Killing Joke have announced a 12-date autumn 2018 tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Kicking off in North America, the sprawling Laugh At Your Peril Tour will take place across the globe over two years and includes dates in Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford and London this November.
We’ve secured a 48-hour ticket presale to the UK tour which starts at Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Wednesday 11th April.
"Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP," says Jaz.
"Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over two years and begin with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by Killing Joke, who are, after all this time, recognised as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law let the festivities begin!"
Bassist Youth adds: "Although the band have 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 four decades. 40 years of spine tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise.
"The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshi*t 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."
Coinciding with the tour announcement, Jaz Coleman and co. have unveiled details of an expansive, career-spanning box set. The 16-CD version costs £150, while the lavish limited-edition vinyl edition will set you back £550.
See Killing Joke at the following shows:
Nottingham Rock City – Fri 2nd
Leeds O2 Academy – Sat 3rd
Newcastle Northumbria Institute – Sun 4th
Glasgow Barrowland – Tue 6th
Manchester Academy – Wed 7th
Birmingham O2 Institute – Fri 9th
Bristol O2 Academy – Sat 10th
Southampton O2 Guildhall – Sun 11th
Cambridge Corn Exchange – Tue 13th
Norwich UEA – Wed 14th
Oxford O2 Academy – Fri 16th
London Roundhouse – Sat 17th