Public Image Ltd. Announces New Tour
Public image Ltd has announced a much-anticipated North American headlining tour. It launches October 3 in Orlando and concludes November 3 with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. The tour is in support of This Is PiL, their acclaimed first album of new music in 20 years that was released this past May via their own PiL Official label.
The potent and eclectic PiL line-up–John Lydon (vocals), Lu Edmonds (guitar), Scott Firth (bass) and Bruce Smith (drums)—will make stops at such venues as New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom (October 13), Montreal’s Club Soda (October 16), San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom (October 25) and Los Angeles’ Club NOKIA (October 28), among others.
This past April, PiL played two special shows at London’s Heaven on April 1 and 2 showcasing new tracks “Lollipop Opera,” “One Drop,” “Deeper Water,” and “Out of the Woods” (a song written about the Battle of Chancellorsville) among the group’s classics. In a live review, The Times (U.K.) noted: “This was an evening of uncompromising art music, worthy of the total concentration of the audience.”
The tour marks PiL’s first return to North America since their 2010 trek which kicked off at Coachella and culminated in New York City at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the 2012 PiL shows will go on sale August 3 and 4. Click here for details.
Watch PiL perform the classic track “Deeper Water”, one of the standout tracks from This Is PiL, recorded at the electrifying April 2 Heaven show which is included in full as a bonus live DVD, There is a PiL in Heaven, on the deluxe edition of This Is PiL.