«I definitely took punk with me wherever I've gone. That was the whole idea really. I wanted to transform my music, but I didn't want to ever lose sight of that punk rock attitude. Whether we turned to hard rock or disco or whatever the hell else we did over the years, that helped give the music a spirit it would not have had if I hadn't come out of the punk movement!» - Billy IDOL
Billy sounds better than ever and has incredible energy and charisma. The band are phenomenal too, especially Steve Stevens on guitar. The concert was filmed in high definition so this blu-ray should look and sound superb. Originally filmed for the US television series Sound Stage and broadcast in July 2009, this 70-minute, 12-song DVD showcases Billy Idol in concert at the Congress Theater in Chicago, IL. At 54 years of age, Idol is arguably in the best shape of his career. Not an ounce of fat can be found on his chiselled, sweat-soaked body. Alongside his partner in crime, guitarist Steve Stevens, drummer Brian Tichy (Pride & Glory, Gilby Clarke) keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Alice Cooper, Dream Theater) and bassist Stephen McGrath, Idol truly is one of a kind. He introduces `Rebel Yell' as "The New American National Anthem." Despite the fact that `Dancing With Myself' and `Flesh For Fantasy' are `80s staples, Idol has his band jam on them in a free-flow format that makes them seem fresh as the morning dew.
NORTH AMERICAN DATES SUMMER 2010
Thu 8/5 Tulalip, WA: Tulalip Amphitheatre
Sat 8/7 Roseburg, OR: Douglas County Fair
Sun 8/8 Reno, NV: Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Wed 8/11 Temecula, CA: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Fri 8/13 Temecula, CA: Pechanga Resort & Casino
Sat 8/14 Hollywood, CA: The Hollywood Palladium
Mon 8/16 Saratoga, CA: The Mountain Winery
Tue 8/17 San Francisco, CA: Fillmore
Thu 8/19 Santa Ynez, CA: Chumash Casino
Fri 8/20 Rancho Mirage, CA: Agua Caliente Casino
Sat 8/21 Las Vegas, NV: The Pearl at the Palms
Tue 8/24 Dallas, TX: Palladium Ballroom
Wed 8/25 Houston, TX: House of Blues
Fri 8/27 Biloxi, MS: Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
Sat 8/28 Robinsonville, MS: Harrah's Tunica
Sun 8/29 Atlanta, GA: Chastain Park Amphitheater
Wed 9/1 Portsmouth, VA: nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Fri 9/3 Kettering, OH: Fraze Pavilion
Sat 9/4 Mt. Pleasant, MI: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sun 9/5 Rockford, IL: On the Waterfront
Wed 9/8 Chicago, IL: Riviera Theatre
Thu 9/9 Windsor, ON: Caesar's Windsor
Sat 9/11 Rama, ON: Casino Rama
Sun 9/12 Montreal, QC: Metropolis
Tue 9/14 Boston, MA: House of Blues
Wed 9/15 New York, NY: Hammerstein
Fri 9/17 Atlantic City, NJ: House of Blues
Sat 9/18 Gaitherburg, MD: HFSestival
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