Public Image Ltd officially announced as main support for The Stone Roses, Finsbury Park, London show June 8th
May 28th 2013
Homecoming for John Lydon who was born and grew up in Finsbury Park
John Lydon: “I am Finsbury Park and I am having a lark”
Public Image Ltd (PiL) are pleased to be able to officially announce they will be taking to the stage as main support for The Stone Roses at Finsbury Park London on June 8th.
In what will see John Lydon playing in “his back yard” having been born and raised around the corner from the park itself this new live date is sure to be very special.
This will be the first time Public Image Ltd have played Finsbury Park since their groundbreaking UK debut shows of Christmas Day and Boxing Day 1978 at the Rainbow Theatre.
The Finsbury Park show adds to the recent news that PiL will be performing at Glastonbury 2013 for incredibly the very first time in their history.
John Lydon: “What a great chance for The Rolling Stones and Michael Jagger to see Public Image Ltd and Johnny Rotten at Glastonbury. Hugs and Kisses baby Rockers.”
2013 has already seen PiL tour China for the first time ever along with shows in Japan and Australia. PiL will be returning to to the UK in June…. Playing 8th June – Finsbury Park (Main Support for The Stone Roses), 9th June - Oxford O2 Academy, 10th June - Leicester O2 Academy, 27th June - Brighton Dome, 28th June - Manchester Ritz and June– Glastonbury.
Tour Dates 2013
8th June – Finsbury Park (Main Support for The Stone Roses)
9th June - Oxford O2 Academy
10th June - Leicester O2 Academy
27th June - Brighton – Dome
28th June - Manchester – Ritz
June- Glastonbury Festival
European / Worldwide
30th March China Beijing Yugong Yishan
31st March- China Shanghai Mao Livehouse
2nd April- Japan Nagoya Diamond Hall
3rd April- Japan Osaka Hatch
5th April- Japan Tokyo AX
6th April- Japan Tokyo AX
9th April- Australia Brisbane Hi-Fi
10th April- Australia Sydney Enmore Theatre
11th April- Australia Melbourne Palace
12th June- Zagreb, Club Tvornica, Croatia,
13th June- Belgrade, Club SKC, Serbia,
14th June- Skopje, Skopsko Kale, Macedonia,
18th June - Nizhnii Novgorod, Milo Concert Hall, Russia,
19th June- Moscow, Izvestiya Hall, Russia,
21st June- Lisboa, Coliseu De Lisboa, Portugal,
22nd June- Porto, Casa da Música, Suggia Hall, Portugal,
23rd June- Body & Soul Festival, Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland,
23rd October-Paris, Cite De La Musique, France,
26th October- Bologna, Estragon, Italy,
27th October- Roma, Atlantico, Italy,
PiL- This Is PiL-
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 / Red Eye USA). All the new material was recorded in the UK at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds, UK.
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
...."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”
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!”
For more PiL information, see www.pilofficial.com