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Billy Idol performs before the start of the 2015 NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Billy Idol performs before the start of the 2015 NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Billy Idol’s show at the New Orleans House of Blues has been postponed, the rocker announced on his website Tuesday.

“We regret to announce that the first two shows of Billy’s North American tour, in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 21 and in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22, will be postponed. Billy, is unfortunately suffering from a pesky chest infection and is on doctor’s orders to recover for a few days before hitting the stage again.”

In an official statement, the rocker said, “I’m really disappointed to be missing everyone this week in the Big Easy and Atlanta. I was excited for these gigs but want to make sure I can give you the full on Idol rock show you deserve. Thank you for understanding while I get over this bug. We’ll be back later this year!”

The New Orleans show was scheduled for the House of Blues.  The concert will be rescheduled.