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KILLING JOKE ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ 40thAnniversary Tour Hits UK This Week

KILLING JOKE ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ 40thAnniversary Tour Hits UK This Week

Killing JokeThis week Killing Joke embark on 12 UK dates as part of their 40th anniversary tour, which finishes at sold out Roundhouse show in London on Saturday 17th November

With the original line up still holding firm Jaz ColemanGeordieYouth & Big Paul, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way. With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, both in the studio and out on the road…

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.

Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP. Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over 2 years and begins with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KJ, who is ,after all this time, recognised as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law let the festivities begin!!! “ Jaz.

“Forty years in the wilderness …Thought that was supposed to be 40 days.

As Jaz reminds me “Survival is success” and although the band have never been fiscally fat commercially, it has allowed us to have incredible lives, both individually and collectively and we have created a very rich wealth of uncompromising music. It’s a  legacy, that spans 4 decades ….40 years of spine tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise.

The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshit in the world into a white hot, blast furnace Dub of unrelenting passion, a rollercoaster, white knuckle punch in the face of beautiful agony/reality and timeless cosmic joy and soul. 

To commit to the creative beauty and vision you have as an artist, is an almost perverse way to live a life and the cost and consequences are immense…yet this is how we inform ourselves as a society,  of what is real and important In a world of fake news and fake emotions …Like Shiva dancing the world into existence,  we are all simultaneously destroying and creating every moment of our reality . It is not though politics that the world is changed but through Art. Art alone can tell us who we really are, emotionally, intellectually and physically, far better than anything else. That is why we have committed so much, for so long to this one idea …Killing Joke 

Thanks to all the fans and gatherers that have supported and joined us in this endless quest.” Youth.

Killing Joke the tour starts in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, 17th November.

Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Jaz ColemanGeordieYouth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, both in the studio and out on the road…

 

November

Fri        2nd        Rock City, Nottingham

Sat       3rd        O2 Academy, Leeds

Sun      4th        Northumbria University, Newcastle

Tue      6th        Barrowland, Glasgow*

Wed     7th        Manchester Academy, Manchester

Fri        9th        The Institute (The O2), Birmingham

Sat       10th      O2 Academy, Bristol

Sun      11th      Guildhall, Southampton

Tues     13th      Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Wed     14th      UEA, Norwich

Fri        16th      O2 Academy, Oxford

Sat       17th      Roundhouse, London

 

 

 

 

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