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april 6th 2010


newsPiL make their first US TV appearance in 18 years tomorrow – Wednesday, April 7th – on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles. The band will be performing 2 live songs on the outdoor concert stage. The show airs 12.05 PT / 11.05 CT. See the Jimmy Kimmel Live website for more details.

The North American Tour starts a week today at Los Angeles, Club Nokia on Tuesday, April 13th. Followed by a special appearance at the Coachella Festival on Friday 16th. See Shows page for full announced PiL tour dates and ticket links...

PiLOfficial.Com has begun updating their Press Page with 2010 PiL interviews. More to follow.


march 29th 2010


newsPiL have added an extra night at the Chicago House of Blues. They will now also play on Saturday, May 1st as well as the previously announced May 2nd show. Tickets go on sale this weekend via Ticketmaster. See the House of Blues website for more info...

Chicago, House of Blues, USA, May 1st 2010

See Shows page for announced PiL tour dates and ticket links...


march 26th 2010


newsPiL make their first US TV appearance in 18 years on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 7th, and we've teamed up with the show to give you access to FREE tickets for the live outdoor appearance where the band will be performing.

To apply for tickets follow the link below. Arrival time for the show is 6.45pm.,4738,Jimmy-Kimmel-Live-P.I.L-outdoor-mini-concert.html


march 24th 2010


newsPiL will headline the 2nd stage at the Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois, Ireland on Friday, September 3rd. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 26th at 9am. See the Electric Picnic website for info...

See Shows page for announced PiL tour dates and ticket links...


march 19th 2010


news PiL have announced a further North American show at Providence, Rhode Island, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, USA on May 9th 2010. Tickets go one sale March 26th via

See Shows page for full North American PiL tour dates and ticket links..


news PiL WebstorePiLOfficial.Com have now launched a US webstore. More items will be added in the forthcoming weeks. See link below.

After clicking you will be given the option of either the US store or the UK / Rest of the World store.

Please update your bookmarks:
PiL webstore


march 16th 2010


PiL Los Angeles date added!

PiL will start their April / May North American tour with a show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Tuesday April 13th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (March 20th) via Ticketmaster.

Los Angeles, Club Nokia, USA, April 13th 2010

See Shows page for full North American PiL tour dates and ticket links...


march 10th 2010


newsWe've added some behind-the-scenes shots of John from the filming of 'Teori og Praksis' (Theory or Practice) to the Image Gallery. © Thanks to Carl Christian Raabe.


The Smoking Section

Theory or Practice: John in Norway, February 2010 © Carl Christian Raabe
(click image above for more shots...)

The published a lengthy interview with John last week. Their sister paper The Stool Pigeon also have an interview with John.


march 4th 2010


news PiL: First US TV Performance in 18 years AND
3 Additional North American Dates

PiL will make their first US TV appearance in 18 years on ABC’s 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday, April 7th. They have also added 3 dates to their previously announced North American Tour.

Pontiac, Crofoot Ballroom, USA, April 28th 2010

Milwaukee, Pabst Theater, USA, April 30th 2010

Northampton, Pearl Street, USA, May 16th 2010

Read the full press release at PiLOfficial.Com, and see our shows page for full announced dates and links etc.

Tickets for the majority of the tour go on sale this weekend (March 5/6). See PiLOfficial.Com for full info, or our shows page.


newsFollowing on from the previously announced European Festival dates PiL will also headline the Rock Zottegem Festival in Belgium on Saturday, July 10th.


march 2nd 2010


newsJohn has just returned from Oslo in Norway where he was shooting a special appearance in the film 'Teori og Praksis' (Theory or Practice).

The film is based on the book by author Nicolai Frobenius and deals with Nicolai's adolescent relationship with his father as he rebels with music and the Sex Pistols in the suburbs of Norway. John plays himself in the film.

See NRK for a video interview with John on the film set...

'Teori og Praksis' is directed by Jens Lien and written with Nikolai Frobenius. It is due to for release in 2011.

John and John would like to pass on their thanks to Jens and Christian, and everyone who worked on the project. They applaud your professionalism, hospitality and dedication. They were treated very well and they thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone.

Theory or Practice: John pictured with the film's lead role Aasmund Høeg. © Photo: Lars Myhren Holand
Theory or Practice: John pictured with the film's lead role Aasmund Høeg © Photo: Lars Myhren Holand, 2010

february 24th 2010


newsPublic Image Ltd  North America Tour 2010We are pleased to announce that PiL will begin a North American tour – their first in 18 years – at San Francisco, Regency Center, Grand Ballroom on Saturday April 17th 2010. The day following their appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Read the full press release at PiLOfficial.Com, and see our shows page for more info and links etc.

Tickets for the San Francisco show go on sale this Sunday, February, 28th via The other dates will go on sale the following weekend (March 5/6).

Fri 4/16 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field/Coachella
Sat 4/17 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
Tue 4/20 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
Wed 4/21 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Fri 4/23 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Sat 4/24 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Mon 4/26 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Sun 5/2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Tue 5/4 Boston, MA Royale Boston
Wed 5/5 Boston, MA Royale Boston
Fri 5/7 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Sat 5/8 Montreal, QC Theatre L’Olympia de Montreal
Tue 5/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Wed 5/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Fri 5/14 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
Sat 5/15 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Music Box
Tue 5/18 New York, NY Terminal 5

For further information, see:


february 20th 2010


newsQ Magazine 2010John is interviewed in the new issue of Q Magazine (285) out this Monday, February 22nd. Amongst many others things John discuses last years PiL shows and his plans for this year. And also gives some plumbing tips...

Q Magazine website


february 10th 2010


newsPublic Image Ltd will headline the main stage at the Les Ardentes Festival in Liège, Belgium on Sunday, July 11th 2010. See the Les Ardentes website for more info.

