“SAVE ME NOW” NEW VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE FROM  BILLY IDOL’s ‘KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’ ALBUM OUT TODAY

“SAVE ME NOW” NEW VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE FROM BILLY IDOL’s ‘KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’ ALBUM OUT TODAY

BILLY IDOL premieres a dramatic and mysterious video for his current single; you can watch it below:

The new video is set to “Save Me Now,” an electro-rocking highlight co-written by Idol, Twin 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 icon headed 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 until 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 EUROPEAN tour dates are as follows:

DATE   CITY VENUE
JUNE      
THU 11th Isle of Wight, UK Isle of Wight Festival
SAT 13th Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
SUN 14th Donington Park, UK Download Festival
WED 17th Cork, IE Live at The Marquee
FRI 19th Clisson, FR HellFest
SAT 20th Zürcher, Oberland, CH Rock The Ring
MON 22nd Paris, FR Zenith
WED 24th Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
THU 25th Odense, DK The Funen Village
SAT 27th Varberg, SE Fästningshörnan
SUN 28th Stockholm, SE Gröna Lund Great Stage    

 

JULY      
WED 1st Cologne, DE Tanzbrunnen
FRI 3rd Saarbrucken, DE Saarlandhalle
TUE 7th Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig  
WED 8th Vienna, AT Open Air Vienna
FRI 10th Lucca, IT Lucca Summer Festival
SAT 11th Brescia, IT Brescia Summer Festival
MON 13th Zagreb, HR Zagreb Calling
THU 16th Emmendingen, DE Scholassplatz Open Air
SAT 18th Vechta, DE Stoppelmarkt
SUN 19th Husum, DE Congress Centrum
TUES 21th Rostock, DE Stadthalle
SAT 25th Munich, DE Münchner Sommernachtstraum

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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. In October IDOL released 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.

 

BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SAVE ME NOW”  ON 13th APRIL

BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SAVE ME NOW” ON 13th APRIL

Billy Idol 4 (Michael Muller) copyRock 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. 

BILLY IDOL WILL RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND”  ON 20th OCTOBER

BILLY IDOL WILL RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND” ON 20th OCTOBER

KQsleeveRock 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.

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 TRACK LIST

  1. Bitter Pill
  2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at 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) 

NOVEMBER

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.

 

 

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BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES UK TOUR IN NOVEMBER

BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES UK TOUR IN NOVEMBER

idol-08Seminal rocker Billy Idol has announced his much awaited live return to the UK this November. The punk and rock icon will play in Birmingham, London and Manchester – his first UK appearances since his unforgettable performance at Download 2010 where he triumphed in torrential rain and had the crowd eating out of his hand.

The newly announced dates will come soon after the release of two major new Billy Idol projects. In late October, Idol will drop his first new album in almost 10 years, produced by Trevor Horn. And on 7th October, Simon and Schuster UK will release Idol’s much anticipated autobiography, ‘Dancing With Myself.’

Idol’s band includes his long-time lead guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass, Billy Morrison on guitar, Eric Eldenius on drums and Paul Trudeau on keyboards.    

Dates as follows:       

November 2014 
Date  City      Venue       Box Office 
5th  Birmingham  O2 ACADEMY  0844 477 2000   http://www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk/
9th   London  EVENTIM APOLLO  0844 249 1000   http://www.eventim.co.uk/
10th Manchester O2 APOLLO  08444 777 677   http://www.o2apollomanchester.co.uk/

Tickets go onsale on Friday 15th August at 9.00am. Tickets are available online from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/billy-idol-tickets – 24 hour phone line: 0844 576 5483.   Doors are 7pm on all shows.

Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, North London in 1955. He moved to New York as a child and returned to the UK to affirm himself as a central figure of the British punk movement. His music, image and attitude have stood the test of time and transcended fashion and trends; after fronting seminal punk outfit Generation X – who split in 1981 – Idol embraced dance and rock penning, 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. From punk rebel to mainstream rock hero, there’s no territory Billy Idol left unconquered.

