Killing Joke Singer Goes Missing After Bashing Tourmates the Cult in Facebook Post
Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman has apparently cut off contact between himself and the rest of his band after writing a bizarre Facebook post on Killing Joke's official page. Seemingly out of nowhere, Coleman reportedly trashed upcoming tourmates, the Cult and the Mission, while announcing a sudden cancellation of their shows together. Additionally, the rest of Killing Joke have declared Jaz Coleman as 'missing.'
Killing Joke were set to begin a tour with the Cult and the Mission on Sept. 10 at Manchester, England's O2 Apollo. The announcement of the tour cancellation has since been pulled from Killing Joke's Facebook page, which read, "It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission. Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place. Gatherers [Killing Joke fans] would only get to listen to a one-hour set. Then there would be a problem with the dressing room and witnessing The Cult charge the fans $200 per head for a meet-and-greet."
The post continued, "Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as L.A.)."
The remaining Killing Joke members immediately took the post down from their Facebook page and offered their apologies while shedding some light on the situation.
A statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows," they wrote. "He is now AWOL and has not contacted any of his band mates.
We are deeply embarrassed by this and offer our sincere apologies to all involved.
We are all concerned about our missing singer's welfare.
Killing Joke made a collective decision to play with The Cult and The Mission in September.
It was agreed by all of the band that we would do these shows. Indeed, we thought that they were something to look forward to, even though they were downsized.
We would still like to honour our commitment to this tour, the other bands, and all the Gatherers and people who have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements.
If this proves not possible, Killing Joke will make alternative arrangements to compensate for the trouble caused.
Meanwhile we are doing everything we can to make this tour happen and locate our missing singer.
Stay tuned for the status of Killing Joke's tour with the Cult and the Mission, as well as the now-missing vocalist Jaz Coleman.