Billy Idol: State Line has been confirmed for a very brief cinema release. You can catch the concert film in UK cinemas for one night only next month.
Concert films are (apparently) all the rage these days. Taylor Swift is currently dominating the global box office with her The Eras Tour concert film, which had Jason Blum scared out of his mind and we’ve seen similar films from Billie Eilish, Pink and The Rolling Stones to name a few.
Now, punk icon Billy Joel joins the ranks of musicians who are keen to take over the big screen with his own concert experience, subtitled State Line.
Idol became the first person to play a show in front of the Hoover Dam earlier this year. The rocker played two intimate shows, in front of just 250 attendees, for the concert film. Long-time collaborator Steve Stevens joins Idol on stage for the historic performances. Alison Mosheart of The Kills, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and ex-Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones also made appearances.
“Our show at Hoover Dam was a monumental and surreal career highlight,” Idol said. “I’m excited to get State Line out into the world. With this film we set out to highlight the continued importance of one of the most inspiring infrastructural achievements of the 20th Century, while also bringing the power of rock n roll to a stunning, magical location. I think we more than succeeded on both accounts.”
Billy Idol: State Line has now been confirmed for a UK cinema release, but there’s a catch. You have only one night to catch this legendary performance on the big screen.
The film will be in select UK cinemas 14 November and you can get more info over at billyidollive.com.
If you miss the concert film in cinemas, worry not! Billy Idol: State Line is coming to DVD, Blu-Ray and digital on 11 December. The DVD and Blu-Ray will have 28 minutes of bonus material too, including a Q&A with Stevens and a concert booklet.
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