Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Killing Joke to Play Crofoot in Pontiac, MI...

According to their website, Killing Joke will be at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan on May 28th.

From Killing Joke's Myspace Page:
With a reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock's most iconic & influential outfits.

Now, 30 years since first bonding in blood, the original line-up of Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson(drums) are set to start work on their 13th studio album – the first fruits of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label.

Set for release in April 2010, this latest set of recordings (title to be confirmed) will see the aforementioned musicians sharing studio space for the first time in 27 years, having already road-tested their relationship with sold-out shows around the world, kicking off in Tokyo last Autumn.

Over the years, the band members have chosen to develop their talents in a variety of ways: triple Grammy winner Jaz Coleman, for instance, has established an international reputation working with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, whilst Martin ‘Youth' Glover has become one of the UK's most celebrated producers, supervising albums from the Verve & Primal Scream amongst others, as well as achieving major success as one half of highly-regarded duo, The Orb.

Covered by Metallica, Foo Fighters and more, Killing Joke's apocalyptic vision continues to draw praise from such high-profile supporters as Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan, and the band's considerable musical legacy can be heard in the works of Nirvana, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and the like – artists whose rise to fame never saw them cutting ties with the underground/alternative scene.

Once described by Paul Ferguson as ‘the sound of the earth vomiting', Killing Joke are now poised to take their music of resistance to a whole new level, both in the studio and on the road.

As ever, the journey won't be easily forgotten… whether those involved wish to do so or not!

21 - Washington, DC Black Cat / 9:30 Club
22 - New York, NY Irving Plaza
23 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
25 - Montreal, PQ @ Cabaret
26 - Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix
28 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
29 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
30 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
02 - Vancuover, BC @ Venue
03 - Seattle, WA @ Shoebox
04 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency
06 - Los Angeles, CA @ Witern

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