Killing Joke is one of my all time favorites, despite the fact that for the past 20 years, they've proven incapable of producing more than one good album for every three they release. Go figure.
I see that they're planning a tour. Always sketchy: on a good night, nothing beats them, on a not-good night, they are intolerable; these days, the good to not-good ratio heavily favors the latter. Given the recent death of their long-time (but not original) bassist Raven, they've reassembled the "original" lineup, including original bassist Youth and long-departed kick ass drummer Big Paul. This could be great... But behold:
The tour will see Killing Joke take up a two night residency in most venues offering a different set on each evening. On the first night, they will play their first two albums in their entirety, 1980’s self-titled album followed by the album ‘What’s This…For!’ [sic]. Their second performance in each city will treat fans to 1994’s Pandemonium and the Island Records singles of’79 to ’80.
This could suck.
If anyone is planning to go to the October 11th show, let me know.