Post-punk/industrial/etc legends Killing Joke are playing some 40th anniversary shows this year, including Punk Rock Bowling and sold out NYC shows at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, May 15 and Saint Vitus on Thursday, May 16. To go with those dates, frontman Jaz Coleman is doing a few "spoken word" shows. More info:

"Off On A Tangent"
Anyone who knows Jaz Coleman knows he’s never at a loss for words.
The iconic front man for post punk legends Killing Joke has been speaking his mind for over 40 years.
As a precurser for both the NYC and LA Killing Joke Shows, “Going off on a Tangent” will be in true Coleman form - brutal, confrontational and impossible to ignore.
The agenda of the evening will be set by the audience themselves. Jaz invites questions about his philosophy, musical endeavours, occult sciences, and views on anything and everything with the aim of literally going “off on a tangent”.

The "Off On A Tangent" dates happen on May 14 at Berlin in NYC (tickets), May 21 at Bootleg Theater in LA (tickets), and May 25 at Vinyl Junkies Record Shack in San Diego (tickets). See all of Killing Joke's upcoming dates below.

In 2018, we interviewed Jaz about UFOs, being a dad, and more.

Killing Joke — 2019 Tour Dates
May 14 - NYC - Berlin - "Off On A Tangent" spoken word date
May 15 – NYC – Le Poisson Rouge
May 16 – Brooklyn – Saint Vitus
May 18 – Chicago – The Bottom Lounge
May 20 – San Francisco – The Chapel
May 21 - Los Angeles - Bootleg Theater - "Off On A Tangent" spoken word date
May 22 – Santa Ana – Yost Theater
May 23 – West Hollywood – The Roxy
May 24 – Las Vegas – Punk Rock Bowling
May 25 - San Diego - Vinyl Junkies Record Shack - "Off On A Tangent" spoken word date
Aug 09 – Winchester, GB – Boomtown Fair
Aug 17 – Waregem, BE – W-Festival
Aug 22 – Vilar de Mouros, PT – Vilar de Mouros

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