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News: Billy Idol Reveals Details of New Album and European Tour Dates

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(U.S/UK) Rock icon Billy Idol will release Kings & Queens of the Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on October 21. The album will be released on Idol’s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services.

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 beginning today.

The artwork for Kings & Queens of the Underground 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 October 7.

Idol and his band, including longtime 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 (see below for tour dates).

Kings & Queens of the Underground Track List: 

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

Nov 05    Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Nov 09    London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 10    Manchester, UK    O2 Apollo
Nov 12    Stuttgart, DE    Porsche Arena
Nov 13    Frankfurt, DE    Jahrhunderthalle
Nov 16    Amsterdam, NL    Heineken Music Hall
Nov 18    Dusseldorf, DE    Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov 19    Brussels, BE    Royal Circus
Nov 21    Nuremberg, DE    Arena
Nov 22    Lucerne, CH    Messe Lucerne
Nov 23    Milan, IT    Fabrique