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Thursday 20 October 2022.
A great triple bill of BILLY IDOL + KILLING JOKE + TOYAH are touring the UK in October.
All three acts that have all been around for over 40 years.
I have seen all three of them many times.
Television have pulled out as main support due to illness , and have been replaced by KILLING JOKE.
Manchester Arena – Thu 13th
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Mon 17th
London OVO Arena, Wembley – Wed 19th
Note ---- Toyah will be on stage at 7pm
Glasgow OVO Hydro – Fri 21st
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – Sun 23rd
Leeds First Direct Arena – Tue 25th
Wednesday 19 August 2022.
TOYAH WILLCOX arrived on stage at 7pm for her 30 mins set.
Toyah plays a great short set featuring all her hits.
Still looking very youthful at age 64 , as she bounces around the stage.
No big screens showing live footage for any of the acts tonight.
Full setlist played by TOYAH & her band tonight...
Thunder in the Mountains
Echo Beach (Martha and the Muffins cover)
Good Morning Universe
It's a Mystery
I Want to Be Free
KILLING JOKE arrived on stage at 7.50pm for their 45 mins set.
I was thinking Killing Joke would be a bit too hardcore for a Billy Idol crowd , but they
went down well by playing a best of set, and the sound was much better than their far too loud
recent show i saw at Hammersmith Apollo.
Full setlist played by KILLING JOKE tonight...
The Fall of Because
For Billy Idol I went down the front to get a nice front row right close-up view.
BILLY IDOL arrived on stage at 9.10pm for his 95 mins set.
Billy arrives on stage with his trademark spiked-up blonde hair and all black clothing.
Looking in amazing shape for age 66 , and the females scream when he changes his shirts.
The big screen has nice pre-recorded images throughout the evening.
The show is filmed tonight , but not for the big screen here.
Billy and his guitarist Steve Stevens are on top form.
Not an obvious hits set as "Hot In The City" and "Sweet Sixteen" and others not played.
The opening of "Dancing With Myself" was fantastic, and the first of many gems.
Billy talked about his drug period in the 1980s and how he wrote "White Wedding" for his sister.
An excellent show.
Full setlist played by BILLY IDOL tonight...
Dancing With Myself (Gen X song)
Cradle of Love
Flesh for Fantasy
Eyes Without a Face
Guitar solo from Steve Stevens
Mony Mony (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
Runnin' From the Ghost
One Hundred Punks (Generation X song)
Rebel Like You
Born to Lose (The Heartbreakers cover)
I got a Billy Idol setlist of the show, which i have put on my Facebook page.
Nice to see lots of folks here i know.
Those attending included...
RICHARD ENGLAND ( who runs the wonderful Cadiz Records...Killing Joke etc)
GLEN MATLOCK was due to go but ended up watching QPR win and go to the top of the table.