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Public Image Ltd to play Indigo at The o2
Updated: 16 September 2014
Public Imagine Ltd are set to play their only UK show of 2014 this December in the capital.
The band will perform their one-off date at London’s Indigo at The o2 on Saturday 13 December 2014. The concert is their first since last year’s show in October and will be their only date of this year.
Having released the critically acclaimed This is PiL in 2012, the band are heading back to the studio to record their tenth studio album that is expected to be released in 2015.
Public Image Ltd announce second UK Show
Updated: 11 April 2012
Johnny Lydon’s influential post-punks, Public Image Ltd (PiL) have announced a second UK show for 2012. The reunited band is now playing Manchester's The Ritz on Tuesday 7 August 2012 and the Kentish Town HMV Forum in London on Saturday 11 August 2012.
About Public Image Ltd
After leaving punk legends, The Sex Pistols, Johnny Lydon formed Public Image Ltd with fellow members Keith Levene on guitar and Jah Wobble on bass.
To make a clear cut from his previous band, John Lydon and the his new band that saw themselves more of a creative corporation than a mere rock band with a sound often alien and dissonant.
Public Image Ltd were one of the first band’s to be labelled post-punk, a musical style that extends the creative straightjacket of punk rock with more experimental leanings. In Public Image Ltd’s case, it saw the break from the traditional song structures and influences of krautrock and dub-reggae.
The Public Image Ltd debut album, First Issue or often referred to as self-titled Public Image, featuring the Top 20 hit Public Image was released in 1979. It was followed-up by Second Edition, but generally referred to as Metal Box, due to the album’s unique metal box album artwork.
Metal Box stands as Public Image Ltd’s masterpiece. The influential album arrived with post-punk classics such as Death Disco, Poptones, and, the 10 minutes long intro tune, Albatross.
Several line-up changes followed and Public Image Ltd progressed towards a catchier sound. Rise, This Is Not A Love Song or Acid Drops rewarded Public Image Ltd with commercial success.
The band disbanded after 1992’s That What Is Not album. After reforming the Sex Pistols, Johnny Lydon has now brought Public Image Ltd back to life and introduced a whole new generation of alternative music fans to the ingenious Public Image Ltd.