King Crimson

With Special Guests: The Zappa Band and The California Guitar Trio

Presented by Nederlander Concerts and Live Nation

King Crimson with special guests The Zappa Band and The California Guitar Trio perform at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 6, 2021. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster.com

 

When King Crimson returns to action this July, it will be the seventh year that the band has toured since returning to performing live in 2014, a run only interrupted by the lockdown in 2020. In that time, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself, something Robert Fripp noted after the band’s performance in Pompeii, Italy’s famous amphitheater:

 

“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.” - Robert Fripp

 

The band’s shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many songs from their seminal 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend as an “uncanny masterpiece.” The 7-piece line-up play many historic pieces, which Crimson has never previously played live, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written.” There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. A unique show, where seven of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment. 

 

Robert Fripp celebrates a new tour:

 

“The Crimson Beast Is in Go! Mode. Totally excellent news! Much hooraying! Glad times are here!

 

The Crimson Beast Of Terror has woken from its enforced slumbering and is venturing out to stomp flat the psyches of innocents not yet experienced in the hammering onslaught of King Crimson’s uncompromising pounding – bish! bish! bish! – before turning on a beat to jellify hearts with gut-wrenching passion and soul-squeezing epic unfoldings to remind us that we are all mere subjects in the unfolding drama of the universe’s unfathomable mysteries while simultaneously rocking out and having a great time bopping about with Tony and Bobby and Gavin and Jakko and Mel and Pat and Jezza too.”

 

 

 

This event is subject to existing State of California, County, and City Health Mandates regarding venue capacity and safety protocols for implementing safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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