Billy Idol announces fire relief fundraising campaign
17.01.2020

Billy Idol announces fire relief fundraising campaign

Billy Idol
Photo: Michael Muller

All proceeds will go to Animals Australia and Rural Aid.

With his Australian tour set to kick off in two weeks, Billy Idol has revealed a campaign to raise money for services battling the current fire crisis.

The punk icon will auction off two Meet & Greet packages in Sydney and Brisbane as part of his fundraising effort, with all proceeds going to Animals Australia and Rural Aid.

“Like you, I’ve been watching the terrible fires in Australia with great concern,” said Idol in a statement. “The damage to humans and wildlife alike thus far has been devastating and as we prepare to come to play in Australia and New Zealand in the coming days our thoughts are with those dealing with the ongoing crisis.”

The rocker will also donate a portion of merch sales from his shows in both states to the previously mentioned charities, with Frontier Touring, Riverstage and Hordern Pavillion each set to match his donations.

Idol also invites Australian first responders and other emergency personnel to see him perform live, offering a limited number of free tickets to the Sydney and Brisbane shows for those who have been on the frontline fighting the devastating blazes. Those interested are asked to email billyidol.net@gmail.com, with specific details available on Idol’s website.

Meet and Greet packages for Brisbane and Sydney are now open for bidding, with all proceeds going to Animals Australia and Rural Aid. Billy Idol kicks off his Australian tour at Riverstage, Brisbane on Friday January 31. 

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