Public Image Limited: PiL Official

April 17th 2017

A reminder that the eagerly awaited PiL documentary 'The Public Image is Rotten' will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this Friday, April 21st.

The special premiere screening on April 21st will also feature a Q&A with John Lydon and the film's director Tabbert Fiiller.

Public Screening Schedule:
1st Screening - April 21st 2017, 8:45 PM at Festival Hub
2nd Screening - April 22nd 2017, 10:15 PM at CIN-03
3rd Screening - April 24th 2017, 9:30 PM at CIN-08
4th Screening - April 25th 2017, 7:15 PM at REGAL-06

See the Tribeca Film Festival website for more info.

The Public Image is Rotten: PiL documentary

 

March 30th 2017

MR ROTTEN'S SONGBOOK HAS SOLD OUT - EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

All 1000 copies of Mr Rotten's Songbook have now sold out. If you've been lucky enough to secure yourself a copy of this luxury, hand signed publication then you really are in for a treat.

If you've missed out then we're truly sorry, the original run of the book was limited to 1000 copies and will never be reproduced. Discussions will begin shortly around where the artwork from this beautiful publication could possibly be taken in the future.

This project has been so fantastic that we want all of John's fans to have had the opportunity to have been a part of it.

Enter your address on the link and be the first to know if and when anything is announced.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

 

March 29th 2017

Please note Mr Rotten's Songbook completely SOLD-OUT via pre-order. Sorry if you missed out.

Published March 31st 2017, in conjunction with Concert Live, the bespoke hardback was strictly limited edition of 1000 copies.

 

March 28th 2017

Catch up with John's recent TV, radio and press interviews via the JohnLydon.Com interviews page. Updated daily.

 

March 24th 2017

To celebrate the forthcoming release of Mr Rotten's Songbook, we're delighted to announce that John Lydon will be making numerous TV and radio appearances over the coming days.

Tune in to the below to hear John talk about this truly special piece of living art and the stories and inspiration behind the making of it:

Saturday 25th March
3pm: BBC 6 Music - Mary Anne Hobbs & Stuart McConie show

Monday 27th March
7.30am: ITV1 - Good Morning Britain
6.00pm: BBC Radio 2 - Drivetime with Simon Mayo
10.30pm: ITV1 - ITV News at 10

Tuesday 28th March
12:00pm: Virgin Radio - The Jamie East Show

Mr Rotten's Songbook is selling extremely fast so if you haven't yet ordered your copy, you can do so now on the following link: https://mrrottenssongbook.concertlive.com

 

March 22nd 2017

A reminder that John Lydon will be doing a Q&A at this weekend's BBC6 Music Festival in Glasgow.

John will be in conversation with Mark Radcliffe, followed by a Q&A session, at the Glasgow Tramway on Saturday, March 25th 2017.

Tickets are sold out but look for coverage on the 6 Music website over the weekend.

 

March 13th 2017

We are pleased to confirm the eagerly awaited PiL documentary 'The Public Image is Rotten' will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April.

The special premiere screening on April 21st will also feature a Q&A with John Lydon and the film's director Tabbert Fiiller.

Public Screening Schedule:
1st Screening - April 21st 2017, 8:45 PM at Festival Hub
2nd Screening - April 22nd 2017, 10:15 PM at CIN-03
3rd Screening - April 24th 2017, 9:30 PM at CIN-08
4th Screening - April 25th 2017, 7:15 PM at REGAL-06

See the Tribeca Film Festival website for more info...

The Public Image is Rotten: PiL documentary

 

March 11th 2017

Video clips of John's interview with Conan via the Conan website.

 

March 8th 2017

John Lydon will be interviewed on the Conan show tomorrow, Thursday, March 9th. The show airs in the US on TBS at 11pm PT / 10ET & CT. See the Conan website for more info...

Amongst many other things John will be discussing the forthcoming Mr Rotten's Songbook, which is available for pre-order now. Almost 50% of the 1000 copies have already sold on pre-order, so secure your copy now. Order via Concert Live website.

 

March 3rd 2017

SOLD OUT

We've been overwhelmed by the response to the announcement of 'An Evening with Mr Rotten', taking place on Friday 31st March.

As you may know, Mr Rotten's Songbook purchasers had an exclusive window to purchase tickets before they went on general sale tonight, and all 250 tickets were sold during this window.

