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