Posted in music | tour dates on June 2, 2014

UPDATE: Full tour announced.

King Crimson

This past September, legendary prog shapeshifters King Crimson said they were planning to reunite, but that it wouldn't be an immediate thing. Well that reunion is finally officially happening. The band confirmed they'll play 3 NYC shows, September 18, 19 & 20 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (6/6) at noon.

The lineup for these shows will be main man Robert Fripp, along with Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, and Jakko Jakszy.

UPDATE: Full tour announced. Revisit some classic King Crimson, below...

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King Crimson -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tue 9 Sep Albany, NY The Egg
Wed 10 Sep Albany, NY The Egg
Fri 12 Sep Philadelphia, PA Verizon Hall
Sat 13 Sep Philadelphia, PA Verizon Hall
Mon 15 Sep Boston, MA Colonial Theatre
Tue 16 Sep Boston, MA Colonial Theatre
Thu 18 Sep New York, NY Best Buy
Fri 19 Sep New York, NY Best Buy
Sat 20 Sep New York, NY Best Buy
Tue 23 Sep Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Thu 25 Sep Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
Fri 26 Sep Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
Tue 30 Sep Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Wed 01 Oct Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Fri 03 Oct San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Sat 04 Oct San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Mon 06 Oct Seattle, WA Moore Theater

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Comments (43)

The song Red is one of the greats, just brilliant work all around. I still laugh thinking about how John Wetton would be singing Heat Of The Moment just a few short years later.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 11:27 AM

i'd be psyched if it was a different lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 11:33 AM

No McDonald, no Giles, no King Crimson.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 11:35 AM

I much prefer the Wetton era.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 11:37 AM

Yeah, 11:35, except for the countless other albums that don't feature them, moron. KC is Fripp, no one else.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 11:59 AM

scarves arguing about sausage music...THIS IS A FIRST!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:09 PM

Ladies: if you enjoy hooking up with old, fat, bearded ponytail guys, this audience will be full of them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:22 PM

No Greg Lake, no King Crimson.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:30 PM

^not true - I shaved my beard off for the summer

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:30 PM

KC w/ Mel Collins is a coup. Jakko is son-in-law of Mike Giles, does that count for anything? And it's Jakszyk.

Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:40 PM

Beardless & going. Would prefer the discipline era Krimson.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:41 PM

source?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:47 PM

the Whetton/Bruford era was the best. I'd even take Discipline/Belew era over McDonald/Giles

Posted by anon | June 2, 2014 12:48 PM

Whetton 12:48? try Wetton- you must be a real fan.

Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014 12:57 PM

"moron. KC is Fripp, no one else."

You make that type of statement and have the nerve to call someone else a moron? You are a fucking idiot who is clueless about King Crimson.

While Fripp is of course the driving force, each lineup had plenty of important contributions from the other players and would not have been the same without them.

Every lineup had things special about them. Like someone said above, Mel Collins being here is reason enough to go. I am excited to see what Fripp has in store for this lineup. Sounds like it is gonna be a powerhouse.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 1:07 PM

reserved seating? old people...

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 1:08 PM

Fripp, Adrian belew, bill bruford, Tony Levin. Best crimson by far.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 1:21 PM

Red lineup was awesome, Discipline lineup was awesome, Thrak lineup was awesome. This one will be awesome too. It's too bad Belew won't be a part of it, but I'm sure Fripp wouldn't move forward with a substandard group.

Posted by nonnamus | June 2, 2014 1:56 PM

All 80's Crimson is truly influential in music today.
Wish that line up from that era would play.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:26 PM

King Crimson is returning to slay all you hipster pussies!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:45 PM

sabra is giving out free hummus in bryant park

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:47 PM

Remember what Bruford said in his autobiography about working with Fripp. He goes through band members like I go through tubs of Sabra.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 2:51 PM

^ Oh yes, I do remember reading Bruford's autobiography!

