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News: Billy Idol Announces 2015 Australian Tour

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(AUS) Rock icon Billy Idol is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987. The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.

Billy Idol’s tour announcement coincides with a flurry of new Idol projects. Idol’s long-awaited and riveting self-written autobiography Dancing With Myself was released worldwide on October 7 via Touchstone/Simon and Schuster and his first album of new material since 2005, Kings & Queens of the Underground, is out on October 17 on BFI Records/Kobalt Label Services.

Written by Idol himself, in his inimitable, searingly honest voice, Dancing With Myself offers an all-access pass to Billy Idol’s journey to fame. His tale is an extraordinary one, from a transient childhood divided between the United States and England, to Idol’s time as a seminal member of the 1970s London punk scene fronting the band Generation X, to his meteoric rise to stardom, propelled by a distinctive sound combining punk’s energy and ethos with a danceable, driving beat.

Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career. Delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades, Dancing With Myself offers eye-opening anecdotes full of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll that only Billy Idol can tell.

Idol’s new album Kings & Queens Of The Underground was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, ‘Can’t Break Me Down’. To watch Episode 1 of Billy’s behind-the-scenes web series for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, click here.

BILLY IDOL/ CHEAP TRICK/ THE ANGELS/ CHOIRBOYS
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS: (Roundhouse Entertainment)

A Day On The Green members pre-sale:
Mon 20 Oct (10am local time) to Tue 21 Oct (5pm local time)

Sat Mar 14 – An Evening On The Green Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Perth WA
TICKETS | 136 100
* The Choirboys not playing

Sat Mar 21 – A Day On The Green Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
TICKETS | 136 100

Sun Mar 22 – A Day On The Green Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
TICKETS | 136 100

Sat Mar 28 – A Day On The Green Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
TICKETS | 136 100

Sun Mar 29 – A Day On The Green Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
TICKETS | 136 100

BILLY IDOL/ CHEAP TRICK ARENA SHOWS (Frontier)

Frontier Members pre-sale: 
Mon 20 Oct (2pm AEDT) to Tue 21 Oct (2pm AEDT)

Wed Mar 18 – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
TICKETS | 136 100

Thu Mar 19 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney NSW
TICKETS | 132 849

Tue Mar 24 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC
TICKETS | 132 849

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE FOR ALL SHOWS 10am THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER