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‘Public Image Ltd’ Announce first tour dates of 2013: In China, Japan and Australia

Press Release:
December 6th 2012

‘Public Image Ltd’ Announce first tour dates of 2013: In China, Japan and Australia

March 30th- China Beijing
March 31st- China Shanghai
April 2nd- Japan Nagoya Diamond Hall
April 3rd- Japan Osaka Hatch
April 5th- Japan Tokyo AX
April 6th- Japan Tokyo AX
April 9th- Australia Brisbane Eatons Hill
April 10th- Australia Sydney Enmore Theatre
April 11th- Australia Melbourne Palace


After a monumental 2012 for PiL, seeing the band release their first album for 20 years: This Is PiL to huge critical acclaim, these new tour dates for 2013 are sure to be very special.

PiL will play China for the very first time in their history, before moving onto Japan, where they will make a welcome return having played the 2011 Summersonic Festival’s in Tokyo and Osaka. Australia will then be the bands next destination of which they have not played for over 20 years.

As well as PiL showcasing live some of their new material from the album This Is PiL, with tracks such as ‘Deeper Water’, ‘Out Of The Woods’, ‘One Drop’, and ‘Reggie Song’, live favourites from PiL’s vast history such as ‘Rise’, ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, ‘Death Disco’, ‘Flowers Of Romance’, and ‘Warrior’ are also likely to be performed for what will be the full PiL experience.


This Is PiL- Album Details
Public Image Ltd are also proud to announce that This Is PiL has just been named in ‘Mojo Magazine’ Top 50 Album’s Of The Year roundup. (Full This Is PiL album details follow)

Public Image Ltd first new album in 20 years ‘This Is PiL’ was released on May 28th 2012, containing 12 tracks. The album is self-funded by PiL and is released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution (Fuse Australia / EMI Japan). All the new material was recorded in the UK at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds, UK.

This Is PiL Tracklisting
This Is PiL
One Drop
Deeper Water
I Must Be Dreaming
It Said That
The Room I am In
Lollipop Opera
Reggie Song
Out Of The Woods

This Is PiL- The release of the album This Is PiL earlier this year resulted in the below response from various media:

MOJO Magazine- 4 out of 5
"It's simply a joy to hear Lydon in fine voice, getting stuck into thorny matters with his own unique, raw nerve gusto, backed by a cookin' band"

The Times-  4 out of 5
"Never mind the Pistols- this PiL is worth taking

The Guardian-  4 out of 5 stars
...."You're more often struck by Lydon's determination to keep pushing forward into uncharted territory, to head as he puts it on the track of the same name, for deeper water"

The Quietus
"This is a 63 minute chunk of music that wavers marvelously from the irresistible, the effortlessly accessible to the downright weird"

Loud & Quiet Magazine- 8 out of 10
"This Is PiL is an evolution; a step forward with eyes locked straight ahead, no heads looking back at past glories"

Q Magazine- 4 out of 5
"Representing the experimental instincts of Lydon the teenage Can fan, it sees him putting his ire to use over spectrally funky tracks warped and shaped by Lu Edmonds's byzantine guitars"

Drowned In Sound- 8 out of 10
...."It comfortably manages to be what a comeback strives to be but seldom is; adventurous, celebratory and - above all - adding to an already admirable legacy"

Music -  5 out of 5
"This is Public Image Ltd at its best. This record is good. Outrageously good"
"He sounds vital on these songs, so goddamn vital, a man and a band with more ideas than they know what to do with"
"Buy this record. This is PiL. Isn’t that enough for you?"


Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound John Lydon guided the band from their debut album 'First Issue' in 1978 through to 1992's 'That What Is Not', before a 17 year hiatus.  John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter has unfolded in the shape of new PiL material.

Public Image Ltd live line up / wrote and recorded the new material

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.

Lu Edmonds- Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album ‘9’ adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.

Bruce Smith- Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith 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 including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, Elvis Costello, and The Spice Girls. Scott’s arrival into the band in 2009 resulted in John Lydon declaring him “Genius at work!”


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