Public Image Ltd. to make its first TV performance in 18 years

Public Image Ltd. will make its first television appearance in 18 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo courtesy of MSO.
Public Image Ltd. will make its first television appearance in 18 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo courtesy of MSO.
Public Image Ltd. will make its first television performance in 18 years on April 7, when the band is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Bud Light Golden Wheat Outdoor Stage.

The band’s last U.S. TV performance was in 1992 on “The Dennis Miller Show.”

PIL will begin its North American headlining tour in mid-April. Immediately before the tour launch, the band will perform April 16 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

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, Public Image Ltd. is regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the 1970s and 1980s. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s first U.S. tour and its U.S. TV debut on “American Bandstand,” where Lydon invited the audience onstage to dance with the band.

In addition to frontman John Lydon, PIL features Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith and Scott Firth.

John Lydon: “I sound like a bag of kittens thrown down the staircase.”

Upcoming tour dates, venues and cities are:

April 16: Indio, Calif., at Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
April 17 San Francisco, Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
April 20: Seattle, Showbox at The Market
April 21: Portland, Ore., Crystal Ballroom
April 23: Salt Lake City, The Depo
April 24: Denver, Ogden Theatre
April 26: Kansas City, Mo., Midland Theatre
April 28: Pontaic, Mich., Crowfoot Ballrom
April 30: Milwaukee, Pabst Theatre
May 2: Chicago, House of Blues
May 4 and 5: Boston, Royale Boston
May 7: Toronto, Kool Haus
May 8: Montreal, Theatre L’Olympia de Montreal
May 11: Baltimore, Rams Head Live
May 12: Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
May 14: Pittsburgh, Club Zoo
May 15: Atlantic City, N.J., The Borgata Music Box
May 16: Northampton, Mass., Pearl Street
May 18: New York, Terminal 5.

For more information about the band, visit www.pilofficial.com

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