Public Image Limited announces Rotten North American Tour
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
--ANNOUNCE 40THANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION--
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN NORTH AMERICAN FALL 2018 TOUR
STARTS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 IN NEW ORLEANS
PiL TO PERFORM CHOICE CUTS FROM FORTHCOMING, CAREER-SPANNING DOCUMENTARY FILM AND BOX SET
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, JULY 13 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME(here)
Public Image Ltd. (L-R) Lu Edmonds, John Lydon, Scott Firth, Bruce Smith (photo Tomohiro Noritsune).
In celebration of their40thAnniversary,JOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL)have announcedTHE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN:NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, will kick off inNew OrleansonTuesday, October 9(see below for all dates).Tickets go on-sale startingFriday, July 13at10:00AMlocal time.FurtherPUBLIC IMAGE LTDactivity includes the release ofTHE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTENacareer–spanning box set (out July 20) and a new documentary film of the same name, the latter of which premiered at theTribeca Film Festivalin New York and atLondon’s Raindance Festival. Directed byTabbert Fiillerand released byAbramorama, the film will make its North American theatrical premiere onFriday, September 14inNew York CityatMetrographwith more theatrical dates in October-November to coincide withPiL’sNorth American fall tour. View the trailer forTHE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTENfilm(here).
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN:NORTH AMERICAN TOURarrives on the heels of the band’s current headliningUK/Europetour which has included a number of sold-out shows as well as festival performances andJapanesedates. The group’s worldwide tour in 2016 was regarded by many as the best performances the band have ever played; it followed the release of their 10thstudio album ‘What The World Needs Now…’ (2015) and the critically-acclaimed‘This is PiL’(2012) which marked the band’s first album in 17 years. ‘What The World Needs Now’peaked atnumber 29in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim worldwide from both the press and public.(The album also peaked atnumber 3in the official UK indie charts andnumber4 in the official UK vinyl charts).‘What The World Needs Now…’ was self-funded byPiLand 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’smusic and vision earned them5 UK Top 20 singlesand5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound,JOHN LYDONguided the band from their debut album‘First Issue’in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’. After a17-year hiatus,LYDONreactivatedPiLin 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide.
JOHN LYDON, LU EDMONDS, SCOTT FIRTHandBRUCE SMITHcontinue asPiLand remain thelongest stable line-up in the band’s history.
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD is:
John Lydon -After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses and has recently released the autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’.
Lu Edmonds -Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist inThe Damned,Lu joinedPiLin 1986 recording and playing on the album ‘Happy?’and co-writing the album‘9’,adding yet another dimension to thePiLsound.
Bruce Smith -Drummer inThe Pop Groupand formerly ofThe SlitsBruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums ‘Happy?’and‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold.
Scott Firth -A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands includingSteve Winwood,John MartynandElvis Costello.
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
TUE 10/9 New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre
WED 10/10 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
FRI 10/12 Washington, DC Black Cat
SAT 10/13 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
MON 10/15 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
TUE 10/16 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
THU 10/18 Montreal, QC Club Soda
FRI 10/19 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
SUN 10/21 Detroit, MI The Majestic
MON 10/22 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
WED 10/24 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
THU 10/25 Austin, TX The Mohawk
SUN 10/28 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
MON 10/29 Seattle, WA Showbox
WED 10/31 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
THU 11/1 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
SAT 11/3 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
TUE 11/6 Mexico City, MX Pepsi Centre
‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN’ THEATRICAL FILM PREMIERE
The career-spanning, new music documentary on the bandTHE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTENfromAbramoramaandVerisimilitude, tells the story of music iconJohn Lydonand his pioneering group PiL with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Following a sold-out screening at Camden London’s Odeon Cinema, the film is now set for release in multiple theaters across the United Kingdom and select European cities throughout the summer, followed by a North American theatrical tour in the fall kicking off at New York City’s downtownMetrograph. Directed byTabbert FiillerandProducedby Tyler Brodie, Hunter Gray, Phaedon PapadopoulosandTabbert Fiiller,THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTENfeatures in-depth interviews withJOHN LYDON,former and currentPiLbandmates as well asFlea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock(Beastie Boys)andThurston Moore(Sonic Youth)among others, and the film is loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage.