Killing Joke:  The Concert File


16 May: Neerpelt, Eurorock Festival

12 June: Helsinki, Sideways

19 June: Clisson, Hellfest

23 October: London, HMV

25 October: Cardiff, University Students Union

26 October: Brighton, Concorde 2

27 October: Exeter, Lemon Grove

28 October: Nottingham, Rock City

30 October: Oxford, O2 Academy

31 October: Birmingham, The Institute

1 November: Manchester, O2 Ritz

3 November: Glasgow, ABC

4 November: Leeds, Beckett Students Union

6 November: London, Roundhouse



The year got off to an ominous start as a 26-show North American tour was canceled: " “It is with great sadness and regret that due to some health issues for one of the band, we will not be able to embark on our 2016 US tour.  This has come as a shock to us all. Please give us the time to work this out and we hope to return to touring as soon as possible.”  The exact nature of the health issues and who was affected remain unclear, but to the relief of all, the group came storming back later in the year with a series of amazing gigs.

27 May: Cardiff, Bearded Theory Festival

10 September: Valada, Reverence Festival (canceled)

7 October: Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach Festival

'The most potent industrial post-punk imaginable ... by a band as vital as ever.' --Maria Schurr

Read a gig review from The Quietus.

9 October: Paris, Élysée Montmartre

30 October: Dublin, The Academy

31 October: Belfast, The Limelight

2 November: York, Fibbers

Read a gig review from the Sunderland Echo.

4 November: London, Brixton Academy

Setlist: The Hum/ Love Like Blood/ Eighties/ Autonomous Zone/ New Cold War/ Excorcism/ Requiem/ Change/ Turn To Red/ European Super State/ I Am The Virus/ Complications/ Dawn Of The Hive/ Unspeakable/ The Wait/ Psyche/ The Death & Resurrection Show/ Wardance/ Pandemonium.

This gig was recorded and released by the band as The Great Gathering.

6 November: Karlsruhe, Substage

8 November: Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg

9 November: Paris, Élysée Montmartre

11 November: Zurich, Dynamo

12 November: Geneva, L'Usine

16 November: Bologna, Zona Roveri

17 November: Vienna, Szene Wien

19 November: Munich, Strom

20 November: Prague, Akropolis

23 November: Hamburg, Fabrik

24 November: Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

26 November: Stockholm, Debaser Medis

30 November: Oslo, Rockefeller

3 December: Koln, Die Kantine

4 December: Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt

5 December: Hasselt, Muziekodroom



12 June: London, Scala

14 June: Bochum (Germany), Zeche

15 June: Frankfurt, Batschkapp

16 June: Leipzig, Werk 2

18 June: Brno (Czech Rep), Fleda Club

19 June: Warsaw, Progresja

20 June: Gdansk, Stadion Energa (opening for Guns & Roses)

22 June: Hanover, Messegelande (opening for Guns & Roses)