The Tabernacle Was a Cradle of Love as Billy Idol Played to a Full House on May 26.


 
Billy Idol played to a sold-out crowd at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 26.  The Georgia crowd was wowed as Idol played songs from the recently released Kings & Queens of the Underground as well as many of his greatest hits. 

Billy Idol's voice rocked exactly as it did in the 80s.  But then again, he is from the sans Auto-tune era. Needless to say, rock and roll's Bad Boy gave a performance that will be remembered  ... it was stellar.
 
Below are highlights from the evening.  While some photographs are in color, Billy Idol shines brightest in the edgy, film noir of black & white.  Enjoy!


 
The rebel yells ...

Steve Stevens, Paul Trudeau on keys and Erik Eldenius on drums with Billy Idol.

Hello Billy!

I think he saw me, no?

He's hot in the city ...

A very happy crowd!
 

Billy with Paul Trudeau and Erik Eldenius hidden on drums.

Staying hydrated is most important.

Hello ...

Belting it out.

Fist-pumping.

Yes, the "bad boy" lives ...

Steve Stevens, Paul Trudeau and Billy Idol.

Steve Stevens and Billy Idol.

I think Steve Stevens has it ...

Classic Idol!

Hmm ...

Cradle of Love.



Kickin' it.

Billy Idol with Stephen McGrath.

With the other Billy - Billy Morrison.

He wants you!

A heartfelt moment.

He smiles lots at the audience.

Paul Trudeau pushes up his sleeves and Billy begins to sing.

"You make be feel ..."

Look ... he's dancing with himself.



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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.