Eighties rock icon Billy Idol is bringing his 2016 tour

Eighties rock icon Billy Idol is bringing his 2016 tour

Billy Idol to play Kelowna July 14

It'll be hot in the city when '80s rock icon Billy Idol brings his 2016 Kings & Queens Of The Underground tour to Prospera Place July 14.

  • May. 2, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Rock icon Billy Idol is bringing his 2016 North American tour to Prospera Place in Kelowna July 14.

Idol’s Okanagan show is amongst the latest to be announced on Idol’s Kings & Queens Of The Underground Live World Tour, which has been touring the globe for more than a year.

Idol’s self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, was released in October 2014 by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, and immediately reached The New York Times bestseller list.

Idol’s first studio album in almost a decade, Kings & Queens Of The Underground, came two weeks later on BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services. The album was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, Can’t Break Me Down.

USA Today declared “with its punkish drive, sneering vocals and roaring Steve Stevens guitar,Can’t Break Me Down could have made a great follow-up to latter-day Idol hits.”

Sarah Rodman of the Boston Globe reviewed a 2015 show in Boston: “The lip still sneers, the fist still pumps, the platinum blond dye job is still sculpted into tiny spikes, and the songs sounded great. Not smirky, guilty pleasure “Oh, weren’t we silly in the ’80s!” great or (only) nostalgically great, but just plain great.”

Tickets to see Idol in Kelowna are $99.50-$79.50-$59.50 (plus service charges) on sale May 6  at 10 a.m. at selectyourtickets.com and the Prospera Place box office.