Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman receives Doctorate and Mural in his honour

Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman receives Doctorate and a 20ft Mural was unveiled in his honour plus Killing Joke UK support acts confirmed including Brix Smith

Cheltenham celebrates one of its own Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman receives Doctorate and 20ft high mural painted in his honour

The Cotswolds area has produced a number of famous musicians, actors and artists, but Jaz Coleman is arguably the most groundbreaking of them all.
Or as he is now known… Doctor Jaz Coleman.


On Wednesday 24th November, Coleman’s contribution to both contemporary and classical music was recognised by the University of Gloucestershire by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Music.  
Stephen Marston, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, said: “As a university, we were proud to honour Jaz’s achievements by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Music at our recent Graduation Ceremonies in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts and, in particular, his contributions to both contemporary and classical music. His career and achievements resonate with many of our students, particularly those aiming for careers in, music, creative arts, and performance.”


To mark this special occasion, locally born and bred commercial mural artist, Andy Dice Davies, (Director of Dice 67) was commissioned to paint Jaz’s portrait on an existing site in Cheltenham. The 20-foot-high portrait can be viewed at the High Street Car park, Swindon Road entrance.

 
“It’s been such an honour to have painted Jaz. Seeing Killing Joke on the Tube in 1985 changed my musical taste and I’ve been a fan ever since. I first saw them later that year at The Elephant Fayre in Cornwall and his performance blew me away!”  


Returning to the town of his birth, fresh from recording new Killing Joke material in Prague, gowned up and ready to accept his award, Dr Coleman said:


“Cheltenham gave me everything. I learned all my music at St Mary’s Church Charlton Kings, The North Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and Cheltenham Young Peoples Orchestra. It has been a long journey, and I am deeply touched by the recognition by my home town. And as for the mural, I’m blown away. I’m absolutely blown the fuck away.”


For the latest news on Jaz Coleman go to; jazcoleman.com

(Dr Jaz Coleman making his thank you speech University of Gloucestershire)


Killing Joke is set to play their first UK tour in over three years, 2022’s Honour The Fire tour.
Killing Joke’s 10 date tour will start at the Tramshed in Cardiff on Monday,28th  March, before concluding in London at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Saturday 9th April. Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Dr Jaz ColemanGeordieYouth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel show no signs of mellowing. 

 With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels…


The full list of ‘Honour The Fire’ UK 2022 shows. The Imbeciles are supporting on all dates and Brix Smith is the special guest in London.


The Cotswolds area has produced a number of famous musicians, actors and artists, but Jaz Coleman is arguably the most groundbreaking of them all.

Or as he is now known… Doctor Jaz Coleman.

On Wednesday 24th November, Coleman’s contribution to both contemporary and classical music was recognised by the University of Gloucestershire by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Music.

Stephen Marston, Vice-Chancellor of University of Gloucestershire, said:
“As a university, we were proud to honour Jaz’s achievements by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Music at our recent Graduation Ceremonies in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts and, in particular, his contributions to both contemporary and classical music.
His career and achievements resonate with many of our students, particularly those aiming for careers in, music, creative arts, and performance.”

To mark this special occasion, locally born and bred commercial mural artist, Andy Dice Davies, (Director of Dice 67) was commissioned to paint Jaz’s portrait on an existing site in Cheltenham. The 20-foot-high portrait can be viewed at the High Street Car park, Swindon Road entrance.

“It’s been such an honour to have painted Jaz. Seeing Killing Joke on the Tube in 1985 changed my musical taste and I’ve been a fan ever since. I first saw them later that year at The Elephant Fayre in Cornwall and his performance blew me away!”

Returning to the town of his birth, fresh from recording new Killing Joke material in Prague, gowned up and ready to accept his award, Dr Coleman said;

“Cheltenham gave me everything. I learned all my music at St Mary’s Church Charlton Kings, The North Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and Cheltenham Young Peoples Orchestra. It has been a long journey, and I am deeply touched by the recognition by my home town. And as for the mural, I’m blown away. I’m absolutely blown the fuck away.”

For the latest news on Jaz Coleman go to; jazcoleman.com

(Dr Jaz Coleman making his thank you speech University of Gloucestershire)

Killing Joke is set to play their first UK tour in over three years, 2022’s Honour The Fire tour.

Killing Joke’s 10 date tour will start at the Tramshed in Cardiff on Monday, 28th March, before concluding in London at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Saturday 9th April.

Very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; Dr Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul, the original Killing Joke personnel show no signs of mellowing.

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels…

The full list of ‘Honour The Fire’ UK 2022 shows.
The Imbeciles are supporting on all dates and Brix Smith is the special guest in London.

March 2022
28th Mon Cardiff Tramshed
29th Tue Nottingham Rock City
31st Thu Bristol O2 Academy
April 2022
1st Fri Liverpool O2 Academy
2nd Sat Birmingham O2 Institute
4th Mon Manchester Albert Hall
5th Tue Newcastle Boiler Shop
6th Wed Glasgow Barrowland
8th Fri Leeds O2 Academy
9th Sat London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Tickets available from www.myticket.co.uk.

jazcoleman.com
https://www.killingjoke.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/killingjokeofficial/


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