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Billy Idol announces trio of UK shows (2014)

Story by Jack Foley

ROCKER Billy Idol has announced his much awaited live return to the UK this November (2014).

The punk and rock singer will play in Birmingham, London and Manchester – his first UK appearances since his unforgettable performance at Download 2010 where he triumphed in torrential rain.

The newly announced dates will come soon after the release of two major new Billy Idol projects. In late October, Idol will drop his first new album in almost 10 years, produced by Trevor Horn.

And on October 7, Simon and Schuster UK will release Idol’s much anticipated autobiography, Dancing With Myself.

Idol’s band includes his long-time lead guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass, Billy Morrison on guitar, Eric Eldenius on drums and Paul Trudeau on keyboards.

The dates are as follows (all November 2014):

5 – Birmingham O2 Academy
9 – London Eventim Apollo
10 – Manchester O2 Apollo

Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 15 at 9am and are available online from all the usual outlets.