Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Billy Idol postpones North American tour start due to illness

Billy Idol has postponed the start of his North American tour due to illness.

Idol has postponed the run’s first two shows - in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 21 and in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22 – after suffering a chest infection and is on doctor's orders to recover for a few days before hitting the stage again.

“I’m really disappointed to be missing everyone this week in the Big Easy and Atlanta,” he says. “I was excited for these gigs but want to make sure I can give you the full on Idol rock show you deserve. Thank you for understanding while I get over this bug. We’ll be back later this year!”

All other shows on the tour, beginning at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia (Upper Darby), PA on January 24, will go on as planned.

Fans with tickets to the New Orleans, LA and Atlanta, GA shows should hold on to their tickets until information about the rescheduled dates becomes available in the near future.

Idol is hitting the road in support of his latest album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground.”

The rocker recently performed as part of the pre-game festivities at the 2015 NHL Winter Classic in Washington, D.C. on New Year’s Day.

See also:

VIDEO: Billy Idol performs at NHL Winter Classic in Washington
Billy Idol to perform at NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day
VIDEO: Billy Idol previews Guitar Center Sessions appearance
VIDEO: Billy Idol performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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