Public Image Ltd. debuts “Car Chase” — 3rd single off upcoming “End of World”

Public Image Ltd. debuts “Car Chase” — 3rd single off upcoming “End of World”

Public Image Ltd. | Photo by Andres Poveda

Public Image Ltd. this week debuted the third single — the bass-driven “Car Chase” off the band’s upcoming 11th album End of World, which is due out in August. The song is accompanied by a new music video that you can watch below.

The 13-track album is due out Aug. 11 (Pre-order:,, Apple Music), and is bookended by the other two songs the band already has released: album opener “Penge” and closer “Hawaii,” the song John Lydon wrote for his wife Nora Forster as he was losing her to Alzheimer’s disease. She died in April.

Of “Car Chase,” Lydon says:

“Typical PiL, unpredictable to the last. It’s a fantastic smash-and-grab of a song. It’s about someone who cleverly breaks out of the mental institution every night, unbeknownst to his owners. It’s based on having to go to shopping malls at night for cigarettes and wine and seeing the vast carpark space and lighting surrounded by a little village and a lot of dark trees and country lanes. It’s a really creepy scenario, what if somebody creeps out of there, like a mad lunatic?”

PiL also is plotting a 38-date tour of the U.K. and Europe, which opens Sept. 8 with a pair of shows in Greece, followed by a U.K. run through September and then European dates all through October. Full tour date below.

The new PiL album is the band’s third since reuniting in 2009; the group’s lineup since then has included drummer Bruce Smith, guitarist Lu Edmonds and bassist Scott Firth.

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Here’s the new song “Car Chase” and its video:



Public Image Ltd. tour dates 2023

Sept. 11: Swansea – Patti Pavilion
Sept. 12: Margate – Dreamland
Sept. 13: Lincoln – Engine Shed
Sept. 15: Blackburn- King Georges Hall
Sept. 16: Buckley – Tivoli
Sept. 18: Sunderland – Fire Station
Sept. 19: Scotland – Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Sept. 21: Edinburgh – O2 Academy
Sept. 22: Manchester – O2 Ritz
Sept. 23: Holmfirth – Picture Dome
Sept. 25: Coventry – HMV
Sept. 26: Brighton – CHALK
Sept. 28: Bristol – O2 Academy
Sept. 29: Torquay – Foundry
Sept. 30: London – The Forum

Sept. 8: Greece, Thessoloniki Principal Club Theatre
Sept. 9: Greece, Athens Gagarin 205
Oct. 2: Germany – Cologne – Kantine
Oct. 4: The Netherlands – Amsterdam – Paradiso
Oct. 5: Belgium – Gent -Vooruit
Oct. 6: Germany Stuttgart Im Wireman
Oct. 8: Germany – Hamburg – Gruenspan
Oct. 9: Sweden – Gothenburg – Pustervik
Oct. 10: Sweden – Stockholm – Nalen
Oct. 12: Estonia – Tallin – Helitehas
Oct. 13: Finland – Helsinki – Ääniwalli
Oct. 15: Germany – Berlin – Metropol
Oct. 16: Czech Republic – Prague – Lucerna Music Bar
Oct. 17: Czech Republic – Brno – Fléda club
Oct. 20: Spain – Madrid – Shoko
Oct. 21: Spain – Barcelona – Salamandra
Oct. 22: Spain Bilbao – Cafe Antzokia
Oct. 24: Portugal – Porto Hard Club
Oct. 25: Portugal – Lisbon LAV
Oct. 27: France – Paris – Le Trianon
Oct. 29: Switzerland – Lausanne – Les Docks
Oct. 30: Italy – Milan – Magazini Generali
Oct. 31: France – Strasbourg – La Laiterie

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  • June 25, 2023