|Artist||Public Image Ltd.|
|Tour name||End Of World Tour|
Highly entertaining evening at Amsterdam’s Paradiso. At last a chance to see Mr. Lydon at work! A long cherished wish came true. He didn’t disappoint. He was in a great mood and his distinctive vibrato sounded very good indeed. The band was tight, the sound was fine and the setlist was in the right order.
Songs off the latest, surprisingly good, PIL album End Of World, didn’t feel out of place next to classics like Death Disco and Rise. Personal highlights were a truly phenomenal performance of Flowers Of Romance and the opening song of the encore Public Image.
Only downside was the tapes that were playing along. Much of the synthesizer support, but also vocals in (particularly) This Is Not A Love Song clearly weren’t entirely live. Too bad.
Penge / Albatross / Being Stupid Again / This Is Not A Love Song / Poptones / Death Disco / The Room I Am In / Flowers Of Romance / Memories / Car Chase / The Body / Warrior / Shoom
Public Image / Open Up / Rise