Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release his new single “Save Me Now” on 13th April. This Epic rock number is the second single from Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of The Underground and comes after the announcement of the UK and European legs of his 2015 World Tour.
The tour, which begins with shows at the UK’s Isle of Wight and Download Festivals, also includes dates in Glasgow and Cork, and at various other European festivals. Full tour and ticket information is available at BillyIdol.net
“Save Me Now” was co-written by Billy Idol, Twin Shadow and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Greg Kurstin. Greg Kurstin, who was nominated for Producer of The Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards, is known for his work with Sia, Beck, Pink, Foster The People and Lily Allen, amongst others. Twin Shadow releases his new album in May.
Billy Idol’s 2015 Kings & Queens of The Underground World tour, which has been playing to rave reviews across North America, next visits Australia and New Zealand in March and April.
A live review in The Times recently stated: – “at the end of his sold-out show at Hammersmith, Billy Idol stood at the front of the stage. With legs apart, naked torso rippling, eyes glaring and fists raised above his head.” “The biggest pop star to emerge from the English punk scene of the 1970’s was back to mark his patch.”
For all the latest Billy Idol tour dates, updates and information, visit BillyIdol.net.
Stream “Save Me Now” from Kings & Queens Of The Underground on Spotify: Billy Idol – Save Me Now
To watch Episode 1 of Billy’s behind-the-scenes web series for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, click here.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”
Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
The autumn of 2014 saw Idol return to the spotlight with two high profile releases that mark the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
On October 7, 2014, Simon and Schuster published Billy Idol’s autobiography, Dancing With Myself. It’s an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.
On October 21, 2014 BFI Records released Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by multiple Grammy nominee Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.