Follow this link for PiL 2010 live dates...


january 28th 2010


newsPublic Image Ltd have been confirmed to appear at the Benicàssim International Festival in Spain on Saturday, July 17th 2010. PiL will be headlining the 2nd stage.

See the official FIB website for more on info on the festival. Tickers are on sale now at


january 20th 2010


newsPublic Image Ltd to Perform at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Friday April 16th, 2010

After returning in December 2009 for seven monumental concerts in the United Kingdom–their first shows in 17 years–PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) are now set to play their first show in the United States in 18 years at the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL on Friday, April 16 (opening day of the three-day event) in Indio, CA. See Coachella website for ticket info etc…

Read full press release via PiLOfficial.Com…


january 11th 2010


newsConcertLive PiL 2009After being on sale instantly at the 2009 live shows PiL ALiFE CD's are also still available to order for home delivery via the Concert Live website.

You can now listen to Rise - Live at Birmigham 2009 via the PiLOfficial.Com Audio player. Or via the PiL MySpace page. Full track available.

The lavishly packaged set includes the full live show recorded over 3 discs, plus a bonus 4th disc including a video interview with John Lydon, as he discusses his career and return of the band. The 4th disc also includes behind-the-scenes video footage and high quality exclusive photographs of the band and John Lydon, taken in the bands rehearsal sessions (see samples below).

Live CD's are available from the shows at Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and London Brixton Academy.

See our ALiFE page or the PiLOfficial.Com ALiFE page for full info, plus tracklisting's and encore download links and info.

PiL Rehersals, London November 2009or larger image...
PiL Rehersals, London November 2009 © Concert Live 2009
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PiL Rehersals, London November 2009 © Concert Live 2009
PiL Rehersals, London November 2009 © Concert Live 2009
Click for larger image...

See for order info...

PiL: ALiFE, Concert Live Instant CD's

newsThe PiL keyrings and posters which were on sale at the 2009 live shows are now available to order via the PiL webstore. All merchandise from the tour, including t-shirts, is available.
PiL Official Website

january 1st 2010


newsThe previously mentioned John Lydon Culture Show special debuts on BBC4 this Tuesday, January 5th. The show is an expanded version of the 10 minute PiL feature on The Culture Show from December.

As well as additional footage, John talks about 'Flowers of Romance', Shakespeare, Mozart, and his childhood. The show will be repeated on BBC4 and will also be available on the BBC iPlayer service for 7 days. 'John Lydon - A Culture Show Special', BBC4 Tuesday 5th January 22.30-23.00.


december 26th 2009


newsPiL wrapped up their long awaited return on Thursday at the Camden, Electric Ballroom. Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth, Bruce Smith, and of course, John Lydon proved all the doubters wrong. The gigs were absolutely stunning, a 2 hour set featuring a wide variety of songs from all eras. "Public Image. Proper music for proper people"

Below you will find another round up of reviews...
Note: PiLOfficial.Com has now added a reviews section to their Press page.

Independent on Sunday

Big Wheel Magazine

London Evening Standard
The Telegraph


december 22nd 2009


newsDue to adverse weather if anyone missed the Brixton show on Monday your ticket WILL be valid for tomorrow's show at The Camden Electric Ballroom, Wednesday, December 23rd.

PS: The shows have been stunning and the band has been outstanding.


december 18th 2009


Public Image ltd are back!

Below you'll find links to reviews and pictures from the band's triumphant return at Birmingham and Leeds. Aside from the expected digs, the press (finally) seem to know what a good thing is. We did say, "Public Image, often imitated, never surpassed..."

You'll also find the set list for Birmingham and Leeds below (so look away if you don't want a spoiler). Again, we did say to expect a lengthy and varied set! There is something for everything at these PiL shows. Stunning.

The Independent
The Times
Birmingham Mail Review / Pix
The Guardian

Yorkshire Post Review / Pix


newsYou can also watch John Lydon on London Tonight via the ITN website. The interview features clips of 'Albatross' and 'Warrior'. Other new online interviews include The Scotsman and 6 Music.


Concert Live Encore / Tracklisting Info

Encore InfoTo download the encores for the Concert Live instant CD's, go to the Downloads page on the Concert Live website, enter the code (you will find this in the CD tray for the 3rd disc). You can burn the encore to the 3rd disc in your set.

For further info click on the image to the right, or visit

Tracklisting (Birmingham/Leeds)

The Rabbit Song (intro)
(Pre-recorded track, taken from John Lydon: Best of British £1 Notes CD)

Public Image
This Is Not a Love Song
Tie Me To The Length Of That
The Suit
Death Disco
Four Enclosed Walls
Flowers of Romance
Banging The Door

Open Up


december 15th 2009


newsA pre-recorded PiL interview will be shown on ITV1, London Tonight (London ITV or Sky Channel 993) from 6pm tonight, Tuesday, December 15th.


newsPiLTo tie in with the start of the Public Image Ltd tour, and by popular request has launched an official PiL webstore.

Note: At the moment only the UK and European store is open, the US store will follow in the next few days.

Merchandise is also available at all shows.


december 14th 2009


PiL Tour 2009Public Image Ltd live December 2009

For the first time in over 17 years Public Image Ltd play live tomorrow night at the Birmingham Academy. Shows follow in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and London; including 2 performances at the Camden, Electric Ballroom in North London. All 7 gigs are set to be something very, very special and not to be missed. We put our word on it.

Expect a lengthy set.
Expect a varied set, with a few surprises.
Expect a band like no one else.
Expect to be inspired.

As John Lydon once said: "Public Image, often imitated, never surpassed..."


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Theory or Practice: John pictured with the film's lead role Aasmund Høeg © Photo: Lars Myhren Holand, 2010
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