Public Image Ltd cancel Copper Rooms gig at last minute

One fan came all the way from New Zealand


Post-punk legends Public Image Ltd were forced to cancel their gig at Warwick’s Copper Rooms this week after many fans had already arrived.

Fans began entering the venue on Warwick’s campus as doors opened at 7pm only to be later informed the performance was to be cancelled.

News of the cancellation reached the audience 45 minutes after the first of them had entered the Copper Rooms.

This was to be the only stop in the Midlands by the band who are led by ex Sex-Pistols frontman John Lydon and some fans had travelled long distances to make the gig. One fan in attendance was reported to have come all the way from New Zealand.

Feeling ill: The gig was cancelled as frontman John Lydon was too unwell to perform

Feeling ill: The gig was cancelled as frontman John Lydon was too unwell to perform

The band took to Facebook to give reasoning for the bad news saying: “We are sorry to announce that tonight’s show at Warwick University has been cancelled due to ill health. More information to follow ASAP.”

Today the band revealed on their Twitter page it was frontman Lydon who had been unwell, but they gave hope to fans attending the remainder of the tour, saying: “John is making a good recovery and tomorrow’s show in Bristol, and the rest of the tour, will go ahead as scheduled.”

While this might not satisfy fans left disappointed by the no-show, The Copper Rooms apologised for the late cancellation and said they are attempting to ensure the gig can be rearranged during October.

Those unable to attend the new date will be entitled to a full refund.