Great rock atmosphere of the ‘80s brought back in Billy Idol’s concert


Rebel Billy Idol held a concert on Sunday night in Bucharest in front of thousands of spectators at the Roman Arenas who enjoyed the entire show and the stage appearance of the artist who is in an excellent vocal and physical shape at almost 60 years. A complete concert full of unbridled energy, sex appeal and hits that accompanied us in the 80s and the 90s, awakening the nostalgia in those past 30 years and providing a lesson for the younger in the same time. That’s the spirit! It was very nice, with people of any age, most of the present coming with kids aged 3 or 4 they carried on their shoulders or in their arms. It was a show that did not disappoint, only amazed and enchanted the young girls in front of the stage. Billy Idol was obviously accompanied by his old partner, guitarist Steve Stevens.
From the first sounds of the concert, Billy Idol was welcomed with applause and cheers by a public willing to dance and enjoy the presence of their idol. He started with “Postcards From the Past” and Billy Idol gave the fans exactly what they wanted in a concert of almost two hours in which he sang the songs that made him famous among which “Cradle of Love”, “Dancing With Myself”, “Flesh for Fantasy”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Eyes Without a Face”, “Rebel Yell” and “White Wedding” or “Mony Mony”. Billy Idol also sang “L.A. Woman,” a cover after The Doors, a song presented at the Roman Arenas as “Bucharest Woman,” to the delight of the public.
Billy Idol and his band resorted to the entire range of rock tricks to definitively overcome a public already enchanted by music. After the third song, the artist took out his black leather jacket which he wore at the beginning of the concert remaining bare-chested for a few songs. It was about “Flesh for Fantasy,” obviously. He was a dominating, sensual Billy Idol, willing to provide an unforgettable concert. He sent kisses to those in the public, he threw the drum sticks and talked to the public: “Do you feel alright?” “Bucharest, it’s good to see you!” “Go, Bucharest!” The public applauded eagerly. Rhythm, joy and a lot of memories stirred this concert.
Guitarist Steve Stevens enchanted the public himself with long solos that included themes of Spanish classical music and chunks of the songs “Over the Hills and Far Away” and “Stairway to Heaven” of Led Zeppelin, as the public had a very good reaction.
At the end, lights were switched on to the public so that all the present applauded the instrumentalists, presented by Billy Idol himself: Steve Stevens – solo guitar (who played with Michael Jackson as well), Stephen McGrath – bass guitar, Billy Morrison –rhythm guitar, Erik Eldenius – drums, Paul Trudeau – keyboards. Monday night, Billy Idol sang for the first time at Cluj-Napoca on Cluj Arena stadium. In October 2014, the artist will launch his autobiography “Dancing with Myself” and a new studio album.
One should remember that Billy Idol was one of the first stars in the world launched by MTV and ranks 55th in the VH1 top 100 sexiest artists in the world.

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