live music: PIL x PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED x HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM x 10.13.12

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 10.13.12 – English Post-Punk Rockers Public Image Limited [PIL] came to town for a few shows and kick you in the bollocks. And that’s just what they did.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

Johnny Lydon [aka Johnny Rotten] was the frontman to one of the most seminal punk bands in music history; the Sex Pistols. After the Pistol’s broke up, PIL was formed in 1978.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

Was very stoked to see PIL perform. They’ve always been a favorite of mine since my childhood. In fact I think the last time I saw them was on tour with New Order and The Sugarcube’s [Bjork’s first band] back in the day [early 80’s?]. Johnny’s energy and punk-prowess is still in tact after all these years. Lydon and the boys haven’t lost a step.

Here’s a few shots from the 10 mins of the show I saw. The band hit the stage late and I was booked to shoot Morrissey at another venue [Photos coming soon].

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

PIL Public Image Limited perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Photos by Joe Russo.

Setlist:
This Is Not a Love Song
Deeper Water
Albatross
One Drop
Flowers of Romance
Disappointed
Warrior
U.S.L.S. 1
Reggie Song
Death Disco
Religion

Encore:
Out of The Woods
Rise
Open Up (Leftfield cover)

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