English singer-songwriter Billy Idol has postponed his forthcoming UK and European tour due to ill health. The dates were originally scheduled to occur throughout June and July of this year, and have now been pushed forward to September and October.
The tour was announced in September of 2021, and was slated to feature new music from the singer, as well as setlists full of classic Idol tunes. Idol would also be joined on the tour by his long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens. For both Idol and his fans, the commencement of this tour would mark the “White Wedding” singer’s first live appearances in the UK since 2018.
Idol took to social media to declare the unfortunate news regarding the tour, saying: “As many of you know, this year has dealt me some health challenges which are nearly, but not quite resolved…While my recovery is almost complete, I have been given doctor’s orders to stay off the road until August – and so it is with great frustration that we must reschedule The Roadside Tour dates in the UK and Europe from June and July to September and October of this year.”
You can find tickets to Idol’s rescheduled tour here, and you can see the new dates at the end of the article.
As for support on the tour, American rockers The Go-Go’s were originally slated to appear on the bill for all six UK dates, however it has since been revealed that they are unable to perform on the newly scheduled dates. The band’s slot will now be filled by beloved NYC indie rockers Television.
Idol said of this on social media: “Sadly, The Go-Go’s are no longer able to join us in the UK. I wish them the best and hope we can play together in the future…I am thrilled that now opening all UK shows will be Television, one of my favourite bands from the original New York punk scene and an inspiration to me throughout my career. I will be honoured to share the stage with them and hope everyone will come early to enjoy their set.”
You can view the rescheduled dates for the UK leg of Idol’s tour down below.
13/10/2022 – AO Arena- Manchester
17/10 – Motorpoint Arena- Cardiff
19/10 – OVO Arena- Wembley
21/10 – OVO Hydro- Glasgow
23/10 – Resorts World Arena- Birmingham
25/10 – First Direct Arena- Leeds