Culture Club, Billy Idol to Headline iHeartMedia’s iHeart80s Party
Culture Club, Billy Idol and Rick Springfield are just a few of the Eighties heavyweights announced as part of iHeartMedia’s iHeart80s Party, to take place on February 20th at the Forum in Los Angeles. Missing Persons and Loverboy have also been announced in the initial lineup.
“The Eighties brought the United States our second British Invasion, which also inspired a new generation of American artists to create music that still resonates strong 30 years later,” iHeartMedia’s President John Sykes said in a statement.
Along with more stars of that decade, the concert will include present-day hitmakers who have been influenced by the Eighties. Additional guests will be announced at a later date, though tickets for the show go on sale on December 18th. The show will also be livestreamed on iHeartMedia’s Mainstream AC, Hot AC and Adult Hits radio stations.
Last year, Culture Club’s original line-up reunited for the first time in 14 years and announced a string of North American tour dates. A few months later, the tour was rescheduled after a polyp was discovered in Boy George’s throat. Culture Club had also planned a new LP titled Tribes for release in early 2015, though the album still does not have an official release date.
Billy Idol released an album — Kings & Queens of the Underground — and a memoir — Dancing With Myself — in 2014. In September, Idol joined Elton John and Run the Jewels in Atlanta for the Music Midtown Festival. In 2015, Rick Springfield took on a few acting gigs and appeared in True Detective Season Two and alongside Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash.