Killing Joke announce European tour

Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman
Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman (Image credit: Getty)

Killing Joke have announced a European tour for later this year.

They’ll kick off the run of 24 shows in Dublin on October 30 and wrap up in Hasselt on December 5.

As part of the tour, Jaz Coleman and co will play at London’s Brixton Academy on November 4 – an event they’re calling The Great Gathering which will feature “carefully selected support acts” who will be announced at a later date.

In addition, the 2013 documentary The Death And Resurrection Show, detailing the “turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey” of Killing Joke is to be released on DVD for the first time.

A statement reads: “From rituals at Stonehenge to worship on the Nazca Lines, recording sessions in the heart of the Great Pyramid and exploration of a parallel universe on an Icelandic glacier, and the search for a mysterious island that could survive the tribulation – this is the definitive story of Killing Joke… and you’ve never heard anything else like it.”

A two-disc version will include the 150-minute film, a booklet, an alternate ending, a 35-minute feature titled Let Success Be Your Proof, interviews, trailers, photos and artwork.

Pre-orders are now being taken, although no release date has been set.

Killing Joke 2016 European tour

Oct 30: Dublin The Academy, Ireland
Oct 31: Belfast Limelight, UK
Nov 04: London Brixton Academy, UK
Nov 06: Karlsruhe Substage, Germany
Nov 08: Utrecht Tivolivredenburg, Netherlands
Nov 09: Paris Elysee Montmartre, France
Nov 11: Zurich Dynamo, Switzerland
Nov 12: Geneva L’Usine, Switzerland
Nov 13: Milan Live Club. Italy
Nov 15: Rome Orion, Italy
Nov 16: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Nov 17: Vienna Szene, Austria
Nov 19: Munich Theaterfabrik, Germany
Nov 20: Prague Palac Akropolis, Czech Republic
Nov 21: Krakow Kwadrat, Poland
Nov 23: Hamburg Fabrik, Germany
Nov 24: Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark
Nov 26: Stockholm Debaser Medis, Sweden
Nov 28: Helsinki Tavastia, Finland
Nov 30: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Dec 01: Malmo KB, Sweden
Dec 03: Cologne Kantine, Germany
Dec 04: Berlin SO 36, Germany
Dec 05: Hasselt Muziekodroom, Belgium

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