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“Public Image Ltd” announce Tour including Bournemouth O2 Academy Live Date.

Following on from their monumental live performance at BBC Radio 6 Birthday Celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday March 16th which saw PiL include and baptise 2 new songs: “Deeper Water” and “One Drop” along with a selection of PiL classics which can now be heard via the BBC 6 Music website and seen on BBC Red Button throughout this week Public Image Ltd can confirm a further set of live dates kicking off at…

O2 Academy Bournemouth on July 21st
Reading Sub 89 – August 1st
O2 Academy Newcastle – August 6th
The Forum Hertfordshire, Hatfield August 12th
O2 Academy Bristol – August 13th.

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This years shows promise to be very special with PiL showcasing live some of their first new material for 20 years.

EP- “One Drop” – Released April 21st (Record Store Day)
New Album- “This Is PiL” Released May 28th

New EP and Album Information
Both the new EP and album is self-funded by PiL, and will be released on PiL’s own label “PiL Official” via Cargo UK Distribution. All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds.

Lead track “One Drop” from the EP of the same name was given an exclusive first airing by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 show. John Lydon describes the track as – “One Drop” is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country.

Full track listing for the EP;
One Drop
I Must Be Dreaming
The Room I Am In
Lollipop Opera

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL’s music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound John Lydon guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’, before a 17 year hiatus. John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.

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Public Image Ltd live line up / wrote and recorded the new material

John Lydon- After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses.

Lu Edmonds – Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The DamnedLu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album ë9í adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.

Bruce Smith – Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and ë9í. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith brought his unique style into the fold.

Scott Firth – A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, and Elvis Costello.

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