Billy Idol has announced a return to the UK with a Manchester gig set for the O2 Apollo, opening his European tour.
The Live! 2018 includes three UK gigs before performances in Europe.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”
Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
Idol returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
Where and when does Billy Idol perform in Manchester?
Billy Idol’s Manchester gig takes place at the O2 Apollo on 20 June 2018, opening his European run of dates. So far he has announced three UK gigs:
20 June – Manchester, O2 Apollo
21 June – Birminghan, O2 Apollo
23 June – London, O2 Academy Brixton
When do tickets for Billy Idol at Manchester’s O2 Apollo go on sale?
Tickets for Billy Idol’s Manchester gig at the O2 Apollo go on sale at 10am on 15 December. A presale for BillyIdol.net subscribers opens today.