Lu Edmonds; photo by Kentaro Murai, taken 9 October 2007 in Portland, Oregon

PiL will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 17 May.

Alex Mar is directing a PiL documentary, which will include the 19 May 2010 performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Albert Kuvezin of Yat-Kha will release a new album, Poets and Lighthouses, which features Lu, in 2010.

PiL played two songs on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles, on 7 April 2010.

PiL is touring North America in April and May 2010 and Europe in July and September.

Lu's ESP Tele was stolen in London on 17 February 2010. If you have any information about this, please contact the PiL website.

Les Triaboliques are playing at the Music Meeting Festival in the Dutch city of Nijmegen on 23 May 2010.

The Mekons have completed their latest recording, and will be touring Europe in July and August 2010.

Billy Bragg and the Acoustic Blokes played at the Roundhouse on 22 January 2010, as part of the fRoots Magazine 30th anniversary celebration.

Lu is part of John Lydon's newly re-formed PiL. They played a series of shows in the UK during the latter half of December 2009.

Les Triaboliques played the Muveszetek Palotaja in Budapest on 24 November 2009.

Lu played at European Week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 16 October 2009.

Les Triaboliques released their first CD, rivermudtwilight, on 8 September 2009.

Patrick Ogle and Gretchen Hasse from Gearwire interviewed Lu about his saz during the Mekons' recent US tour.

Lu, Tarhana, Labess, and Pacifika led the Global Mashup workshop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on 25 July 2009.

Lu and David Rothenberg played six cümbüş-clarinet duets on the BBC's 23 July 2009 Late Junction programme.

Grey Gallery Records' first release, Little Sparta & Sally Timms, features Lu on ud.

Les Triaboliques, which features Lu, Ben Mandelson, and Justin Adams, appeared in Russia in July and August 2008, and debuted in London in October 2008.

The Blue Blokes 3 appeared on DJ Ritu's BBC London 94.9 A World in London on Saturday, 21 June 2008 (8-10pm).

Lu, Ben Mandelson, and Ian Anderson have a new trio called the Blue Blokes 3. They played a series of UK dates in June and released their first album, Stubble, on 7 July 2008.

Chicago photographer Jim Newberry has put together, Mekons: From Hideout to Mutiny, an art book commemorating the Mekons' Hideout and Mutiny gigs from 12 October 2007.

Tony Baker filmed the Mekons' 30th anniversary gig, which they performed on 16 August 2007 at the City Varieties in Leeds.

Billy Bragg & the Blokes' new CD, Mr. Love & Justice, was released on 3 March 2008.

The Mekons's new CD, Natural, was released on 21 August 2007. Tony Baker filmed a promo video for the song "Cockermouth," with an intro from Patrick Eyres.

The Brackenrigg EP, a bonus EP from the Natural sessions, was released on Rhapsody on 25 September 2007.

The Mekons are on the cover of the October 2007 issue of fRoots.

Raz3 has finished their first CD. Visit Ken Hyder's website and their Myspace profile for audio clips.

Recently, Lu has been continuing his research on the music of Central Asia.
Lu Edmonds


PiL is touring North America and Europe, Les Triaboliques will be playing in the Netherlands, and the Mekons are touring Europe.

Related artists:
April 2010: PiL (North America)
May 2010: PiL (North America)
May 2010: Les Triaboliques (Netherlands)
July 2010: PiL (Europe)
July 2010: Mekons (Europe)
August 2010: Mekons (Europe)
August 2010: PiL (Europe)
September 2010: PiL (Ireland)

Babar Luck
See also: Babar Luck
See also: Myspace: Babar Luck
Billy Bragg & the Blokes
Blue Blokes 3
Les Triaboliques
See also: Myspace: Les Triaboliques

European Tour Date:

Sun, 23 May Nijmegen, Netherlands Music Meeting Festival
Phone: 0900-9000500
Lol Coxhill
See also: Billions
See also: NoiseonTour
See also: Myspace: Mekons
See also: Touch and Go/Quarterstick: Tour Dates

European Tour Dates:

Sat, 24 July Reading, England Cold Dog Soup Club @ Face Bar [acoustic]
Phone: 0118 956 8188
Sun, 25 July London, England The Bull and Gate
Phone: 020 8826 5000
Mon, 26 July London, England Green Note [acoustic, 65 capacity]
Phone: 020 7485 9899
Thu, 29 July Sines, Portugal FMM Festival
Phone: +351 269 630 665
Sat, 31 July Lisbon, Portugal Cabaret Maxime
Phone: +351 21 346 70 90
Fri, 6 August Scheer, Germany Klangbad Festival
Phone: +49 7354 935 855
Sat, 7 August Zurich, Switzerland outside El Lokal
Phone: 043 344 87 50
See also: PiL Official Website: Shows
See also: Myspace: PiL Official

North American Tour Dates:

Wed, 7 April Los Angeles, CA Jimmy Kimmel Live
Tue, 13 April Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Phone: 213-765-7000
Fri, 16 April Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Sat, 17 April San Francisco, CA Regency Center, Grand Ballroom
Phone: 415-673-5716
Tue, 20 April Seattle, WA Showbox at Market
Phone: 206-628-3151
Wed, 21 April Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 503-225-0047
Fri, 23 April Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Phone: 801-355-5522
Sat, 24 April Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Phone: 303-832-1874
CANCELLED due to weather
Mon, 26 April Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Phone: 816-283-9900
Wed, 28 April Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Phone: 248-858-9333
Fri, 30 April Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Phone: 414-286-3663
Sat, 1 May Chicago, IL House of Blues
Phone: 312-923-2000
Sun, 2 May Chicago, IL House of Blues
Phone: 312-923-2000
Tue, 4 May Boston, MA Royale
Phone: 617-338-7699
Wed, 5 May Boston, MA Royale
Phone: 617-338-7699
Fri, 7 May Toronto, Ontario Phoenix Theatre
Phone: 416-323-1251
Sat, 8 May Montreal, Quebec Olympia
Phone: 514-845-3524
Sun, 9 May Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Phone: 401-331-5876
Tue, 11 May Baltimore, MA Ram's Head Live
Phone: 410-244-1131
Wed, 12 May Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Phone: 202-265-0930
Fri, 14 May Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
Phone: 412-201-1100
Sat, 15 May Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Music Box
Phone: 609-317-1000
Sun, 16 May Northampton, MA Pearl Street
Phone: 413-584-7771
Tue, 18 May New York City, NY Terminal 5
Phone: 212-665-3832
Wed, 19 May Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Phone: 718-486-5400

European Tour Dates:

Sat, 10 July Zottegem, Belgium Rock Zottegem Festival
Sun, 11 July Liège, Belgium Les Ardentes Festival
Phone: 04 232 13 21
Sat, 17 July Benicàssim, Spain FIB Heineken Festival
Thu, 12 August Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
Phone: +36-1-372-0650
Sun, 15 August Dortmund, Germany FZW
Phone: 02 31-17 78 20
Mon, 16 August Berlin, Germany Huxley's Neue Welt
Phone: (0)30-780-99-810
Wed, 18 August Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freiheit 36
Phone: (0)40-43-31-10
Thu, 19 August Cologne, Germany E-Werk
Phone: +49 (0)221-9679-908
Sat, 21 August Munich, Germany TonHalle
Phone: (0)89-628344-11
Sun, 22 August Offenbach, Germany Capitol
Phone: +49 (0)69-829-00-20
Fri, 3 September Stradbally, Ireland Electric Picnic Festival
Phone: 0870 2434455
See also: Myspace: Raz3