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July 28th 2015

The promo video for the forthcoming PiL single 'Double Trouble' is now online via the PiL Official YouTube channel. OH YEAH.

"Even a toilet repair can bring world Peace, or peace off." - John Lydon

'Double Trouble' is released on 10" vinyl on August 21st 2015. And is also available NOW via iTunes.

Pre-order Double Trouble 10" vinyl via Cargo Records
Pre-order Double Trouble 10" vinyl via Amazon

 

 

July 6th 2015

PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE!

'Double Trouble' and 'What The World Needs Now...' are both now available to pre-order via Cargo Records. 'Double Trouble' is issued on 10" vinyl with 'What The World Needs Now...' issued as CD and double vinyl LP. Double Trouble will be released August 21st with 'What The World Needs Now...' following on September 4th.

The iTunes pre-order of What The World Needs Now... also includes the promo video for Double Trouble, plus the non-album 'Turkey Tits' as exclusive BONUS tracks. The audio download of 'Double Trouble' is also available NOW via iTunes as an instant gratification track as part of the album OR as a standalone purchase.

See our new Double Trouble and What The World Needs Now... pages for more info on the releases...

OH YEAH

Pre-Order Double Trouble 10" vinyl
http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/pil-double-trouble

Pre-order What the World Needs Now…
CD / Double Vinyl LP: http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/pil-what-the-world-needs-now
Digital: What The World Needs Now... on digital via iTunes

PiL - Double TroublePiL - What The World Needs Now..

 

 

NME exclusively streamed Double Trouble today, with BBC6 Music premiering the track last week, but it is now also available to officially stream via PiL Soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/public-image-ltd-pil/double-trouble-album-version

 

July 5th 2015

John Lydon will be appearing on The Greg Gutfeld Show tonight, Sunday July 5th at 10pm Eastern Time on Fox News Channel.

The show will also be repeated at 1am, then again next Saturday, July 11th at 10pm ET. You can also watch live online via the Fox News Channel website.

UPDATE: Watch the interview Fox News, Greg Gutfeld Show, July 5th 2015 (external video)

 

July 1st 2015

The new PiL single 'Double Trouble' (set for release August 21st) will be premiered tomorrow, Thursday July 2nd on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable on BBC 6 Music approx 6-7pm (BST).

The station is available to listen live via DAB, satellite TV and online (worldwide) via the BBC 6 Music website.

OH YEAH.

 

June 28th 2015

What The World Needs Now…John Lydon unveils cover art for new Public Image Ltd album 'What The World Needs Now…" via Rolling Stone.

'What The World Needs Now...' is released September 4th 2015. More info to follow...

 

 

 

June 26th 2015

Numbered, Limited Edition, Public Image Ltd (PiL) Soundwave Posters designed by John Lydon – ONLY 100 of each available via Concert Live

Pledge your allegiance to PiL with these limited edition, 12x12” framed and numbered sound wave posters. There’s only 100 of each design available.

We’ve taken Johnny’s original, hand drawn designs from his award winning Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook and printed them onto a soundwave of the PiL track – Rise from the legendary 2009 Brixton Academy concert.

Each of the two poster designs are numbered 1 to 100 and at the price of just £35, you’ll be one of just 200 fans to have your very own, exclusive slice of PiL history.

We advise purchasing now to avoid disappointment…

Numbered, Limited Edition, Public Image Ltd (PiL) Soundwave Posters designed by John Lydon – ONLY 100 of each available via Concert Live

Johnny TV Sound Wave Poster
https://concertlive.co.uk/product.php?id=394

Johnny Microphone Sound Wave Poster
https://concertlive.co.uk/product.php?id=396

 

June 12th 2015

PiL "It's awful I hate it" T-shirt on sale now..."It's awful. I hate it"

Great new T-shirt available via PiL webstores. From today, Friday 12th June at 3.30pm BST, until Monday 15th June at 10am, we are offering a special 20% discount for PiL Official readers. Thereafter the T-shirt will revert to full price.

The dark heather grey regular fit T-shirt is based on the T-shirt worn by PiL on the 1984/85 ‘This is What You Want… This is What You Get’ tour of North America and Japan. And features John Lydon’s catchphrase of the time "It's awful. I hate it" printed on the back. The garment also has the PiL logo on the front and PiL Official LTD on the left sleeve.

Order T-shirts worldwide via PiL Webstores.

 

 

Please note: At present to buy tickets for the PiL Amsterdam, Paradiso show on October 7th via the ticket link you must be a member of TicketMaster NL website. We are working on a simpler solution, but for the avoidance of doubt the gig is not sold out yet...

Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands, Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Tickets Link

NOTE: You must be a member of TicketMaster NL to buy tickets

See listings below or Shows for full dates and ticket links...

