(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:
- Bitter Pill
- Can’t Break Me Down
- Save Me Now
- One Breath Away
- Postcards From The Past
- Kings & Queens Of The Underground
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Ghosts In My Guitar
- Nothing To Fear
- Love And Glory
- 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|