Iconic rocker BILLY IDOL will release KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND, his 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.
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KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND
- Bitter Pill
- Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
- Save Me Now
- One Breath Away
- Postcards From The Past
- Kings & Queens Of The Underground
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Ghosts In My Guitar
- Nothing To Fear
- Love And Glory
- 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.