Billy Idol says ‘some punks’ tried to break into his live show
The legendary rocker billy idol shared a video on his official Instagram account and said his live performance had to be suspended due to interference from “some punks”.
With his career spanning over four decades and his eccentric style, Billy Ideal continues to prove to the world that rock is alive and well. Since her solo debut in 1982 with her self-titled album, Idol has been a timeless icon on the rock scene. With his anachronistic fashion style, catchy melodies and sensational stage presence, he was able to capture the attention of his first audience and the approval of various established critics.
He released his latest EP, ‘the side of the road,‘ on September 17, 2021. It was his first release of new material since his 2014 album, ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground.’ Additionally, he took the stage with Miley Cyrus at the Super Bowl, and the duo released a “Night Crawling” duet for their 2020 album, “Plastic Hearts.” His new EP titled ‘Cage’ will be released on September 23, 2022.
The British rocker is currently touring South America, traveling across the continent and meeting his adoring fans. His last show was in Santiago, Chile. He was halfway through the concert, performing his song “Speed”, when the show had to be suspended due to a burglary by fans. In order to secure Billy Idol and the audience inside, the police had to intervene.
officers used tear gas on the “punks”; soon, the arena was filled with poisonous gas. The legendary rocker and his team had to stop the show as they retreated backstage. Later, Billy Idol shared a video post on his Instagram account and let the world and his fans waiting outside know what happened in the arena.
“We are halfway [the show], [we’ve] arrived at “Speed”, and some punks tried to break into the concert outside, and the police started gassing. Then the tear gas came into the concert, and I was coughing, and my eyes were running, so we had to suspend the concert a few minutes while the tear gas dissipated. So we’ll be back [on stage].”
He laughs adding:
“Punk isn’t dead because it’s out there trying to break in… In case you’re in the audience and want to know, we’ll be back on stage as soon as the tear gas will have dissipated.”
It seems like it wasn’t easy to stop the British rocker as he was ready for anything. Billy Idol will continue its ongoing tour with upcoming shows in Brazil and Argentina.