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BILLY IDOL: Rock Icon Premieres New Music Video for “Save Me Now”

BILLY IDOL: Rock Icon Premieres New Music Video for “Save Me Now”

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

BILLY IDOL builds on the urgency of his last single “Can’t Break Me Down” with a dramatic and mysterious video which premiered today (5/12) via Billboard.com; check it out HERE.  The new video is set to “Save Me Now,” an electro-rocking highlight co-written by IdolTwin Shadow, and Greg Kurstin, from IDOL’s acclaimed current album KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND.

Known for his striking and compelling videos, the multi-platinum British rock iconheaded to the California desert with his longtime guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens to film the video that was directed and conceived by Thomas Kirk (who has worked with Muse on multiple videos).

The clip follows a priest and a police officer on a wild ride set against the stark, desolate California landscape, accompanied by a leading lady entwined in the drama. In describing the video, Kirk said:  “I went for a concept which very much took the lyrics of ‘Save Me Now’ and turned them into a surreal story that I felt was as true to the very visual lyrics as possible. I loved the image of a bruised cop and a priest trapped inside a car.”

Meanwhile, IDOL continues on his “Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live” 2014-2015 world tour with North American dates wrapping June 4, followed by another run of shows in Europe this summer.  IDOL will return to the U.S. from August-October for a mix of solo shows and festival appearances.

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND–IDOL’s first studio album in almost a decade–was released in October 2014 on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services.  The album was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as producer to two songs, including “Can’t Break Me Down.” Upon the album’s release, USA Today named “Can’t Break Me Down” their song of the week, declaring “with its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar, Can’t Break Me Down could have made a great follow-up to latter-day Idol hits.

BILLY IDOL’s 2015 tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
TUE 5/26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
FRI 5/29 New York, NY Pier 97
SAT 5/30 Columbia, MD Sweetlife Festival
TUE 6/2 Richmond, VA The National
THU 6/4 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
FRI 6/5 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
THU 6/11 Isle of Wight, UK Isle of Wight Festival
SAT 6/13 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
SUN 6/14 Donington Park, UK Download Festival
WED 6/17 Cork, IE Live at The Marquee
FRI 6/19 Clisson, FR HellFest
SAT 6/20 Zürcher, Oberland, CH Rock The Ring
MON 6/22 Paris, FR Zenith
WED 6/24 Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
THU 6/25 Odense, DK The Funen Village
SAT 6/27 Varberg, SE Fästningshörnan
SUN 6/28 Stockholm, SE Gröna Lund Great Stage
WED 7/1 Cologne, DE Tanzbrunnen
FRI 7/3 Saarbrucken, DE Saarlandhalle
TUE 7/7 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig
WED 7/8 Vienna, AT Open Air Vienna
FRI 7/10 Lucca, IT Lucca Summer Festival
SAT 7/11 Brescia, IT Brescia Summer Festival
MON 7/13 Zagreb, HR Zagreb Calling
THU 7/16 Emmendingen, DE Scholassplatz Open Air
SAT 7/18 Vechta, DE Stoppelmarkt
SUN 7/19 Husum, DE Congress Centrum
TUES 7/21 Rostock, DE Stadthalle
SAT 7/25 Munich, DE Münchner Sommernachtstraum
FRI 8/7 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
SAT 8/8 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
THU 9/10 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Concert Cove
TUE 9/15 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
FRI 9/18 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
MON 9/21 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
WED 9/23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
MON 9/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
TUES 9/29 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
FRI-SUN 10/2-10/4 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
FRI-SUN 10/9-10/11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival

 About Billy Idol:

From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. IDOL is currently set to kick off a North American tour in January 2015 following the successful October 21 release of Kings & Queens of the Underground, his first album of new material in nearly a decade. IDOL‘s autobiography DANCING WITH MYSELF (also released in October) entered the New York Times bestseller list at #13.His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend.  Born in 1955 in Stanmore, North London, IDOL spent several formative years living on Long Island, NY as a child before returning to the UK and emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement.  As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, IDOL was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s split in 1981. Determined to break through in America, IDOL hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. IDOL created some of rock’s most enduring 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.  BILLY IDOL is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.  For all the latest BILLY IDOL updates and information, visit BillyIdol.net.

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Billy Idol To Ring In 2015 With Performance At  2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

Billy Idol To Ring In 2015 With Performance At 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

BILLY IDOL will kick off the new year with a performance at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®–the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Washington Capitals®–at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.. which will be televised live at 1:00 p.m. ET on NBC (along with CBC and TVA).  This performance will come as IDOL prepares for his 2015 tour in support of his critically acclaimed 2014album KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND which features the anthemic lead single “Can’t Break Me Down” and its evocative video.

IDOL’s pre-game performance from the main stage at home plate before puck drop will pay tribute to theUnited States Armed Forces during the pre-game and in-game festivities on January 1.  Following his performance, IDOL will be joined near the stage by more than 150 members of all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, who will be attending the game as honored guests of the NHL, for a special salute.

IDOL’s 2015 theatre tour of the U.S. and Canada throughout January and February is the latest leg of IDOL’s “Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live” world tour which included a run of European shows this past in November.  Tickets for almost all of the North American shows (see full itinerary below) are sold out.

