Public Image Ltd., circa 2009

The reconstituted Public Image Ltd. today canceled the entire mid-August German leg of its ongoing reunion tour over “production scheduling problems,” and said it has no plans to rebook the six scrapped concerts.

John Lydon and his cohorts had been scheduled to play six German cities between Aug. 15 and 22; refunds are now available to ticketholders at the place of purchase. Could this be retaliation for Berlin fans cheering Pearl Jam’s cover of “Public Image” this week? Or is “production scheduling problems” just another euphemism for “low ticket sales”?

Regardless, for more refund information, visit PiLOfficial.com.

PiL is still slated to play a short U.K. run and a number of festival dates in July, August and September, including a newly announced slot at the Heineken Music Conference Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel — a booking that’s already prompting calls for Lydon to follow in the footsteps of the Pixies and Elvis Costello and cancel.

See Public Image Ltd.’ tour dates after the jump…

Public Image Ltd. tour dates:

July 10: Rock Zottegem Festival, Belgium
July 11: Les Ardentes Festival, Liège, Belgium
July 13: Paradisio, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 17: FIB Heineken Festival, Benicàssim, Spain
July 19: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
July 20: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
July 21: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
July 23: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
July 24: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
July 26: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
July 30: Putte Parken, Karlskoga, Sweden
Aug. 12: Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Aug. 15: FZW, Dortmund, Germany
Aug. 16:
Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
Aug. 18:
Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
Aug. 19:
E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Aug. 21:
TonHalle, Munich, Germany
Aug. 22:
Offenbach, Capitol, Germany
Aug. 31: Heineken Music Festival Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sept. 3: Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally, Ireland

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