Public Image Ltd. will celebrate their 40th anniversary of existence with shows all over the world this year and stopping in Dublin on August 26th at The Tivoli Theatre this year.
It’s the second show for John Lydon’s band who also play Bangor’s Open House Festival on August 25th.
Further PiL activity to mark the occasion includes the release of a career–spanning box set and a documentary of the same name, the latter of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and then had its European premiere at London’s Raindance Festival in 2017. Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, it will be released later this year in select cinemas.
The band’s last Irish show was in 2013 Tickets for the Tivoli on Sunday 26th August are priced €34.50 + booking fee and go on sale this Monday 26 February at 11am from www.ticketbooth.eu. Register for Dublin pre sale tickets to buy tomorrow.
Fri 8th June – Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
Sat 9th June – Holland, Netherlands, Retropop Festival
Sat 10th June – Den Haag, Netherlands, Paard van Trojoe
Fri 13th July – Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna
Sun 15th July – Jarocin, Poland, Jarocin Festival
Sat 25th Aug – Bangor, Northern Ireland, Bangor Marina, Open House Festival
Sun 26th Aug – Dublin, Republic of Ireland, The Tivoli
Public Image Ltd. are:
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 and has recently released the autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’.
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 – Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums ‘Happy?’ and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce 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.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.