Billy Idol Brings Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live Tour to Hard Rock Live on Monday, September 21
Tickets On Sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live tour to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
Idol’s show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., is amongst the latest to be announced on Idol’s “Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live” World Tour, which has already played to sold out audiences on three continents.
Billy Idol’s self-written autobiography Dancing With Myself was released last fall by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, and immediately reached the New York Times Bestseller list.
Idol’s first studio album in almost a decade, Kings & Queens Of The Underground, came two weeks later on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. The album 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 declared “…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.”
Sarah Rodman of the Boston Globe reviewed a recent show in Boston: “The lip still sneers, the fist still pumps, the platinum blond dye job is still sculpted into tiny spikes, and the songs sounded great. Not smirky, guilty pleasure “Oh, weren’t we silly in the ’80s!” great or (only) nostalgically great, but just plain great.”
Tickets cost $79, $69 & $59*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
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 recognizable 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 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”
Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.
The autumn of 2014 saw Idol return to the spotlight with two high profile releases that mark 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.
On October 7, 2014 Simon and Schuster published Billy Idol’s autobiography, Dancing With Myself. It’s 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.
On October 21, 2014 BFI Records released Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by multiple Grammy nominee Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.
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