Billy Idol Announces UK Tour for June 2022

Billy Idol Announces UK Tour for June 2022

BILLY IDOL

ANNOUNCES THE ROADSIDE TOUR 2022

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

THE GO-GO’S

Billy_Idol_22Tour_SQ_01 copy 2The world’s favourite rebel Billy Idol is back and heading out on The Roadside Tour 2022 with some new music, a stack of timeless classics and his long-time lead guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens. For his first appearances in the UK since 2018, Billy will play 6 Arena dates in June 2022 and tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 30th September 2021 from HERE

The global lockdown of 2020 gave Billy time to reflect. While writing the new music that would become his latest release, The Roadside EP, Idol’s thoughts turned to his near-fatal motorcycle accident of 1990, how he dealt with it and how it related to the current crisis. “It seemed quite logical and natural to write something about my motorcycle accident,” he says. “I may have been saying, well, this is what people go through when they are in trouble. I think I was unconsciously making that connection.

Certainly, the motorcycle accident was the catharsis, the wake-up moment. Maybe I left behind the irreverent, youthful Billy and opened the door for a more attentive father and more sensitive musician. Something did get left by the roadside, but it was not necessarily a bad thing in the end.”

Billy’s reflections are captured in the lyrics of Bitter Taste, one of four tracks on his new EP The Roadside, his first new music for seven years and as impactful and poignant as ever.

With restrictions lifted, Billy is touring Stateside through the Autumn and looking forward to his return to Britain next year. “I can’t wait to get back on the road in the UK again,” Billy adds, “and enjoy that exhilaration and energy that only comes from playing in front of a live British audience.”

Billy’s touring band features his long-time guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens along with Stephen McGrath (bass, backing vocals), Billy Morrison (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Trudeau (keyboards, backing vocals) and drummer Erik Eldenius.

Supporting Billy Idol are very special guests The Go-Go’s making their first UK appearance for 26 years. “We are thrilled to be sharing the stage with Billy Idol on his 2022 Summer UK tour dates. We haven’t had an opportunity to play for our British fans in 26 years and can’t wait to see you all,” says The Go-Go’s.

Billy Idol The Roadside Tour 2022 dates:

Saturday 11 June                    Glasgow                         The SSE Hydro

Monday 13 June                      Manchester                AO Arena

Wednesday 15 June             Birmingham              Resorts World Arena

Saturday 18 June                    London                           The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sunday 19 June                        Cardiff                             Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday 21 June                      Leeds                                 First Direct Arena

Tickets for The Roadside Tour 2022 are on sale from 9am on Thursday 30th September 2021 and can be purchased HERE.

About Billy Idol

For forty-five years, Billy Idol has been one of the faces and voices of rock’n’roll, with an artistic resume to match the brilliant light of the image. First as the camera-ready front man for Generation X, between 1977 and 1981 Idol emerged with three albums that made positivity, emotional depth, and high pop synonymous with punk rock. In 1982, Idol embarked on a remarkable transatlantic/trans-genre solo career that integrated clubland throb, wide-screen depth and drama, rockabilly desperation, the bold and simple lines of punk, and rock’n’roll decadence.

Embracing the new MTV music channel, videos for White Wedding, Rebel Yell and Eyes Without A Face established Idol as one of the iconic performers of his generation, a position he still holds today.

About The Go-Go’s

Formed in California in 1978, The Go-Go’s became the first all-female band writing their own material and playing their own instruments to top the U.S. Billboard album chart with their multi-platinum debut, Beauty And The Beat. The album also earned the band a Grammy® Award nomination for Best New Artist and skyrocketed them to superstardom.

The Go-Go’s recently released the single “CLUB ZERO,” their first new recording in nearly 20 years, which hit Top 10 on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart. The band’s critically acclaimed documentary, THE-GO-GO’S, captures them working on an early version of the song and is available as a 2-Disc set (DVD + Blu-ray) or download via Polygram/UMe.

With the successful run of their musical Head Over Heels on Broadway in 2018, and their upcoming induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on October 30, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s) continue to blaze new trails, kicking down the doors for female-fronted bands everywhere.

