John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. has been celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2018. Dates throughout Europe and Japan have dotted the band’s itinerary the early part of the year and now, beginning in October, the tour comes to North America.
The Public Image is Rotten tour kicks off in New Orleans on Oct. 9 and makes its way to Asbury Park and Brooklyn on Oct. 13 and 15. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. PiL is also touring in support of a documentary with the same title as the tour, which will see its theatrical premiere at the Metrograph in New York on Sept. 14.
The band is also set to release a career-spanning box set on July 20, titled The Public Image is Rotten (Songs From the Heart). The expansive box set will be available as five-CD/two-DVD, six-LP and in digital formats. It will include radio sessions, B-sides, remixes as well as the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015). Also included is a complete live performance from New York’s Ritz from July 16, 1989.
The DVDs include PiL performances on the BBC shows Old Grey Whistle Test and Top of the Pops, two complete live shows from Estonia in 1988 and Sydney, Australia in 2013 and various promo and music videos.
For more 40th anniversary PiL info, visit the band’s official website here.
Public Image Ltd. 2018 Tour Dates:
Oct. 9 – The Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
Oct. 10 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 12 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
Oct. 13 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 18 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Oct. 19 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Oct. 21 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI
Oct. 22 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct. 24 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Oct. 25 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Oct. 28 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct. 29 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
Oct. 31 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 1 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 3 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 6 – Pepsi Centre – Mexico City, MX