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Billy Idol plots concerts as work continues on new album
With work still underway on his first new studio set in more than a decade, Billy Idol has lined up a handful of live performances.
The spiky-haired rocker has nailed down four mid-September shows so far, all of which are set in the West, and plans to add a few more dates to the run, according to organizers. Details are shown below.
Idol and longtime guitarist Steve Stevens continue to work on an album that will be Idol’s first collection of new material since 1993’s “Cyberpunk.” The two recently teamed with veteran A&R man John Kalodner, who has played a key role in fostering the careers of rock acts such as Aerosmith and Bon Jovi.
Though no release date is set, Kalodner, in a message posted at his website, said that the album probably will surface “in winter or spring of 2005.”
“The style will be classic Billy Idol hit songs,” Kalodner wrote. “He invented an amazing style and he’s sticking to it.”
In 2001, Idol released a greatest-hits collection, which moved about 500,000 copies in the states. The CD version of his VH1 “Storytellers” appearance with Stevens followed in 2002.
Idol rose to stardom during the ’80s thanks to hits such as “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Dancing with Myself” and “Cradle of Love,” among others.