billy idol, the 66-year-old British singer returned to Argentina to meet again with his thousands of fans, after his last visit in 1991 when he played at the Monumental stadium, opening for Joe Cocker. This Sunday he was in Buenos Aires at the show prior to green Day in the stadium Velez Sarsfield. While on Tuesday he gave a powerful and unforgettable show at the moonpark, sold-out, as part of the tour TheRoadside 2022. The band live elastic was commissioned to carry out the opening.
In the legendary stadium, the popular punk rock icon performed the classics “Dancing With Myself”, “Cradle of Love”, “Speed”, “Mony Mony”, “Eyes Without Face” and “Flesh for Fantasy”. He also took this opportunity to present his new songs, such as “Cage”, which is part of his next EP “The Cage” that will be released on September 23 through Dark Horse Records / BMG.
“The Cage” will be Idol’s second EP for the relaunched Dark Horse Records, a label initially created in 1974 by George Harrison and now run by Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine. Other artists currently on Dark Horse include George Harrison himself, Joe Strummer, and Ravi Shankar.
This new material follows the release of the 2021 EP “The Roadside”, which featured the Top 15 hit “Bitter Taste” and received critical and fan acclaim. As on The Roadside EP, the singer is accompanied on this project by his longtime collaborator, guitarist Steve Stevens.
Recorded at Studio America and MDDN Studios in Los Angeles, this new 4-song EP features production contributions from English, Zakk Cervini (Blink 182, Machine Gun Kelly) and butch-walker (GreenDay, Weezer).
The artist is on a concert tour around the world. In recent weeks he has been in various Latin American countries, such as Chile, Brazil and Argentina. This week he will also visit the city of Asunción, in Paraguay. The tour also includes performances in Wembley (London) and Mercedes Benz Arena (Berlin)as well as a residency of five concerts from November 11 to 19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
With more than forty years of experience, Billy Idol has been one of the faces and voices of rock & roll. First as leader of generation xIdol emerged with three albums between 1977 and 1981 that made positivity, emotional depth and high pop synonymous with punk rock. In 1982, she embarked on a remarkable transatlantic/transgender solo career that integrated the beat of the clubs, the depth and drama of the big screen, the desperation of the rockabillythe bold and simple lines of punk and the decadence of rock & roll.
In addition to the world tour, the artist plans an upcoming documentary about his life directed by Jonas Akerlundof which more details will be released soon, as the film is currently in the final stages of production.