KILLING JOKE announce tour and box set to cele…

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.

To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, Killing Joke announce the release of the career spanning strictly limited edition flight case, which includes: 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art. The collection will also be available on CD.
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 will start the tour in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, 17th November.

Laugh At Your Peril World tour dates 2018


Sat 1st Studio Seven, Seattle WA  U.S.

Sun 2nd Star Theater, Portland OR  U.S.

Tue 4th DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA  U.S.

Wed 5th Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA U.S.

Fri 7th Oriental Theater, Denver CO U.S.

Sun 9th Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH  U.S.

Mon 10th Soundstage, Baltimore MD  U.S.

Tue 11th The Paradise, Boston MA U.S. 

Wed 12th Irving Plaza, New York NY  U.S.

Mon 17th Granada Theater, Dallas TX  U.S.

Tue 18th The Mohawk, Austin TX  U.S.

Wed 19th Warehouse Live, Houston TX  U.S.

Fri 21st Lunario del Auditorio Nacional Mexico City Mexico

Sun 23rd Carioca Club, Sao Paolo  Brasil 

Mon 24th Roxy Live, Buenos Aires  Argentina

Thu 27th Blondie, Santiago  Chile 

Sat 29th Cocos, Lima  Peru


Mon 15th Markthalle, Hamburg  Germany 

Tue 16th Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich  Germany 

Wed 17th E-Werk ( Erlangen), Hamburg Germany 

Fri 19th Huxleys, Berlin Germany 

Sat 20th Stodola, Warsaw Poland 

Sun 21st The Roxy, Prague  Czech Republic 

Mon 22nd Bratislava, Majestic Music Club Slovakia

Tue 23rd Durer Kert, Budapest Hungary
Thur 25th Campus Industry, Parma Italy 

Fri 26th L’Usine / PTR, Geneva  Switzerland

Sat 27th Cabaret Sauvage, Paris  France

Sun 28th Live Music Hall, Cologne Germany 

Tue 30th Da Roma, Antwerp Belgium 

Wed  31st Melkweg, Amsterdam Netherlands 


Fri 2nd Rock City, Nottingham UK

Sat 3rd O2 Academy, Leeds  UK

Sun 4th Northumbria University, Newcastle  UK

Tue 6th Barrowland, Glasgow* UK

Wed 7th Manchester Academy, Manchester UK

Fri 9th The Institute (The O2), Birmingham UK 

Sat 10th O2 Academy, Bristol  UK

Sun 11th Guildhall, Southampton  UK

Tues 13th Corn Exchange, Cambridge  UK

Wed 14th UEA, Norwich  UK

Fri 16th O2 Academy, Oxford UK

Sat 17th Roundhouse, London UK

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Tickets go on general sale on Friday 13th April at 10:00 Local Time.