PiL announce 2013 UK tour with support from The Selecter
Lydon and co follow Finsbury Park triumph and Glastonbury slot with October gigs, tickets on sale now
Last weekend, PiL played something of a homecoming show at The Stone Roses' huge Finsbury Park show. Staged just a few streets away from founder John Lydon's formative neighbourhood and old digs, the set went down well enough to appease an audience awaiting the biggest noise in town.
After 2012's superb "This Is PiL" album, which if you haven't bought yet you really should, Public Image Limited have been busy touring the globe and performing at festivals to spread the word to, as Lydon terms them, his 'lollipops' (fans). It's been quite a journey.
Meanwhile over in the States, they're celebrating the 35th anniversary of PiL's 1978 debut-album, "First Issue", with limited vinyl and CD issues of said album. This may well tie in nicely with the band's plans for a special tour over here in the UK during the autumn. Then again with Lydon, you never know - but it's bound to be good anyway.
The tour will begin in Bristol on 12th October, followed by Bournemouth, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and finally, a bit further west from his old stamping ground of Finsbury Park, a show in Shepherd's Bush on the 21st.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25 upwards.
As well as the enigmatic thorny headliners, you get 2-Tone supremos The Selecter as the main support act. "Missing Words", "Three Minute Hero", "On My Radio" - it doesn't get much better as a warm-up prospect so get there early!
Beforehand, minus The Selecter, PiL are performing a pair of June pre-Glasto headliners that still have a few tickets - Brighton on the 27th and Manchester on the 28th, both of which are available now from £26.50 upwards.
- 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
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 PiLVicar Street (Dublin)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
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