The Mighty Killing Joke, the purveyors of end times, see that the end did not, indeed come on December 21, 2012. To celebrate the continuation of the world, they will be invading the States to tour in support of their upcoming Singles Collection. The Super Deluxe version of The Singles Collection: 1979-2012 will be 33 of Killing Joke’s singles, packaged in sleeves and spanning their 30+ year career plus rarities, a book and posters. There will be a limited edition Three CD collection including the 33 singles and a third disc containing remixes and b-sides, reverting to the two CDs of singles.
Killing Joke has made their own path, through genres and record labels and band members. In the past several years the original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Big Paul Ferguson have crafted two of their finest albums in Absolute Dissent and MMXII, toured twice in the States and now bring you many more intense nights of Killing Joke music spanning their entire career.
Killing Joke has always contained catharsis in their sound, mixing in reggae dub, heavy metal, dance rhythms, synthesizers, Walker’s textured and angular guitars and Coleman’s sometimes raspy, sometimes soothing, always personality-filled vocals in what can only be described as the Killing Joke sound.
They’re one of the those bands that has inspired people to become musicians for years, with fans including Dave Grohl, Justin Broadrick/Godflesh, Helmet, Metallica, Fear Factory, Primus and Trent Reznor, many who have covered Killing Joke songs.
Fri 15th UK Hammerfest, Wales
Sat 16th UK Forum, London
Mon 18th Belgium Trix, Antwerp
Wed 20th France Bataclan, Paris
Fri 19th US Irving Plaza, New York NY
Sat 20th US Paradise, Boston
Sun 21st US Union Transfer, Philadelphia
Tue 23rd Can Cafe Campus, Montreal PQ
Wed 24th Can Lee’s Palace, Toronto ONT
Fri 26th US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Sat 27th US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tue 30th US Neumos, Seattle WA
Wed 1st US Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Fri 3rd US Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sat 4th US Brick By Brick , San Diego, CA
Sun 5th US Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA
Pre-order The Singles Collection HERE
Order the Super Deluxe Version HERE
Order Jaz Coleman’s Letters to Cythera book and music HERE