Killing Joke replace Television on Billy Idol’s 2022 UK tour

After one swap of supports due to the covid-related tour postponement, Billy Idol has had to sideline Television from his upcoming UK dates. However, filling the gap fresh from their appearance at Bloodstock recently are the UK’s own Killing Joke.

Television are disappointed to announce: “Unfortunately due to illness, we have to cancel the forthcoming UK tour with Billy Idol. We send our deepest apologies to any fans who have bought tickets.”

Billy will be heading out with some new music and a stack of timeless classics for his first appearances in the UK since 2018 and will play 6 Arena dates. Tickets are available from www.aegpresents.co.uk/billy-idol.

Just when you think it’s all over, I’d been missing my brothers in Killing Joke and then this opportunity came up. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week, 1 days rehearsal and a secret gig somewhere in the U.K. Lets get stuck in!

– Jaz Coleman, October ’22

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The ever-popular Toyah will bring an extra sense of fun to the tour. Alongside a flourishing acting career, Toyah carved out a successful musical career with three top ten UK hit singles in the 1980s and the Gold-selling album Anthem.

“We’re looking forward to having Killing Joke and Toyah join us in the UK,” said Billy. “This is going to be an epic show!”

“I am thrilled to be opening for Billy Idol on The Roadside Tour,” an excited Toyah commented. “Billy is an icon whose music has thrilled millions worldwide and continues to do so. Billy has created a style of rock that has gone on to inspire generation after generation. ‘Rebel Yell’, ‘White Wedding’ and ‘Mony Mony’ are up there with the all-time greats.”

Billy’s touring band features his long-time guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens along with Stephen McGrath (bass, backing vocals), Billy Morrison (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Trudeau (keyboards, backing vocals) and drummer Erik Eldenius.

Billy Idol The Roadside Tour 2022 dates:

  • Thursday 13 October Manchester AO Arena
  • Monday 17 October Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  • Wednesday 19 October London The SSE Arena, Wembley
  • Friday 21 October Glasgow The SSE Hydro
  • Sunday 23 October Birmingham Resorts World Arena
  • Tuesday 25 October Leeds First Direct Arena

Tickets for The Roadside Tour 2022 can be purchased from www.aegpresents.co.uk/billy-idol. All existing tickets are valid for the revised dates.

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