"Life gave me a golden key when I fell in love with rock 'n' roll (thanks to the music in my Irish mum's blood), and a whole new world opened up to me. With this world came every opportunity, and every temptation under the sun; around-the-clock excess." - Billy Idol 2014
The original punk pioneer BILLY IDOL with his spiky platinum blonde hair is coming to New Zealand in April next year.
Idol and his band, including long-time collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, will launch a European tour in November, the first of several legs of a world tour that will continue to Australia and New Zealand.
Robert Taylor interviews Billy Idol ahead of his NZ shows. Listen here.
Wed 1 Apr - Auckland - Vector Arena - Ticketmaster.co.nz
Thu 2nd Apr - Wellington - TSB Bank Arena - Ticketek.co.nz
Sat 4th Apr - Christchurch - Horncastle Arena - Ticketek.co.nz
Head to frontiertouring.com
for more details.
Performance Schedule for Auckland
6.30pm - Doors Open
(6.00pm - VIP Doors Open)
7.30pm - The Angels
8.35pm - Cheap Trick
10.05pm - Billy Idol
William Michael Albert Broad, aka Billy Idol, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. After emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement fronting Generation X from 1976-1981, Idol moved to the US forging a crucial musical partnership with guitar genius Steve Stevens. Taking his sneering punk persona into the mainstream, he created some of rock's most enduring anthems including 'White Wedding', 'Dancing With Myself', 'Flesh For Fantasy', 'Hot In the City', 'Eyes Without A Face' and 'Rebel Yell'. Idol's style, music and attitude have transcended time and trend.
To celebrate Idol's tour, promoters Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment have put their heads together to come up with a cracking tour line-up announcing that Cheap Trick and The Angels will be joining the tour to New Zealand.
Since CHEAP TRICK burst out of Rockford, Illinois in the late 70's, their irresistible blend of pop, punk and metal has resulted in classics like 'I Want You To Want Me', 'Surrender', 'Dream Police', 'If You Want My Love' and the long-running #1 chart-topper 'The Flame'. Along the way they've notched up more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sales, appearances on 30 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards. They have been cited as an inspiration for countless bands including Green Day, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Urge Overkill.
THE ANGELS have celebrated their 40th anniversary with the May release of two commemorative career-spanning albums; 'The Angels Volume 1 - 40 Greatest STUDIO Hits' and 'The Angels Volume 2 - 40 Greatest LIVE Hits' (out through Liberation) backed up with a predominantly sold-out tour stretching from May through August. Since joining in 2011, frontman Dave Gleeson has totally re-energised the band, prompting two albums of new material 'Take It To The Streets' (2012 - their first studio album in 14 years) and 'Talk The Talk' (2014) and a renewed love of touring resulting in constant sold out shows around the country.
See Billy Idol, Cheap Trick and The Angels live in concert.