Post-punk originators PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) return to
Dublin this Summer on a run of UK dates, showcasing live some of their first
new material for 20 years.
The seminal band founded by former Sex Pistols frontman JOHN
LYDON, are set to release a new album “This Is PiL” in May, preceded by the EP
“One Drop”, to be released on Record Store Day.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and
influential bands of all time, PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles
and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, John Lydon
guided the band from their debut album 'First Issue' in 1978 through to 1992's
'That What Is Not', before a 17 year hiatus. John then resurrected PiL in
2009 playing live worldwide.
Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set
to unfold in the shape of new PiL material and live dates.
**Tickets on sale 9am Monday 16th April**
PiL (Public Image Limited)
Sunday 29th July
The Button Factory – Curved
Street, Temple Bar – Dublin 2
Tickets €29.50 standing,
€33.50 seated from www.ticketmaster.ie
and usual outlets
New EP and Album Information
Both the new EP and album is self-funded by PiL and will be
released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution. All the
new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the
Lead track ‘One Drop’ from the EP of the same name was given
an exclusive first airing by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 show. John Lydon
describes the track as-
“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. Bearing
in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could
bring for London and our country….”
Full track listing for the EP
• One Drop
I Must Be Dreaming
• The Room I Am In
• Lollipop Opera
Public Image Ltd live line up / wrote and recorded the new
John Lydon- After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon
formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several
solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses.
Lu Edmonds- Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in
The Damned Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and
co-writing the album ‘9’ adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
Bruce Smith- Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits
became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums
Happy? and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith brought his unique
style into the fold.
Scott Firth- A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has
collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including
Steve Winwood, John Martyn, and Elvis Costello.