Billy Idol Plays Manchester
Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol Plays Manchester

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 23, 2014

in Live,News

Billy Idol is coming close to the end of his U.K. and European tour supporting his new album Kings and Queens of the Underground and, after a few U.S. radio station holiday concerts, will start the regular U.S. leg of his tour starting on January 15.

Billy thanked his fans in Europe for their support of the tour this week on his website:

The UK/EURO tour is roaring to a close with only a few gigs left in the present leg. It’s been great playing both the old and new songs which you seem to be really enjoying, singing along to the new songs as well as old. That is great for us as we put a lot of work into the new album and are getting a good response from you with the new stuff!

We will be leaving Europe soon for some dates in the US, Holiday Radio shows in December and the USA tour starting at the end of January ’15…. it’s all very exciting!

I’m glad you have enjoyed my book ‘Dancing With Myself’ and it’s been great signing them over the barrier at some of the shows and at the acoustic/book reading show in Cologne.

The winter weather in Europe hasn’t dampened yours or our spirit which is great and the good news is we will be back to play more dates in Europe, probably next Summer!

Onward we go….. USA dates in late Jan/Feb … Australia in March ’15,

See YA!

Love BFI

While Idol changes things up slightly from night-to-night, the Manchester set list is representative of a typical show. Five of the sixteen songs are from the new album, Kings and Queens of the Underground while he dips back to his days with the group Generation X for two songs late in the set. The rest was hits and album cuts from his catalog between 1981 and 1990.

Billy Idol setlist

Main Set
Postcards from the Past (from Kings and Queens of the Underground, 2014)
Cradle of Love (from Charmed Life, 1990)
Can’t Break Me Down (from Kings and Queens of the Underground, 2014)
Dancing With Myself (from Don’t Stop EP, 1981)
Flesh for Fantasy (from Rebel Yell, 1983)
Save Me Now (from Kings and Queens of the Underground, 2014)
Whiskey and Pills (from Kings and Queens of the Underground, 2014)
Sweet Sixteen (from Whiplash Smile, 1986)
Kings and Queens of the Underground (from Kings and Queens of the Underground, 2014)
Eyes Without a Face (from Rebel Yell, 1983)
L.A. Woman (from Charmed Life, 1990)
Guitar Solo
King Rocker (from Generation X’s Valley of the Dolls, 1979)
Ready Steady Go (from Generation X’s Generation X, 1978)
Rebel Yell (from Rebel Yell, 1983)

Encore
White Wedding (from Billy Idol, 1982)
Mony Mony (from Don’t Stop EP, 1981)

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