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Killing Joke

Though tickets for some dates are still on sale, reunited UK post-punk band Killing Joke have pushed back their upcoming album and tour dates, both of which were due this spring, to the fall and beyond because of "unforeseen circumstances." They were scheduled to play a May 21st show at Irving Plaza. Instead they'll play the venue on December 3rd. Tickets are on sale for that new date, and old ones will be honored too.

Except for a couple of UK shows in October, most of the rescheduled dates are still TBA. . Their new album has been moved to September. More info, the confirmed dates and a note from the band about the cancellations, below...

Note from Killing Jokes

NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'XIII: FEAST OF FOOLS' RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 6th 2010 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS ..UK..; ACCOMPANYING ....UK.... SHOWS RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER.......

WITH A reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock's most iconic & influential outfits.....

Now, 30 years since first bonding in blood, the original line-up of Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) are about to complete work on their 13th studio album, the first fruits of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label, and word from inside the camp is that 'XIII: Feast Of Fools' is shaping up to be something very special indeed.......

"We have survived equipment being hi-jacked, tapes being withheld, nervous breakdowns, family bereavements, blood lettings, and a host of other challenges of Biblical proportions," comments Youth. "But we are now at the final ascent, and I have to say it's one of the greatest albums I have ever had the privilege to be involved with... EVER! I have been living and breathing it for over four months now, and I'm still jaw-droppingly amazed at its power & beauty. ....

"It is with great pain that we had to make the decision to postpone the European & American tour until later in the year, but the wait will be worth it. I guarantee double orgasms all round when you hear the sound of Big Paul's drum kit reducing your senses to a pulp!"....

Produced by the band, mixed by engineer Clive Goddard, and now set for release on September 6th 2010, this latest set of recordings - put together in London, Spain & Prague - has seen the aforementioned musicians sharing studio space for the first time in 28 years, having already road-tested their relationship with sold-out shows around the world, kicking off in Tokyo last Autumn.....

AS A RESULT of the new album moving back to September, the band have also rescheduled their two ....UK.... shows. The new dates are as follows:....

October 2010....
15 ....UK.... Picture House, Edinburgh
16 ..UK.. Hammersmith Apollo, ....London

OVER THE years, the four musicians have chosen to develop their talents in a variety of ways: triple Grammy winner Jaz Coleman, for instance, has established an international reputation working with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, whilst Martin 'Youth' Glover has become one of the UK's most celebrated producers, supervising albums from the Verve & Primal Scream amongst others, as well as achieving major success as one half of highly-regarded duo, The Orb.....

Covered by Metallica, Foo Fighters and more, Killing Joke's apocalyptic vision continues to draw praise from such high-profile supporters as Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan, and the band's considerable musical legacy can be heard in the works of Nirvana, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and the like - artists whose rise to fame never saw them cutting ties with the underground/alternative scene.....

Once described by Paul Ferguson as 'the sound of the earth vomiting', Killing Joke are now poised to take their music of resistance to a whole new level, both in the studio and on the road.....

As ever, the journey won't be easily forgotten... whether those involved wish to do so or not!....

Killing Joke - confirmed 2010 Tour Dates
Oct 15 Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
Oct 16 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Dec 03 Irving Plaza, New York, NY

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