Public Image Ltd release new album What The World Needs Now on September 4, coinciding with a 13-date tour.


The album follows 2012’s This Is PiL and is the second to feature a line-up of John Lydon with former Damned guitarist Lu Edmonds, The Pop Group drummer Bruce Smith and Elvis Costello bassist Scott Firth.


The self-produced 11-song album was recorded at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft Studio in the Cotswolds. It’s preceded on August 21 by a single Double Trouble, which is backed by exclusive B-side Turkey Tits.


Tickets for the tour go on sale on Thursday. Public Image Ltd will play:



Glasgow O2 ABC (September 18)
Manchester Academy (19)
Newcastle Riverside (20)
York Fibbers (22)
Coventry Copper Rooms (23)
Bristol O2 Academy (25)
Buckley Tivoli (26)
Reading Sub 89 (27)
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (29)
Norwich UEA (30)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (October 2)
Frome Cheese And Grain (3)
Southampton Engine Rooms (4)