Billy Idol, Cold War Kids among acts playing Current's 10-day birthday bash


Popular radio station 89.3 the Current has announced 10-days of music events in the Twin Cities for next month to celebrate its 10th year on the air.

British rocker Billy Idol, Californian indie band Cold War Kids and Minnesota native Jose James are among the acts appearing during its 10 Days of Random Musical Kindness that will kick off on Jan. 15, the Star Tribune reports.

The Current is known for holding a two-night party at First Avenue each year, but it has decided to go bigger in 2015 to mark its 10th year on the airwaves with its 10-day extravaganza, City Pages notes.

It will start off relatively sedately on the first day, with anyone able to pop along to watch the show broadcast live from the Minnesota Public Radio Forum between 8am and 10am at the MPR Forum in St. Paul.

But what will follow is a mixture of free events and ticketed shows at various locations around the Twin Cities and Rochester, a full list of which can be found here on the Current's website.

It's not all about music either, with a free tubing event with radio personalities being held at the Theodore Wirth Park on Sunday, January 18.

Jose James will be performing at the Mayo Civic Center's Presentation Hall in Rochester on Saturday, Jan. 17, tickets for which are $24, while on Monday, Jan. 19, Billy Idol will perform an acoustic set at the Turf Club in St. Paul.

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