Two-Hour Special Concert Recorded Live at Chicago's Congress Theater
Adding yet another exclusive concert to its already impressive catalogue of groundbreaking programming, VOOM HD Network's Rave HD– the first and only 24/7 high definition music channel-will present the world television premiere of "Billy Idol: Live," a two-hour special event. On March 30 at 9 P.M. ET, catch Idol's performance, recorded live at the Congress Theatre in Chicago on July 28, 2006.
"Billy Idol: Live" presents the electric and unforgettable Chicago performance, which was part of last year's tour in support of Idol's 2005 release Devil's Playground – his first studio release in 12 years. Idol performs songs from his iconic career, including songs from his latest album, as well as classics like "Eyes Without a Face," "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself."
Following his stint with punk outfit Generation X in the late-1970's, Billy Idol achieved massive success as a solo artist in the early 1980's. Pairing with Steve Stevens to release his self-titled solo debut in July 1982, Idol quickly rose to superstardom and became a staple on then-fledgling MTV with eye-catching videos for "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself." The success Idol enjoyed with his debut set the stage for the critically acclaimed 1984 release, Rebel Yell, which became the best-selling album of Idol's career. Idol's latest album, Devil's Playground, is out now on Sanctuary Records. Idol also recorded a Christmas album, Happy Holidays: A Very Special Christmas Album, released in October 2006 on Edel Germany.
Rave HD's other recent world television premiere concerts have included Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Depeche Mode and Queen fronted by Paul Rodgers. Rave HD is a new way to experience music on television. The first-ever 24/7 high definition music channel, Rave HD offers commercial-free programming that harnesses the surround-sound power of Dolby Digital 5.1 and the breathtaking depth and clarity of state-of-the-art HD video technology to showcase music with a physical and emotional impact that television has never delivered before. Rave HD is one of the VOOM HD Networks, a critically acclaimed collection of 15 high-def channels with programming that also covers sports, videogames, movies, art, family fare and news. Rave HD is currently available on channel 9470 on the DISH Network.
Other Rave HD Programming:
Rave HD offers an extensive selection of series and concerts with performances and interviews featuring world-class talent. Programming is broadcast in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and features U.S. premieres of the series "Later…with Jools Holland" and "Soundstage" along with Rave HD original series "Talks with Dave Fanning" and "Beautiful Noise." With its special concert programming, Rave HD also offers a larger-than-life experience of the world's most exciting concerts.
About VOOM HD Networks:
The VOOM HD Networks are the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere. Produced exclusively in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators, the 15 VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. The VOOM HD Networks are commercial-free and available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. Developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, the VOOM HD Networks build on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE TV, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.