Legendary Post-punk band, Killing Joke have issued a statement regarding the disappearance of their singer, Jaz Coleman.
Killing Joke came under fire the other week after it was announced that the band were pulling out a joint UK tour with The Cult and The Mission, which starts in September. Coleman reportedly posted a message on Facebook, criticising both The Cult and The Mission. However, it now turns out that this somewhat confusing message was actually written by a KG fan and not Jazz Coleman himself
The other members of Killing Joke, Youth, Geordie and Big Paul, have issued the following statement:
“A statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows.
He is now AWOL and has not contacted any of his band mates.
We are deeply embarrassed by this and offer our sincere apologies to all involved.
We are all concerned about our missing singer's welfare.
Killing Joke made a collective decision to play with The Cult and The Mission in September.
It was agreed by all of the band that we would do these shows. Indeed, we thought that they were something to look forward to, even though they were downsized.
We would still like to honour our commitment to this tour, the other bands, and all the Gatherers and people who have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements.
If this proves not possible, Killing Joke will make alternative arrangements to compensate for the trouble caused.
Meanwhile we are doing everything we can to make this tour happen and locate our missing singer.