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UPDATE FROM BILLY 03.06.18

What a year last year was!… We completed our 48 date residency in Las Vegas playing a variety of greatest hits and deep cuts throughout the two-year run. This will inform whatever we do next with a lot of vitality and choice in terms of song and set make up so you know the spring U.S. festival dates and summer European and U.K. shows are going to rock!

As ‘the Ace Face’ in the Classic Quadrophrenia production last Summer I played on stages I could never have imagined ever playing on ie. the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. or Tanglewood CT with classical musicians & choirs… it was an incredible opportunity and I would like to thank Pete Townshend for having me along for what was a magic 3 weeks. The Chicago Classic Quad show was pretty special because Eddie Vedder was playing the part of The Godfather and it was fun for me to see he was having as much difficulty as me in singing along with the Orchestra as for us rock singers, it’s hard to know exactly were the entrance point to sing the songs are even with a conductor showing you… as the ebb and flow and swells of the classical orchestra are very different to sing to than a rock band. I didn’t feel so alone, thanks Eddie… Alfie Boe, as Jimmy, was having the time of his life and crushing it every night! We had a great time supporting eachother’s performance. Alfie’s job was huge but he took it on and dealt with it in such a way that his positive and excited attitude saw him blast through each performance from Tanglewood to the Greek in LA with ease. I was pretty amazed at times at how he uses his incredible talent, Good on ya Alfie…

We remastered and have begun releasing the classic Idol records; Billy Idol, Rebel Yell & Idolize Yourself on vinyl and are planning a Generation X package release for Xmas 2018…

Performing on The Voice with contestant Chloe Kohanski was a fantastic experience as she was fun to work with and really took on White Wedding, so it was magic when I heard she had won the finale and I’m glad I could help a young talented woman go forward with success as she embarks on her career….

We didn’t make it to South America but we will do so in the future… had already made up my mind to do the Classic Quad last summer but the tour we would have been on with Aerosmith was cancelled and that would have nixxed us doing South America anyway so I was glad I made the decision I made but… we will, hook or by crook, find a way to get down there!

We have begun writing some new material and are making our way towards a direction for our next extravaganza… and I’m continuing my SiriusXM show ‘Live Transmission’ radio show on the 1st Wave channel 33…

Rock on!
Your mate,
BFI

Billy Idol


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NEW REMASTERED VINYL REISSUES

IDOL WORSHIP: UMe HONORS BILLY IDOL’S ‘80s ROCK and PUNK LEGACY WITH VINYL REISSUE BONANZA

Billy Idol, Rebel Yell and Idolize Yourself: The Very Best of Billy Idol to be re-released October 20th on high quality vinyl

UMe and punk rock icon Billy Idol celebrate several of his best-loved works with newly remastered vinyl reissues of Idol’s first two solo LPs, Billy Idol and Rebel Yell, plus the expansive double-LP greatest-hits collection Idolize Yourself: The Very Best of Billy Idol. Each release is available beginning

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CLASSIC QUADROPHENIA US TOUR

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2017) The Who’s Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of four special performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe. Townshend conceptualized an experience unlike any other by blending The Who’s timeless album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. The London world premiere at Royal Albert Hall electrified audiences and will now be replicated in Lenox, MA, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA only! The extraordinary musical journey kicks off September 2 in Lenox with the Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The New York and Los Angeles performances will be

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ADDITIONAL BFI LIVE! VINYL SETS AVAILABLE!

BFI LIVE! is a 3-LP set featuring 16 tracks recorded live during the 2014-15 Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour! For a limited time while supply lasts, additional copies are available in the online store! This vinyl-only 3-LP release was a 2016 Record Store Day Exclusive and the numbered Limited Edition set has sold-out. (Additional copies from this second pressing are not numbered). This set is only available

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OCTOBER LAS VEGAS DATES ANNOUNCED!

Las Vegas (April 7, 2016) – Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and the band will continue their Billy Idol: Forever residency at the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with additional dates just announced for October! May dates are on sale now and ticket and VIP Meet & Greet presale for the October dates begins Tuesday, April 18 at 10am PT! Visit the tour page for presale and ticketing info.

Billy Idol: Forever features material from throughout Idol’s career, from his days

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BILLY TO PERFORM WITH ‘KINGS OF CHAOS’ APRIL 8

Billy Idol will be performing on the Rock-N-Roar stage at 6pm with Kings of Chaos featuring Chester Bennington, Billy Gibbons, Billy Duffy, Matt Sorum, Robert DeLeo & Dean DeLeo at the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The concert, to be held on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center outdoor stage, follows racing activities on Sat., April 8 (approx. 6 p.m.) and is free to race ticket holders. Space at the outdoor stage is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kings of Chaos, the brainchild of Guns-N-Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, is an

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BILLY IDOL ON SOUNDBREAKING ON PBS

Billy Idol appears in Episode 7 of the critically acclaimed PBS music series Soundbreaking. Episode 7 titled “Sound and Vision” focuses on tracking the music video from MTV to the internet, telling the story of how a one-time marketing tool became a powerful mediator between artist and

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BFI LIVE! 3-LP SET COMING NOV 25

BFI LIVE! is a 3-LP set featuring 16 tracks recorded live during the 2014-15 Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour! This vinyl-only 3-LP release is a Record Store Day Exclusive and each Limited Edition set comes individually numbered and will be available at participating indie Record Store Day retailers in the US and Canada on November 25, 2016! There will be no CD or digital version available for purchase.

On December 9, 2016, a very limited number of the BFI LIVE! 3-LP set will be

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BILLY IDOL: FOREVER! LAS VEGAS 2017 DATES!

Las Vegas (October 18, 2016) – Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and the band will continue their Billy Idol: Forever residency at the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in 2017!

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EXCLUSIVE CONCERT BROADCAST!

SiriusXM Presents Billy Idol LIVE at House of Blues Las Vegas, recorded earlier this year during his ongoing Billy Idol: Forever engagement! Hear this exclusive concert broadcast on 1st Wave, SiriusXM channel 33, on August 31 at 7pm Eastern & 7pm Pacific, with encore airings continuing through

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BILLY IDOL BRINGS AN UNBRIDLED ENERGY TO HIS HOUSE OF BLUES RESIDENCY
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Weekly (Photo: John Salangsang/Invision/AP):
Even during a phone conversation, you feel Billy Idol is pumping that leather-clad right fist. More, more, more.

He’s not to be stopped, the 60-year-old rock star who unleashed a string of hits in the early and mid-1980s that still stand today. Idol effectively name-checks a few of those classics later in the conversation to promote his upcoming House of Blues residency. He sweeps onto the Strip this week with his production, titled Billy Idol: Forever, and it’s reportedly doing brisk sales. He’s back in May, and this week even more shows were added for August, September and October. Some highlights of our chat:

I saw you in 1982 in Chico, California, at Acker Gymnasium at Chico State University. The next time I saw you was in 2010 at the Pearl at the Palms, 28 years later, and you’d lost none of your energy. How have you been able to keep up your exuberance throughout your career?
I think it has a lot to do with the music, and the intent behind the music. Coming from punk rock, there is a

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