Killing Joke announces 40th anniversary box sets, ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ world tour

Post-punk legends Killing Joke today announced plans to celebrate their 40th anniversary this year with a pair of limited-edition career-spanning box sets and a world tour that will open in the U.S. this September before hitting South America, Europe and the U.K.

The band is now taking pre-orders on the Fortieth Anniversary Ultimate Collection box sets: a set of 16 double CDs, including expanded editions of each of the band’s 15 albums, plus a collection of further bonus material, priced at $232; and a vinyl edition that includes 16 colored double LPs packaged in a flight case with a set of headphones and a signed lyric book, priced at $852.

Check out the full tracklistings for the CD box set and the vinyl flight case.

The band says on its Facebook page:

“Forty years ago this summer Jaz 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 Jaz… a new magnum opus.”

See full tour dates below; full information is available on Killing Joke’s website.

 

Killing Joke tour dates:

UNITED STATES
Sept. 1: Studio Seven, Seattle WA
Sept. 2: Star Theater, Portland OR
Sept. 4: DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA
Sept. 5: Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA
Sept. 7: Oriental Theater, Denver CO
Sept. 9: Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus OH
Sept. 10: Soundstage, Baltimore MD
Sept. 11: The Paradise, Boston MA
Sept. 12: Irving Plaza, New York NY
Sept. 17: Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Sept. 18: The Mohawk, Austin TX
Sept. 19: Warehouse Live, Houston TX

LATIN AMERICA
Sept. 21: Plaza Condesa, Mexico
Sept. 23: Carioca Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sept. 24: Roxy Live, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sept. 27: Blondie, Santiago, Chile
Sept. 29: Cocos, Lima, Peru

EUROPE
Oct. 15: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 16: Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
Oct. 17: E-Werk (Erlangen), Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 19: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 20: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Oct. 21: The Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 22: Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 23: Durer Kert, Budapes, Hungry
Oct. 25: Campus Industry, Parma, Italy
Oct. 26: L’Usine / PTR, Geneva, Switzerland
Oct. 27: Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France
Oct. 28: Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Oct. 30: Da Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
Oct. 31: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 2: Rock City, Nottingham
Nov. 3: O2 Academy, Leeds
Nov. 4: Northumbria University, Newcastle
Nov. 6: Barrowland, Glasgow
Nov. 7: Manchester Academy, Manchester
Nov. 9: The Institute (The O2), Birmingham
Nov. 10: O2 Academy, Bristol
Nov. 11: Guildhall, Southampton
Nov. 13: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Nov. 14: UEA, Norwich
Nov. 16: O2 Academy, Oxford
Nov. 17: Roundhouse, London

 

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