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.
As 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
, 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.