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Billy Idol: new album, flash autobiography + announcement of Oz tour

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Hot on the heels of the release of his new album ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground’ and his freshly released ‘tell-all’ autobiography ‘Dancing With Myself’, lip-curling rocker Billy Idol has announced he will be touring Australia in March, 2015.

The ‘Rebel Yell’ singer will kick off his Oz tour in Perth, playing A Day On The Green in Kings Park on March 14, before moving on to gigs in Wollongong (March 18), Sydney (March 19), the Yarra Valley, Victoria on March 21, Adelaide’s Leconfield Winery (March 22), Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena (March 24), the Hunter Valley on March 28 and Brisbane’s Sirromet Winery on March 29.

But the big question is: why is one of rock’n’roll’s noisiest contenders suddenly choosing to play a host of posh wineries, where punters are more used to laying down blankets and sipping Chardonnay than pumping their fists in their air and yelling like rebels themselves?

Could we be treated to toned-down versions of ‘White Wedding’? Or will we hear songs more along the lines of the hit ballad ‘Eyes Without A Face’? We’ll just have to wait and see, but either way, it ought to be one very interesting concert.

In support of Billy Idol will be US soft-rock outfit, Cheap Trick. Tickets go on sale October 23, available through www.ticketek.com.au and www.frontiertouring.com/billyidol.  Antonino Tati

 

Note: In some cities, Billy Idol will be joined by The Angels and Choirboys. Check listings for details.

The album ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground’ is out through Kobalt Label Services.

The autobiography ‘Dancing With Myself’ is out through Simon and Schuster.

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