’80s rock legend Billy Idol has announced his first Australian tour since 2002.

The punk rocker turned global superstar, best known for hits White Wedding and Rebel Yell, will headline A Day On The Green at Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton on Sunday 29 March.

His band will include longtime collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens.

The tour coincides with a particularly productive period for Idol, including last week’s release of his autobiography, Dancing With Myself, and tomorrow’s release of his first new album since 2005, Kings & Queens of the Underground.

After Mariah Carey’s headlining turn at A Day On The Green on Sunday 16 November, Sirromet Wines have obviously decided to tap into a classic rock vein for their next event.

As well as Idol’s headlining slot, the March show will also feature Cheap Trick, the Illinois rockers best known for classics like I Want You To Want Me, If You Want My Love, Dream Police, The Flame and Surrender.

Aussie rock icons The Angels — celebrating their 40th anniversary, and featuring new frontman Dave Gleeson — and The Choirboys (of Run To Paradise fame) round out the retro rock bill.

For more info, visit our event guide.