King Crimson Reuniting for Three New York City Shows

The triple-drummer installment of the Crims hitting the stage this September, details inside.

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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 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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    I would love to see them but its too bad that Bill Bruford doesn't play anymore. He was such a beast in crimson back in the 70s. Starless and Bible Black will always be one of my favorite albums of all time.
    No Adrian Belew. Sigh.
    There have been several incarnations of KC, this is just a new one. You haven't heard it yet so don't complain, be happy that Fripp still continues to do something with the band!