Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring duos, will hit the road this March for their first ever tour performing as a duo: Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged. The Billy Idol/Steve Stevens tour hits the Xcite Center at Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm. Doors will open one hour before the show. Tickets are $45.00 to $85.00 at www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.
Idol and Stevens’ undeniable chemistry and seemingly limitless energy, founded on a mutual love of punk, rockabilly and dance music, has produced decades of successful tours and iconic hits including Rebel Yell, White Wedding, Dancing With Myself, Eyes Without A Face, Flesh For Fantasy, Cradle Of Love and more.
Fans across North America will now have an opportunity to enjoy their hits, deeper album cuts and songs that influenced them both in a new and intimate setting. Plus, hear spoken word interludes from Billy Idol adding color to the stories behind the songs and career of one of rock’s most compelling survivors.
The duo’s North American run begins on March 3, 2019 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC and includes dates at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Los Angeles’ Theater at The Ace Hotel and New York’s Town Hall.
A full list of Billy Idol and Stevens: Turned on, Tuned In and Unplugged tour dates is below:
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
Watch Idol and Stevens perform “To Be A Lover” from Idol’s 1985 album Whiplash Smile, LIVE from Third Man Records on September 28, 2018: https://youtu.be/gASkfRSC6Xw
Tickets for this performance at Parx Casino are on sale now at parxcasino.com. For more information and/or media requests, please contact Kory Aversa at email@example.com and Carrie Nork Minelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BILLY IDOL AND STEVE STEVENS:
Billy Idol, together with Steve 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.”
Idol is responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
Steve Stevens is one of the most versatile guitarists & songwriters to emerge from the 80s rock scene, with influences spanning from classic rock to flamenco. In addition to his legendary career with Billy 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.
Billy Idol, together with Steve Stevens, returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself is an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.
Idol’s most recent record releases, which all include work with Steve Stevens, are latest Billy Idol studio album Kings & Queens Of The Underground featuring production from 2017 and 2018 Grammy Award winning producer 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.
ABOUT THE XCITE CENTER
The Xcite Center is part of the $50M expansion at Parx that includes the opening of the new poker room, and two new restaurants (Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub). The showroom was designed as a top quality music venue that would attract top caliber entertainers like Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind, Snow Patrol and many others. The space is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three 16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced through the fall and winter.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) on Street Road in Bensalem Bucks County. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; 3,270 slot machines and 148 live table games; 40 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and SportsBar; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; The Lucky Cheese ~ gourmet grilled cheese eatery; XLounge, luxury casino lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. One year ago, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue, Xcite Center; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Oliveto, New York City style pizza and Italian Classics; Parx Poker, new custom built private poker room. Parx Casino® continues to grow and entertain the region with the launch of sports betting and new amenities opening in 2019. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.