It won't be long before you'll hear a 'Rebel Yell' in eastern Iowa. Billy Idol will be performing in Cedar Rapids at the McGrath Amphitheater Sunday, Aug. 1.

I remember seeing my first Billy Idol music video and thought, this guy is a true rocker. I've always liked his pop/punk/rock style and iconic hits like 'White Wedding, Rebel Yell, Cradle of Love and Dancing With Myself.

You hear all these great songs right here on KIIK 104.9.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 18 starting at $45.

Pre-sale starts next Thursday, June 17th at 10 a.m. with code MONY. http://ow.ly/npST50F7Irb

Another IDOL VIP ticket pre-sale happens JUNE 15 at 10 am with the passcode: EVILMCG (PUBLIC ON SALE JUNE 18 AT 10 AM CT) VIP MEET & GREET

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Before Idol became a mega star with his snarling gravitas singing style, he was in the band Generation X, where he was the front man of from 1976 until the band's split in 1981.

Idol has sold over 40 million albums, with many scoring platinum worldwide. Here's one of my favorite Bill Idol videos.

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