The post-punk legends mark their 35th anniversary with a retrospective, a tour, and a new album.
The Singles Collection 1979-2012 is a 33-track compilation that features single, rarities, and previously unreleased studio tracks. It is due out on April 15 via Spinefarm/Universal. The band will also embark on a world tour in 2013, with plans for a new studio album by the end of 2013.
Earlier this year, frontman Jaz Coleman was found living a “nomadic existence” in the Western Sahara to focus on a handful of creative ventures. Meanwhile, Killing Joke released a three-disc dub compilation.
Of the band’s 2013 plans, Coleman says (via statement): “Considering it’s supposed to be the end of the world in a short time, it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it, shortly followed by a new studio recording. The book ‘Letters From Cythera’ is coming out, and yes, gigs are starting in March.” The video for ‘Letters From Cythera’ is below, followed by the tour dates.
Fri 15th UK – Hammerfest, Wales
Sat 16th UK – Forum, London
Mon 18th Belgium – Trix, Antwerp
Wed 20th France - Bataclan, Paris
Fri 19th US – Irving Plaza, New York NY
Tue 23rd Can – Cafe Campus, Montreal PQ
Wed 24th Can – Lee’s Palace, Toronto ONT
Fri 26th US – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Sat 27th US – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tue 30th US – Neumos, Seattle WA
Wed 1st US – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Fri 3rd US – Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sat 4th US – Brick By Brick , San Diego, CA
Sun 5th US – Henry Fonda Los Angeles CA