When: Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2015
The concept of Billy Idol — yes, the “White Wedding” guy — performing at the Tobin in 2015 is only mildly strange. Idol has a reputation for snarlingly mercurial performances, which is pretty rad, but he’s often seen by contemporary pop culture as something of a caricature of the early new-wave and late glam-punk genres. However, he is an apt tunesmith and he does have three Grammy noms to his credit. Peak Idol may have occurred sometime in the late ’80s, but he released his first album in over 10 years in 2014 — fans should find that reason enough to check this show out.