PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
PREMIERE VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE
WATCH AND SHARE (HERE)
‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…’
SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 4 VIA PIL OFFICIAL
‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…’
ALBUM PRE-ORDER UP NOW ON ITUNES (HERE)
‘DOUBLE TROUBLE’ 10″ VINYL OUT AUGUST 21
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD(PiL) have premiered the video for “Double Trouble,” the first single off their forthcoming 10th studio album WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…, due September 4 via PiL Official, the pioneering U.K. group’s indie label. Watch the video–shot during the making of the album in the U.K.– on Rolling Stone.com (here) and share the YouTube clip (here).
“Even a toilet repair can bring world Peace, or peace off.”
—John Lydon, re the new video for “Double Trouble”
Cover art for “Double Trouble.” http://goo.gl/a54kc2
The 11-track What The World Needs Now… album follows the huge critical success of 2012’s ‘This is PiL’, the band’s first album in 17 years. Fans can pre-order WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… on iTunes now to receive “Double Trouble” as an instant download (here). Listen to the song on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/public-image-ltd-pil/double-trouble-album-version.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PiL’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 theCotswolds (U.K.) to record the new album. Set for release on September 4, What The World Needs Now… precedes the start of the group’s 23-date UK/Europe tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on September 18 and follows on from last year’s one-off sold-out show at London’s Indigo at the 02 (all dates below). The UK/Europe tour will be followed by a North American fall tour to be announced soon. See www.pilofficial.com for all ticket links.
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD: photo credit: Paul Heartfield. Link:http://bit.ly/1K7h28n
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD cover art for WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… link: http://bit.ly/1GiG4eg.
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 PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album ‘Happy?’ and co-writing the album ‘9’, adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
BRUCE SMITH: Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL 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.
Following are the U.K. and Europe tour dates for PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Expect fall 2015 North American dates to be announced soon.
|Fri||9/18||Glasgow, Scotland||02 ABC|
|Wed||9/23||Coventry, UK||The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University|
|Fri||9/25||Bristol, UK||02 Academy|
|Sun||9/27||Reading, UK||Sub 89|
|Tue||9/29||Bexhill, UK||De La Warr Pavilion|
|Fri||10/2||London, UK||02 Shepherds Bush Empire|
|Sat||10/3||Frome, UK||Cheese and Grain|
|Sun||10/4||Southampton, UK||Engine Rooms|
|Tue||10/6||Paris, FR||Le Trianon|
|Fri||10/9||Lausanne, CH||Les Docks|
|Sun||10/11||Milan, IT||Magazzini Generali|
|Tue||10/13||Mannheim, DE||Alte Seilerei|
|Thur||10/15||Berlin, DE||Columbia Theatre|