Get Ready for Tears for Fears, Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Idol

Billy Idol | Photo by Glenn Brogan

Billy Idol | Photo by Glenn Brogan

SOMETHING TO “SHOUT” ABOUT

Tears for Fears has been prepping their first album in 10 years and whetting fans’ appetites with covers of Arcade Fire and Hot Chip. All this, on top of a deluxe reissue of Songs From the Big Chair. Tears for Fears plays the Pearl on Dec. 13 ($43-$103).

BEING BILLY

Smashing Pumpkins has a new lineup: Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) and Mark Stoermer (the Killers) join Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder. Expect to hear “Being Beige” and “Tiberius” from Monuments to an Elegy when they hit Brooklyn Bowl on Dec. 13 ($58-$60.50).

ON SALE NOW

Billy Idol, the snarling, leather-clad singer of “Rebel Yell” and “White Wedding” has a new album (Kings & Queens of the Underground) and an ambitious tour schedule—not bad for 59. He plays the Cosmopolitan on Feb. 21 ($50-$75).

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