Billy Idol schedules unplugged duo tour with Steve Stevens; announces first Mexican concerts
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on February 13, 2019
Billy Idol and his longtime guitarist, Steve Stevens, will hit the road as a duo next month for the first time ever for a North American tour that’s been dubbed “Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged.” The acoustic trek kicks off March 3 in Vancouver, Canada, and is mapped out through an April 4 concert in Red Bank, New Jersey.
In addition to performances of the pop-punk legends’ classic hits, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing with Myself,” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy,” the shows will feature Idol telling stories behind the songs and about highlights from his eventful career.
The trek will include a trio of two-night engagements in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.
Billy has given fans a taste of what the shows will be like by posting a video on his YouTube channel of him and Steve playing “To Be a Lover” unplugged at a September 2018 concert at Third Man Records in Nashville.
In other news, Idol recently lined up his first-ever Mexican concerts, which are set to take place on October 17 in Mexico City and October 20 in Monterrey.
Billy’s 2019 tour schedule also includes a performance at Canada’s Roxodus Music Fest, running from July 11 to July 13 in Edenvale, Ontario, and a previously announced five-show Las Vegas residency this October at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort.
Here are all of Idol’s confirmed 2019 concerts:
3/3 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vogue Theatre*
3/5 — Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre*
3/7 — San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre*
3/8 — San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre*
3/11 — Monterey, CA, Golden State Theatre*
3/13 — Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up*
3/15 — Los Angeles, CA, Ace Hotel Theatre*
3/16 — Los Angeles, CA, Ace Hotel Theatre*
3/19 — Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater*
3/21 — Joliet, IL, Rialto Square Theatre*
3/22 — Battle Creek, MI, Firekeepers Casino*
3/25 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
3/27 — New York, NY, The Town Hall*
3/28 — New York, NY, The Town Hall*
3/30 — Bensalem, PA, Xcite Center at Park Casino*
4/1 — Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theater*
4/3 — Lynn, MA, Lynn Auditorium*
4/4 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre*
7/11-13 — Edenvale, ON, Canada, Roxodus Music Fest+
10/4 — Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort – Pearl Theater
10/5 — Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort – Pearl Theater
10/9 — Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort – Pearl Theater
10/11 — Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort – Pearl Theater
10/12 — Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort – Pearl Theater
10/17 — Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
10/20 — Monterrey, Mexico, Showcenter Complex
* = duo show with Steve Stevens
+ = specific date not announced yet.
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