Want to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Killing Joke on their “Laugh at Your Peril” UK Tour? Read on to see how. The 2 different winners and their plus ones, can go to any venue on the tour – except as London as this has sold out and I have not got spaces for London So what do you need to do to win? Very simple – make sure that you have clicked “Like” on the Rock-Zone UK Facebook page (Magic button above – or @RockZoneUK on Facebook directly)), like and share the competition post and then from the Rock Zone UK home page, subscribe to receive email notifications (www.rock-zone.co.uk, in case you forgot) and then comment Done along with the show you wish to attend. Simple as that! (Prize is solely entry to the show via guest list for the winner plus 1, travel and expenses are your responsibility, sorry)
Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.
‘Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP. Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over 2 years and begins with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KJ, who is ,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!!! “ Jaz.
“Forty years in the wilderness …Thought that was supposed to be 40 days.
As Jaz reminds me “Survival is success” and 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 4 decades ….40 years of spine tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise.
The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshit 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.
To commit to the creative beauty and vision you have as an artist, is an almost perverse way to live a life and the cost and consequences are immense…yet this is how we inform ourselves as a society, of what is real and important In a world of fake news and fake emotions …Like Shiva dancing the world into existence, we are all simultaneously destroying and creating every moment of our reality . It is not though politics that the world is changed but through Art. Art alone can tell us who we really are, emotionally, intellectually and physically, far better than anything else. That is why we have committed so much, for so long to this one idea …Killing Joke
Thanks to all the fans and gatherers that have supported and joined us in this endless quest.” Youth.
Killing Joke the tour starts in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September beforeheading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, 17th November.
Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Jokepersonnel, 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, both in the studio and out on the road…
Laugh At Your Peril World tour dates 2018
Fri2ndRock City, Nottingham
Sat3rdO2 Academy, Leeds
Sun4thNorthumbria University, Newcastle
Wed7thManchester Academy, Manchester
Fri9thThe Institute (The O2), Birmingham
Sat10thO2 Academy, Bristol
Tues13thCorn Exchange, Cambridge
Fri16thO2 Academy, Oxford
, LondonSOLD OUT