John Lydon’s legendary Public Image Limited have announced their 10th studio album, What The World Needs Now…, for release on September 4th.
The album follows 2012’s This is PiL, which marked the band’s first release in 17 years, and will be preceded by a 10″ single, ‘Double Trouble’ / ‘Betty Page’, on August 21st. The single is also said to be backed by a non-album track titled, ‘Turkey Tits’.
What The World Needs Now… was recorded at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft Studios in the Cotswolds and is a project entirely self-funded by the band to be released on their own label, PiL Official. A full EU tour has also been announced today and will take in a string of shows through the UK, listed below. Tickets go on general sale this Thursday May 21st at 9am.
UK Tour dates
18th – Glasgow, 02 ABC
19th – Manchester Academy
20th – Newcastle, Riverside
22nd – York, Fibbers
23rd – Coventry, The Copper Rooms @ Warwick University
25th – Bristol, 02 Academy
26th – Buckley, Tivoli
27th – Reading, Sub 89
29th – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
30th – Norwich, UEA
2nd – London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
3rd – Frome, Cheese and Grain
4th – Southampton, Engine Rooms