photos by James Richards IV

Billy Idol
Billy Idol

Billy Idol's ongoing tour hit Chicago over the weekend for a show at The Riv on Saturday (2/7). We recently caught the tour in NYC, where Billy and his ace band loaded the set with classics like "Cradle of Love", "Dancing With Myself", "Flesh for Fantasy", "Eyes Without a Face", "Rebel Yell" and "White Wedding," all of which we got here in Chicago too. Opening was newer band Broncho, who owe a bit to the power pop of the same late '70s/early '80s era that Billy Idol was in his prime. Pictures of both artists are in this post and continue, with Billy's setlist, below...

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Billy Idol -- 2/7 Riviera Theatere Setlist:

Postcards from the Past
Cradle of Love
Can't Break Me Down
Dancing With Myself (Generation X song)
Flesh for Fantasy
Save Me Now
Ready Steady Go (Generation X song)
Sweet Sixteen
Eyes Without a Face
Chicago Woman (AKA LA Woman)
Guitar Solo
King Rocker (Generation X song)
Whiskey and Pills
Blue Highway
Rebel Yell
White Wedding
Drum Solo
Mony Mony (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)