Public Image Ltd Announce North American Tour Dates

PiL announce 18 additional dates in North America starting in October

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Public Image Ltd photo by David Corio and Redferns
Photo: David Corio/Redferns

Since announcing the 40th anniversary of Public Image Ltd and a world tour, John Lydon and PiL have extended the tour with 18 additional dates in North America.

Starting this October, the seminal punk band will touch down in New Orleans at the Civic Theatre, continuing their celebration of 40 years as a band and the forthcoming career-spanning box set, The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From the Heart) out 20 July.

Led by the former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (née Johnny Rotten), the punk godfather will be joined by multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Lu Edmonds, bass player Scott Firth and drummer Bruce Smith.

The group is currently on tour in Europe, having played in Osaka in Japan and will be heading to Prague in the Czech Republic. The North American tour sees them travel up the East Coast including a date in Montreal before wrapping up the tour on the West Coast in November.

The band is also the subject of a new documentary, The Public Image Is Rotten, that’s currently in theatres across the UK and Europe before it makes its North American premiere on 14 September at New York City’s Metrograph. The film will be heading to the rest of North America throughout October and November.

Tickets for the North American leg of the tour go on sale this Friday, 13 July at the band’s official site.

See all the official tour PiL tour dates below.

Public Image Ltd ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ tour

13 July | Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna
15 July| Jarocin, Poland – Jarocin Festival
28 July| Vasto, Italy – Siren Festival
29 July| A Cielo Aperto, Italy – Cesena
05 August| Blackpool, England – Rebellion Festival
19 August| Sedgefield, England – Hardwick Festival
23 August| Vilar de Mouros, Portugal – Festival Vilar de Mouros
25 August| Bangor, Northern Ireland – Open House Festival
26 August| Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
28 August| Iverness, Scotland – The Ironworks
29 August| Aberdeen, Scotland – The Assembly
31 August| Dundee, Scotland – The Church
01 September| Bingley, England – Bingley Music Live
09 October| New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
10 October| Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
12 October| Washington, DC – Black Cat
13 October| Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
15 October| Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
16 October| Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
17 October| Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda
19 October| Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
21 October| Detroit, MI – The Majestic
22 October| Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
24 October| Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
25 October| Austin, TX – The Mohawk
28 Octover| Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
20 October| Seattle, WA – Showbox
31 October| San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
01 November| San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
03 November| Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
06 November| Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center

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