Punk legend John Lydon is to talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, during a one-off 54-date UK tour.
The shows in autumn 2020 will coincide with the publication of his new book, ‘I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right’ and will visit all parts of England, Scotland and Wales.
Lydon will reflect on the Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited (PiL), his art and his life’s story during informal evenings of conversation and audience questions.
The tour will start in September 2020 and end in November 2020. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 1. A limited number of pre-release tickets for fans are available from Monday, October 28. VIP meet & greet packages will also be available.
Signed limited edition copies of the new book, written specially for this tour, will be available at venues – only 5,000 numbered copies will be printed.
As frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols, Lydon – then known as Johnny Rotten – changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution. He caused an earthquake which transformed music for good.
During his remarkable years in Public Image Ltd he consistently pushed back the boundaries and still continues to challenge and thrive.
As a writer, Lydon has written two best-selling memoirs: the excoriating Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs and the ridiculously entertaining and uncompromising Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored.
Now he is embarking on his first spoken word tour, where fans will get to hear his stories up-close and personal.
John said today of the forthcoming shows: “I could be shit. I could be shite. I’m left-handed.”
The full list of autumn 2020 UK dates is as follows:
22 September Camberley Theatre
23 September Hertford Theatre
24 September Hastings White Rock Theatre
25 September Clacton-On-Sea West Cliff Theatre
26 September Watford Colosseum
27 September Basingstoke Anvil
29 September Bristol St. George’s
30 September Bournemouth International Centre
1 October Carmarthen – The Lyric
2 October Porthcawl Grand Pavilion
3 October Yeovil Westlands
4 October Exeter Corn Exchange
6 October Lincoln New Theatre Royal
7 October Hull City Hall
8 October Stafford Gatehouse
9 October Leeds City Varieties
10 October Chesterfield Winding Wheel
11 October Loughborough Town Hall
13 October Wrexham William Aston Hall
14 October Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
15 October Birmingham Town Hall
16 October Leicester De Montfort Hall
17 October Cheltenham Pump Room
18 October Crewe Lyceum
20 October Newport Riverfront
21 October Dudley Town Hall
22 October Worthing Pavilion
23 October Dorking Halls
24 October Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
25 October Kingston Rose Theatre
27 October Port Sunlight Gladstone Theatre
28 October Durham Gala Theatre
29 October Yarm Princess Alexandra Auditorium
30 October Lytham St. Annes Lowther Pavilion
31 October Lancaster Grand
1 November Burnley Mechanics
3 November Dundee Rep
4 November Greenock Beacon Arts Centre
5 November Glasgow Pavilion Theatre
6 November Falkirk FTH Theatre
7 November Glenrothes Rothes Hall
8 November Kilmarnock Grand Hall
10 November Bury St. Edmunds – The Apex
11 November Bedford Corn Exchange
12 November Wimborne Tivoli
13 November London Union Chapel
14 November Ipswich Corn Exchange
15 November Crawley – The Hawth
17 November Whitley Bay Playhouse
18 November Bradford St. Georges Hall
19 November Warrington Parr Hall
20 November Northallerton Forum
21 November Scarborough Spa
22 November St. Albans – The Alban Arena