Billy Idol to release new album in October

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 August 2014
Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol will release his first album in almost a decade in October. 'Kings and Queens of the Underground' will be preceded by the rocker's comeback single 'Can't Break Me Down'

Billy Idol will release his first album in almost a decade in October.

The iconic rocker has announced plans to release his new record, 'Kings and Queens of the Underground', on October 20 - nine years after 2005's 'Devil's Playground'.

Billy has also unveiled his comeback single 'Can't Break Me Down', which is available to stream on immediately.

The album was largely produced by Trevor Horn while Greg Kurstin contributed on two songs.

The cover art was designed by street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.

'Kings and Queens of the Underground' will be released through Billy's own record label, BFI Records, and comes almost a decade after his last album release.

Billy is no stranger to large gaps between records as 2005's 'Devil's Playground' itself was released 12 years following the release of 1993's 'Cyberpunk'.

The 58-year-old star's last studio collection, meanwhile, was an offering of Christmas songs in 2006.

Billy will support his new album with a European tour which will kick off in November and see him perform in Britain, Germany and Italy.

The rocker is also due to release his autobiography - 'Dancing with Myself' - in October.

Kings and Queens of the Underground track-listing:

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

The peroxide haired, former front man of British punk band Generation X and creator of rock'n'roll anthems 'White Wedding', 'Dancing With Myself' and 'Rebel Yell' heads out on a world tour in support of the launch of both his first album in almost a decade and his autobiography Dancing with Myself.

O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 21 Jun

£50.05 / 0121 622 8250

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Sat 23 Jun

£53.10 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Apollo Manchester

Wed 20 Jun

£43 / 0844 477 7677

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