PUBLIC IMAGE LTD 40th Anniversary Celebration
July 17, 2018
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW FOR
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN NORTH AMERICAN FALL 2018 TOUR
TOUR BEGINS OCT. 9 IN NEW ORLEANS AND ENDS NOV. 6 IN MEXICO CITY
PiL TO PERFORM CHOICE CUTS FROM FORTHCOMING BOX SET TITLED
‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN-SONGS FROM THE HEART’
OUT JULY 20 (here)
CAREER-SPANNING NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM
‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN’
NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE TO LAUNCH ON SEPTEMBER 14 IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE METROGRAPH
Public Image Ltd. (L-R) Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith, John Lydon, Scott Firth. Public Image Ltd band photos:HERE.
In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, JOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announced a flurry of activity for 2018 including a worldwide tour, a career-spanning boxset and the theatrical release of a brand-new documentary film on the band. ‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’ will visit 18 major cities beginning Oct. 9 in New Orleans and ending Nov. 6 in Mexico City (all dates below). Tickets for PiL’s fall tour are on sale now (here).
Further PUBLIC IMAGE LTD happenings include the release of The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) a career–spanning 5CD/2DVD box set, due out July 20. The box set features the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD also includes PiL promo videos + footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test as well as two legendary full PUBLIC IMAGE LTD concerts.
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) cover artwork.
After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London’s Raindance Festival, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN documentary film will make its North American theatrical premiere onFriday, September 14 in New York City at The Metrograph. From Abramorama and Verisimilitude,THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN film tells the story of music icon JOHN LYDON and his pioneering group PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN was directed by Tabbert Fiiller and produced by Verisimilitude’s Tyler Brodie and Hunter Gray as well as Phaedon Papadopoulos and Fiiller. The film features in-depth interviews with JOHN LYDON, former and current PUBLIC IMAGE LTD bandmates as well as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys)and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) among others. Following the New York City premiere, expect more theatrical dates in October-November for THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN to coincide with PiL’s North American fall tour.