Public Image Ltd Celebrate 40 Years

February 23, 2018

40 years have passed since John Lydon left the Sex Pistols and formed Public Image Limited with guitarist Keith Levene (The Clash), bassist Jah Wobble and drummer Jim Walker. Though the line up has since changed, John Lydon still remains the face and tour de force of the band.

Their debut album Public Image: First Issue came out in the same year of 1978. The songs varied in quality due to them running out of money but the record was adored by music fans.

In 2018, PiL are still going strong and have announced an anniversary tour along with a new documentary and box set. The tour sees the band crusading their way across the UK, Europe and Japan. See the tour dates below.

Their new documentary The Public Image is Rotten follows the band through their lifespan, as told through the voice of the ever-compelling John Lydon. The film is to be released in theatres later this year along with a new box set.

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PiL Anniversary Tour Dates 

Weds 30 May – Bristol, England @ O2 Academy
Fri 1st June – Bournemouth, England @ O2 Academy
Sat 2nd June – London, England @ Camden Rocks Festival
Mon 4th June – Coventry, England @ The Copper Rooms
Wed 6th June – Norwich, England @ The LCR @ UEA
Tue 12th June – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England @ O2 Academy
Wed 13th June – Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 ABC
Fri 15th June – Sheffield, England @ O2 Academy
Sat 16th June – Manchester, England @ O2 Ritz
Mon 18th June – Hull, England, ASYLUM @ Hull University
Thu 21st June – Cardiff, Wales @ The Tramshed
Sat 23rd June – Exeter, England @ William Aston Hall
Tue 26th June – Reading, England @ Sub 89
Wed 27th June – Frome, Somerset, England @ Cheese & Grain
Fri 29th June – Nottingham, England @ Rock City
Sat 30th June – Southampton, England @ Engine Rooms
Sun 5th Aug – Blackpool, England @ Rebellion Festival
Sun 19th Aug – Hardwick, England @ Hardwick Live Festival
Sat 25th Aug – Bangor, Northern Ireland @ Bangor Marina
Tue 28th Aug – Inverness, Scotland @ The Ironworks
Wed 29th Aug – Aberdeen, Scotland @ The Assembly
Fri 31st Aug – Dundee, Scotland @ The Church
Fri 8th June – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
Sat 9th June – Holland, Netherlands @ Retropop Festival
Sat 10th June – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard van Trojoe
Fri 13th July, Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna
Sun 15th July – Jarocin, Poland, Jarocin Festival
Sun 26th Aug – Dublin, Republic of Ireland @ The Tivoli
Find more dates and tickets on the Official Website.

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