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PiL 2015 North American Tour & Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Festival, plus making of Double Trouble video

Press Release:
August 20th 2015





Gearing up for the September 4 release of their new full-length album, WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW via PiL 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

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: and the PUBLIC IMAGE LTD tour pre-sale is Tuesday, August 25-Thursday, August 27 starting at 10:00AM local time via 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). Watch "The Making of Double Trouble" here...

The 11-track WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… follows the huge critical success of 2012's 'This is PiL', the band's first album in 17 years.  In her review for NME, Lisa Wright, described lead song off WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, "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 PiL 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 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.

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 3. 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 for all dates worldwide.

North America Tour Dates

New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Festival, Saturday, October 31st 2015

Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theatre, USA, Sunday, November 1st 2015

Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre, USA, Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Culture Room, USA, Thursday, November 5th 2015

St. Petersburg, FL, The State Theatre, USA, Friday, November 6th 2015

Orlando, FL, The Plaza Live, USA, Saturday, November 7th 2015

Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall, USA, Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre, USA, Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Pittsburgh, PA, The Altar Bar, USA, Thursday, November 12th 2015

Montreal, QU, La Tulipe, Canada, Saturday, November 14th 2015

Toronto, ON, The Opera House, Canada, Sunday, November 15th 2015

New York, NY, Best Buy Theater, USA, Monday, November 16th 2015

Chicago, IL, Concord Music Hall, USA, Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre, USA, Friday, November 20th 2015

Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre, Canada, Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Seattle, WA, The Showbox, USA, Monday, November 23rd 2015

Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl, USA, Wednesday, November 25th 2015

San Francisco, CA, The Chapel, USA, Friday, November 27th 2015

Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades, Saturday, November 28th 2015

Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre, Sunday, November 29th 2015


Double Trouble & What The World Needs Now...

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


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

Pre-order What The World Needs Now... on digital via iTunes

Pre-order via Amazon (CD)
Pre-order via Amazon (LP)

Pre-order via Bleep:

Pre-order via Tidal

Press Enquiries: (USA)
Libby Coffey


Press Enquiries: (UK/Europe)
Wasted Youth
Alix Wenmouth

'Double Trouble' released on 21st August 2015


'What The World Needs Now…' released on 4th September 2015


UK / Europe / North American Tours:
Starts September 18th 2015
See Shows for full dates and ticket links...


Press Enquiries: (North America)
Libby Coffey


Press Enquiries: (UK/Europe)
Wasted Youth
Alix Wenmouth



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