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Billy Idol: New Lp + Tour: Dancing With Myself

billy idol lp 14BILLY IDOL RELEASED A NEW STUDIO ALBUM KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND ON 20th OCTOBER

FIRST SINGLE “CAN’T BREAK ME DOWN” IS AVAILABLE NOW – AND IS STREAMING ON THE NEW BILLYIDOL.NET

Billy Idol talks about his new album Kings and Queens of the Underground & clips of tracks – several more Webisodes of this to be launched over next few weeks. Billy talks about Steve Stevens in the 2nd Episode. Billy also talks about working with producer Trevor Horn on his new album in Ep 3

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Rock icon BILLY IDOL released Kings & Queens Of The Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on 20th October. The album was released on Idol’s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below. Kings & Queens Of The Underground was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” The single is now streaming at the new http://www.BillyIdol.net and was delivered instantly to fans that pre-ordered the new album on iTunes. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions. The artwork for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, was designed by street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey. The album will arrive close to the release of Billy Idol’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which as previously announced was released worldwide the week of 7th October. Idol and his band, including long-time collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, launched a European Tour in November, the first of several legs of a world tour that will continue into 2015.

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRACK LIST

1. Bitter Pill 2. Can’t Break Me Down 3. Save Me Now 4. One Breath Away 5. Postcards From The Past 6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground 7. Eyes Wide Shut 8. Ghosts In My Guitar 9. Nothing To Fear 10. Love And Glory 11. Whiskey And Pills

billy idol fall tourSeminal rocker Billy Idol has announced his much awaited live return to the UK this November. The punk and rock icon will play in Birmingham, London and Manchester – his first UK appearances since his unforgettable performance at Download 2010 where he triumphed in torrential rain and had the crowd eating out of his hand. Idol’s band includes his long-time lead guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass, Billy Morrison on guitar, Eric Eldenius on drums and Paul Trudeau on keyboards.

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER

Sun 9th London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith // Mon 10th Manchester, UK 02 Apollo

Wed 12th Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena // Thur 13th Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle // Sun 16th Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall // Tue 18th Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle // Wed 19th Brussels, BE Royal Circus // Fri 21st Nuremberg, DE Arena // Sat 22nd Lucerne, CH Messe Lucerne // Sun 23rd Milan, IT Fabrique

Tickets on-sale priced £37.50 REGIONAL / £39.50 LONDON (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk or http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, North London in 1955. He moved to New York as a child and returned to the UK to affirm himself as a central figure of the British punk movement. His music, image and attitude have stood the test of time and transcended fashion and trends; after fronting seminal punk outfit Generation X – who split in 1981 – Idol embraced dance and rock penning, anthems including “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Hot In the City,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Cradle of Love,” among others. From punk rebel to mainstream rock hero, there’s no territory Billy Idol left unconquered.

http://www.BillyIdol.net

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