PUBLIC IMAGE LTD RELEASES “MAKING OF” VIDEO FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM ‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…’

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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
RELEASES “MAKING OF” VIDEO FOR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM
‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…’
TODAY (Here)
 
UK/EUROPE TOUR KICKS OFF SEPT. 18 IN GLASGOW
 
SPECIAL U.S. PEFORMANCE SET FOR
HALLOWEEN NIGHT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 IN NEW ORLEANS AT
TO BE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 1 IN MEMPHIS
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD cover art for WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW (Here).
 
“a record of disarming directness…”
4/5 Mojo
“…a frequently hopeful and vulnerable collection of songs and impressions. ‘Big Blue Sky’ was inspired by the American landscape he’s seen so often on cross-country tours with PiL. Amid the shimmer and throb on ‘Spice of Choice,’ he offers an encouraging view of life’s possibilities and the ability to affect your destiny instead of surrendering to circumstance.”
–Los Angeles Times
“…construct sturdy grooves and momentum-building loops that Lydon sprays his voice all over like graffiti splattering a wall. The moments when the music matches the intensity of Lydon’s singing are exhilarating.”
–Pitchfork
“a unique voice still raging…”
4/5 Q Magazine
“…these 11 funk-stained numbers prove John Lydon is still as relevant and necessary as he has ever been.”
Under The Radar
“an impressive comeback… Lydon remains a devout pop modernist.” 
Uncut
“A still-vital John Lydon rages towards retirement on a saucy, scuzzy new album.”
NME
“Lydon remains at his most cogent and compelling when making music.”
-4/5 Mail on Sunday
“…the barrelling tumult of ‘Double Trouble’, the Bowie-esque grandeur of ‘Bettie Page’ and the Roxy Music-ish thrust of ‘Spice of Choice’ flaunt energised reserves of elevating, Davros-barking distinction.”
 – Independent on Sunday 
 
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD released their 10th studio album WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW on September 4 to critical acclaim. The 11-track album, which charted at No.29 in the Official UK Charts, follows the huge critical success of 2012’s This is PiL, the band’s first album in 17 years. Today (September 17) the UK group have released the “making of” video for their critically acclaimed new album WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… Watch and share the clip on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/JpefsQF_tmA.
The making of video was filmed in the Cotswolds’ by John Rambo Stevens (John Lydon/PiL manager) who had unrivalled access to the recording and writing of the new album. The video shows a candid glimpse of PUBLIC IMAGE LTD’s creative process and humour which is rarely seen by the public.
Album opener and lead single “Double Trouble” sees the band launching into a statement of intent. Out now, and reaching #2 in the Vinyl Singles Chart and #3 in the Physical Singles Chart, the 10″ vinyl version is backed by “Bettie Page” and also comes with additional non-album bonus track “Turkey Tits.”
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD‘s music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, JOHN LYDON guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s That What Is Not. After a 17-year hiatus, LYDON reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide.
Last year the band returned to Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds’ to record the new album. The release of WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… precedes the start of their 23-date UK/Europe tour, which kicks off in Glasgow this Friday September 18t and follows on from last year’s one-off sold-out show at London’s Indigo at the 02. After the UK/Europe tour the group will return to North America for their first show in three years, a special performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31.  After their appearance at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience,PUBLIC IMAGE LTD will launch a North American tour on November 1 in Memphis, TN that will continue through November 29 in Los Angeles.Tickets forVoodoo are available nowat: www.worshipthemusic.com and the PUBLIC IMAGE LTDU.S.tour is on-sale now viawww.pilofficial.com
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW is self-funded by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD andis released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ via Redeye in the U.S. and Cargo UK Distribution in the U.K. The iTunes version of ‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… also includes the promo video for “Double Trouble,” plus the non-album ‘Turkey Tits’ as exclusive bonus tracks.
 
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD are:
 
JOHN LYDON: After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978.  Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses and has recently released the autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’.
 
LU EDMONDS: Multi-instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned, Lu joined Public Image Ltd in 1986 recording and playing on the album ‘Happy?’ and co-writing the  album ‘9’, adding yet another dimension to the Public Image Ltd sound.
 
BRUCE SMITH: Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits, Bruce became percussionist for Public Image Ltd in 1986 playing and recording on the albums ‘Happy?’ and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold. 
 
SCOTT FIRTH: A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn and Elvis Costello.
‘Double Trouble’ 10″ Vinyl Single
A-side:        Double Trouble
B-side:        Bettie Page
                   Turkey Tits
‘What The World Needs Now’ Track Listing
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
 
Visit www.pilofficial.com for all tour dates worldwide.
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
Public Image Ltd at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience:
Sat
10/31
New Orleans, LA
Public Image Ltd North American Tour:
Sun
11/1
Memphis, TN
New Daisy Theatre
Tue
11/3
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
Thu
11/5
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Culture Room
Fri
11/6
St. Petersburg, FL
The State Theatre
Sat
11/7
Orlando, FL
The Plaza Live
Tue
11/10
Washington, DC
U Street Music Hall
Wed
11/11
Philadelphia, PA
The Trocadero Theatre
Thu
11/12
Pittsburgh, PA
The Altar Bar
Sat
11/14
Montreal, QU
La Tulipe
Sun
11/15
Toronto, ON
The Opera House
Mon
11/16
New York, NY
Best Buy Theater
Wed
11/18
Chicago, IL
Concord Music Hall
Thu
11/19
Lincoln, NE
Knickerbockers
Fri
11/20
Denver, CO
Gothic Theatre
Sun
11/22
Vancouver, BC
Vogue Theatre
Mon
11/23
Seattle, WA
The Showbox
Wed
11/25
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl
Fri
11/27
San Francisco, CA
The Chapel-SOLD-OUT                        
Sat
11/28
Sacramento, CA
Ace of Spades
Sun
11/29
Los Angeles, CA
The Fonda Theatre
 

 

 
Listen to the full interview with JOHN LYDON on KCSN 88.5’s “City Of Night,” up now: https://soundcloud.com/mrshovel/john-lydon-full-interview-mrshovel-885-kcsn-los-angeles
 
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