Killing Joke are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with their 16th studio album “Pylon”, released October 23rd via Spinefarm Records.
With the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, the band will be headlining shows around the world, starting with a UK run in October.
“Pylon” was produced in the UK and Prague by the band and Tom Dalgety, whose credits include the hugely successful Royal Blood album, and isn’t designed to accompany a quiet night at home in front of the fire; “Pylon” is very much music as ritual, raw, uncompromising and precisely targeted lyrically, with the artwork put together by regular band associate Mike Coles, the designer behind the very first Killing Joke album.
As for the album’s title, says Youth, “It’s simple… Stark brutal industrial suicide… This is the third in a triptych of albums, Absolute Dissent, MMXII and now Pylon… heavy and uncompromising, bleak dystopian lyrics, as well as some visionary celebration… lots of black pain emotion. To be honest, we remain genre blind so our music will always cover a vast spectrum of influences, from disco right through to
heavy metal and beyond…”
Killing Joke will be playing a 10 date headline UK tour to coincide with Pylon’s release, starting in Cardiff on October 25th and finishing at the Roundhouse in London on November 6th. This will be the start of an extensive period of touring that will see this most legendary and infamous band taking their own particular message to audiences around the world.
Killing Joke UK tour dates
25 – Cardiff – University Great Hall
26 – Brighton – Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
27 – Exeter – Lemon Grove
28 – Nottingham – Rock City
30 – Oxford – O2 Academy (NEW DATE)
31 – Birmingham – The Institute
01 – Manchester – The Ritz
03 – Glasgow – O2 ABC
04 – Leeds – Beckett University
06 – London – The Roundhouse