PUBLIC IMAGE LTD 40th Anniversary Celebration; Tickets On-sale Today For North American Fall Tour

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, JOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announced a flurry of activity for 2018 including a worldwide tour, a career-spanning boxset and the theatrical release of a brand-new documentary film on the band. ‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’ will visit 18 major cities beginning Oct. 9 in New Orleans and ending Nov. 6 in Mexico City (all dates below). Tickets for PiL’s fall tour are on sale now (here).

Further PUBLIC IMAGE LTD happenings include the release of The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) a career–spanning 5CD/2DVD box set, due out July 20. The box set features the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD also includes PiL promo videos + footage from the BBC’s Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test as well as two legendary full PUBLIC IMAGE LTD concerts.

After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London’s Raindance Festival, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN documentary film will make its North American theatrical premiere onFriday, September 14 in New York City at The Metrograph. From Abramorama and Verisimilitude,THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN film tells the story of music icon JOHN LYDON and his pioneering group PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN was directed by Tabbert Fiiller and produced by Verisimilitude’s Tyler Brodie and Hunter Gray as well as Phaedon Papadopoulos and Fiiller. The film features in-depth interviews with JOHN LYDON, former and currentPUBLIC IMAGE LTD bandmates as well as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys)and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) among others. Following the New York City premiere, expect more theatrical dates in October-November for THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN to coincide with PiL’s North American fall tour.


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

SUN    11/4    Tijuana, Baja CA         El Foro Jai Alai

TUE    11/6    Mexico City, MX          Pepsi Centre



FRI     9/14    New York City, NY     The Metrograph

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