John Lydon’s best band have recorded another album.

After breaking a two-decade silence with 2012’s This is PiL, Public Image Ltd. have announced their tenth studio album.

The post-punk outfit will release What The World Needs Now… on September 4. The album was recorded at Steve Winwood’s Wincraft studio in the Cotswolds and was funded by the band themselves, as NME reports. In a press release, Lydon stated only: “Buy now while stocks last.”

The first single, ‘Double Trouble’, will be out as a 10″ on August 21, and the group will head out on tour from September 21 – check out the dates below.

Meanwhile they’ve been compiling archive material for a planned documentary abut the band’s turbulent history.


‘Double Trouble’
‘Know Now’
‘Bettie Page’
‘C’est La Vie’
‘Spice of Choice’
‘The One’
‘Big Blue Sky’
‘Whole Life Time’
‘I’m Not Satisfied’

Tour dates:

September 18 – Glasgow 02 ABC
September 19 – Manchester Academy
September 20 – Newcastle Riverside
September 22 – York Fibbers
September 23 – Coventry Warwick University
September 25 – Bristol 02 Academy
September 26 – Buckley Tivoli
September 27 – Reading Sub 89
September 29 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
September 30 – Norwich UEA
October 2 – London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
October 3 – Frome Cheese and Grain
October 4 – Southampton Engine Rooms
October 6 – Paris, Le Trianon, France, Tuesday
October 7 – Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands
October 9 – Lausanne, Les Docks, Switzerland
October 10 – Venice, Rivolta, Italy, Saturday
October 11 – Milan, Magazzini Generali, Italy
October 13 – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei, Germany
October 14 – Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik, Germany
October 15 – Berlin, Columbia Theatre, Germany
October 17 – Bochum, Zeche, Germany
October 18 – Antwerp, Trix, Belgium



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