Killing Joke have announced their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril.

To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, Killing Joke announce the release of the career spanning strictly limited edition flight case, which includes: 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art. The collection will also be available on CD.

“Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul, one year later we released our first EP. Our fortieth anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over 2 years and begins with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by KJ, who is ,after all this time, recognised as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law let the festivities begin!!!” – Jaz.

Killing Joke will start the tour in the United States at the Studio Seven in Seattle on Saturday, 1st September before heading into mainland Europe. This run of 45 shows concludes at the Roundhouse in London on Saturday, 17th November.

Tour Dates:

09/01 – Seattle – Studio Seven
09/02 – Portland – Star Theater
09/04 – San Fransisco – DNA Lounge
09/05 – Los Angeles – Regent Theater
09/07 – Denver – Oriental Theater
09/09 – Columbus – Skully’s Music Diner
09/10 – Baltimore – Soundstage
09/11 – Boston – The Paradise
09/12 – New York – Irving Plaza
09/17 – Dallas – Granada Theaater
09/18 – Austin – The Mohawk
09/19 – Houston – Warehouse Live
09/21 – Mexico City – Lunario Del Auditorio
09/23 – Sao Paolo – Carioca Club
09/24 – Buenos Aires – Roxy Live
09/27 – Santiago – Blondie
09/29 – Lima – Cocos
10/15 – Hamburg – Markthalle
10/16 – Munich – Neue Theaterfabrik
10/17 – Hamburg – E-Werk
10/19 – Berlin – Huxleys
10/20 – Warsaw – Stodola
10/21 – Prague – The Roxy
10/22 – Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
10/23 – Budapest – Durer Kert
10/25 – Parma – Campus Industry
10/26 – Geneva – L’Usine
10/27 – Paris – Cabaret Savage
10/28 – Cologne – Live Music Hall
10/30 – Antwerp – Da Roma
10/31 – Amsterdam – Melkweg
11/02 – Nottingham – Rock City
11/03 – Leeds – O2 Academy
11/04 – Newcastle – Northumbria University
11/06 – Glasgow – Barrowland
11/07 – Manchester – Manchester Academy
11/09 – Birmingham – The Institute
11/10 – Bristol – O2 Academy
11/11 – Southampton – Guildhall
11/13 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
11/14 – Norwich – UEA
11/16 – Oxford – O2 Academy
11/17 – London – Roundhouse

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.