PiL announce first UK tour dates for 2013
John Lydon and co. will follow-up a triumphant comeback album with live dates in June, tickets on sale now
18 months ago, not many would've banked on Public Image Limited re-emerging from a 20-year hiatus with such canny aplomb. But re-emerge they did and with singer, songwriter and raconteur John Lydon on good form and at the helm of a pretty extensive self-made marketing crusade that involved interviews, P.A.s, loads of shows, more interviews and that album. PiL were swallowed by old and new aficionados alike.
The album "This is PiL" certainly was a statement of intent, crammed with some of the band's best material since, well, 20 years ago and almost certainly the sharpest since the '80s "Album" or "Happy?". Live, Lydon's charges were off the scale, sounding like they'd just formed a few weeks ago, with all the spiky energy of a sixth-form band but armed with a classic repertoire that still commands power and potency. Mention the album "Metal Box" nowadays and you'll get a knowing nod and a stroke of the chin (that last action may also result in a steely glare, however).
After the most recent single "Reggie Song", PiL have been quiet UK-wise but that silence is about to be broken with the announcement of some summer shows. First up is a small batch of four dates in June, beginning with Oxford on the 9th, then Leicester on the 10th, Brighton on the 27th and Manchester on the 28th. Tickets on sale now, priced £25 for Brighton, £26.50 elsewhere.
The more observant of you will notice a big two-week gap between Leicester and Brighton - what's the betting they trickle a few more UK shows and appearances in there for good measure. Glasto, perhaps?
- Wed 30th May 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 Academy Bristol (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 Academy Bournemouth (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Camden Rocks, Maximo Park, PiL, Twin Atlantic, Mallory Knox,...Various Camden Venues (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Mon 4th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenThe Copper Rooms - Warwick Student's Union (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenUniversity of East Anglia [UEA]/ LCR (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 ABC (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 Academy Sheffield (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenO2 Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenHull University Students Union/ Middleton Hall/ Asylum (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Thu 21st Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenTramshed (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenLemon Grove (Exeter University) (Exeter)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenWilliam Aston Hall - Glyndwr University [NEWI] (Wrexham)Buy Tickets
- Tue 26th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenSub89 (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Wed 27th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenThe Cheese and Grain (Frome)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenRock City (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenEngine Rooms (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Tue 28th Aug 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenThe Ironworks (Inverness)Buy Tickets
- Wed 29th Aug 2018 PiL: The Public Image is RottenThe Assembly (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st Aug 2018 PiL: The Public Image Is RottenChurch Dundee (Dundee)Buy Tickets