Killing Joke Cancel North American Tour over Health Issues

Killing Joke Cancel North American Tour over Health Issues
Killing Joke were to kick off a North American tour in support their recent Pylon LP next week, but health issues have forced the English post-punk vets to pull the plug on the trip.

The band took to their Facebook page this week to explain the cancellation, citing the reason as an unspecified ailment affecting one of their members. The health issue has apparently come as a surprise to Killing Joke, who have asked for "time to work this out." They hope to get back on the road, but it's as yet unclear when that could happen.

They wrote:

Dear Gatherers and friends. 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 U.S. 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.

While Killing Joke are off the road for now, tour openers the Soft Moon have opted to tweak the show schedule a bit and forge ahead with a headlining trip of their own.

While some of the dates and venues have been swapped around, the Soft Moon are still due to play Vancouver's Venue on February 2. They'll be playing Toronto's Lee's Palace on February 11, and the next night at  Montreal's La Sala Rosa. 

The Soft Moon added over Facebook of their headlining shows: "If you purchased a ticket for the show with KJ, ask for a refund ASAP, and buy a ticket for our show (it's way cheaper)."

The updated itinerary can be found below.

Tour dates:

01/13 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
01/14 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 
01/15 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum 
01/16 Miami, FL - Gramp's
01/17 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
01/18 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
01/19 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 
01/21 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
01/22 Austin, TX - The Parish
01/23 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger 
01/25 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 
01/26 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
01/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent 
01/29 Oakland, CA - New Parish 
01/30 Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar
01/31 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
02/01 Portland, OR - Holocene
02/02 Vancouver, BC - Venue
02/03 Seattle, WA - Barboza 
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe's
02/06 Denver, CO - Marquis
02/08 Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
02/09 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 
02/10 Columbus, OH - Rumba Café 
02/11 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 
02/12 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa 
02/14 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
02/16 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle 
02/20 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 
02/22 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle