OLG Stage at Fallsview On line casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Might 5, 2023
Billy Idol’s present on the OLG Stage on Might fifth was some of the anticipated reveals to come back to Niagara Falls. However first, warming up the gang was New Zealand singer-songwriter Kelsey Karter, who performed an unplanned acoustic set when her band, The Heroines, was unable to cross the border to come back into Canada. Her bass participant, Tommy Gent, switched roles for the night time to accompany Karter on guitar.
After a handful of songs, guitarist Steve Stevens (from Idol’s band) got here out to play with Karter on her final two songs which included a robust rendition of Alone by Coronary heart.
After a brief break, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than British punk rock icon Billy Idol got here out and, immediately, received the gang on their ft with Dancing With Myself, adopted by Cradle of Love and Flesh For Fantasy.
Together with many noticeable hits from Idol’s profession, newer materials was added to the setlist with the songs Bitter Style from The Roadside EP (2021) along with Cage and Working From the Ghost from The Cage EP (2022). The pre-solo tune One Hundred Punks, from Idol’s time with Technology X, was additionally added to the setlist.
Halfway via the night time, Idol’s longtime guitarist, Steve Stevens, did a guitar solo through which he included the Led Zeppelin classics Over the Hills and Far Away and Stairway To Heaven. The remainder of the band contains Billy Morrison (rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals), Erik Eldenius (drums), Paul Trudeau (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Stephen McGrath (bass, backing vocals).
At age 67, Idol reveals no indicators of idling He was filled with vitality doing his trademark fist pump and sneer all through the night time and telling tales. He did some clothes modifications as effectively and regarded like he was nonetheless having enjoyable in any case these years. Blue Freeway and Rebell Yell ended his major set and for his encore, he carried out Scorching Within the Cty and White Wedding ceremony.
This specific night time was further particular. It was Stevens’ birthday and after White Wedding ceremony, a cake was introduced out onto the stage and Idol led the gang to sing Pleased Birthday.
Most of his hits had been lined however lacking from the setlist had been songs like To Be A Lover, Catch My Fall, and Candy Sixteen. However nobody appeared to complain as there was sufficient there to fulfill any Billy Idol fan.
1. Dancing With Myself
2. Cradle of Love
3. Flesh for Fantasy
6. Bitter Style
7. Eyes And not using a Face
8. Steve Stevens – guitar solo with Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin) / Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
9. Mony Mony
10. Working from the Ghost
11. One Hundred Punks (Technology X cowl)
12. Blue Freeway
13. Insurgent Yell
14. Scorching within the Metropolis
15. White Wedding ceremony
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