Killing Joke Singer Goes Missing
, July 31st, 2012 07:16
Jaz Coleman goes AWOL after alleged tour dispute; band say they are "concerned about our missing singer's welfare"
Killing Joke's frontman Jaz Coleman has gone missing following a dispute over the band's tour with The Cult and The Mission.
Last week, a statement was posted on the band's Facebook page explaining that they had pulled out of their tour with the two bands, which was due to start on September 10 at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. It was first thought to have been posted by Coleman, but is now alleged to have been the work of a fan. Another statement was later posted by Wayne Hussey from The Mission explaining that they were unsure of the current situation.
Now Coleman has gone missing, adding further concerns about the tour's future. Here's the full statement posted today on Killing Joke's Facebook page:
"A statement was posted on Facebook, reputedly by our singer, maligning both The Cult and The Mission and pulling us out of the shows.
"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.
The Quietus would like to reiterate our concern for Coleman's welfare.