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PIL 2015Gearing up for the September 4 release of their new full-length album, WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW via Official, the pioneering U.K. group’s own label (distributed by Red Eye in the U.S.), PUBLIC IMAGE LTD have announced they’ll 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.

Says John Lydon in anticipation of their performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience:

“Bring a gas mask and I’m going to fart continuously. P.S: I want to see Donald Trump misrepresented with the greatest possible glee.”

Following their appearance at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience,PUBLIC IMAGE LTD will kick off their North American tour November 1 in Memphis, TN and continue through November 29 in Los Angeles.Tickets for Voodoo are available now at: www.worshipthemusic.com and the PUBLIC IMAGE LTD tour pre-sale is Tuesday, August 25-Thursday, August 27 starting at 10:00AM local time via www.pilofficial.com with the general on-sale on Friday, August 28 at 10:00AM. Read the story and watch the new exclusive PUBLIC IMAGE LTD video clip of the making of “Double Trouble,” the first single off WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOWtoday, via Pitchfork (HERE).

PIL - What the World Needs NowThe 11-track WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW follows the huge critical success of 2012’s ‘This is , the band’s first album in 17 years.  In her review for NME, Lisa Wright, described lead song off , “The first taste of the record comes in the form of ‘Double Trouble,’ and it beats just as uncompromisingly to its own drum as you’ve come to expect from the man known as Johnny Rotten.” (July 6, 2015) Last month, the band premiered the video for “Double Trouble.” Watch the clip on YouTube (here), and listen on Soundcloud (here).  Fans can pre-order WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW on iTunes to receive “Double Trouble” now as an instant download (here).

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD’s music and vision earned them 5 U.K. Top 20 singles and 5 U.K. 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, in 2009, LYDON reactivated taking them back on the road worldwide. Last year, the band returned to Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds (U.K.) to record the new album WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… which is set for release on September 4 worldwide.

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.

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD will launch their U.K./Europe tour on September 18, before heading to North America for a special performance at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience  in New Orleans, LA on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31. Following their appearance at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience,PUBLIC IMAGE LTD will kick off their North American tour November 1 in Memphis, TN and continue intimate venues nationwide before wrapping-up November 29 in Los Angeles, CA. See North American dates below and visit www.pilofficial.com for all dates worldwide.

 

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Public Image Ltd at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience:
Sat

10/31

New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Festival
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
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
Sat

11/28

Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sun

11/29

Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

 

* Washington, D.C.: Pre-sale 8.24-8.26 (10A-10P), general on-sale 8.27 (10A).

+New York City: On-sale starts (12P).

 

www.PilOfficial.com

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