Things are starting to heat up rather nicely in this latter part of 2014. I’ve been working hard to prepare for my first art show – happening at The Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles on Sunday October 26th at 6pm. I got together with fellow LA artsist Joey Feldman and we created a collaborative work together which came out looking amazing – the original piece will be on show that night, along with over 20 pieces from each of us. All the original pieces will be for sale, as well as some select fine art giclee prints. There is a print of the collaboration piece (called ‘Inside View’) available now in two sizes and you can purchase one BY CLICKING HERE.. Both sizes of prints are editions of 50 and when they are all gone, we will not be doing another edition. It’s been exciting to see the show come together and we’re honored to have one of the most iconic figures in today’s art world, Shepard Fairey, DJing the whole event. Should be a fun night, and I’m looking forward to sharing everything that I have been working on in the flesh.
And in a couple of weeks, the brand new Billy Idol album, ‘Kings And Queens Of The Underground’ will be released and the band will be embarking on a large World Tour that will stretch through 2015. The first leg of the tour in Europe starts in November and we have just announced the first set of US dates, which begin in January. All the dates can be seen below and we’ll be playing selected songs from the new album live, along with Billy’s many hits. It’s been an amazing process writing a lot of the songs with Billy and Steve, recording them, and watching the whole thing come together. And I know we are all gagging to get out there on the road and see you all again.
Royal Machines have a quick trip to Hawaii next week to play a wonderful private party out there (and of course, those of you who are regulars to this site will have already guessed that I’ll be out there a few days early to get some diving in – the perfect way to get my head quiet and centered before the European tour!) – and we are also in the process of talking about some December shows. Nothing is in stone yet, but we are seeing if we can make it all happen. And all of this makes me a very happy man – busy is good in my world, and it’s been (and will be staying) busy for quite a while. I think it serves to keep me out of trouble and focused. Either way I’m not complaining – I’m grateful, excited and looking forward to every piece of this puzzle. Check out the Billy Idol US Tour Dates below and hopefully I’ll see some of you very soon.
January 21: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA (onsale Friday 10/10)
January 22, The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA (onsale Friday 10/10)
January 24: Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (onsale Friday 10/10)
January 25: Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC (onsale Friday 10/10)
January 28: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (onsale Friday 10/10)
January 31: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (onsale Friday 10/10)
February 3: Metropolis, Montreal, QC (onsale Friday 10/17)
February 4: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON (onsale Friday 10/17)
February 7: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL (onsale Friday 10/10)
February 9: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO (onsale Friday 10/10)
February 12: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC (onsale Friday 10/17)
February 13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (onsale Friday 10/10)
February 15: The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA (onsale TBA)
February 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA (onsale Friday 10/10)