Killing Joke

Postpunk powerhouse Killing Joke — featuring its reunited original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Kevin “Geordie” Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson — will embark on its second North American tour in a year this spring, hitting 13 cities down the West Coast, across Texas and into Florida.

The dates — in support of last year’s much-anticipated comeback album Absolute Dissent and bookended by a three-date U.K. run and a trio of summer festival appearances — open May 22 in Alberta, Canada, and includes two more Canadian shows and a run down the West Coast plus shows in Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana before wrapping up June 6 in Miami (see full dates below).

The trek follows last December’s 12-date North American tour, itself largely rescheduled from last spring when the band decided it needed more work on Absolute Dissent. That album is the first since 1982’s Revelations to feature the band’s original lineup.

For the new tour, the band is offering “VIP upgrades,” which, for $50 apiece (in addition to an actual ticket to the show), fans get access to a special meet-and-greet with Killing Joke, plus a signed CD booklet, a laminate and a poster. Details here.

See Killing Joke’s tour dates after the jump…

Killing Joke tour dates:

UNITED KINGDOM
March 30: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 31: Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, UK
April 1: Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

NORTH AMERICA
May 22: The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
May 23: Republik, Calgary, Alberta
May 24: The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 25: Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 27: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 28: Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
May 29: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
May 30: Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2011, Las Vegas, NV
May 31: Martini Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
June 2: Chaos in Tejas, Emos, Austin, TX
June 3: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
June 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
June 6: Grand Central, Miami, FL

EUROPE
June 10: Sonisphere Festival, Warsaw, Poland
June 12: Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany
July 8: Sonisphere Fesitval, Knebworth, UK

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