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Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman Still 'Missing'

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 read:

"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.''

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.


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