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British post-punks reunite with promise of new material

Influential British post-punk outfit Killing Joke have reformed and revealed they will record new material and tour.

The four original members – Jaz Coleman, Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker, Martin Ferguson, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover – have reunited for the first time since the early eighties. They will conduct a short world tour later this year, as well as releasing a new album this summer.

Frontman Jaz Coleman, speaking to, said: “At last a ray of sunlight to illuminate these dark days. It is indeed my deepest pleasure to announce the dates of the 29th anniversary of the gathering.

“The mysterious chemistry of the original line up is back, let there be gladness in your hearts.”

Killing Joke’s world tour will begin on September 13 in Tokyo and conclude in New York on October 10.

Tour dates are:

Tokyo Club Quattro (September 13, 14)

Madrid Heineken (16)

Barcelona Apollo (17)

Milan Rolling Stone (19,20)

Geneva TBA (22)

Berlin Columbia Hall (24, 25)

Paris Trabendo (26,27)

Brussels AB Club (29,30)

London Forum (October 2, 3)

Los Angeles TBA (9)

New York TBA (10)

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