PiL announce 2013 UK tour with support from The Selecter

Posted: 11th June 2013
Lydon and co follow Finsbury Park triumph and Glastonbury slot with October gigs, tickets on sale [14/6/2013 9:00]
The Selecter

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.

Paul Pledger