Billy Idol

Photos and Review by Raven Divito

Billy Idol’s electrifying performance at The Venue at Thunder Valley on February 9, 2024, marked yet another chapter in the storied career of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring icons. As the crowd buzzed with anticipation, the energy in the air was palpable, a testament to the timeless appeal of Idol’s music and the unwavering loyalty of his devoted fans.

As the lights dimmed and the opening chords of “Dancing With Myself” reverberated through the venue, the crowd erupted into cheers, signaling the start of a night that would be etched into the annals of rock history. Idol, resplendent in his trademark leather jacket and bleached-blond hair, commanded the stage with a presence that was equal parts swagger and sincerity, a testament to his decades of experience as a performer, and proves why he’s had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since January 2023.

Accompanied by the incomparable Steve Stevens, whose guitar solos soared like a phoenix rising, the duo mesmerized the crowd with their undeniable chemistry and musical prowess. Stevens’s virtuosity on the guitar showcased his unmatched skill, leaving the audience in awe, while Idol delivered a masterclass in showmanship, effortlessly weaving his way through a setlist that spanned his entire career.

From the anthemic roar of “Rebel Yell” to the haunting balladry of “Eyes Without a Face,” each song was delivered with an intensity and passion that belied the passage of time.

But it wasn’t just the music that captivated the audience, it was the shared experience of witnessing a living legend in his element.

From the frenetic energy of “Cradle of Love” to the pulsating rhythm of “Mony Mony,” the crowd hung on every word, every note, every gesture, as if collectively caught in the grip of a spell cast by the man they had come to see.

Throughout the performance, Idol’s infectious energy and charismatic stage presence were evident as he interacted warmly with his bandmates and expressed heartfelt appreciation to Steve Stevens for their enduring friendship and musical journey together.

Despite some minor technical difficulties causing a slight delay, the sold-out crowd remained unwaveringly enthusiastic, a testament to Idol’s enduring appeal and the total loyalty of his fans.

As the night came to a close, Idol delivered a heartfelt message of gratitude, thanking his fans for their decades of support, declaring, “You make my life so fucking great!” It was a moment of pure, unadulterated joy, a celebration of the enduring bond between artist and audience that has defined Idol’s career from its earliest beginnings.

But then perhaps the most memorable moment of the evening came during the encore, as Idol launched into a blistering rendition of “White Wedding,” his voice soaring above the roar of the crowd, his presence commanding the stage with an authority that was impossible to ignore. It was a reminder of why Billy Idol remains one of the most iconic figures in rock ‘n’ roll history, a testament to the enduring power of his music to inspire, uplift, and unite people from all walks of life.

And just when it couldn’t get any better, a cake was brought out onstage in a heartwarming celebration for Billy Simmons’ birthday, and the entire crowd joined in singing “Happy Birthday.” Adding to the festivities, Idol generously tossed autographed drumsticks and even put on and then gifted an autographed shirt to a lucky fan, embodying the spirit of gratitude and connection with his audience.

From the opening chords to the final encore, it was a night that will be remembered for years to come, a testament to the timeless appeal of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s true legends.

For up to date information on Billy Idol’s tour and news, check out and @billyidol.


Dancing With Myself

Cradle of Love

Flesh For Fantasy


Bitter Taste

Eyes Without a Face

Steve Stevens ‘Solo’

Mony Mony

Runnin From The Ghost

Night Of The Cadillacs

Blue Highway

Rebel Yell


Hot In The City

White Wedding