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In Photos: Public Image Ltd. at NYC’s Playstation Theater (11/16)

John Lydon's post-punk outfit kicks off their tour in the Big Apple

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    John Lydon has been a musical and cultural icon since he helped change the trajectory of British music in 1976 with the Sex Pistols. Two years later, following the band’s demise, he formed Public Image Ltd. (PiL), and that outfit still retains its innovative spirit nearly 40 years later. Granted, Lydon is the only founding member still working on the project, though to his credit, he’s assembled a fairly accomplished lineup with members hailing from The Damned, The Slits, and Elvis Costello. 

    On Monday night, PiL played the first US date in support of What The World Needs Now… at New York City’s Playstation Theater, located right in the heart of Times Square. Wearing what appeared to be a prison uniform, Lydon stormed the stage, thanked the crowd, and ripped right into their 15-song set, beginning with new single “Double Trouble” and including past favorites like “This Is Not a Love Song” and “Public Image”. Catch them now through the end of November.

    Setlist:
    Double Trouble
    Know Now
    This Is Not a Love Song
    Bettie Page
    Deeper Water
    Corporate
    Death Disco
    The One
    Disappointed
    The Body
    Warrior
    Religion
    Shoom
    Encore:
    Public Image
    Rise

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