Rock icon Billy Idol is set to bring his Live! 2018 tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe this summer. Three UK dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London have been announced, with more to be revealed in the coming days.
The tour includes a Saturday 23rd June appearance at O2 Academy Brixton in London, and will be Idol’s first UK and European run since his hugely successful 'Kings & Queens of The Underground' Tour in 2014 and 2015.
UK Tickets go onsale on Friday 15th December at 10.00am, with a presale for BillyIdol.net subscribers beginning today. Check local venue listings for detailed on sale information.
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognisable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and ten in the U.K. including 'Dancing With Myself', 'White Wedding', and his trademark 'Rebel Yell'.
Idol returned to the spotlight in 014 with two high profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography 'Dancing With Myself' is an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.
'Kings & Queens of the Underground' meanwhile, was Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album saw Idol reunite with long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, and was produced by former Yes member Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by 2017 Grammy Producer of The Year winner Greg Kurstin).
Billy Idol 2018 UK and European Dates (more to be announced):
20 Jun - Manchester, UK, O2 Apollo
21 Jun - Birmingham, UK, O2 Academy
23 Jun - London, UK, O2 Academy Brixton
25 Jun - Luxembourg, LU, Rockhal
26 Jun - Regensburg, DE, Donau Arena
30 Jun - Zajecar, RS, Guitar Fest
2 Jul - Budapest, HU, Budapest Park Open Air
3 Jul - Munich, DE, Tollwood Festival
6 Jul - Zurich, CH, Hallenstadion
14 Jul - Halle, DE, Peissnitz Insel
17 Jul - Cologne, DE, Tanzbrunnen
19 Jul - Berlin, DE, Zitadelle
21 Jul - Slupsk, PL, Charlotta Valley Amp
22 Jul - Hamburg, DE, Stadtpark