The new European tour of the Killing Joke, a historic London post-punk band, and will be coming to Italy in April on 20, 21 and 22. First stop Friday 20 April at the Live Club in Trezzo sull'Adda (Mi)second to Florence (Viper) Saturday 21 and last, at the Orion Club in Rome, Sunday 22.

The band will present their latest work, 'Down By The River"which will be released in January 2012.

The album, born 'by the hand' of Geordie Walker (guitarist and founder of Killing Joke - with Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson e Martin Youth Glover) was entirely recorded on the occasion of Killing Joke's participation in the Royal Festival Hall of London. "It was the 25th anniversary of the band's separation - writes Walker - and the subsequent reunion of the original line-up that prompted the idea".

Killing Joke, innovators of a musical genre combining metal with post-punk and new wave, formed in London in the late 1970s. They released their first record, the eponymous "Killing Joke"in 1980, still considered a classic of the genre today. Ten successful albums and then the break-up in 1996. The band continued with Jaz Coleman and Geordie Walker before reuniting after twelve years.

The band's new direction started in 2008 with 'Absolute Dissent"which wins the title of "Album of the Year' in the UK. Killing Joke will be touring from March onwards to present their new "Down By The River".


Below are the details of the Italian tour:


Friday 20 April - Live Club - Trezzo sull'Adda (Mi)

Saturday 21 April - Viper - Florence

Sunday 22 April - Orion Club - Rome


Tickets for the concert, organised by Barley Arts, are on sale from Friday 11 November, on the and related outlets.