Posted in music | tour dates on July 30, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Public Image LTD

Public Image LTD have just announced a fall tour, with two stops in NYC: October 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and October 13 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday, August 3 at noon. All PiL North American tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

As you may remember, PiL played MHOW and T5 two years ago after the appearance at 2010 Coachella. Since then, that line-up of the band (including '80s-era members Lu Edmunds [who also played in the Damned] and Bruce Smith) went into the studio and made This is PiL, the band's first new album in 20 years which was released in May. With a dub-oriented post-punk sound, the album is pretty good -- certainly better than 1989's 9 or 1992's That What is Not. Lydon sounds as angry and sarcastic as ever and, more importantly, engaged. And this is a crackerjack line-up of the band, giving him a good musical stage for his ranting. You can stream it via Spotify and watch live footage of album standout "Deeper Water" below.

Also below are a three installments of Lydon's "Lollypop Blog" videos.

PiL - Deeper Waters live

Lollypop Blog Pt. 1

Lollypop Blog Pt. 2

Lollypop Blog Pt. 3

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. - 2012 TOUR DATES
10/3 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
10/5 Miami, FL Grand Central
10/6 Ybor City, FL Cuban Club
10/8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/9 Brooklyn, NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/12 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
10/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/15 Boston, MA Royale Boston
10/16 Montreal, QC Club Soda
10/18 Toronto, ON The Opera House
10/19 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/21 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/22 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
10/25 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA
11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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Comments (31)

They released an album in May? Haven't heard about it until now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 11:58 AM

filthy lucre, the greedy bastards

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:01 PM

no jah wobble = no reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:07 PM

Fuck Off then !

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:14 PM

oh mah gah, how old are these guys????

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:17 PM

that photo at the top is priceless

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:24 PM

@11:58 AM - Probably because the album got mixed reviews, quite a few less positive than the post above suggests. The gatekeeper of music that cool people will listen to/buy/see, Pitchfork, gave it a 6.3, not a high enough rating for the album to be relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 12:44 PM

Just been getting into PiL big time, the past few months. Quality shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 1:11 PM

Lu Edmonds has been playing in the Mekons for the better part of the last decade.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 1:34 PM

Wonder how far he would have made it without those eyeballs?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 1:51 PM

More hippies now listen to PiL than listen to Jefferson Airplane. Geezer music way past it's expiration date.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 2:00 PM

I could be wrong or I could be right, I could be black or I could be white...

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 4:13 PM

You could be a complete douche. You could also be boring the rest of the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 4:32 PM

You could be wrong or right. You could also be black or white the rest of the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 5:45 PM

@ 2:00 pm

glad to hear you won't be going to any of the shows- the audience douche factor just went down several notches.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 8:06 PM

or you could be a tattooed douche who lives in bushwick

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 8:39 PM

yes, that first pic is great as well as his face in the 3rd video pic

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 8:44 PM

Johny Lyndon once walked into mamouns and stuck his nose in my hummus platter and then walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 9:04 PM

Just a heads up. The new album is fucking awesome. Total redemption for That What Is Not.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 10:34 PM

The 2010 MHOW show was superlative.

"Lollipop Opera" from the new album is first-rate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 11:25 PM

Old hippies

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 9:26 AM

2:00 only cares about Pitchfork reviews over 8.2

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 10:21 AM

@12:44pm "The gatekeeper of music that cool people will listen to/buy/see, Pitchfork, gave it a 6.3, not a high enough rating for the album to be relevant."

Hahahahahaha! Pitchfork as the arbiter of "cool people's" music and musical "relevance"! Now I've heard everything! Hahahahahaha!

Posted by Lemmy | August 1, 2012 5:03 PM

^ lives under a rock, raised by racoons and never experienced sarcasm before

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 5:16 PM

What are they sick so they gotta take a lotta pills or somethin? Tss Tss

Posted by Chip Chiperson | August 1, 2012 5:16 PM

5:16- Double guns, baby!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2012 12:24 PM

20 years since they made a album. That's a long time. I'm glad to hear their new album is good. I'll have to pick it up some time.

Posted by ontario honey | November 27, 2012 9:39 PM

this guy is great.

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