King Crimson Reuniting for Three New York City Shows

artist: king crimson date: 06/03/2014 category: general music news
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King Crimson Reuniting for Three New York City Shows
Following last year's announcement of King Crimson reunion featuring a seven-piece, triple-drummer lineup, prog giants have now confirmed their first shows since the return.

AsĀ Rolling Stone reports, Robert Fripp and co. have been booked a string of three shows in New York City, set to take place on September 18-20. Ticket sale is set to kick off this Friday (June 6).

As reported, the band's new lineup consists of Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison, second drummer Bill Rieflin of R.E.M, virtuoso bassist Tony Levin, third drummer Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins on saxophone, multi-instrumentalist Jakko Jakszyk and Fripp himself handling the six-string.

"This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers. The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode," Robert noted in a diary entry last year.

Discussing the triple-drummer approach, the guitarist explained, "Bill Rieflin mentioned to me that he told Jacknife Lee (R.E.M. and Robbie Williams' producer) of the triple drumming, and Jacknife's reply: Of course. We know what two drummers sound like! I'm hoping we'll find out, and have a pile of fun doing so."

The possibility of a new studio record wasn't discussed yet. The band's latest effort, "The Power to Believe," saw its release in February 2003 via Sanctuary Records.
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