Billy Idol Demands “Get Me Out Of My Cage!” on His Roaring New Track — ‘Cage’ EP Coming 9/23 (Pre-Order)

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On Sept. 23, Billy Idol will release a new four-song EP titled The Cage.

Its release date comes almost exactly one year after the Sept. 2021 release of The Roadside, another four-song EP of gritty, resilient and empowering anthems from the English rock icon, produced by Butch Walker.

In the time since the previous EP’s release, Idol and his band — featuring renowned guitarist Steve Stevens — hit the road for massive touring (slowed only by a need for surgery to fix a sinus infection). Getting back out on the road after the pandemic years forced Idol and his crew to stay in and reflect (and pen the songs that wound up on The Roadside), and that was apparently the spark they needed for more creative expression:

“The last EP, we were kind of warming up to this. This EP is a lot more coming at you. Loads more guitar. And that’s a lot of fun. We were pretty fired up by the fact that we hadn’t played for a couple of years, and suddenly we were bursting on stage, and it kind of woke us up to what the next EP could be: That it could be a little more strum und drang, a little more coming at you, a little more rock’n’roll, a little more f*ck you! Well, a tiny bit of f*ck you, anyhow. The bottom line is we had a lot of fun doing it.”

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Here’s a preview in the form of “Cage,” an upbeat, fist-pumping anthem that Idol debuted on Wednesday with a stylish music video:

Said co-producer Zakk Cervini of the song:

“Classic is what we were shooting for. It’s loud guitars and live drums yet treated in such a way that it can live alongside music being made today. I asked myself, ‘If Billy was a brand-new artist today, what would he be making?’ And that’s what we shot for. One of the goals Tommy and I had was to help Billy and Steve make songs that would just go crazy live. This time around, we were all thinking, shows are back, the world is opening up again, this is exciting, we want new material that just goes off live. High energy, kickass great rock songs. That’s what we shot for, and I think that’s what we got.”

“Coming out of the lockdown era, people had a lot of energy stored up,” added co-producer Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves, BØRNS), who also co-wrote three of the album’s tracks with Idol, Stevens and Joe Janiak (Ellie Goulding, Adam Lambert). “That was the inspiration for ‘Cage.’ Getting out there and doing the things we’ve been missing. And that includes not being afraid to do a raucous punk rock song like ‘Cage.’ And we didn’t worry about whether it fit in anywhere because it just sounds so Billy.”

Billy Idol will also be the subject of a new documentary film from Jonas Akerlund, the news of which was announced this week via Variety — click here to read more on that.

Stay tuned for more, and catch Billy Idol’s upcoming tour dates:

August 17––Saratoga, CA––Mountain Winery
August 19––Boise, ID––Boise Open
August 21––Lincoln, CA––Thunder Valley
August 24––San Diego, CA––Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
August 25––Ventura, CA––Ventura Theater
September 1––Santiago, CL––Teatro Caupolican
September 4––Lima, PE––Arena Peru
September 8––Sao Paolo, BR––Pacaembu Pavillion
September 9––Rio De Janeiro, BR––Rock In Rio*
September 11––Buenos Aires, AR––Velez Sarsfield Stadium*
September 13––Buenos Aires, AR––Luna Park
September 15––Asuncion, PY––Constanera De Asuncion
September 23––Halle, DE––Peibnitz Insel
September 25––Budapest, HU––Budapest Park
September 26––Vienna, AT––Gasometer Wien
September 29––Frankfurt, DE––Festhalle
September 30––Nuremburg, DE––Arena Nuremburg
October 3––Munich, DE––Olympiahalle
October 5––Berlin, DE––Mercedes Benz Arena
October 6––Hamburg, DE––Barclays Arena
October 8––Lingen, DE––Emsland Arena
October 11––Dusseldorf, DE––Mitsubishi Electric Halle
October 13––Manchester, UK––AO Arena+
October 17––Cardiff, UK––Motorpoint Arena+
October 19––London, UK––Ovo Arena Wembley+
October 21––Glasglow, UK––Ovo Hydro Arena+
October 23––Birmingham, UK––Resorts World Arena+
October 25––Leeds, UK––First Direct Arena+
November 11––Las Vegas, NV––The Cosmopolitan
November 12––Las Vegas, NV––The Cosmopolitan
November 16––Las Vegas, NV––The Cosmopolitan
November 18––Las Vegas, NV––The Cosmopolitan
November 19––Las Vegas, NV––The Cosmopolitan
*w/ Green Day
+w/ special guests Television and Toyah

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