Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release Kings & Queens Of The Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on 20th October. The album will be 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 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 now.
The artwork for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, 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 7th October.
Idol and his band, including long-time 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 TRACK LIST
- Bitter Pill
- Can’t Break Me Down (listen at 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)
Wed 5th Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
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
About BILLY IDOL:
From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark on 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 was a central figure of the British punk movement. As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent, Idol fronted the pioneering 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 legendary musical partnership was forged. Idol has created some of rock’s most enduring anthems including White Wedding, Dancing With Myself, Hot In the City, Eyes Without A Face and Rebel Yell. 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.