Public Image Ltd Announce New Album And Tour


John Lydon's Public Image are to return with a new album this September. Titled, typically spikily, What The World Needs Now…, the 11-track album follows 2012’s This is PiL, the band’s first album in 17 years. Expectations are fairly high – the current PiL line up has a strong punk pedigree, with Lydon joined by guitarist Lu Edmonds (The Damned), drummer Bruce Smith (The Pop Group) and bass player Scott Firth (Elvis Costello).

No music has been released as yet, just news that the first single, 'Double Trouble', is set for release on August 21st, as a limited 10", featuring b sides 'Bettie Page' and non album track 'Turkey Tits'. The album tracklist is as follows:

1. Double Trouble                                                                                                                             
2. Know Now                                                                                                                             
3. Bettie Page                                                                                                                             
4. C’est La Vie                                                                                                                             
5. Spice of Choice                                                                                                                             
6. The One                                                                                                                                               
7. Big Blue Sky                                                                                                                             
8. Whole Life Time                                                                                                           
9. I’m Not Satisfied                                                                                                            
10. Corporate                                                                                                                             
11. Shoom 

What The World Needs Now… is set for release on September 4th, followed by a 23 date European tour, with the band playing across the UK, then heading out into Europe – 

UK Tour Dates
Glasgow, 02 ABC, Scotland, Friday, September 18th 2015
Manchester Academy, UK, Saturday, September 19th 2015
Newcastle, Riverside, Sunday, September 20th 2015
York, Fibbers, UK, Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
Coventry, The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University, UK, Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
Bristol, 02 Academy, UK, Friday, September 25th 2015
Buckley, Tivoli, Wales, Saturday, September 26th 2015
Reading, Sub 89, UK, Sunday, September 27th 2015
Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion, UK, Tuesday, September 29th 2015
Norwich, UEA, UK, Wednesday, September 30th 2015
London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, UK, Friday, October 2nd 2015
Frome, Cheese and Grain, UK, Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Southampton, Engine Rooms, UK, Sunday, October 4th 2015

Europe Tour Dates
Paris, Le Trianon, France, Tuesday, October 6th 2015
Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands, Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Lausanne, Les Docks, Switzerland, Friday, October 9th 2015
Venice, Rivolta, Italy, Saturday, October 10th 2015
Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy, Sunday, October 11th 2015
Mannheim, Alte Seilerei, Germany, Tuesday, October 13th 2015
Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik, Germany, Wednesday, October 14th 2015
Berlin, Columbia Theatre, Germany, Thursday, October 15th 2015
Bochum, Zeche, Germany, Saturday, October 17th 2015
Antwerp, Trix, Belgium, Sunday, October 18th 2015