added: 13 Dec 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Killing Joke celebrate their 35th anniversary in style, commencing in 2013 with the release of 'The Singles Collection 1979-2012' and a world tour starting in Europe. 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 their ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs, they have successfully combined disco and funk and a shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out.
Their influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the KJ catalogue ' from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks. few, however, coming close to the band's innate power.
Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm, and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.
Killing Joke 'The Singles Collection 1979 ' 2012' is released on three formats - DL, Limited Edition CD and Super Deluxe Edition. To pre order the Ltd Edition 3CD go to http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/live/landing/landing369.asp
2013 tour dates confirmed so far -
Australian and New Zealand to be announced next week
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