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An Evening with Billy Idol at the RockBar Theater

18 December 2014 No Comment

Billy Idol
12-11-2014 @ RockBar Theater
San Jose, California
Photos: Jeff Longo

Billy Idol performed at the sold out RockBar Theater in San Jose as part of a handful of west coast gigs as he prepares to kick off his North American tour in January. In association with 107.7 the Bone and KFOG this semi-private event was long sold out and the biggest act to play the newly opened RockBar Theater. Unfortunately most were unable to attend as the epicenter of the “storm of the century” dubbed Hellastorm locally, battered the Bay throughout the afternoon and evening. The Bone’s morning DJ Lamont and Tonelli kicked off the one act evening announcing attendance at around 200, well below the published capacity of about 1,200 or so.

Update 12/19/2014: We heard from the promoters and apparently the the number of tickets available was capped at 200. This was by design and was arranged by the band and promoters for a more intimate gathering. The Hellastorm did not keep hundreds of fan from attending as reported above.

For all things Billy Idol including North American Tour dates – www.billyidol.net

2015 is a big year for Billy. He is currently celebrating his 30th anniversary and just completed a full European tour supporting his first album in nearly a decade, The Kings and Queens of the Underground along with his self penned autobiography, “Dancing with Myself”, both released in October. A full North American tour kicks off in January, with west coasts dates in February. Billy is also confirmed to appear at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including HellFest, Download, and the Isle of Wight festival in the coming summer.

With a “whiplash smile” and his trademark sneer Billy and long time collaborator/guitarist Steve Stevens ripped through a 10 song set that was all business and the crowd ate it up. Featuring most of the A hits and all of the B hits, along with new cuts “Can’t Break Me Down” and “Save Me Now”. For a man approaching 60 who has done as many drugs, women, and miles on the road, Billy looked damned good and his voice sounded strong, I highly recommend you check out the new album “Kings and Queens of the Underground” and catch the full Billy Idol experience on the new tour.

Dancing with Myself
Can’t Break Me Down
Flesh For Fantasy
Save Me Now
Sweet Sixteen
Eyes Without a Face
Ready Steady Go
Rebel Yell
White Wedding
Mony Mony


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