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Billy Idol Postpones Start Of U.S. Tour, Citing Illness

NEW ORLEANS (CelebrityAccess) — Glam rock icon Billy Idol announced that he has been forced to postpone the opening dates of his planned tour of the U.S., due to illness.

In a post on his website, a spokesman for Idol said:

"We regret to announce that the first two shows of Billy’s North American tour, in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 21 and in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22, will be postponed. Billy is unfortunately suffering from a pesky chest infection and is on doctor’s orders to recover for a few days before hitting the stage again."

In the post, Idol added: “I’m really disappointed to be missing everyone this week in the Big Easy and Atlanta. I was excited for these gigs but want to make sure I can give you the full on Idol rock show you deserve. Thank you for understanding while I get over this bug. We’ll be back later this year!”

The debut date for the tour is now slated for Jan. 24 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia and the outing will run until February 22nd. Idol will be heading to Australia and New Zealand in March and back to Europe for the summer of 2015. – Staff Writers