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Public Image LTD released ‘This is PiL,’ announce North American tour (dates)

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

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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