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The Bitterest PiL

Public Image Ltd are set to return for a series of very special performances for the first time in 17 years.

Birmingham O2 Academy, December 15th 2009

Leeds O2 Academy, December 16th 2009

Glasgow O2 Academy, December 18th 2009

Manchester Academy, December 19th 2009

London Brixton O2 Academy, December 21st 2009

Ticket Details- On sale 9am Friday September 11th

Buy online at or Tel: 0844 576 5483 (24hrs)

London’s Brixton Academy will play host to one of the most innovative and influential bands in music history on Monday 21st December, over 20 years since they last played the famous venue.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith and Scott Firth will also tour nationwide in celebration of the 30th year anniversary of the groundbreaking ‘Metal Box’ album, kicking off at The Birmingham Academy on December 15th.

John Lydon-
I sound like a bag of kittens thrown down the staircase

Public Image Ltd ‘PiL’ will not only be celebrating the anniversary of ‘Metal Box’ but also showcasing the unique sounds of singles such as ‘Public Image’, ‘Death Disco’ and ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, to ‘Rise’ and ‘Seattle’, with many further surprises in store.

After fronting the Sex Pistols John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978 with their experimental sound fusing Rock, Dance, Folk, Ballet, Pop and Dub PiL are regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the post-punk era. As a band the music and vision constantly evolved like no other, culminating in an incredible live experience.

Now these 2009 December shows are set to re-create the Christmas vibe that was at the forefront of PiL’s first ever UK gigs on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 1978 at The London Rainbow Theatre.

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