Bothell man's campaign to get Billy Idol to play his birthday pays off

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BOTHELL, Washington —

A Bothell man’s long quest and social media campaign to get Billy Idol to play his birthday has finally come to fruition.

Idol announced in a YouTube video posted Sunday that he’ll play Michael Henrichsen’s birthday party at Showbox SoDo in Seattle on October 26:

Tickets, by the way, are available here: showboxonline.com/eventdetail.php?id=37522

Henrichsen’s campaign started in late 2010.

“This whole project stemmed from a conversation I had with a co-worker in October of 2010 right before my 24th birthday. Someone asked what I had planned for my birthday next year. I always use my birthday as an opportunity to gather every single one of my friends for one night to forget about the stresses of life,” Henrichsen wrote on his site. “If there's one thing I want to try to accomplish in life then it's getting Billy Idol to play my birthday.”

More information is available via playmybirthdaybillyidol.com