Billy Idol Plots Australia, New Zealand Shows

It’s been 12 years since Billy Idol has played Australia.  Now the singer/author is returning to the continent for a March run followed by three April gigs in New Zealand.  With special guest Cheap Trick on all dates, the adventure begins in Perth.

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Idol’s Australia plans take him downunder during the land’s March-May autumn.  Idol, who published his long-awaited autobiography “Dancing With My Self” earlier this month will play arenas as well as a few “Day On The Green” events that also include The Angels and The Choirboys.

Idol’s new album, Kings & Queens Of The Underground, arrives Oct. 21.  Here’s the Australia/New Zealand schedule:

March 14 – Perth, Australia, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
March 18 – Wollongong, Australia, Win Entertainment Centre
March 19 – Darling Harbour, Australia, Qantas Credit Union Arena
March 21 – Yarra Valley, Australia, Rochford Eyton Winery (A Day On The Green)
March 22 – McLaren Vale, Australia, Leconfield Wines (A Day On The Green)
March 24 – Melbourne, Australia, Margaret Court Arena
March 28 –  Pokolbin, Australia,  Bimbadgen Estate (A Day On The Green)
March 29 – Brisbane, Australia, Sirromet Winery (A Day On The Green)
April 1 – Auckland, New Zealand, Vector Arena
April 2 – Wellington, New Zealand, TSB Bank Arena
April 4 – Christchurch, New Zealand, Horncastle Arena 

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