Killing Joke Still Brighter than a Thousand Suns - April 2010 UK Dates Announced

Posted: 10th November 2009
Killing Joke

One of the most ferocious and loudest live bands from the past few decades, not to mention their influence on several bands over the years including Nirvana, Faith No More, Metallica, Ministry, Tool and Napalm Death (although KJ failed to inspire Napalm Death to record anything more than 1 minute long or less than 200 mph!).

Yes, it's Killing Joke headed up by the enigmatic Jaz Coleman and supported by Geordie and Youth and playing 2 dates in 2010 to show just how influential they have been on genres as well as bands. Electronic, Industrial, Post-Punk, Goth and World Music have all had some input and resource from the Joke. Their most recent gigs were this year at Sonisphere and Isle of Wight.

The dates are April 15th at the Edinburgh Picture House and April 16th in their home-town, London, at the Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets cost £22.50 / £25.50 and are on sale now.

Their last commercial release was the album "Hosannas From The Basement Of Hell" in 2006 but their most remarkable releases have been "Wardance" (1980), "Follow The Leaders" (1981), "Firedances" (1983) and "Love Like Blood" (1985) as well as the "What's This For?" album (every home should have one). Their next album is due out in 2010.

Paul Pledger