Friday, May 12, 2017
King Crimson summer tour & Heroes EP
Prog-rock legends King Crimson will kick off a 17-show North American tour with a sold-out performance at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington on June 11th. The “Radical Action Tour 2017” includes performances in Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and Toronto as well as at the Rochester Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. There will be further dates scheduled for the fall, including an anticipated New York City concert.
The current incarnation of King Crimson includes original founding member Robert Fripp as well as multi-instrumentalist Bill Reiflin, guitarist and singer Jakko Jakszyk, longtime Crimson bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collins, and multiple drummers – Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Jeremy Stacey. Coinciding with the initial slate of live performances, King Crimson will release their Heroes – Live In Europe, 2016 EP on June 2nd, 2017 on the band’s own DGM label.
The EP features the band’s version of the David Bowie classic “Heroes,” on which Fripp originally played guitar, recorded at the Admiralspalast in Berlin in tribute to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend. The Heroes EP also includes live renditions of “Easy Money,” “Starless,” and “The Hell Hounds of Krim” and is available from the band's website or from Amazon.com.
King Crimson 2017 North American tour dates:
06/11 @ Moore Theatre, Seattle WA (sold out!)
06/12 @ Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
06/13 @ Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
06/15 @ Mountain Winery, Saratoga CA
06/16 @ Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
06/17 @ Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
06/19 @ Humphrey's, San Diego CA
06/21 @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA
06/24 @ Bellco Theatre, Denver CO
06/26 @ State Theatre, Minneapolis MN
06/28 @ Chicago Theater, Chicago IL
06/30 @ Rochester Jazz Festival - Kodak Hall, Rochester NY
07/03 @ Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, QC CANADA
07/05 @ Massey Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA
07/07 @ Centre Videotron, Quebec, QC CANADA
07/09 @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank NJ
07/10 @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank NJ