Killing Joke Seek Missing Singer
The band have reportedly pulled out of the Cult / Mission tourLast week Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman posted on his Facebook that his band had pulled out of the upcoming dates with The Cult & The Mission.
He said in a post that has since been deleted:
"It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission. Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place. The only reason we allowed ourselves to be talked into it was to blow both bands off the stage and to steal their respective audiences”.
The statement continues: "As the concert has been downgraded to a venue that we have recently headlined (and sold out) it doesn’t make sense. In addition to this Gatherers would only get to listen to a one hour set. Then there would be a problem with the dressing room and witnessing The Cult charge the fans $200 per head for a meet and greet”.
And (almost) finally: "Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as LA).
PS I don’t want your money
PPS Life without KJ is unthinkable!”
However, the rest of the band have now issued a statement regarding their frontman's actions, suggesting all is not well with Coleman:
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.