Public Image Ltd can confirm they will play 2 club dates at London’s Heaven on April Fools Day April 1stand April 2nd.
John Lydon: “Because you deserve better, there is a PiL in Heaven. Get proper emotions.”
The shows at Heaven, London promise to be very special with PiL showcasing live some of their first new material for 20 years taken from the recently announced EP ‘One Drop’ released for Record Store Day onApril 21st and forthcoming album ‘This Is PiL’ May 28th. Live favourites such as ‘Rise’, ‘This Is Not A Love Song’ and ‘Flowers Of Romance’ are also likely to be performed.
These new shows will follow on from PiL’s already sold out special guest live performance as part of BBC Radio 6 Birthday celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall on March 16th.
Public Image Ltd can confirm that a 4 track ‘EP’ entitled ‘One Drop’ is set to be released for ‘Record Store Day’ on April 21st, marking their first new material for 20 years. The 4 track ‘EP’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘This Is PiL’ released on May 28th.
Both the new EP and album is self-funded by PiL and will be released on PiL’s own label ‘PiL Official’ viaCargo UK Distribution. All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood’s studio in the Cotswolds.
Lead track ‘One Drop’ from the EP of the same name was given an exclusive airing by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6 show last week. John Lydon describes the track as-
“One Drop is a reflection of where I grew up in Finsbury Park, London. The area that shaped me, and influenced me culturally and musically, a place I will forever feel connected to. But within this I am also saying it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all go through the same emotions especially the disenchanted youth of today, yesterday and the future. Bearing in mind the Olympics are in London this year and who knows what that could bring for London and our country….”
Full track listing for the EP
1. One Drop
2. I Must Be Dreaming
3. The Room I Am In
4. Lollipop Opera
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound John 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. John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.