John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd (PiL) are delighted to 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.
The forthcoming 13-date headline tour includes dates in Ireland and Northern Ireland, at the National Stadium in Dublin (9th June) and, for the first time ever, in Belfast at the Limelight (10th June). In addition, the band will be appearing at the Sinners Day Special Festival in Ostend, Belgium on the 25th of June. PiL will be performing songs from across their 10 studio album catalogue, and the shows will include some surprises thrown in for good measure. John says, ‘May all the roads rise with you!’
PiL are acknowledged by critics and peers alike as one of the most influential bands of all time. With a shifting line-up and unique experimental sound, John Lydon led the band from their debut album FIRST ISSUE in 1978 through to 1992’s THAT WHAT IS NOT. After a 17 year hiatus, he reactivated PiL in 2009, releasing two further highly praised studio albums (THIS IS PIL and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…) and deluxe editions of classic albums, while continuing to perform live around the world.
John Lydon, Bruce Smith, Lu Edmonds, and Scott Firth is the longest running line-up in the band’s history.
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
Fr 25th June Ostend, Belgium Sinners Day Special