandmate Tom Edwards, who also acted as his musical director, passed away at the age of 41 on Wednesday night (25.01.17) from suspected heart failure.

Following the tragic news, Ant, 62, postponed his planned shows at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia on Thursday (26.01.17) and the Danforth Music Hall in New York on Friday (27.01.17) as a mark of respect to his late friend.

A post on the official Adam Ant Facebook page read: "January 26, 2017 ... Tom Edwards, 41, guitarist and MD for Adam Ant, passed away yesterday from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ.

"Tom was on tour with the band as part of the North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour that began two nights ago in Washington DC. He was found unresponsive then rushed to the hospital where he passed away yesterday in the late afternoon. An autopsy is pending. No further details are known at this time.

"Tom was an esteemed guitarist throughout his career and had played with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens and Spiderbites.

"On behalf of Adam and his band, we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time, Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.

"In order to pay respects to their honored bandmate, Adam and his band have postponed their upcoming concerts at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia (January 26) and Webster Hall in New York City (January 27), but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29). (sic)"

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