John Lydon announces Public Image Ltd 40th anniversary tour, documentary and box set

Band celebrating 40 years since 'First Issue'

John Lydon‘s Public Image Ltd are set to mark their 40th anniversary with a tour, documentary and box set.

It’s 40 years since Lydon left Sex Pistols and released PiL’s debut ‘First Issue’ in 1978.

The post-punk outfit will mark the milestone by heading on a tour of the UK, Europe and Japan this year.


The UK stretch of the The Public Image is Rotten tour will kick off in Bristol on May 30. Scroll below to see the dates in full.

Tickets go on pre-sale this Friday (February 23) at 11am and general sale on Monday (February 26) at the same time. See here for more details.

It has also been confirmed that the band will release a career–spanning box set and a documentary of the same name as the tour later this year.

The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was directed by Tabbert Fiiller.


See PiL’s upcoming UK  dates below:

Wed 30th May  Bristol, England                                  O2 Academy
Fri 1st June             Bournemouth, England                        O2 Academy
Sat 2nd June        London, England                                 Camden Rocks Festival
Mon 4th June          Coventry, England                           The Copper Rooms
Wed 6th June    Norwich, England                                   The Waterfront
Tue 12th June        Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England        O2 Academy
Wed 13th June        Glasgow, Scotland                           O2 ABC
Fri 15th June         Sheffield, England                                 O2 Academy
Sat 16th June          Manchester, England                           O2 Ritz
Mon 18th June       Hull, England                                    ASYLUM, Hull University
Thu 21st June       Cardiff, Wales                                          The Tramshed
Sat 23rd June        Exeter, England                                    Lemon Grove
Sun 24th June       Wrexham, England                              William Aston Hall
Tue 26th June         Reading, England                                 Sub 89
Wed 27th June      Frome, Somerset, England                Cheese & Grain
Fri 29th June         Nottingham, England                           Rock City
Sat 30th June         Southampton, England                       Engine Rooms
Sun 5th Aug         Blackpool, England                            Rebellion Festival
Sun 19th Aug        Hardwick, England                                 Hardwick Live Festival
Sat 25th Aug         Bangor, Northern Ireland                 Bangor Marina
Tue 28th Aug Inverness, Scotland                           The Ironworks
Wed 29th Aug        Aberdeen, Scotland                              The Assembly
Fri 31st Aug          Dundee, Scotland                                The Church