Public Image Ltd. – Voodoo & Beyond

Public Image Ltd. has big plans for fall. In Addition to releasing a new album in early September, the band’s first North America performance in three years happens on Halloween at New Orleans’ and will be followed by a coast-to-coast tour.

Public Image Ltd’s latest album – What The World Needs Now – lands in stores Sept. 4 via the group’s PiL Official imprint and will be distributed by Red Eye in the U.S.  Check out the promo clip for “Double Trouble.”

(soundtrack may be NSFW)

PiL has had more than a few personnel changes through the years.  Along with Lydon, today’s Public Image Ltd. lineup features multi-instrumentalist / former The Damned guitarist Lu Edmonds; drummer Bruce Smith of The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits; and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Scott Firth, whose credits include Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood and John Martyn.

As you might guess, Lydon had something to say about PiL playing Voodoo.

“Bring a gas mask and I’m going to fart continuously.  P.S.:  I want to see Donald Trump misrepresented with the greatest possible glee.”

We’re sure Lydon will offer equally poignant remarks when PiL arrives in your town.  Here’s the plan:

Oct. 31 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans City Park (Voodoo Experience)
Nov. 1 – Memphis, Tenn., New Daisy Theatre
Nov. 3 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre
Nov. 5 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
Nov. 6 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre
Nov. 7 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
Nov. 10 – Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero Theatre
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar 
Nov. 14 – Montreal, Quebec, La Tulipe
Nov. 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
Nov. 16 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Nov. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Nov. 22 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
Nov. 23 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Nov. 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Nov. 27 – San Francisco, Calif., The Chapel
Nov. 28 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda

Voodoo Experience is already on sale.  Pre-sales for most headlining dates begin Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. and run through Aug. 27 at 10 p.m., with general onsales launching Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.  The pre-sale for Washington D.C. begins Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. and runs through Aug. 26 at 10 p.m. with the general onsale starting Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.  New York City’s general onsale begins Aug. 28 at 12 p.m. All times local.

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