Legendary progressive rock band KING CRIMSON will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year by embarking on a 50-date world tour.
The North American leg will begin in late August, with European and South American shows to follow in the coming months.
Since the band's return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sell-out shows all over the world, including two defining shows at the Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself.
Says guitarist Robert Fripp: "In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples; KC moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band's position in the world has changed level."
The band's packed three-hour shows regularly include material from 12 of KING CRIMSON's 13 studio albums, including many of the songs from their seminal 1969 LP "In The Court Of The Crimson King", described by Pete Townshend as an "uncanny masterpiece."
The new eight-piece KING CRIMSON lineup plays many historic pieces which the band has never played live, as well as new arrangements of CRIMSON classics. There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as the compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. It is a unique show, where eight of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment.
Jun. 10 - Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
Jun. 12 - Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
Jun. 13 - Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
Jun. 15 - Stuttgart, DE @ Liederhalle
Jun. 16 - Stuttgart, DE @ Liederhalle
Jun. 18 - London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
Jun. 19 - London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
Jun. 20 - London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
Jun. 22 - Nijmegen, NL @ De Vereeniging
Jun. 23 - Nijmegen, NL @ De Vereeniging
Jun. 26 - Warsaw, PL @ Teatr Roma
Jun. 27 - Warsaw, PL @ Teatr Roma
Jun. 29 - Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
Jul. 04 - Basel, CH @ Romisches Theater Augusta Ruarica
Jul. 08 - Verona, IT @ Arena Di Verona
Jul. 10 - Torino, IT @ Stupinigi Sonic Park
Jul. 12 - Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival
Jul. 13 - Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival
Jul. 14 - Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival
Jul. 18 - Perugia, IT @ Arena Santa Giuliana
Aug. 23 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
Aug. 24 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
Aug. 27 - Guadalajara, MX @ Teatro Diana
Aug. 29 - Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan
Sep. 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Sep. 05 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Sep. 06 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Sep. 08 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Sep. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Sep. 12 - Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Sep. 14 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC @ St Denis Theatre
Sep. 19 - Boston, MA @ Wang Theater
Sep. 21 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Sep. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
Sep. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Rocksino
Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
Sep. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Cobb Center
Oct. 06 - Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio