Pics: Killing Joke commemorated 40 years of post-punk rockness at Irving Plaza (9/12)

Photos by Mathieu Bredeau

Killing Joke

Celebrating their 40th anniversary and as part of their ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ world tour, English rockers Killing Joke made their grand return to NYC’s Irving Plaza on September 12th, performing plenty of classic hits from their first two albums (1980 ST, What’s THIS For…! & Revelations) in the form of “Requiem,” “Follow the Leaders,” “Butcher,” “The Wait,” “Pssyche,” “S.O.36,” “Primitive,” and “Wardance.”

Consisting of all original members (from 1978!): Jaz Coleman (vocalist), Geordie Walker (guitars), Youth (bass), and Paul Ferguson (drums), Killing Joke also performed new era tunes during their 90-minute, sold-out appearance in the Big Apple, ejecting Absolute Dissent, MMXII and Pylon tracks like “European Super State,” “Autonomous Zone,” “New Cold War,” and “Corporate Elect.” Songs off Night Time, Killing Joke (2003), and Pandemonium also made it onto the band’s 19-song setlist.

Killing Joke‘s ongoing world-wide trek is in support of their limited edition box set, which, as per the announcement, includes “16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art.” The collection is also be available on CD. Get more details via the band’s official site.

Live shots from NYC, including snaps of UK industrialists PIG (ft. former members of KMFDM), continue below.

Coming soon to Irving Plaza:

10/11 – Nothing But Thieves
10/14 – Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris, Sarah Longfield
10/15 – Johnny Marr


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