PiL @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 4/13/10

When PiL performed on Jimmy Kimmel last week, I mentioned the old-timey post-punks were about to launch their first US tour in 18 years: It happened last night at L.A.’s Club Nokia and Andrew Youssef returned with some great photos. (He tells us the show was also filmed for a documentary, so keep eyes peeled for that.) There was no opener, which gave the guys time to dig into a substantial set that included “This Is Not A Love Song,” “Death Disco,” “Public Image,” “Memories,” “Flowers Of Romance,” “Disappointed,” “Rise,” and various other gems (and some filler) from across their career. After this, Lydon & Co. head to Coachella, where they’re slotted against Fever Ray, Jay-Z, and Deadmau5. Tough, yes, but Andrew notes, Lydon — who broke before the encore to “take a piss,” noting he “should have worn his “incontinent pants” — boasted of being an L.A. resident, so maybe the kids will accept him as their own come out to Indio to rep. Take a look at the setlist and the rest of the group’s tour dates after checking out the many faces of Mr. Lydon.


“This Is Not A Love Song”
“Tie Me To The Length Of That”
“Death Disco”
“Flowers Of Romance”
“U.S.L.S. 1″
“Public Image”

“Open Up”

Those other dates:

04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom (Regency Center)
04/20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
04/21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/24 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
04/28 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
04/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
05/01 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
05/02 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
05/04 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
05/05 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
05/07 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
05/08 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre L’Olympia de Montreal
05/09 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
05/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/14 – Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
05/15 – Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Music Box
05/16 – Northhampton, MA @ Pearl Streat
05/18 – New York, NY Terminal 5
05/19 – New York, NY Terminal 5

Tags: John Lydon, PiL