LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2017) The Who’s Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of four special performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe. Townshend conceptualized an experience unlike any other by blending The Who’s timeless album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. The London world premiere at Royal Albert Hall electrified audiences and will now be replicated in Lenox, MA, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA only! The extraordinary musical journey kicks off September 2 in Lenox with the Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The New York and Los Angeles performances will be led by conductor Robert Ziegler, and the LA show on September 16 will support Teen Cancer America with a portion of proceeds going to the charity.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing Classic Quadrophenia stateside through the month of September,” Townshend said. “Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike. I couldn’t be more excited to see it continue in the U.S.”
The Who’s historic rock opera Quadrophenia was originally released as an extensive double album in 1973 and has stood the test of time as a conceptual work honoring the Mod movement. The album, later turned into a feature film and theatrical production, follows an angst-ridden young man in London who creates a new life for himself as a member of the Mods.
Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the Classic Quadrophenia tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. local time until Monday, June 12 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit citiprivatepass.com. Tickets are available to the general public on Tuesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. local time.
Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia:
Sat, September 02 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
Sat, September 09 – New York, NY – Metropolitan Opera House
Sun, September 10 – New York, NY – Metropolitan Opera House
Sat, September 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Las Vegas (April 7, 2016) – Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and the band will continue their Billy Idol: Forever residency at the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with additional dates just announced for October! May dates are on sale now and ticket and VIP Meet & Greet presale for the October dates begins Tuesday, April 18 at 10am PT! Visit the tour page for presale and ticketing info.
Billy Idol: Forever features material from throughout Idol’s career, from his daysSee More›
Las Vegas (October 18, 2016) – Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and the band will continue their Billy Idol: Forever residency at the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in 2017!
Billy Idol: Forever features material from throughout Idol’s career, from his daysSee More›
BILLY IDOL BRINGS AN UNBRIDLED ENERGY TO HIS HOUSE OF BLUES RESIDENCY
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Weekly (Photo: John Salangsang/Invision/AP):
Even during a phone conversation, you feel Billy Idol is pumping that leather-clad right fist. More, more, more.
He’s not to be stopped, the 60-year-old rock star who unleashed a string of hits in the early and mid-1980s that still stand today. Idol effectively name-checks a few of those classics later in the conversation to promote his upcoming House of Blues residency. He sweeps onto the Strip this week with his production, titled Billy Idol: Forever, and it’s reportedly doing brisk sales. He’s back in May, and this week even more shows were added for August, September and October. Some highlights of our chat:
I saw you in 1982 in Chico, California, at Acker Gymnasium at Chico State University. The next time I saw you was in 2010 at the Pearl at the Palms, 28 years later, and you’d lost none of your energy. How have you been able to keep up your exuberance throughout your career?
I think it has a lot to do with the music, and the intent behind the music. Coming from punk rock, there is a
WITH A ‘REBEL YELL,’ BILLY IDOL FIST-PUMPS HIS WAY INTO LAS VEGAS
By Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas Magazine, March 11, 2016:
The Billy Idol: Forever series of shows at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues isn’t just the latest rock star residency in Vegas. It’s also the final chapter of Billy Idol’s most ambitious tour since his ’80s heyday, with guitarist Steve Stevens on board playing Sundance Kid to his Butch Cassidy. The prince of ’80s post-punk has been on the road since the October 2014 release of King & Queens of the Underground, his audio companion to autobiography Dancing with Myself, and judging from a high-profile appearance in February’s iHeart80s Party in the Forum in L.A., the adulation received on tour is only making him stronger.
The fact that Idol soldiers on at all—let alone while sporting a six-pack that enables him to perform shirtless at age 60—testifies to his status as a true rock ’n’ roll survivor. Idol was part of the original pack of Sex Pistols followers and one of many fans that started a band. Generation X outlived the initial blast of British punk, with spiky-haired Idol going against the grain by demonstratingSee More›
Billy Idol has announced additional dates to his BILLY IDOL: FOREVER engagement at the intimate House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Previously announced dates in March and May are on sale now and additional dates beginning August 31 and playing in September and October will go on sale this week.
Featuring material from throughout Idol’s career, from his days fronting the seminal British punk band Generation X to his hits the world has come to know and love, BILLY IDOL: FOREVER will transport fans on a wild ride of punk, rock & pop, capturing the IDOL spirit three decades in the making.
BILLY IDOL: FOREVER will feature longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of Idol’s band at the top of their game, performing songs from throughout Idol’s extensive catalog.
Tickets for show dates in August, September and October go on sale March 11 at 10am PT with a special presale for Billy Idol fans onSee More›
Las Vegas (November 9, 2015) – Billy Idol will take the stage of the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for his first-ever multi-date residency, Billy Idol: Forever.
Billy Idol: Forever will feature Idol, his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, and the rest of Idol’s band at the top ofSee More›
Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and the band begin a summer tour overseas on June 11 with dates in the UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Italy and Croatia. Festival appearances during the tour will include Isle of Wight Festival, Download Festival, Hellfest, Rock The Ring and more. The London Souls will be the special guest for select dates. Visit the tour dates page for details and ticketing info.See More›
Billy Idol will be appearing at both 3 day weekends of this year’s Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, TX. The multi-weekend ACL Fest dates are October 2 and October 9. 3 day passes on sale May 5 at 10am CT. Single day passes on sale later this summer. For theSee More›
House of Blues New Orleans is very excited to announce Billy Idol’s postponed January 21st concert has been rescheduled on September 28th, 2015 at 8pm.
Says Billy: “I’m thrilled to be coming back to rock New Orleans in September with Steve Stevens and the rest of the band! Thanks to all my fans in the Big Easy for your patience. This is going to be a fun one!”
All valid tickets for the January 21st date will be honored at the door on the rescheduled date.
A very limited amount of tickets and VIP Meet-n-Greet ticket packages for the rescheduled show on September 28th will be released for purchase TODAY (April 2) at 12 Noon on LiveNation.com, HouseofBlues.com, and Ticketmaster.com.
For more information, please call House of Blues Box Office at (504) 310-4999.
Review: Billy Idol – March 24, 2015, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Harry Williams, thedwarf.com.au
“A lengthy atmospheric instrumental intro and then suddenly he [Billy Idol] runs out of the darkness and onto one of three risers and there he is, bouncing around. The spritely punk is back, as youthful, buffed and boisterous as ever. Resplendent in trademark leathers, with his attitude, ego, sneer and trademark yelps at the ready…See More›
European summer festival and individual tour dates have been announced for shows in the UK, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, France and Italy, including some of the larger European festivals such as Download Festival, Hellfest, Rock The Ring and Isle of Wight Festival. More European dates will be announced soon so be sure to also follow Billy Idol on Facebook and Twitter for updates!See More›
We regret to announce that the first two shows of Billy’s North American tour, in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 21 and in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22, will be postponed. Billy is unfortunately suffering from a pesky 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. 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!” – Billy
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.
Billy Idol is scheduled to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival in Newport, Isle of Wight in the UK on June 11, 2015!
The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place every year on the Isle of Wight in England. It was originally a counterculture eventSee More›
Billy Idol’s Fall European Tour kicked off last night at O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK and saw the live debut of tracks from the album Kings & Queens of the Underground. The tour resumes on Friday, November 7 in Dublin, Ireland with dates running throughSee More›
Billy Idol is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.
The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and ‘A Day On The Green’ winery events in March and April 2015. All shows featureSee More›