 

June 10th 2015

PIL - Rise: The CollectionSpectrum, via Universal, released a new career spanning PiL CD on June 1st. The 16 track compilation, entitled 'Rise: The Collection' includes songs from every PiL album 1978-2012, and also features an extensive 24 page booklet including sleevenotes, memorabilia and photos compiled and written by PiL Official.

Rise: The Collection is available now on CD and also digitally via iTunes and Spotify etc. Buy the CD via Amazon.

1. Public Image
(from the album First Issue, released 1978)

2. Careering
(from the album Metal Box, released 1979)

3. Chant (live in Paris 1980)
(from the album Paris Au Printemps, 1980)

4. Banging the Door
(from the album Flowers Of Romance, released 1981)

5. Religion (live in Tokyo 1983)
(from the album Live in Tokyo, released 1983)

6. This Is Not A Love Song (12")
(12" single, released 1983)

7. Tie Me To The Length Of That
(from the album This is What You Want...This What You Get, released 1984)

8. Rise
(from the album Album, released 1986)

9. Bags
(from the album Album, released 1986)

10. Seattle
(from the album Happy?, released 1987)

11. Angry
(from the album Happy?, released 1987)

12. Happy
(from the album 9, released 1989)

13. Disappointed (12")
(from the album 9, released 1989)

14. Don’t Ask Me
(from the album Greatest Hits So Far, released 1990)

15. Covered
(from the album That What Is Not, released 1992)

16. Deeper Water
(from the album This is PiL, released 2012)

 

June 9th 2015

Please note the York Fibbers show has now completely SOLD-OUT. Ticket links for the other shows are below.

If in doubt you will miss out...

 

May 21st 2015

General sale for PiL September and October UK/Europe tour is now open. See links below or Shows for full dates and ticket links...

UK Tour Dates

Glasgow, 02 ABC, Scotland, Friday, September 18th 2015
Tickets Link

Manchester Academy, UK, Saturday, September 19th 2015
Tickets Link

Newcastle, Riverside, Sunday, September 20th 2015
Tickets Link

York, Fibbers, UK, Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
UPDATE: SOLD-OUT

Coventry, The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University, UK, Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
Tickets Link

Bristol, 02 Academy, UK, Friday, September 25th 2015
Tickets Link

Buckley, Tivoli, Wales, Saturday, September 26th 2015
Tickets Link

Reading, Sub 89, UK, Sunday, September 27th 2015
Tickets Link

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion, UK, Tuesday, September 29th 2015
Tickets Link

Norwich, UEA, UK, Wednesday, September 30th 2015
Tickets Link

London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, UK, Friday, October 2nd 2015
Tickets Link

Frome, Cheese and Grain, UK, Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Tickets Link

Southampton, Engine Rooms, UK, Sunday, October 4th 2015
Tickets Link

 

Europe Tour Dates

Paris, Le Trianon, France, Tuesday, October 6th 2015
Tickets Link

Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands, Wednesday, October 7th 2015
Tickets Link

NOTE: You must be a member of TicketMaster NL to buy tickets

Lausanne, Les Docks, Switzerland, Friday, October 9th 2015
Tickets Link

Venice, Rivolta, Italy, Saturday, October 10th 2015
Tickets Link

Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy, Sunday, October 11th 2015
Tickets Link

Mannheim, Alte Seilerei, Germany, Tuesday, October 13th 2015
Tickets Link

Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik, Germany, Wednesday, October 14th 2015
Tickets Link

Berlin, Columbia Theatre, Germany, Thursday, October 15th 2015
Tickets Link

Bochum, Zeche, Germany, Saturday, October 17th 2015
Tickets Link

Antwerp, Trix, Belgium, Sunday, October 18th 2015
Tickets Link

 

May 19th 2015

Pre-sale for the PiL September and October UK/Europe tour is NOW open! Pre-Sale runs Tuesday and Wednesday. With general sale following on Thursday (21st). See Shows for full dates and ticket links.

 

May 18th 2015

We are thrilled to announce PiL will release the new studio album 'What The World Needs Now…' on September 4th, preceded by single 'Double Trouble' on August 21st. They will also begin a 23 date UK/European tour at Glasgow 02 ABC on September 18th (full dates below). North America TBC.

Read full press release here... More info on formats and release details will follow in the near future.

Album opener and lead single ‘Double Trouble’ will be released on 21st August. The 10" vinyl will be backed by ‘Bettie Page’ and also come with additional non-album bonus track ‘Turkey Tits’.

Tickets for UK/Europe tour go on general sale at 9am Thursday 21st May. Preceded by pre-sale at 9am on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May. See www.pilofficial.com for updates.

Double Trouble 10" vinyl single (released August 21st)
A-side: Double Trouble
B-side: Bettie Page / Turkey Tits

What The World Needs Now... album (released September 4th)
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

UK Tour Dates
(pre-sale starts Tuesday May 19th at 9am)
(general sale Thursday May 21st at 9am)
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

North American Tour Dates
TBC

 

May 11th 2015

A video of John's recent sold-out book event at the 100 Club is now online via QA Live. Rather than being an interview John (with the help of host Miranda Sawyer) takes lucky dip questions from the packed audience. As John remarks there are more people there than when the Pistols played there...