Posted by NO ONE, EVER | June 2, 2014 3:11 PM

^ LOL yeah, apparently not you,
But no one ever? Sorry, you are sadly wrong.
Within the rock/fusion/prog/jazz communities (you know, people who actually play music) it is well known and well read.
It is a hilarious book. Your loss, loser.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 3:19 PM

This is an example of how clueless Brooklyn Vegan is. You're featuring an album and a song that was in reality written by two members that will not be performing. McDonald and Giles.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 3:51 PM

Sadly, there's a very good chance KC won't play any of the three songs in the above clips since they pretty much stopped performing any of their '70s and '80s catalog.

Anonymous 2:26--Fripp and Bruford declined to do a reunion tour with the '80s lineup.

Posted by Kiko Jones | June 2, 2014 3:52 PM

21st century butthurt men

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 3:55 PM

Any chance of a UK gig? I think last time was 2000.

Posted by stephen Jansen | June 2, 2014 3:57 PM

3:55 wins

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 3:59 PM

King Crimson is an approach toward playing together. Fripp is the lowest common denominator, but it's the interaction that defines KC. They were going to call the early 80's band "Discipline" but they realized that what was happening between Fripp, Belew, Bruford, and Levin, WAS KC. I like it all, and arguing over what lineup is the best is just silly. It is what it is. It's King Crimson. Shut up.

Posted by Steve Mazepa | June 2, 2014 4:09 PM

Looking forward to the new lineup. I've grown tired if Belew(although an amazing guitarist). Bring back Mel Collins is a +. Also expect some 70's Crimson with this lineup although with a modern twist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 4:19 PM

^ hey did anyone ever call you Stevie Massapequa, you know, just for laughs?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 4:20 PM

I was expecting like 3 shows in all of September in Seattle, Chicago, and NYC because Fripp is a cheapskate. Like 2008 during their '40th' anniversary/Adrian Belew farewell tour.

Ironic - the Crimson Projekct with Belew would cover more miles than the officially endorsed Fripp product.

And its annoying not having them announce more dates. These will sellout for sure since it is Crimson only in name. The 21st Century Jakko Crimson.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 4:21 PM

Additional notes on the tickets for Saturday, Sept 20th. The Axs site is showing VIP ticket packages available. Three levels, looks like these are 145.00 each before service fees. Preferred seeating, so I guess the Best Buy Theater will not be GA for these three shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 4:35 PM

Post city boyz hold bandz up to higher standardz than they do their own city.

"It's not Phil Collins without Jose Maria on bass." Well look around post city boyz, it ain't a city without ROCKERZ!

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 2, 2014 5:05 PM

BUT WILL KANYE BE THERE

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2014 5:17 PM

Ian McDonald lives in NYC; maybe he will show up. He attended (didn't play) when Fripp performed at Winter Garden a couple of years back.

Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014 9:14 PM

Are there really that many old men on this websight who pine for ITOTCK and nothing else? Who gives a fuck about McDonald and Giles. The fact that Collins is even there leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but Rieflin is the man so I'm looking forward to this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2014 4:34 AM

Rest of the dates:

Sept. 9, 10 Albany, NY / The Egg
Sept. 12, 13 Phil. / Verizon Hall
Sept 15,16 Boston / Colonial Theatre
Sept 18, 19, 20 New York / Best Buy Theater
Sept 23 Madison, WI / Barrymore Theatre
Sept 25, 26 Chicago / The Vic Theatre
Sept 30, Oct 1 Los Angeles / Orpheum Theater
Oct 3,4 San Francisco / The Warfield
Oct 6 Seattle / Moore Theater

Source: http://www.papabear.com/tours/crim14/crim14_1.htm

Posted by joeprog | June 3, 2014 10:18 AM

and even older men on the stage- is that OK with you bratty 4:34 AM? I suspect that bad taste in your mouth may come from another source.

Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2014 10:25 AM

these shows are going to be the grand central station of burnouts.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2014 10:44 AM

fripp was KC period

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2014 11:01 AM

Anyone talking shit on Ian McDonald and the great Giles brothers can go take their musical masterbation and penchant for a lack of tastefulness somewhere else. It's not even about clutching onto "Court" like that one foolish man said. The pre-crimson Giles, Giles, and Fripp recordings are STELLAR. And further, the McDonald & Giles album after they left is incredible and insanely influential to music (in MANY genres)

Posted by Wild Crow | June 3, 2014 2:34 PM

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