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BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM IN ALMOST A DECADE THIS OCTOBER

BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM IN ALMOST A DECADE THIS OCTOBER

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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 will be released throughout the world this autumn.

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 long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens. The current leg of Idol’s tour continues until July 4th 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 www.billyidol.net.

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
JUNE    
Jun 17th Berlin, DE Zitadelle
Jun 18th Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
Jun 20th Bratislava, SK Aegon Arena
Jun 21st Prague, CZ Lucerna Theatre
Jun 24th Ljubljana, SI Hala Tivoli
Jun 25th Belgrade, RS Belgrade Calling
Jun 27th Skopje, Macedonia Skopje Burning
Jun 29th Bucharest, RO Arenele Romane
Jun 30th Cluj Napoca, RO Cluj Arena
JULY    
Jul 02nd Vienna, AT Open Air Vienna
Jul 03rd Dresden, DE Junge Garde
Jul 04th Luxembourg, LU Rockhal



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.

www.billyidol.net

BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES  SUMMER TOUR 2010

BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR 2010

idol-admat1 (1)British singer-songwriter and rock icon BILLY IDOL will debut a new powerhouse band when he hits the road this summer with performances at major music festivals throughout Europe, with North American dates set to follow.

In addition to his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass and Derek Sherinian on keyboards, IDOL will be joined on this trek by acclaimed guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson. Morrison, one of the founders of Camp Freddy and front man for Circus Diablo, has previously played in The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny and Into a Circle, while Colson is Morrison’s collaborator in Circus Diablo and is known for his work with Steve Vai, with whom he’s worked since 2002.

The legendary rocker’s 2010 summer trek will kick off with a pair of shows in Russia (Moscow on June 5 and St. Petersburg on June 7), to be followed with a performance at the Malmo Sweden Rock Festival and his second appearance at the Download Festival at Donington Park in his native U.K.

European tour stops include multiple dates in Germany, along with Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, among others.

Along the tour, IDOL will be performing classics from his storied career. As leader of the group responsible for starting a youth cult, Generation X, he was one of the original British punks who gave the rock establishment a good kick up the arse with such classics as “Ready, Steady, Go,” “Wild Youth,” “Your Generation” and “Dancing With Myself,” the latter of which marked the transition to IDOL’s solo career when it appeared in remixed version on his 1981 DON’T STOP  EP.

Other show-stoppers will likely include hits from the Grammy and MTV nominee’s multi-platinum selling career including “Hot In The City,” “White Wedding,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “To Be A Lover” and the #1 smash “Mony Mony.” He long ago found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime. All of these classics are included on 2008’s The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, a career-spanning CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and digital collection (Capitol/EMI). His immortal “Rebel Yell” was also featured on 2008’s Guitar Hero® World Tour game. In 2009, Eagle Rock Entertainment released IDOL’s first in-concert DVD “In Super Overdrive Live” (filmed at the Congress Theatre in Chicago).

The European tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue
JUNE    
Sat 5th Moscow, Russia SCCH Russia
Mon 7th St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Hall
Wed 9th Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall
Sat 11th Malmo, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
Sun 13th Donington Park UK Download Festival
Wed 16th Nr Nurenburg, Germany Arbenburg, Burg
Fri 18th Athens, Greece Apostolos Nikolaidis
Sun 20th Skopje, Macedonia Skopsko Lizgaliste
Mon 21st Belgrade, Serbia Usce Park
Tue 22nd Zagreb, Croatia T Music Festival
Thu 24th Ljubjiana, Slovenia Hala Tivoli
Fri 25th Vienna, Austria Danube Island
Sun 27th Prague, Czech Republic Sasazu
Tue 29th Ravensburg, Germany Oberschubenhalle
JULY    
Thur 1st Sopron, Hungary Volt Festival
Sat 3rd Germany Potsdam Festival
Sun 4th Bremen, Germany Freeload Festival
Thu 8th Bonn, Germany Museumplatz
Fri 9th Huttweil, Switzerland Rocksound Festival
Sun 11th Weert, Holland Bospop Festival
Mon 12th Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso

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