Monday mornings seem to have found the best way to send people off to their jobs or to school and I am meaning by their practice of announcing a cool concert tour. This latest one will find the legendary Punker Billy Idol teaming up with Bryan Adams for a sure to be hit song spectacle on some limited dates this summer. Check out the full press release down below. I’ll be back at the close, I promise.
The Press Release:
This summer, two rock legends – Bryan Adams and Billy Idol – will hit the road together for an epic run of U.S. co-headlining dates. Produced by Live Nation, the special limited 8-city outing kicks off August 1st in Gilford, NH and will also make stops in Uncasville, CT, Wantagh, NY, Syracuse, NY, Clarkston, MI, Darien Center, NY, and Holmdel, NJ, before wrapping August 12th in Bristow, VA.
The tour will mark the first time ever the two indelible musicians have played together on the same stage. Between both of them, they have sold over 100 million records and sold out thousands of shows around the world. With Idol having eight top 20 hits and Adams’ having 13 himself, fans can expect one memorable night of incredible music spanning both artists’ careers.
Tickets for the co-headlining U.S. tour dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 3rd at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 1st at 10am local time until Thursday, May 2nd at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets for Adam’s solo dates are on sale now.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.” Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical
blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence
Billy Idol’s 2014 New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself is an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll.
Billy Idol, together with his band featuring his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, has performed at marquee music festivals and has sold out concert tours around the world for the past 37 years.
One of the most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters, Bryan Adams is known for hit singles “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Summer Of ’69” and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration “All for Love”. The Grammy winning artist has seen success from a string of number 1’s in over 40 countries and has sold an excess of 65 million records worldwide. His thirst for performing and unique take on live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time.
Bryan Adams is a Companion of the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame and the recipient of numerous Juno Awards, 3 Academy Award and 5 Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards.
Bryan Adams and Billy Idol Co-Headline Tour 2019 Dates:
August 1, 2019: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 3, 2019: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 4, 2019: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 6, 2019: Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 7, 2019: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 9, 2019: Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 10, 2019: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 12, 2019: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I scroll back the sands of time in my concert going history, I remember the first time that I saw Bryan Adams. It was during the tour for Journey, when he was their opening act and his album “Cuts Like A Knife” was just being released. It was the first time that I had ever heard of him and I loved the stuff but for some reason would never manage to catch him again (unless I’ve just forgotten that fact). Billy Idol was already a favorite of mine since friends who followed his work in Generation X had poked me to start listening to him. That being said I’ve only ever caught Billy in action about three times and none of them were “back in the day” but instead were during my early forays into the music scribe practices. With all this being revealed I am going to try to get to one of the regional shows on what you can see is a very short run of dates. That much surprised me since I can imagine that a lot of people want to see this pair in action. I’ll close up now since I have a busy morning ahead but I do wonder what you think about this tour. Please chime in down in the comments section below so we know you are out there. See you next time.