Billy Idol – Tickets – Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR – September 12th, 2018

Billy Idol

Oregon Zoo Presents

Billy Idol

White Reaper

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$54 - $300

This event is all ages

Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. 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. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”
Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
Idol returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that mark the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
On October 7, 2014 Simon and Schuster published Billy Idol’s autobiography, Dancing With Myself. It’s an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.
On October 21, 2014 BFI Records released Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette, which includes incredible contributions from Idol’s longtime collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by multiple Grammy nominee Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.
Billy Idol, along with his band featuring Steve Stevens, toured the world in 2015 and has returned to North America for more shows in 2016.
White Reaper
White Reaper
From Polyvinyl website: From the increasingly fertile Louisville, KY, DIY scene emerges White Reaper – an incandescent four piece who is ready and willing to blow out eardrums far and wide.

After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers — guitarist Tony Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson — followed suit in 2015 with their debut full-length, White Reaper Does It Again.

With national tours supporting Deerhoof, Twin Peaks, together PANGEA and others under their belts, it's safe to say the Reapers aren't slowing down anytime soon.