RENO, Nev. (Jan. 23, 2023) – English rocker and musical legend Billy Idol is returning to the acclaimed Grand Theatre for a performance at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for Billy Idol at GSR go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $65.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandsierraresort.com or call 1-800-648-3568.
From London punk rocker to pop culture icon, Billy Idol’s expansive and influential career has left an indelible imprint on the storied history of rock’n’roll. Born William Michael Albert Broad in 1955 in Middlesex, England, he relocated with his family for a brief spell to New York before returning to England. After a year-long stint at Sussex University, Broad was swept into the flourishing punk scene of the 1970s, joining the Bromley Contingent, a loosely organized group of teen punk rockers who followed the Sex Pistols from gig to gig. Like the majority of his friends in the scene, Broad joined a band, becoming the guitarist for a punk group called Chelsea. Convinced he had the skills to be a frontman, he ditched the guitar for a microphone, bleached his hair and reinvented himself as Billy Idol in the newly formed band, Generation X.
Following Generation X’s split, he moved to New York to pursue a solo career, working with ex-Kiss manager Bill Aucoin, and new guitar partner Steve Stevens. Blending his unapologetic punk attitude with 1980s dance and rock sonics, Billy Idol successfully pulled punk from the marginalized sidelines and into the American mainstream. At the dawn of MTV’s golden era, Billy Idol’s lip-curling sneer, studded leather wrist-guards and fist-pumping persona launched him into stardom, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music. 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. His immediately recognizable singles include “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Mony Mony” and “Cradle of Love.”
Last year Idol released his latest project "The Cage" EP via Dark Horse Records. The new music follows the release of Idol’s 2021 "The Roadside" EP, which included the Top 15 hit “Bitter Taste” and received praise from fans and critics alike. On both projects, Idol is joined by his longtime band, including his collaborator and lead guitarist of over forty years, Steve Stevens. Doors open at 7 p.m.