Billy Idol in Manchester: the set list, banned items, how old is Billy Idol and will he play White Wedding?

The gig takes place tonight and there are still plenty of tickets left on sale

Singer songwriter Billy Idol is coming to Manchester on Thursday where he will  kick off a six date UK arena tour.

The AO Arena gig in Manchester  is the first of Billy’s ‘The Roadside Tour’ and he is set to bring a great show to town.

Idol is sure to bring plenty of music both old and new on tour with him as he makes his way around the UK for the first time since 2018.

Here’s how you can still get tickets to the show, and also what to expect in terms of setlist, who is supporting Billy Idol as well as what items you can take into the AO Arena..

When does Billy Idol play in Manchester?

Billy Idol brings his UK tour to the AO Arena on Thursday October 13

How to get tickets

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for Billy Idol’s gig at the AO Arena. These start from £55 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Who is the support act?

Billy Idol will be supported by Television and Toyah for the six UK tour dates throughout October.

Possible setlist

This is the setlist Billy Idol played at a gig in Germany earlier this month, and may give an indication of which songs he may play in Manchester and yes, it’s looking very likely he will treat fans to perhaps his most successful track, White Wedding.

  • Dancing With Myself(Generation X song)
  • Cradle of Love
  • Flesh for Fantasy
  • Cage
  • Speed
  • Bitter Taste
  • Acoustic Guitar Solo
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Play Video
  • Guitar Solo
  • Mony Mony(Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
  • Runnin’ From the Ghost
  • One Hundred Punks(Generation X song)
  • Blue Highway / Top Gun Anthem
  • Rebel Yell
  • Encore:
  • Rebel Like You
  • Born to Lose(The Heartbreakers cover)
  • White Wedding

What can’t I take into the AO Area?

As with many gigs at the arena, there is a range of items that won’t be allowed in with you. The arena have this listed posted online:

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed.
  • Flammable liquids in any container
  • Laser pens/pointers
  • Video cameras, recording devices and professional cameras
  • Laptop computers, iPads, Go Pro’s or tablets with filming and recording capabilities
  • Large/golf/metal tipped umbrellas
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks
  • Animals (except ADUK registered service dogs)
  • Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions
  • Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc )
  • Fireworks, confetti, glitter bombs or flares
  • Balloons
  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards
  • Food and drinks
  • Helmets and full face masks 
  • Large studs and chains 

Full UK tour dates

  • Thursday October 13- Manchester-AO Arena
  • Monday October 17- Cardiff- Motorpoint Arena
  • Wednesday October 19- London- The SSE Arena, Wembley
  • Friday October 21- Glasgow- The SSE Hydro
  • Sunday October 23- Birmingham   Resorts World Arena
  • Tuesday October 25- Leeds- First Direct Arena

How old is Billy Idol?

Billy Idol, (66), whose birth name was William Michael Albert Broad, was born in London on November 30, 1955.

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