No one can seem to track down Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman.
The band claims Jaz is missing. This comes after a mysterious announcement was posted online that the group was canceling its U.K. tour.
Last week, a statement appeared on Killing Joke’s Facebook page explaining that the band was pulling out of its trek with with The Cult and The Mission.
It was first thought to have been posted by Coleman, but is now alleged to have been the work of a fan.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission,” said the post, which has since been removed.
“Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place. Gatherers 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 message continued: “Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as L.A.).”
Killing Joke’s Geordie Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson have since gone on Facebook to say that they haven’t heard from Coleman since the previous announcement was made.
“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.”
So am I.
Dude, I don’t know how long he’s been gone, but for him to be missing like this…something’s fishy here.
I hope he returns safe and sound but the Irish in me is saying this will end badly.