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Rolling Stone Premieres Angels & Airwaves’ “Into The Night”; Tom DeLonge Novel Set For October 6 Release

Rolling Stone Premieres Angels & Airwaves’ “Into The Night”; Tom DeLonge Novel Set For October 6 Release

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Rolling Stone is premiering “Into The Night,” the lead track from ANGELS & AIRWAVES’ upcoming EP, …Of Nightmares. “Into The Night” can be heard HERE  and is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the EP on iTunes.

Set for a September 4th release, …Of Nightmares follows last year’s  Angels & Airwaves album The Dream Walker, which shot to No. 1 on iTunes.  The new EP  is the music companion to “Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares” (Simon & Schuster), the upcoming novel from Angels’ frontman Tom DeLonge and New York Times best-selling author SUZANNE YOUNG. The first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo,  “Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is set for an October 6th release and explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality as the chasm between disappears.

The new EP and novel also follow last year’s award-winning 14-minute animated short companion film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which was awarded “Best Animated Film” at the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares tells the story of two recently orphaned teen brothers on a journey to a new life. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash, and younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, returns to the “normalcy” of high school. But normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way. Tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both of their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young are available for interviews.

About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.   Under his media production company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books.  Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the top-charting album The Dream Walker. Limited edition collectable packages will be available on ToTheStars.Media, bringing together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe.  An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

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Tom Delonge and Author Suzanne Young Join Forces For ‘Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares’

Tom Delonge and Author Suzanne Young Join Forces For ‘Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares’

Tom Delonge

Tom Delonge

Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE and New York Times best-selling author SUZANNE YOUNG have joined forces for this fall’s most compelling read: Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (Simon & Schuster), the first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo. Set for an October 6th release, the novel explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two sometimes disappears.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares tells the story of two recently orphaned teen brothers on a journey to a new life. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash, and younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, returns to the “normalcy” of high school. But normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way. Tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both of their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young and available for interviews.

About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.   Under his media production company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books.  Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the Billboard Hot 100 album by Angels & Airwaves The Dream Walker. Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares will coincide with an original soundtrack recorded by Angels & Airwaves.  Limited edition collectable packages will be available on ToTheStars.Media that will bring together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe.  An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series of novels for young adult readers. Young lives in Arizona where she also teaches high school English. Her novels include The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby.

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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.

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Rock Icon Billy Idol To Release Highly Anticipated Album This October

Rock Icon Billy Idol To Release Highly Anticipated Album This October

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Rock icon BILLY IDOL announced today that he will release his first new album in almost a decade, this October.  The album will come out on IDOL’s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services.

Produced by Trevor Horn, the new album will arrive close to the release of IDOL’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which as previously announced will be released in the U.S. via Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Inc., on October 7.

IDOL recently launched his book campaign with a notable appearance at New York’s Book Expo America and is now on the road in Europe with his band, which includes longtime collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens. The current leg of Idol’s tour continues until July 4 in Luxembourg.

Initial music from the new album will be released in late summer; IDOL’s world tour will continue into 2015.

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

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Jun 17 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle

Jun 18 – Hamburg, DE – Stadtpark

Jun 20 – Bratislava, SK – Aegon Arena

Jun 21 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Theatre

Jun 24 – Ljubljana, SI – Hala Tivoli

Jun 25 – Belgrade, RS – Kalemegdan

Jun 27 – Skopje, Macedonia – Skopje Burning

Jun 29 – Bucharest, RO – Arenele Romane

Jun 30 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Cluj Arena

Jul 02 – Vienna, AT – Open Air Vienna

Jul 03 – Dresden, DE – Junge Garde

Jul 04 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal

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The Legendary Billy Idol To Release ‘Dancing With Myself’ Memoir On October 7th!

The Legendary Billy Idol To Release ‘Dancing With Myself’ Memoir On October 7th!

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

The legendary BILLY IDOL will release his self-written memoir DANCING WITH MYSELF on October 7, 2014 with Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., and in the UK, by Simon & Schuster UK.

The book is bold, searingly candid, and written by IDOL himself in his inimitable voice.  DANCING WITH MYSELF will recount BILLY IDOL’S remarkable life story–from his transient childhood, to his seminal role in the UK punk movement, to his meteoric rise as one of MTV’s first megastars–revealing never-before-told tales of the culture, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll that colored IDOL’s experience as he vaulted to the top of the rock kingdom.

Later this week (Thursday, May 29), IDOL will appear at the annual book publishing convention BookExpo America in New York before commencing his 2014 summer tour. Stay tuned for further news on IDOL’s return to the studio and continued touring in coming weeks.

More information about Billy Idol’s tour dates and forthcoming memoir is available at BillyIdol.net.

 

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