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BILLY IDOL’S VITAL IDOL IS REVITALIZED

BILLY IDOL’S VITAL IDOL IS REVITALIZED

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Billy Idol’s 1980’s remix collection, Vital Idol, is getting a modern-day upgrade with Vital Idol: Revitalized, set for release on CD and digital by Capitol/UMe on 28th September. A 2LP 180-gram black vinyl in addition to a limited edition, colour variant will follow on 16th November 

More than 30 years after his groundbreaking Vital Idol compilation cemented the vibrancy of the dance-rock remix genre in the second half of the 1980’s, Idol’s Revitalized collection features 11 brand-new remixes of his most classic and enduring hits. Lending their hands to the Revitalized proceedings are electronic dance luminaries Moby, Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method as well as current innovators including Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean, CRAY and RAC, who’s remix of “Dancing With Myself” debuts today. Listen/share it here

Vital Idol, initially released in 1985, was the first remix record released by a rock superstar. Besides being certified platinum, Vital Idol was accompanied by a version of “Mony Mony” that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, as well as hitting the Top 10 on the UK Singles chart.

Highlights found within the grooves of Revitalized include The Crystal Method’s percussive, explosive remix of “Rebel Yell,” CRAY’s bass-and-keyboard-blessed “White Wedding,” Tropkillaz’s trop-house framing of “Eyes Without A Face,” St. Francis Hotel’s shimmering stop/start caress of “Flesh For Fantasy,” and RAC’s retro-harmonic, fist-pumping “Dancing With Myself.”

Meanwhile, the digital version of Revitalized features four additional exclusive remixes, namely the brand-new Billy Idol/Steve Stevens Remix of “Mony Mony,” Paul Oakenfold’s Extended Remix of “One Breath Away,” Moby’s “Half Time Version” of his take on “(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows” and “Save Me Now (Lost Dog Remix),” reworked by Billy Idol’s son, Willem Wolfe with Brandon Rauch and Ed Bedrosian.

Pre-order Billy Idol’s Vital Idol: Revitalized:

https://UMe.lnk.to/VitalIdolRevitalized

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VITAL IDOL: REVITALIZED  [CD, LP + Digital]

1. White Wedding (CRAY Remix)

2. Dancing With Myself (RAC Remix)

3. Eyes Without A Face (Tropkillaz Remix)

4. Rebel Yell (The Crystal Method Remix)

5. (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Moby Remix)

6. Flesh For Fantasy (St. Francis Hotel Remix)

7. Catch My Fall (Juan Maclean Remix)

8. One Breath Away (Paul Oakenfold Remix)

9. To Be A Lover (DJDS Remix)

10. Don’t Need A Gun (Shiba San Remix)

11. Hot In The City (Shotgun Mike Remix)

BONUS TRACKS (DIGITAL ONLY)

12. Mony Mony (Idol/Stevens Remix)
13. One Breath Away (Paul Oakenfold Extended Remix)
14. (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Moby Remix) (Half Time Version)
15. Save Me Now (Lost Dog Remix)

Billy Idol – Vital Idol: Revitalized

Release Date – 28th September

Vinyl 180 Gram version – 16th November

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BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO THE UK and EUROPE FOR HIS  LIVE! 2018 SUMMER TOUR – UK DATES FROM 20th JUNE

BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO THE UK and EUROPE FOR HIS LIVE! 2018 SUMMER TOUR – UK DATES FROM 20th JUNE

Billy Idol Live! Tour 1Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed in the coming days.

The tour includes a Saturday 23rd June appearance at O2 Academy Brixton in London and will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his hugely successful Kings & Queens of The Underground Tour in 2014 and 2015.

The Guardian described Idol’s 2014 and last headline performance in London at the Hammersmith Apollo in their 4-star review: “Wrapped in leather and soaked in nostalgia, the punk zealot serves up hard riffs with attitude…Idol struts and snarls, propelled by the conviction that rock is the cure for whatever ails you…. this show is nothing if not fantastic fun.”

UK Tickets go onsale on Friday 15th December at 10.00am from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/billy-idol-tickets, with a presale for BillyIdol.net subscribers beginning today. Check local venue listings for detailed onsale information.

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.
Idol returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that marked 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.
Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself is 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.
Kings & Queens of the Underground was Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette, which includes incredible contributions from Idol’s long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, 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 2017 Grammy Producer of The Year winner Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.

BILLY IDOL 2018 UK and EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)

June 20                     Manchester O2 Apollo
June 21                    Birmingham  O2 Academy
June 23                        London   O2 Academy Brixton
June 25                    Luxembourg, LU Rockhal
June 26                    Regensburg, DE  Donau Arena
June 30                          Zajecar, RS   Guitar Fest
July 2                         Budapest, HU   Budapest Park Open Air
July 3                             Munich, DE Tollwood Festival
July 6                                 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
July 14                                    Halle, DE Peissnitz Insel
July 17                             Cologne, DE Tanzbrunnen
July 19                                  Berlin, DE Zitadelle
July 21                                Slupsk, PL Charlotta Valley Amp
July 22                          Hamburg, DE   Stadtpark
“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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