Watch the 45 minute 100 Club question and answer session via this link.
You can also watch a trailer here...

You can also see some great photographs from the event via QA Live website.

 

 

Also look out for John interviewed on Aljazeera America TV tomorrow, Tuesday May 12th at 5.30pm (CDT) (repeated Wednesday 3.30am / 3.00pm).

 

May 7th 2015

Anger is an Energy - My Life Uncensored is now available on paperback in the UK via Simon & Schuster. The book can be ordered online via the S&S website.

The book will also be published in Germany via Heyne on May 11th 2015. Order on line Heyne website. And has been published in Spain via Malpaso.

 

April 28th 2015

John Lydon's autobiography Anger is an Energy - My Life Uncensored is now avaialble in North America via Dey Street publishers. The book can be ordered online via the Harper Collins website.

 

April 27th 2015

Hot on the heels of Sunday night's fantastic SOLD-OUT book event at the 100 Club in London, John will be appearing at three New York book events to tie in with the release of Anger is an Energy in North America.

Tuesday April 28th, 8-9pm
Saint Vitus Bar (with Word Bookstore), 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Book Event: In conversation with Brandon Stosuy, Managing Editor of Pitchfork
Update: SOLD-OUT

Wednesday April 29th 8-9pm
Bookends, East Ridgewood Avenue Center, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Instore event

Thursday, April 30th, 7-8:30pm
The Strand Bookstore, Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Book Event: In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor - Buzzfeed
Update: SOLD-OUT

 

March 30th 2015

John Lydon will be holding a one-off UK Q&A book event at London's 100 Club on Sunday April 26th to tie in with the UK paperback release of his best-selling autobiography Anger is an Energy - My Life Uncensored on May 8th (Simon & Schuster). Read full 100 Club press release via this link...

Tickets for the 100 Club event are on sale now from QA Live via www.wegottickets.com. Seating & Standing: first come first seated. Tickets include a limited edition collectors stamped copy of the paperback.

Update: SOLD-OUT

 

March 24th 2015

John Lydon's best-selling autobiography Anger is an Energy - My Life Uncensored will be published in North America on April 28th via Dey Street publishers. The book can be pre-ordered online via the Harper Collins website.

To tie in with the release of the book John will be taking part in three book events in New York. Info and links below.

Tuesday April 28th, 8-9pm
Saint Vitus Bar (with Word Bookstore), 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Book Event: In conversation with Brandon Stosuy, Managing Editor of Pitchfork
Tickets via Word Bookstore website

Wednesday April 29th 8-9pm
Bookends, East Ridgewood Avenue Center, 211 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Instore event
More info via Bookends website

Thursday, April 30th, 7-8:30pm
The Strand Bookstore, Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Book Event: In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor - Buzzfeed
Tickets via Strand website

 

February 16th 2015

We've added the promo videos for Out of the Woods and Reggie Song to the PiL Official YouTube.

Public Image Ltd - Out of the Woods (official promo video)

Public Image Ltd - Reggie Song (official promo video)

 

December 23rd 2014

Ho Ho Ho. 15% off selected items in PiL webstore (UK/Rest of the World) while stocks last. Offer runs December 23rd 2014 to January 5th 2015.

15% off selected items in PiL webstore (UK/Rest of the World) while stocks last. Offer runs December 23rd 2014 to January 5th 2015.

 

December 16th 2014

Thank you London. Great gig on Saturday. Thank you ALL for coming to see us and your tremendous support.

The working class of South London showed their appreciation for the working class of North London. And vice versa. Good time had by all.

Well done Mark, you did South proud. Truly an old fashioned quality night.

Thank you ALL
John and John

 

December 6th 2014

PiL: Indigo at the O2

Only 1 week to go until PiL's one-off show at London's Indigo at the O2, on Saturday, December 13th 2014. This is the only PiL show of 2014 and shaping up to be something very special. Don't miss out, almost sold-out...

PiL are currently in the studio recording their 10th studio album, the follow-up to their critically and publicly acclaimed 2012 album, 'This is PiL'. The new PiL album has a tentative release date of summer 2015 planned. The band will be taking time off from the studio to play this special one-off show.

UPDATE: SOLD-OUT

 

 

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PiL on tour from September 2015 see Shows for full dates...

 

Pre-order Double Trouble 10" vinyl via Cargo Records

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via Cargo Records

 

Pre-order What The World Needs Now... CD / Double Vinyl LP via Cargo Records

Pre-order What The World Needs Now... CD / Double Vinyl LP
via Cargo Records

 

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New PiL Gold foil t-shirts now on sale via the official PiL webstore

 

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