Billy Idol

From19 July 2019to20 October 2019

Billy Idol

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Born in Middlesex, UK, Billy Idol was a child of punk, first fronting the band Generation X before becoming a worldwide, MTV-generation star in the 80s.

After packing in the English degree he was working towards at Sussex University, in 1976 Billy joined up with The Bromley Contingent, a group of Sex Pistols fans who went on to have an impact of their own after it formed Siouxsie and the Banshees and Generation X.

Billy became the lead singer of Generation X and made no attempt to hide the fact that they were going to do things a bit differently from other punk acts. Whilst peers such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols wrote off the 60s pop of acts like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Generation X embraced it as their primary influence. This pop influence allowed them to become the first punk act to be featured on Top of The Pops and the band released 3 albums before disbanding.

This freed up Billy to pack his bags, head to New York City and pursue a solo career. Fusing his punk image with a hint of glam, Billy soon began to pump out the hits with songs like ‘White Wedding’ becoming an MTV staple. Billy unintentionally found himself becoming a part of the ‘Second British Invasion of the United States’, a period where numerous British acts found great success overseas fueled by the relatively new platform of MTV.

Friday 19 July 2019
Billy Idol
California Mid-State Fairgrounds, Paso Robles, CA, US

Saturday 20 July 2019
Billy Idol
Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys, CA, US

Thursday 01 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH, US

Saturday 03 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT, US

Sunday 04 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, US

Tuesday 06 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse, NY, US

Wednesday 07 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, US

Friday 09 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY, US

Saturday 10 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, US

Monday 12 August 2019
Billy Idol
with Bryan Adams
Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, US

Friday 30 August 2019
Billy Idol
Puyallup Fair & Events Centre, Puyallup, WA, US

Saturday 31 August 2019
Billy Idol
PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Friday 04 October 2019
Billy Idol
Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US

Saturday 05 October 2019
Billy Idol
Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 presented by SiriusXM 2019
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US

Wednesday 09 October 2019
Billy Idol
Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 presented by SiriusXM 2019
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US

Friday 11 October 2019
Billy Idol
Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 presented by SiriusXM 2019
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US

Saturday 12 October 2019
Billy Idol
Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 presented by SiriusXM 2019
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US

Thursday 17 October 2019
Billy Idol
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico

Friday 18 October 2019 – Saturday 19 October 2019
Billy Idol
Tecate Coordenada 2019
Explanada Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico

Sunday 20 October 2019
Billy Idol
Showcenter Complex, San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

With the release of his next album ‘Rebel Yell’, Billy’s transformation into an international superstar was complete. Today he still plays sold-out arenas globally and is a testament to what a young punk from Middlesex can achieve.

 

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