Public Image Ltd to release new album, What The World Needs Now…

John Lydon's group return for their second reunion record

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Public Image Limited have announced the release of their second post-reunion album.

What The World Needs Now…, John Lydon and co’s follow-up to 2012’s This Is Pil, is released on September 4, and preceded by 10-inch single “Double Trouble” on August 21.

The 11-track album was recorded by Lydon, guitarist Lu Edmonds, drummer Bruce Smith and bassist Scott Firth at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds, and is set to come out on the band’s own label.


“Buy now while stocks last,” says John Lydon.

The tracklisting for What The World Needs Now… is:

Double Trouble
Know Now
Bettie Page
C’est La Vie
Spice Of Choice
The One
Big Blue Sky
Whole Life Time
I’m Not Satisfied

The “Double Trouble” 10-inch features “Bettie Page” and exclusive track “Turkey Tits”.

After the album’s release, PiL will then head out on a 23-date European tour, which begins at Glasgow’s O2 ABC on September 18.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am Thursday 21st May. Preceded by pre-sale at 9am on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May. See for ticket links. The full tour, with US dates to be confirmed, is:


Glasgow 02 ABC (September 18, 2015)
Manchester Academy (19)
Newcastle Riverside (20)
York Fibbers (22)
Coventry Copper Rooms @ Warwick University (23)
Bristol 02 Academy (25)
Buckley Tivoli (26)
Reading Sub 89 (27)
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (29)
Norwich UEA (30)
London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire (October 2)
Frome Cheese And Grain (3)
Southampton Engine Rooms (4)
Paris Le Trianon (6)
Amsterdam Paradiso (7)
Lausanne Les Docks (9)
Venice Rivolta (10)
Milan Magazzini Generali (11)
Mannheim Alte Seilerei (13)
Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik (14)
Berlin Columbia Theatre (15)
Bochum Zeche (17)
Antwerp Trix (18)

Photo: JR-JL-Productions


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