Public Image Ltd have announced that they will be playing two London shows this April.
The band will headline London’s Heaven venue for two nights, playing the 1,000 capacity venue on April 1 and 2.
Frontman John Lydon and co will release both a new EP and a full studio album this spring. The band will release the four-track offering ‘One Drop’ on April 21 to coincide with this year’s Record Store Day, with the LP ‘This Is PiL’ set to drop on May 28. Both releases are being put out by the band’s own label ‘Pil Official’.
Lydon commented: “‘One Drop’ is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future.”
Last month (January 4), the singer told NME the reason the band had struggled to find a record label they wanted to work with was because of the popularity of shows such as The X Factor and the music industry’s unwillingness to take risks.
Last week (February 13), meanwhile, Public Image Ltd announced plans for a one-off show at London’s Southbank Centre on March 16, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 6 Music.
Presale tickets go onsale from Pilofficial.com today (February 23), with general sale tickets following tomorrow (24) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Public Image Limited tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.