Sometimes you hear about a concert and one word comes to mind: fun.
There's no better way to describe a night with rocker Billy Idol, who will headline 94.9 FM The River's annual Concert for Cause on Sunday, Dec. 14. The show, which will be at the Knitting Factory, is a benefit for the Women's and Children's Alliance.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $37.50 (or $72 skybox) at TicketWeb.
Idol's last visit was in 2001, when he played the same venue (then called The Big Easy): Here's a short review I wrote about that show:
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"Everyone swapped sweat Monday, but The Big Easy's sold-out Billy Idol show was a jam-packed blast. Idol's elfin guitarist, Steve Stevens, nearly stole the show with his windmill air-guitar antics. But Idol's curled lip and clenched fist ruled the eve. Idol, 45, had a few surprises up his sleeve -- oh wait, skip the sleeves, he wore a wifebeater. The acoustic version of "White Wedding" was a surprisingly effective reinvention. But the party peaked during "Mony Mony, " when the tipsy crowd joined in -- no invitation required -- adding the infamously naughty extra verse to the mix. Talk about a rebel yell."