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Billy Idol – OLG Stage at Fallsview On line casino – Niagara Falls, Ontario – Might 5, 2023

Punk rocker Billy Idol stopped in Niagara Falls on Might fifth and performed to a sold-out crowd on the OLG Stage at Fallsview On line casino. (PHOTO: Joel Naphin)

Billy Idol
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 probably the most anticipated exhibits to return 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 return into Canada. Her bass participant, Tommy Gent, switched roles for the evening 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, obtained 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 Era X, was additionally added to the setlist.

Halfway by way of the evening, Idol’s longtime guitarist, Steve Stevens, did a guitar solo by which he integrated 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 exhibits no indicators of idling He was stuffed with vitality doing his trademark fist pump and sneer all through the evening and telling tales. He did some clothes modifications as nicely and regarded like he was nonetheless having enjoyable in spite of everything these years. Blue Freeway and Rebell Yell ended his predominant set and for his encore, he carried out Sizzling Within the Cty and White Wedding ceremony.

This specific evening was additional 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 Completely satisfied Birthday.

Most of his hits have been coated however lacking from the setlist have 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
4. Cage
5. Velocity
6. Bitter Style
7.  Eyes With out 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 (Era X cowl)
12.  Blue Freeway
13. Insurgent Yell

14.  Sizzling within the Metropolis
15. White Wedding ceremony

All pictures by Joel Naphin
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