As this event will largely centre around the songbook, we hope you understand why priority was given to book purchasers.

We would like to thank all who have purchased their tickets and hope you're looking forward to this truly special event.

February 24th 2017

An Evening with Mr Rotten

To celebrate 40 years of songwriting and the release of Mr Rotten's Songbook, you are hereby invited to 'An Evening with Mr Rotten' at Oslo, Hackney, in London, on Friday 31st March 2017.

Early bird tickets will be available to Mr Rotten's Songbook purchasers this Monday 27th February at 9.00am at just £17, with general sale tickets to follow on Friday 3rd March at £23 each.

An Evening with Mr Rotten - the format

An Evening with Mr Rotten will give fans an exclusive opportunity to celebrate John's art and songwriting within a truly intimate environment.

John will be interviewed by a guest presenter TBA and will be speaking openly about the inspiration behind his songwriting, and his reasons for crafting Mr Rotten's Songbook.

Doors will open at 6.30pm with the event starting at 7.30pm, and finishing by 9.45pm.

The event will feature:

An intimate interview with John Lydon, with John speaking openly about his songwriting, plans for the future, and inspiration for writing Mr Rotten's Songbook.
A John Lydon quiz, with fans having the opportunity to win a range of signed and truly exclusive prizes.
A Q&A session, with the audience having their chance to pose questions to John.

The event will be limited to just 250 tickets, with details of how you can secure yours below:

Ticket Details

Purchasers of Mr Rotten's Songbook will have priority access to tickets to this truly exclusive event. Tickets will be sold via www.concertlive.co.uk with the 'On Sale' dates listed below:

Monday 27th February - 9.00am - Tickets to go on sale at £17 each to Mr Rotten's Songbook purchasers via a private link.

Friday 3rd March - 6.00pm - Tickets to go on General Sale at £23 each.

Don't miss out on the chance to see John in this truly exclusive setting.

February 21st 2017

We are pleased to confirm John Lydon will be doing a Q&A at this year's BBC6 Music Festival in Glasgow.

John will be in conversation with Mark Radcliffe, followed by a Q&A session, at the Glasgow Tramway on Saturday, March 25th 2017.

Tickets are on sale now, see the 6 Music website for full info.

February 21st 2017

John Lydon interview and self-portrait drawing in the April edition of Mojo Magazine, in shops now.

 

February 7th 2017

We are pleased to announce John Lydon will be taking the stage as a keynote speaker during PromaxBDA, in Amsterdam, on March 13th-14th.

PromaxBDA Europe is the largest gathering of entertainment marketing and creative professionals in Europe.  This year’s Conference will take place Monday March 13th–Tuesday March 14th at the historic Beurs van Berlage Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

More info via the PromaxBDA website.

 

January 19th 2017

Please note: PiL are NOT playing the London, Jazz Cafe on January 25th 2017. The show was listed incorrectly by BandsInTown concert listings.

The Listing has been deleted from PiL Bands BandsInTown.

 

January 16th 2017

In celebration of 40 years of songwriting across both the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) eras, John Lydon is delighted to announce the personal and truly exclusive publication of Mr Rotten's Songbook. Due out March 31, 2017 and limited to 1000 copies.

Mr Rotten's Songbook is available to pre-order now via: https://mrrottenssongbook.concertlive.com

Full press release including Q&A with John Lydon via this link...
John Lydon Q&A

 

January 10th 2017

PiL - SUPER DELUXE EDITIONS

A message from Universal Music Catalogue - It has come to our attention that small number of fans have incurred an issue with their PiL box sets.

We'd like to take this opportunity to inform you that the error occurred with the manufacturing company who were used to produce the box sets.

John Lydon / PiL Official had absolutely NO involvement with this process of the manufacturing or distribution.

Please email infoumc@umusic.com if you've incurred an issue.

 

December 16th 2016

The vinyl LP editions of Metal Box and Album super-deluxe box sets are released today, Friday, December 16th. The CD editions were released last Friday (9th).

In shops now, or order online via Universal Store or Amazon via links below.

