Kings & Queens Of The Underground is available October 21st and is produced by Greg Kurstin (Foster the People, The Shins, Sia). Idol will also release an autobiography next month, titled Dancing With Myself and will make appearances on CBS Sunday Morning (October 5), Today Show (October 7) and Howard Stern (October 8).
A world tour will take place in late 2014 through 2015.
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.