In 2008, very few people were even dreaming that Public Image Ltd., the post-Sex Pistols band fronted by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten), would ever reform after their peak in the early ’80s. That’s why the band’s 2009 reunion tour came as such a pleasant surprise, randomly fueled by some cash Lydon had come into after doing UK adverts for Country Life butter.
This spring the band made it official that they don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon. This is PiL is the band’s ninth record, which has received mixed reviews, but on all accounts their live show is a firestorm. Maybe we’ll finally listen to a word that Lydon has to say, to paraphrase the band’s original self-titled single.
PiL will play the Upstate Concert Hall (1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) on Friday (Oct. 12) at 8 PM. Tickets are $25. Call 371-0012 for more info.