Killing Joke

Reconstituted postpunk act Killing Joke this week announced it will push back the release of its forthcoming reunion album XIII: Feast of Fools from April until early September, and also will delay its lengthy 30th anniversary tour of Europe and North America until later this year.

Due out Sept. 6, the new album will be the band’s first with its original lineup — singer Jaz Coleman, guitarist Kevin “Geordie” Walker, bassist Martin “Youth” Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson — since 1982’s Revelations. It had been scheduled for release in April, with the tour slated to open April 15 in the U.K.

On Killing Joke’s MySpace blog, Ferguson writes that the delay was undertaken with “great reluctance,” explaining that “unforeseen circumstances have made meeting deadlines impossible and have led to this extremely hard decision.”

Youth, on the band’s website, adds:

“It is with great pain that we had to make the decision to postpone the European and American tour until later in the year, but the wait will be worth it. I guarantee double orgasms all round when you hear the sound of Big Paul’s drum kit reducing your senses to a pulp!”

The delay calls off 24 shows in April, May and June, and, so far, the band only has rescheduled what were to be the first two dates: Edinburgh and London. Ferguson notes that, “Of course, all tickets will be honored to the rescheduled shows.”

UPDATE 4/16/10: The New York, Boston, Chicago, Portland and Los Angeles shows have been rescheduled for December.

See Killing Joke tour dates after the jump…

Killing Joke tour dates:

April 15: Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
April 16: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
April 19: Bataclan, Paris, France
April 20: AB Main Hall, Brussels, Belgium
April 21: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 23: Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
April 24: Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
April 26: Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
April 27: Mega Club, Katowictz, Poland
April 28: Palladium, Warsaw, Poland
April 29: Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
May 21: Black Cat/9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA
May 22: Irving Plaza, New York, NY, USA
May 23: Paradise, Boston, MA, USA
May 25: Cabaret, Montreal, PQ, Canada
May 26: Phoenix, Toronto, ONT, Canada
May 28: Cro Foot, Detroit, MI, USA
May 29: Empty Bottle, Chciago, IL, USA
May 30: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA
June 2: Venue, Vancuover, BC, Canada
June 3: Shoebox, Seattle, WA, USA
June 4: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA
June 5: Regency, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 6: The Witern, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Oct. 15: Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
Oct. 16: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Dec. 3: Irving Plaza, New York, NY, USA
Dec. 4: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA
Dec. 10: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA
Dec. 11: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA
Dec. 16: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA
Dec. 18: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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