MUSIC NEWS: BILLY IDOL To Embark On North American Tour In January 2015

Rock icon BILLY IDOL will embark on a theatre tour of the U.S. and Canada in January and February of 2015. The North American tour, which begins January 21 in New Orleans, is the latest leg of IDOL's "Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live" world tour that includes previously announced shows in Europe in November 2014.

Tickets for most of the North American shows (see full itinerary below) go on sale this Friday October 10. Concerts in additional cities will be announced soon.

Oklahoma's BRONCHO, who recently released their critically acclaimed new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, will appear as special guest on all shows.

Today's announcement of BILLY IDOL's North American tour comes one day before IDOL will release his highly anticipated self-written autobiography Dancing With Myself, which will be released tomorrow (October 7) by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. Idol was featured on yesterday's CBS Sunday Morning and will appear tomorrow on NBC-TV's Today Show and the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, October 8. The following day, Thursday, October 9, BILLY IDOL will be interviewed live on stage as the keynote event of the 2014 CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City.

Two weeks following the arrival of the autobiography Dancing With Myself, IDOL will release his first studio album in almost a decade, Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. 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." USA Today recently named "Can't Break Me Down" their song of the week, declaring "with its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar, Can't Break Me Down could have made a great follow-up to latter-day Idol hits."

For all the latest BILLY IDOL updates and information, visit BillyIdol.net.

To watch BILLY IDOL on yesterday's CBS Sunday Morning, click here.

Stream "Can't Break Me Down" from Kings & Queens Of The Underground on Spotify: Billy Idol – 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 WINTER 2015 U.S TOUR DATES

January 21: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
January 22, The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
January 24: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
January 25: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
January 28: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
January 31: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
February 3: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
February 4: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
February 7: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
February 9: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
February 12: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
February 13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
February 15: The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
February 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

All shows go on sale Friday, October 10. with the exception of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, which go on sale Friday, October 17. The on sale date for Oakland is TBA.


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