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, recognized 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 a success” and although the band has 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 continues 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 through 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 Coleman, Geordie, Youth & 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…
Laugh At Your Peril World tour dates 2018
Sat 1st Studio Seven, Seattle WA U.S.
Sun 2nd Star Theater, Portland OR U.S.
Tue 4th DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA U.S.
Wed 5th Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA U.S.
Fri 7th Oriental Theater, Denver CO U.S.
Sun 9th Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH U.S.
Mon 10th Soundstage, Baltimore MD U.S.
Tue 11th The Paradise, Boston MA U.S.
Wed 12thIrving Plaza, New York NY U.S.
Mon 17th Granada Theater, Dallas TX U.S.
Tue 18th The Mohawk, Austin TX U.S.
Wed 19th Warehouse Live, Houston TX U.S.
Fri 21st Lunario del Auditorio Nacional Mexico City Mexico
Sun 23rd Carioca Club, Sao Paolo Brasil
Mon 24th Roxy Live, Buenos Aires Argentina
Thu 27th Blondie, Santiago Chile
Sat 29th Cocos, Lima Peru
Mon 15th Markthalle, Hamburg Germany
Tue 16th Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich Germany
Wed 17th E-Werk ( Erlangen), Hamburg Germany
Fri 19th Huxleys, Berlin Germany
Sat 20th Stodola, Warsaw Poland
Sun 21st The Roxy, Prague Czech Republic
Mon 22ndBratislava, Majestic Music ClubSlovakia
Tue 23rd Durer Kert, Budapest Hungary
Thur 25th Campus Industry, Parma Italy
Fri 26th L’Usine / PTR, Geneva Switzerland
Sat 27th Cabaret Sauvage, Paris France
Sun 28th Live Music Hall, Cologne Germany
Tue 30th Da Roma, Antwerp Belgium
Wed 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam Netherlands
Fri 2ndRock City, Nottingham
Sat 3rdO2 Academy, Leeds
Sun 4thNorthumbria University, Newcastle
Tue 6thBarrowland, Glasgow*
Wed 7thManchester Academy, Manchester
Fri 9th The Institute (The O2), Birmingham
Sat 10thO2 Academy, Bristol
Sun 11thGuildhall, Southampton
Tues 13thCorn Exchange, Cambridge
Wed 14thUEA, Norwich
Fri 16thO2 Academy, Oxford
Sat 17thRoundhouse, London