Following on from highly successful 2015 and 2016 dates in UK, Europe, North America, and most recently Latin America, John Rotten Lydon’s Public Image Ltd (PiL) have announced a further four UK dates starting at Salisbury, City Hall on Tuesday, November 15th 2016. They will follow the UK shows with a main support appearance at the Sinner’s Day Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Sunday November 20th.
Many of the 2015 and 2016 dates were sold-out and regarded by many as the best performances the band have ever played.
Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale today, Friday, August 26th at 10am. PiL are also set to re-issue legendary albums ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ as super-deluxe box sets via Universal UMC in October 2016. More information to follow…
Last year the band released their 10th studio album ‘What The World Needs Now…’ which 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.
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.
John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band's history.
UK / European Tour Dates
Salisbury, City Hall, UK, Tuesday, November 15th 2016
Leamington Spa, The Assembly, UK, Wednesday, November 16th 2016
Birmingham, O2 Institute, UK, Friday, November 18th 2016
Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, Saturday, November 19th 2016
Sinner’s Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Sunday, November 20th 2016