Public Image Ltd. "Rise" for First TV Performance in 18 Years

April 8, 2010 12:56 PM ET

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Show, Public Image Ltd. rocked two of their greatest hits on a packed Los Angeles street to mark their first television performance in over 18 years. Fittingly, Public Image Ltd. welcomed the audience with "Rise," perhaps the most famous track in the PiL catalog, before John Lydon sat down with the late-night host for an interview.

The outspoken Lydon once again proved to be a quote machine, telling Kimmel that he doesn't listen to the radio because "it just annoys me to see how much I've influenced modern music without any appreciation." (For the record, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tried to appreciate Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols, but they wanted nothing to do with their own induction.) Lydon also revealed that one of the members of his new PiL also toured with Spice Girls and Steve Winwood.

Public Image Ltd. will next play a warm show next week in preparation for their performance at the Coachella Festival. After that, they'll hit the road for their tour in nearly two decades. Check out the Kimmel performance of "This Is Not a Love Song," Lydon's interview and PiL tourdates here:

"This Is Not a Love Song"

Public Image Ltd.
Apr. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Apr. 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
Apr. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Apr. 21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Apr. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Apr. 24 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Apr. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Apr. 28 - Pontiac, MI @ Crowfoot Ballroom
Apr. 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
May 2 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 4 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
May 5 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
May 7 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
May 8 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre L'Olympia de Montreal
May 11 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
May 12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
May 15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata Music Box
May 16 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Related Stories:

Public Image Ltd. Announce First U.S. Tour in 18 Years
So, John Lydon: Will There Be a Public Image Ltd. Reunion?

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