John Lydon's Public Image Ltd frontman announces 40th anniversary tour

Good news for Public Image Ltd fans

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Thursday 22 February 2018 18:06 GMT
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Credit: Getty (Getty)

John Lydon has announced Public Image Ltd will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tour.

The group will mark the occasion by touring the UK, Europe and Japan in 2018.

Lydon was the only consistent member in the band's ever-changing lineup.

Alongside the tour, the post-punk band announced they will release a box set and a documentary of "the same name."

The tour, box set and documentary honour the 40 years since Lydon departed the Sex Pistols and put out Public Image Ltd's 1978 debut First Issue.

Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, the Public Image Ltd documentary The Public Image Is Rotten premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London's Raindance Festival in 2017.

The documentary will be released in select theatres.

The UK leg of Public Image Ltd's tour will begin in Bristol on May 30.

Pre-sale tickets will be available February 23 at 11am, and tickets are open to the public on February 26 at the same time.

You can find full details here.

May 30 – O2 Academy in Bristol, England

June 1 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth, England

June 2 – Camden Rocks Festival in London, England

June 4 – The Copper Rooms in Coventry England

June 6 – The Waterfront in Norwich, England

June 12 – O2 Academy in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

June 13 – O2 ABC in Glasgow, Scotland

June 15 – O2 Academy in Sheffield England

June 16 – O2 Ritz in Manchester, England

June 18 – ASYLUM @ Hull University in Hull, England

June 21 – The Tramshed in Cardiff, Wales

June 23 – Lemon Grove in Exeter, England

June 24 – William Aston Hall in Wrexham, England

June 26 – Sub 89 in Reading, England

June 27 – Cheese & Grain, Frome, Somerset, England

June 29 – Rock City in Nottingham, England

June 30 – Engine Rooms in Southampton, England

Aug 5 – England Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England

Aug 19 – Hardwick Live Festival in Hardwick, England

Aug 25 – Bangor Marina in Bangor, North Ireland

Aug 28 – The Ironworks in Aberdeen, Scotland

Aug 29 – The Assembly in Aberdeen, Scotland

Aug 31 – The Church in Dundee, Scotland

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