John Lydon's Public Image Ltd frontman announces 40th anniversary tour

Ilana Kaplan
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John Lydon has announced Public Image Ltd will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tour.

The group will mark the occasion by touring the UK, Europe and Japan in 2018.

Public Image Ltd lasted for 14 years with Lydon as the only consistent member in an ever-changing lineup.

Alongside the tour, the post-punk band announced they will release a box set and a documentary of "the same name."

The tour, box set and documentary honour the 40 years since Lydon departed the Sex Pistols and put out Public Image Ltd's 1978 debut First Issue.

Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, the Public Image Ltd documentary The Public Image Is Rotten premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London's Raindance Festival in 2017.

The documentary will be released in select theatres.

The UK leg of Public Image Ltd's tour will begin in Bristol on May 30.

Pre-sale tickets will be available February 23 at 11am, and tickets are open to the public on February 26 at the same time.

You can find full details here.

May 30 – O2 Academy in Bristol, England

June 1 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth, England

June 2 – Camden Rocks Festival in London, England

June 4 – The Copper Rooms in Coventry England

June 6 – The LCR @ UEA in Norwich, England

June 8 – Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

June 9 – Retropop Festival in Holland, Netherlands

June 10 – Paard van Trojoe in Den Haag, Netherlands

June 12 – O2 Academy in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

June 13 – O2 ABC in Glasgow, Scotland

June 15 – O2 Academy in Sheffield England

June 16 – O2 Ritz in Manchester, England

June 18 – ASYLUM @ Hull University in Hull, England

June 21 – The Tramshed in Cardiff, Wales

June 23 – William Aston Hall in Exeter, England

June 26 – Sub 89 in Reading, England

June 27 – Cheese & Grain, Frome, Somerset, England

June 29 – Rock City in Nottingham, England

June 30 – Engine Rooms in Southampton, England

July 13 – Lucerna in Prague, Czech Republic

July 15 – Jarocin Festival in Jarocin, Poland

Aug 5 – England Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England

Aug 19 – Haredwick Live Festival in Hardwick, England

Aug 25 – Bangor Maria in Bangor, North Ireland

Aug 26 – The Tivoli in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Aug 28 – The Ironworks in Aberdeen, Scotland

Aug 29 – The Assembly in Aberdeen, Scotland

Aug 31 – The Church in Dundee, Scotland