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Billy Idol locks in NZ Show for January 2020

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Billy Idol locks in NZ Show for January 2020

That face, that name, that sneer. British rock icon Billy Idol returns this January 2020 to perform a one and only NZ show, happening at Auckland's Western Springs Stadium.

An early architect of punk rock's sound, style, and fury, Billy Idol remains to this day a true rock 'n' roll icon.
From punk pioneer to global superstar, he has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend. As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, Idol was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 to 1981. Determined to break through in America, he hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens, thus, a crucial musical partnership was forged.

Idol's 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 recognisable 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 40 singles in the US, and 10 in the UK. Hit singles include 'Dancing With Myself', 'Hot In The City', 'Eyes Without A Face', 'Rebel Yell', 'Mony Mony', and arguably Idol's most famed song 'White Wedding'.

Sharing the stage for an epic live performance are seminal New Zealand artists Stellar* and Elemeno P.

Legendary four-piece band Stellar*—fronted by the dynamic singer-songwriter Boh Runga—are of NZ's highest-selling bands. Dominating the airwaves and charts throughout the early 2000's, they boast three Top 10 albums, nine Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and a legion of fans throughout the country. Known for their pulsating live performances, the band will return in 2020 to perform a series of special shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their five-star debut album 'Mix'.

Meanwhile, acclaimed rock quartet Elemeno P are taking the Kiwi stage once again to play their straight-arrow, energetic, power-pop anthems. After emerging in the early 2000's, they've released a succession of massive hits such as 'Verona', 'Every Day's A Saturday', 'Fast Times in Tahoe' and '11.57'. Equipped with a fun-loving attitude, they soon became household favourites across the nation—releasing a trifecta of top tier albums in the space of six years. Their debut album 'Love & Disrespect' was released in 2003, reaching number #1 on the NZ album charts and went on to sell triple platinum.

Keep your eyes peeled on those tickets so you don't miss Billy Idol's NZ comeback in January!