4 x CD editions
Metal Box Super Deluxe CD
Album Super Deluxe CD

4 x LP editions
Metal Box Super Deluxe LP
Album Super Deluxe LP

 

December 9th 2016

The 4 disc CD editions of 'Metal Box' and 'Album' super-deluxe box sets are released today, Friday, December 9th. The vinyl editions will follow next week, December 16th.

In shops now, or order online via Universal Store or Amazon via links below.

December 9th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe CD
Album Super Deluxe CD

December 16th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe LP
Album Super Deluxe LP

See press release for full tracklisting etc...

Metal Box Super Deluxe CD

 

Album Super Deluxe CD

 

December 1st 2016

The beautifully crafted Mr Rotten’s Songbook - available to pre-order NOW at https://mrrottenssongbook.concertlive.com

Every one of the book's three hundred, handcrafted pages reflect John working night and day over the past six months to put forty years of songwriting in to fans hands.

Presented in glorious, luxury large format (370x290mm or 14.5x11.5inch portrait), Mr Rotten’s Songbook combines never before seen artwork, handwritten and annotated lyric sheets and features every song that John has ever written.

The book is limited to just 1000 copies so act fast to avoid missing out on this magnificent "John Rotten" art book that will continue to grow in value: https://mrrottenssongbook.concertlive.com

Cover and original artwork by John Lydon.

 

November 28th 2016

To celebrate 40 years of songwriting across both the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) eras, John Lydon is delighted to announce the personal and truly exclusive publication of Mr Rotten’s Songbook, limited to just 1000 copies.

Presented in glorious, luxury large format (370x290mm portrait), Mr Rotten’s Songbook follows the success of John's 2010 scrapbook and combines never before seen artwork, handwritten and annotated lyric sheets and features every song he has ever written.

Each album features an exclusive introduction from John, giving never before seen insight in to the meaning behind the words that have shaped four decades of songwriting.

The publication will be available to pre-order this Thursday at 6pm and you can read all about it and see sample spreads from the book in the below image.

Cover and original artwork by John Lydon.

 

November 25th 2016

Album & Metal Box super-deluxe box set unboxing video now on PiL Official YouTube.

December 9th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe CD
Album Super Deluxe CD

December 16th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe LP
Album Super Deluxe LP

 

November 18th 2016

 

November 14th 2016

Tour starts tomorrow! PiL live November. Tickets selling fast, if in doubt, don't miss out!

UK / European Tour Dates

Salisbury, City Hall, UK, Tuesday, November 15th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leamington Spa, The Assembly, UK, Wednesday, November 16th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Birmingham, O2 Institute, UK, Friday, November 18th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, Saturday, November 19th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Sinner's Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Sunday, November 20th 2016
Tickets on sale now

 

October 31st 2016

Both the CD & vinyl editions of Metal Box & Album super-deluxe box sets are back in stock for pre-order from the Official Universal Store. Last week the store ran out of its allocated pre-order stock, this has now been rectified.

December 9th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe CD
Album Super Deluxe CD

December 16th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe LP
Album Super Deluxe LP

Metal Box Super Deluxe CD

 

Album Super Deluxe CD

 

Metal Box Super Deluxe LP

 

Album Super Deluxe LP

 

 

October 28th 2016

Album & Metal Box super-deluxe box sets

As many of you had already guessed unfortunately the 'Metal Box' and 'Album' super-deluxe box sets (due for release today) have been delayed. This has been due to production capacity issues.

We are pleased though to now be able to confirm the CD editions will be released December 9th 2016, with the vinyl following on December 16th 2016. Thank you for your patience and support.

All 4 editions are available to pre-order from the Official Universal Store.

December 9th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe CD
Album Super Deluxe CD

December 16th 2016
Metal Box Super Deluxe LP
Album Super Deluxe LP

Update:
Please note: The editions are not fully sold-out. If the Universal store is saying sold-out it simply means they have run out of their allocated stock per edition. We are working to rectify this.

 

October 20th 2016

We are pleased to confirm that John Lydon will open The Icelandic Punk Museum at Bankastræti on Wednesday, November 2nd. Then, the following day (Thursday, November 3rd) in Kaldalón, Harpa he will appear as a part of Airwords at Iceland Airwaves Festival; where he will do a Q&A talk followed by a book/record signing.

