Billy Idol's newest album, Kings and Queens of the Underground debuted this month at Number 34 on Billboard 200.
This is Idol's first release in nine years to contain original material.
The three-time Grammy nominee's release is his 11th chart hit and his highest debuting album. Understand of course, overall album sales have dropped to a fraction of what they were. Kings and Queens of the Underground is the highest ranked Idol album since 1990's Charmed Life which hit number eleven.
Trevor Horn was responsible for the production of most of this new release.
Kings and Queens of the Underground Track List
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1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts In My Guitar
9. Nothing To Fear
10. Love And Glory
11. Whiskey And Pills
The album release follows "Dancing with Myself," Idol’s autobiographical memoir, which was published on October 7th, 2014, on Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone imprint.
The book covers Idol’s life story, from his childhood, split between the U.K. and the U.S., and covers his seminal role in the U.K. punk movement alongside the likes of Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux.
Idol formed the band Generation X before moving to New York to strike up a solo career in the early 1980s.
Idol kicks off his world tour in Europe in November in support of Kings Queens of the Underground. His first North American date is January 2015. For his complete tour schedule click here to go to his official website.
And here is Billy's Idol's video for Can't Break Me Down, from Kings and Queens of the Underground.
|Billy Idol, Dancing With Myself|