Originally based in Los Angeles, California, IDOL X became the #1 tribute to Billy Idol. Combining a musical mix of Billy Idol and Generation X punk rock hits—IDOL X puts on a high energy professional tribute show that has audiences wanting… more, more, more!
IDOL X, The Billy Idol Live Experience, is a truly tribute to remember! Fans do a double-take when they see Matthew Eberhart hit the stage performing as the electric Billy Idol, and they cheer with exhilaration once they hear him singing. While covering the famous Idol hits and ballads, Matthew also channels a multitude of iconic Generation X standards.
Billy Idol, one of the world’s most recognizable rock stars, achieved fame in the 1970’s as a member of the British punk rock band Generation X. In 1981, Idol embarked on a solo career which led to international success with critically acclaimed multi-platinum albums and hit songs such as “Dancing With Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell”, and “Eyes Without A Face”.
Vocalist Matthew Eberhart is as similar to Billy Idol as a tribute can get. When performing he skillfully blends in a mix of other popular songs from the punk, pop, and rock genres. The final mix is the band’s recipe for getting audiences on their feet cheering.
Eberhart began his love of rock and performing live when he played bass for Myzar, a Colorado based band that toured and opened for acts such as Icehouse and Richard Marx. Matthew soon formed the New York City punk band, Motor Betty, which became a regular headliner at the infamous CBGB’s and was featured on 92.3 K-ROCK, joined the Warped Tour (2000 & 2001), and was chosen as one of the top 50 unsigned bands in America—by CMJ, Coca-Cola Music and Dick Clark Productions in August of 2001—just prior to the tragedy of 9/11. Matthew has also worked with producers such as Hillary Johnson (Ramones, Misfits, Jeff Buckley) and Don Fury (Agnostic Front, Helmet, Quicksand, Sick Of It All).
IDOL X’s ability to stir up audiences to dance is what crowds and fans love and remember. Having played packed and sold out shows throughout the country, they are ready for more! Talented and professional, IDOL X is perfect for special events, casinos, parties, performing arts centers, nightclubs, and large festivals.
I toured as Billy Idol's guitar tech throughout Eastern and Western Europe and the US in 2006, and I must say that Matthew Eberhart and his IDOL X tribute is very accurate and I highly recommend this show to anyone that enjoys having a good time!K. Reynaldo
IDOL X is truly one of the best tribute bands out there, hands down. The musicians are so extremely talented, it is a quality production, just like seeing Idol himself!! Thanks for the great experience!! REBEL YELL!!!I. Marroquin
Best stage presence, performance, likeness, and absolutely the world's most personable artist I've ever met! All of that and a super cool guy! Don't miss these guys!M. Moyer
Love, Love, Love this band! If you are a Billy Idol fan you must see them. Best tribute band around.
They definitely rock the house! IDOL X Rocks!!!S. Kobler