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Billy Idol announces 2010 tour dates

by Andrew Frisicano

Billy Idol band 2010
Billy Idol

Billy Idol will be taking on a fairly massive world tour this summer and into the fall. He goes across Russia and Europe in June and July before playing North America shows in August and September. Billy will be at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, September 15th. Tickets are on sale.

Two days later (9/17) he plays House of Blues in Atlantic City (tickets TBA). For all the upcoming dates, he’ll have some new band members in tow.

In addition to his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass and Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Billy Idol will be joined this year by acclaimed guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson. Morrison, one of the founders of Camp Freddy and front man for Circus Diablo, has previously played in The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny and Into a Circle, while Colson (Morrison’s collaborator in Circus Diablo) is known for his work with Steve Vai, with whom he’s worked since 2002.

How will the show be? If the live video of “White Wedding” posted below is any indication, Billy’s voice has taken some hits over the years (and the ‘lounge’ version of “Rebel Yell” will hopefully stay retired). The full band rendition of “Rebel Yell” fares quite a bit better though. Those videos and all tour dates are below…

Rebel Yell Lounge Version

Billy Idol – White Wedding (From “In Super Overdrive Live”)

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (From “In Super Overdrive Live”)

Billy Idol – 2010 Tour Dates
Sat 6/5 Moscow, Russia: SCCH Russia
Mon 6/7 St. Petersburg, Russia: Ice Hall
Wed 6/9 Helsinki, Finland: Ice Hall
Sat 6/11 Malmo, Sweden: Sweden Rock Festival
Sun 6/13 Donington Park, UK: Download Festival
Wed 6/16 Nr Nurenburg, Germany: Arbenburg, Burg
Fri 6/18 Athens, Greece: Apostolos Nikolaidis
Sun 6/20 Skopje, Macedonia: Skopsko Lizgaliste
Mon 6/21 Belgrade, Serbia: Usce Park
Tue 6/22 Zagreb, Croatia: T Music Festival
Thu 6/24 Ljubjiana, Slovenia: Hala Tivoli
Fri 6/25 Vienna, Austria: Danube Island
Sun 6/27 Prague, Czech Republic: Sasazu
Tue 6/29 Ravensburg, Germany: Oberschubenhalle
Thu 7/1 Sopron, Hungary: Volt Festival
Sat 7/3 Potsdam, Germany: Potsdam Free Festival
Sun 7/4 Bremen, Germany: Freeload Festival
Thu 7/8 Bonn, Germany: Museumplatz
Fri 7/9 Huttweil, Switzerland: Rocksound Festival
Sun 7/11 Weert, Holland: Bospop Festival
Mon 7/12 Amsterdam, Holland: Paradiso
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: Filmore
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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