Summer 2018 Tour Including Dates At O2 Academy In Bournemouth & The Engine Rooms In Southampton

PublicImage Limited

To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd (PiL) are pleased to announce The Public Image is Rotten: UK/Europe + Japan Tour, kicking off in Bristol on 30th May (see below for all dates). Further PiL activity includes the release of a career-spanning box set and a documentary of the same name, the latter of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and then had its European premiere at London’s Raindance Festival in 2017. Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, it will be released later this year in select cinemas.

The band’s last tour was in 2016 and it was regarded by many as the best performances the band have ever played. The forthcoming 32-date headline UK/Europe leg of the tour also takes in festival performances in United Kingdom, Holland and Poland, including a headline set at Camden Rocks Festival in London on Saturday 2nd June. The tour also includes an as yet to be announced very special London date. Japanese dates to be confirmed soon along with some further UK/European dates.

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<p>In 2015 the band released their 10th studio album “What The World Needs Now” which followed the huge critical success of 2012’s “This is PiL”, the bandís first album in 17 years. “What The World Needs Now” peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official UK indie charts and number 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). “What The World Needs Now” was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label “PiL Official” via Cargo UK Distribution. </p>
<p>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”. After a 17 year hiatus, Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide. </p>
<p>John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band’s history.</p>
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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 and has recently released the autobiography “Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored”.</p>
<p>Lu Edmonds – Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned, Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album “Happy?” and co-writing the album “9”, adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound. </p>
<p>Bruce Smith – Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums “Happy?” and “9”. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold.  </p>
<p>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. </p>
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<p><strong>Tour Dates</strong><br />
<strong>UK</strong><br />
Wed 30th May 	Bristol O2 Academy<br />
Fri 1st June	Bournemouth O2 Academy<br />
Sat 2nd June	London,	Camden Rocks Festival<br />
Mon 4th June	Coventry, The Copper Rooms<br />
Wed 6th June	Norwich, The Waterfront<br />
Tue 12th June	Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, O2 Academy<br />
Wed 13th June	Glasgow, O2 ABC<br />
Fri 15th June	Sheffield, O2 Academy<br />
Sat 16th June	Manchester, O2 Ritz<br />
Mon 18th June	Hull, ASYLUM, Hull University<br />
Thu 21st June	Cardiff, The Tramshed<br />
Sat 23rd June	Exeter, Lemon Grove<br />
Sun 24th June	Wrexham, William Aston Hall<br />
Tue 26th June	Reading, Sub 89<br />
Wed 27th June	Frome, Cheese & Grain<br />
Fri 29th June	Nottingham, Rock City<br />
Sat 30th June	Southampton, Engine Rooms<br />
Sun 5th Aug	Blackpool, Rebellion Festival<br />
Sun 19th Aug	Hardwick, Hardwick Live Festival<br />
Sat 25th Aug	Bangor, Bangor Marina<br />
Tue 28th Aug	Inverness, The Ironworks<br />
Wed 29th Aug	Aberdeen, The Assembly<br />
Fri 31st Aug	Dundee, The Church	</p>
<p><strong>Europe</strong><br />
Fri 8th June	Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique<br />
Sat 9th June	Holland, Netherlands, Retropop Festival<br />
Sat 10th June	Den Haag, Netherlands, Paard van Trojoe<br />
Fri 13th July	Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna<br />
Sun 15th July	Jarocin, Poland, Jarocin Festival<br />
Sun 26th Aug	Dublin, Republic of Ireland, The Tivoli</p>
<p>See <a for pre-sale ticket links and additional information (pre-sale Friday, February 23rd 11am / General sale Monday, February 26th 11am).



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