See links below for more info...

www.facebook.com/Bankastraeti0

www.facebook.com/icelandairwavesfestival

 

September 26th 2016

Following the exceptional demand for the PiL cycling jersey, we are making it available to order again. To get your jersey before Christmas, place your order before October 17th. Orders placed after this date will receive their jersey in February 2017.

Order the cycle jersey via Miltag

See PiL Official instagram for more pictures of the cycle jersey

 

September 20th 2016

Please note all signed pre-sales of 'Metal Box' and 'Album' as 4 CD and 4 vinyl LP super-deluxe box sets are now sold-out.

Normal unsigned pre-sale copies are still available via the Universal store.

https://pil.lnk.to/OfficialStore

 

August 30th 2016

Album & Metal Box super-deluxe box sets

Album & Metal Box super-deluxe box sets

On 28th October 2016, PiL will reissue the seminal albums 'Metal Box' and 'Album' as 4 CD and 4 vinyl LP super-deluxe box sets, as well as digitally. The editions will include rare and previously unreleased material along with a live disc.

The CD version's feature additional tracks to the vinyl editions due to running time restrictions, however, the vinyl edition will include a download card for all tracks on the CD version's.

See press release for full tracklisting...

'Metal Box' will be issued in a square metal tin (CD & LP) (the 1979 original was issued in a round metal film canister) with an embossed PiL logo.

'Album' will be issued in a square card box with de-bossed artwork.

Both super-deluxe editions will include a 72 page booklet together with an exclusive poster, art-prints (LP version) and postcards (CD version).

Pre-order now exclusively from the Official Universal Store and both Album & Metal box Super Deluxe Editions will contain a limited edition signed insert from John Lydon (while stocks last)
https://pil.lnk.to/OfficialStore

'Metal Box' 4 CD
CD 1: Metal Box
CD 2: B-sides, mixes & radio sessions
CD 3: Unreleased Mixes
CD 4: Live at Manchester, Russell's Club (The Factory) 18/6/79

'Metal Box' 4 LP
LP 1: Metal Box
LP 2: Metal Box (continued)
LP 3: Live at Manchester, Russell's Club (The Factory) 18/6/79
LP 4: Rare Mixes & BBC Session

'Album' 4 CD
CD 1: Album
CD 2: Live at Brixton Academy 27/5/86
CD 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc
CD 4: Original 1985 Album demos

'Album' 4 LP
LP 1: Album
LP 2: Original 1985 Album demos
LP 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 1
LP 4: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 2

See press release for full tracklisting...

 

 

Tickets for the November 2016 UK/Europe dates are on sale now. See links below...

UK / European Tour Dates

Salisbury, City Hall, UK, Tuesday, November 15th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leamington Spa, The Assembly, UK, Wednesday, November 16th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Birmingham, O2 Institute, UK, Friday, November 18th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, Saturday, November 19th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Sinner’s Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Sunday, November 20th 2016
Tickets on sale now

 

August 29th 2016

Cool hand John after glass attack in Chile

Short version and long version...

Please note it was not the big guy who threw the glass. He was outraged by the coward who threw it.

 

 

August 26th 2016

We are pleased to announce a further four UK dates for November 2016 starting at Salisbury, City Hall on Tuesday, November 15th 2016. See dates below.

PiL will follow the UK shows with a main support appearance at the Sinner’s Day Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Sunday November 20th.  

Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale today Friday, August 26th at 10am. See www.pilofficial.com for ticket links and additional information.

Read full press release here...

UK / European Tour Dates

Salisbury, City Hall, UK, Tuesday, November 15th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leamington Spa, The Assembly, UK, Wednesday, November 16th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Birmingham, O2 Institute, UK, Friday, November 18th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Leicester, O2 Academy, UK, Saturday, November 19th 2016 
Tickets on sale now

Sinner’s Day Festival, Hasselt, Belgium, Sunday, November 20th 2016
Tickets on sale now

 

PiL are also set to re-issue legendary albums ‘Metal Box’ and ‘Album’ as super-deluxe box sets via Universal UMC in October 2016. More information to follow…

 

 

August 15th 2016

Glass attack last night at Santiago, Club Blondie in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives.

Anyone got any more pictures?

Glass attack last night at Santiago,	Club Blondie in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives.

Glass attack last night at Santiago,	Club Blondie in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives.

Glass attack last night at Santiago,	Club Blondie in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives.

 

 

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