Thursday, May 25, 2017

Billy Idol extends Las Vegas residency

Billy Idol has extended his Las Vegas residency with a new series of dates this fall.

After wrapping up a spring run at the House Of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino two weeks ago, Idol has announced nine more shows in October.

“Billy Idol: Forever!” sees the rocker deliver tunes from throughout his career, including tracks from seminal British punk band Generation X and his solo hits.

Tickets for the October residency are on sale now.

Idol’s latest album is 2014’s “Kings & Queens Of The Underground.”

That same year, he published his self-written memoir, “Dancing With Myself.”

While promoting the book, Idol recalled the 70s punk scene and the inspiration provided by New York musicians during an interview at the 2014 CBGB Music & Film Fest.

“When I first saw The Sex Pistols, they were doing a Tuesday night residency some place with hardly anyone there!”, Idol told host Timothy Sommer. “They were doing mostly covers then, mostly The Who songs or Small Faces, and Johnny would take the lyrics and instead of singing ‘I want you to know that I love you baby’ he’d sing ‘I want you to know that I hate you baby’. And I think it just revolutionized how songs could be presented, and how you could make negativity positive, it was fantastic.

“We had really been into Velvet Underground and The New York Dolls, who were influencing artists like David Bowie and then Iggy & The Stooges and MC5,” he continued. “So I knew about all that. By the late ’70s we would hear and see The Ramones, Blondie, and The Talking Heads at CBGB. We loved what was going on in New York. That’s why we wanted to get into punk rock because we knew very much it was all being inspired by what was going on in New York.

"New York was not only the mecca of punk and music, but living in England, you knew this is where so much great music had come from.”

Billy Idol: Forever
House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
2017 dates

October: 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21

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