Wow – two updates in one month….. I must be gravitating back to this site! It’s a quiet Sunday for me in Los Angeles and I’m taking the opportunity to write this entry and fill you in on whats been going on and what’s coming up soon. The artwork has taken priority for me for a few weeks as I have decided to do a show here in Los Angeles in the next few months. Of course there will be details posted here when I have them – right now I am concentrating on gathering my body of work together and theming the pieces so that they make sense to me. I’m happy with the progress and truly love the process of painting…..my mind is quiet, no one else is involved, and I can do whatever I want….. very calming and therapy for the soul if you ask me.
Music is kicking back in rather heavily now as we approach the release date of the new Billy Idol album and I’m excited for you all to hear it. The first single, “Can’t Break Me Down” is available now on I-Tunes and BillyIdol.Net and the album, called “Kings And Queens Of The Underground” will be released on Oct 21st. I’m proud of the songs I was involved with and honored that Steve and Billy embraced my input….. we spent a lot of time together just the three of us, holed up in Steve’s studio, and I think the end result is one of true collaboration – and the whole process was a fantastic experience. Tour dates for a return to Europe have been announced (see below) and more touring will be announced very soon.
Also, I’m looking forward to seeing my Royal Machines compadres very soon – a couple of private shows (yeah, sorry guys….. right now they are not ticketed events) on the calendar in a couple of weeks time. Although we don’t get to tell you ahead of time what the shows are, rest assured a full recap with pictures will be posted up at WWW.ROYALMACHINESMUSIC.COM. It’s been a minute since we were all together, because we’ve all been so busy this year. But it’s always so easy and fun when we get back on a stage together – and stand by (hopefully) for some end-of-year news soon. We are working on it!! For now, stay tuned, have a great weekend and I’ll see you out there very soon.
BILLY IDOL EUROPEAN DATES NOVEMBER 2014:
November 5 – Birmingham, UK. O2 Academy United Kingdom
November 9 – London, UK. Eventim Apollo Hammersmith United Kingdom
November 10 – Manchester, UK. O2 Apollo United Kingdom
November 12 – Stuttgart, DE. Porsche Arena Germany
November 13 – Frankfurt, DE. Jahrhunderthalle Germany
November 16 – Amsterdam, NL. Heineken Music Hall Netherlands
November 18 – Dusseldorf, DE. Mitsubishi Electric Halle Germany
November 19 – Brussels, BE. Royal Circus Belgium
November 21 – Nuremberg, DE. Arena Germany
November 22 – Lucern, CH. Messe Lucerne Switzerland
November 23 – Milan, IT. Fabrique Italy