KILLING JOKE will embark on a 40th-anniversary world tour, “Laugh At Your Peril”, in the fall. The band will kick off the trek in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, September 1 before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, November 17.
To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, KILLING JOKE has announced the release of a career-spanning, strictly limited-edition flight case, which includes 16 colored 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,” says frontman Jaz Coleman. “Our 40th-anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over two years and begin with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KILLING JOKE, who is, after all this time, recognized as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law. Let the festivities begin!”