Killing Joke Release New Single & Announce 2016 US Tour

The weather outside is abysmal and its looking like the plans I had for a rocking show on Saturday have been cancelled as a result of it and that makes me mad. Mad enough to share the recent press release that informed the Metal Media Masses about the forthcoming 2016 tour by the band Killing Joke. Okay, I am not really mad about sharing this news with you but I like to be dramatic at times. Check out the poster and the press copy and then we can discuss a little bit more.

Tour - Killing Joke - US 2016

The Press Release:
KILLING JOKE UNVEIL NEW TRACK FROM THEIR LATEST ALBUM PYLON + ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR; ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 23 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

(New York, N.Y.): Killing Joke are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with their latest (and sixteenth!) studio album Pylon, releasing October 23 via Spinefarm Records. They have also announced a headline North American tour, which kicks off in early 2016. The original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul continues to hold firm. Check out the new track “Euphora”.

Tour Dates:
1/14: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
1/15: Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
1/16: Miami, FL @ Gramps
1/18: New Orleans, LA @ Republic
1/19: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
1/21: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
1/22: Austin, TX @ The Parrish
1/23: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
1/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
1/26: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly-Up
1/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
1/30: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
1/31: Portland, OR @ Star Theater
2/2: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
2/3: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
2/5: Salt Lake City, UT @ Neumo’s
2/6: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/8: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Hall
2/9: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
2/10: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
2/12: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
2/13: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
2/17: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
2/19: Providence, RI @ Fete
2/20: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/21: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Believe it or not, Killing Joke is one of those bands that I have never ever seen before on the live stage and that makes me super curious about this tour when it hits our Big Metal Apple in February. Based on what numerous friends tell me about them, they are absolutely kick a$$ in concert and leave their audiences begging for more tunes so that is always great to hear. I should say that I own their 1994 release “Pandemonium” which I liked a lot back when it first hit the music racks but I never followed through on their sound and a LOT of music has been coming out since that time so please direct me to the newbie section if we cross paths at their NYC show. Closing up I’ll say that I always love when a band with such a rich history comes to the states and I wonder what you readers are thinking about this one. Let me know in the comments below as usual. I’ll be looking for some insight from you gang on this one for sure.

Official Website: http://www.killingjoke.com

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