Killing Joke have just added an extra date to their forthcoming European headline tour over the autumn / winter period… On Wednesday, November 2nd, the band will now be playing a headline show at Fibbers in York – the start of a 26-date run kicking off in Ireland on October 30th and concluding in Belgium on December 5th, taking in 16 different territories along the way.
During the tour, on Friday, November 4th, the band will head the cast of a special London show at the O2 Academy in Brixton; this anticipated event will take place under ‘The Great Gathering’ banner, with Death Valley High providing main support (they feature on the whole European run) and The Membranes opening proceedings; there will also be a DJ set from Lx (The Orb)…
In preparation for their return to the road, Killing Joke have unveiled the apocalyptic ‘New Cold War’ video directed by long-term associate / designer, Mike Coles. Check it out here:
‘New Cold War’ is taken from Killing Joke’s 16th studio album, ‘Pylon’, which entered the UK charts at No. 16 giving the band their highest official chart entry in 21 years and third highest ever. As always with the Joke, ‘Pylon’ is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; proof that Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original KJ 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.
The full list of Killing Joke European headline shows is as follows:
OCTOBER 2016: 30 – Dublin, the Academy (Ireland) 31 – Belfast, the Limelight (UK)
NOVEMBER 2016: 2 – York, Fibbers (UK) 3 – Colchester, Arts Centre (UK – SOLD OUT) 4 – London, Brixton Academy (UK – ‘The Great Gathering’) 6 – Karlsruhe, Substage (Germany) 8 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg (Holland – SOLD OUT) 9 – Paris, Elysee Montmartre (France) 11 – Zurich, Dynamo (Switzerland) 12 – Geneva L’Usine (Switzerland) 13 – Milan, Live Club (Italy) 15 – Rome, Orion (Italy) 16 – Bologna, Zona Roveri (Italy) 17 – Vienna, Szene (Austria) 19 – Munich, Theaterfabrik (Germany) 20 – Prague, Palac Akropolis (Czech Republic) 21 – Krakow, Kwadrat (Poland) 23 – Hamburg, Fabrik (Germany) 24 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark) 26 – Stockholm, Debaser Medis (Sweden) 28 – Helsinki, Tavastia (Finland) 30 – Oslo, Rockefeller (Norway)
DECEMBER 2016: 1 – Malmo, KB (Sweden) 3 – Koln, Kantine (Germany) 4 – Berlin, Huxley’s (upgraded show – original tickets for SO36 remain valid) 5 – Hasselt, Muziekodroom (Belgium)