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Killing Joke Confirm New Zealand Show In June

Killing Joke Confirm New Zealand Show In June

Monday 25th February, 2013 12:03PM

Pioneering band Killing Joke have finally been confirmed to play New Zealand, announcing an Auckland show in June. The show will be their first ever here, a sore point for some local fans no doubt given frontman Jaz Coleman's longtime partial-residence here, and is part of their Singles World Tour which should help make up for lost time...

Killing Joke - The Singles World Tour

Thursday 13th June, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets on sale 9am next Wednesday (6th March) from HERE at UTR and Ticketmaster.

Below is a selection of singles and click here to read our interview with Jaz Coleman from last year regarding their latest album MMXII.

'Requim' (live in 1985) from their self-titled debut album (1980)

'Love Like Blood' from Night Time (1985)

'In Cythera' from latest album MMXII...

Press Release:

The Singles World Tour - New Zealand June 2013

Forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke is one of rock's most iconic & influential outfits.

After over 30 years, few bands can claim to have the same drive and integrity as the day they began. Killing Joke can. While several of their peers have faded into anomic clones of one another, Killing Joke has changed, evolved and transformed. Always searching, always on the vanguard of rock music and always fresh, the band continue to make pivotal, vital, forward-looking music.

What Killing Joke may lack in commercial success, they have more than made up for in terms of respect and admiration. An internet search will bring up just about every famous alternative band citing Killing Joke as a predominant influence - from Nirvana to Nine Inch Nails, Ministry to Metallica, Faith No More to Foo Fighters.

In 2013, the original seminal line up of Killing Joke will embark on their first ever career spanning Singles World Tour. Fans can expect a jaw dropping set of Killing Joke classics - 'Wardance', 'Requiem', 'Follow the Leaders', 'Lets Go to the Fire Dances', 'Eighties', 'Love Like Blood', 'Kings and Queens', 'Millennium', 'Pandemonium', 'Money is not our God', 'Seeing Red', 'In Cythera' plus loads more. However, this is not some going through the motions nostalgia tour! Jaz Coleman is furious, political and sharp as a knife, just as he's always been. Geordie Walker's distinctive guitar sound is as stately yet snarky as ever, Youth's bass is as ferocious as it is technically minded and Paul Ferguson's drums are a controlled frenzy of apocalypse inducing dance beats.

Killing Joke's Singles World Tour will include a very special one off show at The Studio in Jaz's part time home, Auckland. This will incredibly be Killing Joke's first ever show on New Zealand soil! So whether you are new to the legacy that is Killing Joke or a dedicated fan dying to hear some of the classics revitalized through a contemporary gloss, this will be the must see gig for 2013!


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Thu 13th Jun
The Studio, Auckland

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