Gigs & Festivals

PIL and Orbital to play Record Store Day launch

By | Published on Wednesday 14 March 2012


Public Image Ltd will perform and Orbital will DJ at an event to launch this year’s Record Store Day on Monday. The show is due to take place at a secret location in Shoreditch on 19 Mar, which will also be live-streamed via Boiler Room TV and the RSD website.

As with the recent announcement of the Sex Pistols’ new deal back catalogue with Universal, John Lydon issued his statement on the matter in verse, saying: “The destruction of the music industry is because people can’t buy records easily. A record is for life. A download is a lack of life. A poor substitute for a real wife!”

Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll added: “We’re looking forward to DJing at the Record Store Day launch event next week and showcasing some of our new album. It’s a privilege to be asked to be involved and to promote local record stores up and down the country”.

Record Store Day itself takes place on 12 Apr. Start saving.