Tour Dates — May 12, 2011 at 7:01 am

Killing Joke cancels upcoming 13-date North American tour ‘due to illness’

Killing Joke

Although no official announcement has yet been made, postpunk icons Killing Joke — featuring reunited original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Kevin “Geordie” Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson — apparently has canceled its upcoming 13-date North American tour, which was to have started May 22.

San Diego venue The Casbah, which was promoting a May 28 show at Brick By Brick, last night tweeted: “Sorry to announce that Killing Joke has canceled their tour due to illness.” San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall also has announced its May 27 Killing Joke show is canceled, adding, “There is no make-up date.”

The trek — in support of 2010’s much-anticipated comeback album Absolute Dissent — was to have followed 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.

See Killing Joke’s canceled tour dates after the jump…

Killing Joke tour dates:

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


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  1. that sucks! hopefully their 2012 record will be supported by a tour!

  2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… I haven’t seen these bastards since ’94! What a pisser.

  3. Michael Toland

    Well, shoot. I was all lined up to see their set at Chaos in Tejas. Oh well. Someday…

  4. vegas girl

    This band is cursed.

  5. vegas girl

    I just hope that KJ gets better management, and soon. They are going to lose more fans with this kind of dodgy behavior. I know people who were flying in from the U.K. to see them play in the States. Very disappointing and so frustrating, too.

  6. i hope they are all ok, that it’s nothing life threatening

  7. I saw them in December and they were fantastic! So sad this show got cancelled :(

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