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Communique July 6th Killing Joke



Announce European headline tour  

October - December 2016


25 shows including


a special London event

on November 4th


‘New Cold War’ video unveiled



Following an appearance at the Rockaway Beach Festival (UK) on October 8th, Killing Joke will embark on an extensive headline European tour over the autumn / winter period; a 25-date run of shows starting in Ireland on October 30th and concluding in Belgium on December 5th, taking in 16 different territories along the way.


During the tour – on Friday, November 4th – the band will head the cast of a special London show at the O2 Academy in Brixton; this anticipated event will take place under ‘The Great Gathering’ banner, with carefully selected support acts to be announced in due course…


Tickets for ‘The Great Gathering’ are on sale now via:-


Tickets for Rockaway Beach @ Butlin's, Bognor Regis are on sale now via:-


In preparation for their return to the road, Killing Joke have unveiled the apocalyptic ‘New Cold War’ video directed by long-term associate / designer, Mike Coles…


‘New Cold War’ is taken from Killing Joke’s 16th studio album, ‘Pylon’, which entered the UK charts at No. 16 giving the band their highest official chart entry in 21 years and third highest ever.


As always with the Joke, ‘Pylon’ is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; proof that Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original KJ personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.


With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, and a new single / video (from the ‘Pylon’ album) will be released in advance of the tour.


The full list of European headline shows is as follows:-




30 – Dublin, the Academy (Ireland)

31 – Belfast, the Limelight (UK)




3 – Colchester, Arts Centre (UK)

4 – London, Brixton Academy (UK – ‘The Great Gathering’)

6 – Karlsruhe, Substage (Germany)

8 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg (Holland)

9 – Paris, Elysee Montmartre (France)

11 – Zurich, Dynamo (Switzerland)

12 – Geneva L’Usine (Switzerland)

13 – Milan, Live Club (Italy)

15 – Rome, Orion (Italy)

16 – Bologna, Zona Roveri (Italy)

17 – Vienna, Szene (Austria)

19 – Munich, Theaterfabrik (Germany)

20 – Prague, Palac Akropolis (Czech Republic)

21 – Krakow, Kwadrat (Poland)

23 – Hamburg, Fabrik (Germany)

24 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark)

26 – Stockholm, Debaser Medis (Sweden)

28 – Helsinki, Tavastia (Finland)

30 – Oslo, Rockefeller (Norway)




1 – Malmo, KB (Sweden) 

3 – Koln, Kantine (Germany)

4 – Berlin, SO 36 (Germany)

5 – Hasselt, Muziekodroom (Belgium)









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Killing Joke are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with latest / 16th studio album Pylon, released October 23rd via Spinefarm Records.


With the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, the band unveil a pseudo video for ‘Euphoria’ -


‘Euphoria’ is the second song to be aired from KJ’s forthcoming new album Pylon, following the lyric video for ‘I Am The Virus’.


To pre-order Pylon (produced in the UK and Prague by the band and Tom Dalgety, whose credits include the hugely successful Royal Blood album), limited editions and exclusive merchandise, head to: All audio purchases of Pylon from Pledge will receive the lead track ‘I Am The Virus’ as an instant download.


The new album will be released in a variety of formats, including Deluxe Double CD & strictly limited Double Coloured Vinyl, with both versions featuring additional tracks.


Killing Joke will be playing a 10-date headline UK tour to coincide with Pylon’s release, as well as making selected in-store appearances. The tour starts in Cardiff on October 25th and finishes at the Roundhouse in London on November 6th. This will be the start of an extensive period of touring that will see this most legendary and infamous of bands taking their music and message to audiences around the world.




Killing Joke UK tour dates



25       Cardiff University Great Hall

26       Brighton Concorde 2                          SOLD OUT

27       Exeter Lemon Grove

28       Nottingham Rock City

30       Oxford O2 Academy                       NEW DATE

31       Birmingham The Institute 



01       Manchester The Ritz

03       Glasgow O2 ABC

04       Leeds Beckett University

06       London The Roundhouse

Tickets are available now at


HMV October in-stores

23      HMV Oxford Street, London. Live performance (4/5 songs), plus signing session.

25      HMV Cardiff (signing only).

27      HMV Exeter (signing only).

28     FOPP Nottingham (signing only).

For more information on these in-stores, please go to








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