Hot on the heels of their remarkable comeback album This is PIL, John Lydon and company are setting out on a pretty expansive North American tour, their first in decades.

Lydon famously financed the band's reunion by appearing in a prominent British TV campaign for Country Life Butter.


Lydon hopes that enough fans will buy tickets to the North American shows to finance a second post-reunion album. The excellent This is PIL is a remarkably independent affair.

“We’ve got no backing — no record company, no sponsors, nothing like that,” says Lydon.“The only way we can make money is the touring, and then we can make new albums."

Music Forte will be bringing you a full report from the Ybor City show next week. In the meantime, check out the itinerary and the first single from This is PIL, the infectious One Drop



Public Image Ltd North American 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 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 Corona Theatre

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

10/26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

10/28 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA

10/29 San Diego, CA House of Blues

10/30 Tempe, AZ The Marquee

11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

11/2 Houston, TX Scout Bar

11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest