John Lydon from Public Image Ltd (PiL) announce their first UK tour in four years, kicking off in Manchester at the O2 Academy on 6th June 2022. The band last toured to sell-out audiences in 2018 celebrating PiL’s 40th anniversary, and the release of THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN box set and acclaimed documentary of the same name. More recently, John also completed a very successful spoken-word tour of the UK. Ahead of the tour we got the chance to speak to John about anything and everything from the Sex Pistols, to PiL, to his Wife Nora and everything in-between. See what he has to say below..
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(On sale now)
Public Image Ltd:
John Lydon – After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has acted, released several solo records and collaborations, and fronted and contributed to numerous TV shows and documentaries. He has published a number of books, the most recent being I COULD BE WRONG, I COULD BE RIGHT.
Bruce Smith – Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986, playing and recording on the albums HAPPY? and 9. Regarded as one of the best drummers around, Bruce continues to bring his stylish playing to the fore.
Lu Edmonds – Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned and The Mekons, Lu joined PiL in 1986, recording and playing on the album HAPPY? and co-writing the album 9. His innovative guitar style makes a unique contribution to the ever evolving PiL sound and performances.
Scott Firth – A virtuoso bass player and multi-instrumentalist, Scott joined PiL in 2009. He has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn and Elvis Costello.
Mon 6th June Manchester O2 Academy
Tues 7th June Leeds O2 Academy
Thurs 9th June Dublin, Ireland National Stadium
Fri 10th June Belfast The Limelight
Sunday 12th June Southampton Engine Rooms
Monday 13th June Frome Cheese and Grain
Tues 14th June Brighton Chalk
Thurs 16th June London Kentish Town O2 Forum
Fri 17th June Birmingham O2 Institute
Sat18th June Bristol O2 Academy
Mon 20th June Norwich UEA
Weds 22nd June Glasgow O2 Academy
Thurs 23rd June Nottingham Rock City