John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd announce new UK dates

Public Image Ltd have added more dates to their summer UK tour in support of their new album 'This Is PiL'.

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Public Image Ltd have added more dates to their summer UK tour in support of their new album ‘This Is PiL’.

The band will kick off their tour at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on July 31, and will finish up at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on August 16. The tour will stop off at Reading, Wolverhampton, Blackpool and Newcastle, among other cities, along the way.

PiL, who release their new album on May 28, currently finish up their touring schedule with two festival appearances at the Beautiful Days festival in Devon on August 18 and Summer Sundae in Leicester on the weekend of August 17-19.

They will also play two shows at London’s Heaven on April 1-2, prior to the release of their ‘One Drop’ EP on April 21, to coincide with this year’s Record Store Day.

PiL helped kick off the countdown to Record Store Day 2012 last night (March 19), with a tiny show at the Hoxton Gallery.

After the show, Lydon took part in a Q&A session where he launched into an extended rant encompassing his views on record labels, PiL’s recent London gig as part of BBC 6 Music’s 10th birthday celebrations and a bizarre comment about Cliff Richard.

Lydon said: “I live in LA, I can download everything. I downloaded Cliff Richard’s colostomy bag.”

Public Image Ltd will play:

O2 Academy Bournemouth (July 31)
Wolverhampton Wulfurn Hall (August 3)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (4)
O2 Academy Newcastle (6)
Hatfield University Forum (12)
O2 Academy Bristol (13)
Brighton Concorde 2 (15, 16)

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