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Finally, Billy Idol and his Roadside show were able to come to these shores and bring with them new songs and some old classics. Along for the ride came is long time Guitarist Steve Stevens’. These were his first tour since 2018 and the shows were delayed because of the pandemic.  Alongside he brings with …

Marking the first stop of the UK leg of The Roadside Tour 2022, tonight sees Billy Idol take to the stage in Manchester ably supported by Toyah and Killing Joke.  This run of arena dates is the first time Billy Idol will have performed in the UK since 2018, with tickets for the remaining shows available here. …

6th October 2022: Billy Idol is bringing his The Roadside Tour 2022, to the UK from 13th October. Killing Joke are delighted to be announced as special guests for the tour alongside Billy’s other tour guest Toyah, after Television were forced to make a late withdrawal. Television are disappointed to announce: “Unfortunately due to illness, we have to cancel the forthcoming UK tour …

Killing Joke  are proud to announce ‘Killing Joke – Follow The Leaders’, a very special UK show at the Royal Albert Hall on March 12th 2023. Killing Joke will be performing their first two albums in their entirety; 1980’s self titled debut album followed by their second album “What’s This For…!” “We are living in the most dangerous period …

Be afraid. Two candles flicker at the back of the stage. Those flames can never burn brightly enough to pierce the darkness and break the sense of foreboding. It’s Hammersmith outside and pure Hammer horror inside the Apollo tonight. This climax to their ‘Honour the Fire’ tour is the band’s first wanderings for three years …

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their first UK tour in over three years, 2022’s Honour The Fire tour. Jaz Coleman promises: ‘The fire is that which brings us all together. And after this dreadful pandemic, this tour will be like no other. One great mosh pit!“   Youth comments: “The fire in our hearts that has sustained and protected …

There is surely a patent for the distinctive Killing Joke sound – the visceral scything guitars, the urgent emotive vocals of Dr Jaz Coleman and the infectious mix of goth, pop and metal resulting in something quite cinematic and euphoric. And the good news is that the band is back after seven years and sounding …

Gatherers of the World, Killing Joke are delighted to announce their 40th anniversary World tour, Laugh At Your Peril. To celebrate this extensive and ambitious tour, Killing Joke announce the release of the career spanning strictly limited edition flight case, which includes: 16 coloured double vinyls, a set of headphones, a signed lyric book and assorted pieces of art. The collection …

Here’s my second playlist of the year, which is shaping up to be yet another brilliant one musically with some great new releases and long overdue re-issues.   Flemish Weave by Mugstar “Rarely after listening to an album do I just want to sit in silence for a moment to think about what I have …

How do you judge what were the best albums of the year? Well, here at Backseat Mafia its a collaborative affair, where everyone that writes for us has as much of a say as everyone else (how did I let that happen?). Happily, in line with the widely and wildly varied nature of our ethos …