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND–IDOL’s first studio album in almost a decade–was released in October on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services.  The album was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as producer to two songs, including “Can’t Break Me Down.” Upon the album’s release, USA Today named “Can’t Break Me Down” their song of the week, declaring “with its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar, Can’t Break Me Down could have made a great follow-up to latter-day Idol hits.”

BILLY IDOL WINTER 2015 U.S TOUR DATES

January 21: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
January 22: The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
January 24: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
January 25: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
January 28: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
January 29: Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ
January 31: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
February 3: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
February 4: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
February 6: The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
February 7: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
February 9: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
February 12: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
February 13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
February 15: The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
February 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
February 19: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
February 21: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
February 22: The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

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Billy Idol To Embark On North American Tour In January 2015

Billy Idol To Embark On North American Tour In January 2015

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Rock icon BILLY IDOL will embark on a theatre tour of the U.S. and Canada in January and February of 2015. The North American tour, which begins January 21 in New Orleans, is the latest leg of IDOL’s “Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live” world tour that includes previously announced shows in Europe in November 2014.

Tickets for most of the North American shows (see full itinerary below) go on sale this Friday October 10. Concerts in additional cities will be announced soon.

Oklahoma’s BRONCHO, who recently released their critically acclaimed new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, will appear as special guest on all shows.

Today’s announcement of BILLY IDOL’s North American tour comes one day before IDOL will release his highly anticipated self-written autobiography Dancing With Myself, which will be released tomorrow (October 7) by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. Idol was featured on yesterday’s CBS Sunday Morning and will appear tomorrow on NBC-TV’s Today Show and the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, October 8. The following day, Thursday, October 9, BILLY IDOL will be interviewed live on stage as the keynote event of the 2014 CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City.

Two weeks following the arrival of the autobiography Dancing With Myself, IDOL will release his first studio album in almost a decade, Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. Kings & Queens Of The Underground was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” USA Today recently named “Can’t Break Me Down” their song of the week, declaring “with its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar, Can’t Break Me Down could have made a great follow-up to latter-day Idol hits.”

For all the latest BILLY IDOL updates and information, visit BillyIdol.net.

To watch BILLY IDOL on yesterday’s CBS Sunday Morning, click here.

Stream “Can’t Break Me Down” from Kings & Queens Of The Underground on SpotifyBilly Idol – Can’t Break Me Down

To watch Episode 1 of BILLY‘s behind-the-scenes web series for Kings & Queens Of The Undergroundclick here.

BILLY IDOL WINTER 2015 U.S TOUR DATES

January 21: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA

January 22, The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

January 24: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA

January 25: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC

January 28: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

January 31: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

February 3: Metropolis, Montreal, QC

February 4: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON

February 7: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL

February 9: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO

February 12: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

February 13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

February 15: The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

February 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

All shows go on sale Friday, October 10. with the exception of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, which go on sale Friday, October 17. The on sale date for Oakland is TBA.

 

 

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Billy Idol Offers Up First Behind-The-Scenes Episode For New Album ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground’

Billy Idol Offers Up First Behind-The-Scenes Episode For New Album ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground’

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Rock icon BILLY IDOL has partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the first episode of the behind-the-scenes web series for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND. Due out October 21 on IDOL’s own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services, it marks his first new album in almost a decade.

Watch the revealing “Billy Idol – Kings & Queens Of The Underground – Episode #1” at this location > 

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,”  now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions.

Pre-order now on iTunes and instantly download the first single “Can’t Break Me Down”here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes.

Pre-order also available on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz.

The album will arrive close to the release of BILLY IDOL’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of October 7.

 

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Billy Idol To Release ‘Kings & Queens of The Underground’ On October 21st

Billy Idol To Release ‘Kings & Queens of The Underground’ On October 21st

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Iconic rocker BILLY IDOL will release KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUNDhis first new album in almost a decade, on October 21. The album will be released on IDOL‘s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services.

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 BillyIdol.net and will be delivered instantly to fans that pre-order the new album beginning today on iTunes.  The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions. Fans can also pre-order the CD on Amazon.com beginning today.

The artwork for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND (seen above) 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 will be released worldwide the week of October 7.

IDOL and his band, including longtime collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, will launch a European Tour in November, the first of several legs of a World Tour that will continue into 2015.

Link to iTunes Pre-order of BILLY IDOL’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes

Link to Amazon Pre-order of BILLY IDOL’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND 

  1. Bitter Pill
  2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
  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 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)

Nov 05 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Nov 09 London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 10 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Nov 12 Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
Nov 13 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
Nov 16 Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
Nov 18 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov 19 Brussels, BE Royal Circus
Nov 21 Nuremberg, DE Arena
Nov 22 Lucerne, CH Messe Lucerne
Nov 23 Milan, IT Fabrique

About BILLY IDOL:
From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades.  His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend.  Born in 1955 in Stanmore, North London, IDOL spent several formative years living on Long Island, NY as a child before returning to the UK and emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement.  As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, IDOL was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s split in 1981. Determined to break through in America, IDOL hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. IDOL created some of rock’s most enduring 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.  BILLY IDOL is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.

BillyIdol.net

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