Available through on Spinefarm / Universal, As the Band Announce “The Singles” Tour
“Considering it’s supposed to be the end of the world in a short 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 are starting in March. Have a great 2012 and fuck the Mayans! After all, their calendar didn’t predict their own demise…” – Jaz Coleman
‘Letters From Cythera’ is available to purchase here: www.pledgemusic.com/jazcoleman
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
The Super Deluxe version will be released on the bands site via Spinefarm / Universal in conjunction with PledgeMusic. To order the Super Deluxe go to : http://www.killingjoke.com/pledgemusic
3 x CD – 33 career-spanning singles over 2 CDs + a third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks.This 3 x CD version will be strictly limited in number, reverting to 2 CDs containing the singles tracks.
Super Deluxe – this limited edition package includes:
*Hand-numbered hinged-lid ‘cigar box’ made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matt print retrospective artwork.
*33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-colour card wallets featuring original artwork.
*Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.
*32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.
*Poster designed and personally signed by long-time Killing Joke artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250gsm silk art.
*Aluminium screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman & Paul Raven during the recording of the ‘Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell’ album.
2013 tour dates confirmed so far –
Australian and New Zealand to be announced next week
Exclusive pre-sale of Forum, London tickets from http://kililive.seetickets.com/event/killing-joke/the-forum/682953/?src=kjpresale&pre=kj
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