Billy Idol has announced dates for an unplugged spring tour of North America with longtime guitarist Steve Stevens. The “Turned On, Tuned In And Unplugged” series will see the duo perform stripped-down versions of Idol’s hits, deeper album cuts and songs that influenced them both in a new and intimate setting.
The month-long theater run will open March 3 in Vancouver, BC, with shows wrapping up in Red Bank, NJ on April 4. Ticket and VIP Meet & Greet presales begin Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local times (passcode: unplugged), while general public seats will go on sale Friday, January 18 at 10am local time.
March 3-Vogue Theatre-Vancouver, BC
March 5-Moore Theatre-Seattle, WA
March 7-Palace of Fine Arts Theatre-San Francisco, CA
March 11-Golden State Theatre-Monterey, CA
March 13-Belly Up-Solana Beach, CA
March 15-Ace Hotel Theatre-Los Angeles, CA
March 19-Boulder Theater-Boulder, CO
March 21-Rialto Square Theatre-Joliet, IL
March 22-Firekeepers Casino-Battle Creek, MI
March 25-Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Toronto, ON
March 27-Town Hall-New York, NY
March 30-Xcite Center/Parx Casino-Bensalem, PA
April 1-Lincoln Theatre-Washington, D.C.
April 3-The Lynn Auditorium-Lynn, MA
April 4-Count Basie Theatre-Red Bank, NJ
ABOUT BILLY IDOL AND STEVE STEVENS
Idol, together with Stevens at his side, 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, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. 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,” and “Flesh For Fantasy” as well as a New York Times bestselling autobiography, Dancing With Myself.
Stevens is one of the most versatile guitarists and songwriters to emerge from the ’80s rock scene, with influences spanning from classic rock to flamenco. In addition to his legendary career with Idol, Stevens has worked with some of the biggest names in music, from Michael Jackson to Robert Palmer, Joni Mitchell to PINK. Stevens won a Grammy Award for his work on “Top Gun Anthem” and his songs can be heard on countless soundtracks including Once Upon A Time In Mexico and The Matrix Trilogy.
Idol’s most recent record releases, which all feature contributions from Stevens, include his latest studio album Kings & Queens Of The Underground produced by two time Grammy Award winner Greg Kurstin, a 2016 vinyl-only live album entitled BFI Live and the 2018 remix collection Vital Idol: Revitalized which debuted in the top ten of the Billboard Dance Chart.