Public Image Ltd. (PiL) announce their 11th studio album and first album in 8 years, End of
World, to be released on 11th August 2023 on PiL Official via Cargo UK Distribution, followed
by a 37-date UK and European Tour. The band began writing and recording End of World in
2018, during their 40th anniversary tour. After The Great Pause, the band regrouped in the
studio and "there was just this massive explosion of ideas," Lydon says. The result finds PiL
set to release 13 of the best tracks they have ever written. The announcement comes with
the release of new single Penge, which John describes as, "something of a mediaeval Viking
epic." Earlier this year, PiL released Hawaii, the most personal piece of songwriting and
accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared. The song is a love letter to John's
late wife, Nora, who had been living with Alzheimer's since long and sadly passed away on
April 5th this year. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that has resonated with many
since its release in January, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent and in
particular one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. The powerfully emotional ballad
is as close as John will ever come to bearing his soul. "It is dedicated to everyone going
through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most," John says.
"It's also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all. As I say in the song, all journeys
end and some begin again, but this is the beginning of a new journey with us. And, oddly
enough, as bad as Alzheimer's is, there are great moments of tenderness between us. And I
tried to capture that in the song." Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, the band is
widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. PiL's music
and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting
line-up and unique sound - fusing rock, dance, folk, pop and dub - Lydon guided the band
from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992's That What Is Not, before a 17
year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two
critically acclaimed albums This is PiL in 2012 followed by their 10th studio album What The
World Needs Now_ in 2015, which peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and
picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3
in the official UK indie charts and number 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). What The World
Needs Now_ was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label 'PiL Official' via Cargo
UK Distribution. In 2018 PiL celebrated their 40th anniversary with a career-spanning box set
and documentary, both called 'The Public Image Is Rotten', and a 32-date UK/Europe tour,
plus dates in Japan. John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL.
They are the longest stable line-up in the band's history and continue to challenge and thrive.
PiL will be touring the UK and Europe in September and October 2023.
Dedicated to Nora Forster, John Lydon's wife of nearly five decades, who passed away
on April 5th 2023!
TRACKLISTING: 01. PENGE 02. END OF THE WORLD 03. CAR CHASE 04. BEING STUPID AGAIN
05. WALLS 06. PRETTY AWFUL DISC #2: 01. STRANGE 02. DOWN ON THE CLOWN 03. DIRTY MURKY
DELIGHT 04. THE DO THAT 05. L F C F 06. NORTH WEST PASSAGE 07. HAWAII.