PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Garners Early Praise

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Gearing up for the September 4 release of their new full-length album WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD are generating rave reviews (below) for their 10th studio album via PiL Official, the pioneering U.K. group’s own label (distributed by Red Eye in the U.S.).

On Saturday, August 29 JOHN LYDON will join KCSN host Mr. Shovel on his “City of Night” radio show for an interview and to play songs from his legendary band PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PIL). KCSN’s “City of Night” airs on Saturday from 7-10pm PT on 88.5 FM in Los Angeles. LYDON will join in the 8:00pm hour of the show. Tune in online worldwide at:

“…a record of disarming directness.”

–4/5 stars in MOJO (October 2015)

“…a unique voice still raging.”

–4/5 stars Q Magazine (October 2015)

“…an impressive comeback… PiL remain his most artistically rich outlet… cinematic sound painting “Big Blue Sky” and knotty No Wave art-funk workout ‘Know Now’ are both excellent, while discordant, Dalek-voiced avant-jazz epic ‘Corporate’ is one of the best things he’s ever recorded… Lydon remains a devout pop modernist.”

–7/10 stars UNCUT (October 2015)

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW is entirely self-funded by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD and will be released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ via Redeye in the U.S. and Cargo in the U.K. All the new material was recorded in the U.K. last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds and features new trackes such as the standout first single “Double Trouble,” as well as “Bettie Page,” “Corporate,” “Big Blue Sky” and “Know Now.” The potent and eclectic PUBLIC IMAGE LTD line-up features JOHN LYDON (vocals), LU EDMONDS (guitar), SCOTT FIRTH (bass) and BRUCE SMITH (drums). The group will 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 forVoodoo are available nowat: and the PUBLIC IMAGE LTDU.S.tour is on-sale now

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