Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman Still 'Missing'
Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman is reportedly (apparently)
still missing and hasn't been seen since cancelling a joint tour
with fellow new wave outfits The Cult and Mission. The tour was due
to commence on Sept.11 but after the shows were downgraded to
smaller venues Colemen issued a scathing statement announcing
the bands withdrawal from the tour.
Coleman's band mates released a statement last week addressing
their concerns for his well being via the bands FaceBook page, it
"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
As a band Killing Joke, and Coleman, are quite renowned for their
unusual behaviour. In February '82, the entire band famously fled
to Iceland fearing a coming apocalypse only to end up singing with
Bjork's first band the, Sugarcubes instead. As well as playing
frontman to the Notting Hill new-wave legends, Coleman has composed
acclaimed concertos and operas, established eco-villages in the
Pacific and worked with Sarah Brightman.