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.

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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.

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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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BILLY IDOL BRINGS HIS IDOLIZE YOURSELF TOUR TO THE UK IN JULY

BILLY IDOL BRINGS HIS IDOLIZE YOURSELF TOUR TO THE UK IN JULY

idol-08Billy Idol is coming home – bringing his Idolize Yourself tour to the UK for just 2 dates in July. These shows in Manchester and London are Billy’s first British live dates in over 2 years. He was the surprise hit of Download in 2005 and his sold-out performance at the Brixton Academy in 2006 wowed audiences and critics alike with superb vocals and rocking stage presence.

The Idolize Yourself Tour will feature a mixture of old and new material, including such classics as ‘White Wedding’, ‘Rebel Yell’ and ‘Eyes’ Without a Face’, as well as tracks from Devil’s Playground and some new material.

Of the forthcoming shows, Idol says, “I always look forward to returning home to the UK. British audiences are the best and as always we will rock ‘em to their core. Brace yourselves; we’re comin’!”

Idol, whose critically acclaimed album Devil’s Playground was released in 2005, is releasing a new career spanning CD ‘The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’ on 23rd June. The album features 2 brand new tracks: John Wayne and New Future Weapon.

Idol’s band comprises: Steve Stevens on guitar; Stephen McGrath on bass; Derek Sherinian on keyboards, and the irrepressible Brian Tichy on drums.

Billy Idol + Guests tour details are:-
   
July 08 City Venue Ticket Price Box Office
Weds 30th Manchester Apollo £26.00 (adv) 08444 777 677
Thurs 31st London Brixton Accademy £26.00 (adv) 0844 477 2000

Tickets go onsale on Friday 9th May. Tickets are available from 0844 576 5483 or to buy online at www.livenation.co.ukA Live Nation presentation.

Billy Idol has sold over 20 million albums in a career spanning 4 decades, proving himself an artist with enduring appeal. He has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, and has released numerous classic albums including Billy IdolRebel YellWhiplash SmileVital IdolCharmed Life and Devil’s Playground.

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