KILLING JOKE THE SINGLES COLLECTION + TOUR
"THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1979-2012"
ON UNIVERSAL / SPINEFARM
APRIL 15TH 2013
"Considering it’s supposed to be the end of the world in a few weeks time it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it, shortly followed by a new studio recording. The book Letters from Cythera is coming out and yes, gigs starting in March. Have a great 2012 and fuck the Mayans. After all, their calender didn’t predict their own demise" – Jaz Coleman
Killing Joke celebrate their 35th anniversary in style, commencing in 2013 with the release of ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012’ on April 15th and a world tour starting in Europe in March . This important year will also see the band release a new studio album.
With a fierce intelligence plus a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other band. This is a group who came out of punk and then set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever.
‘The Singles Collection 1979 -2012’, on Spinefarm/Universal captures the ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs, combining disco and funk and a shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out.
Killing Joke with the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm/Universal for a 3rd new album with the label. This will see the release of a brand new studio album, which we have already started writing, in late 2013.
Killing Joke ‘The Singles Collection 1979 – 2012’ is released on three formats – DL, Limited Edition CD and Super Deluxe Edition.
2013 TOUR DATES CONFIRMED SO FAR:
Fri 15th, UK Hammerfest, Wales
Sat 16th, UK Forum, London
Mon 18th, Belgium Trix, Antwerp
Wed 20th, France Bataclan, Paris
Fri 19th, US Irving Plaza, New York NY
Tue 23rd, Can Cafe Campus, Montreal PQ
Wed 24th, Can Lee’s Palace, Toronto ONT
Fri 26th, US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Sat 27th, US Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tue 30th, US Neumos, Seattle WA
Wed 1st, US Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Fri 3rd,US Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sat 4th, US Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Sun 5th, US Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA