It’s been a long, long, loooong wait for King Crimson to reschedule their pandemic-postponed tour, originally planned for last summer. But as of today, there’s rejoicing in the air at Discipline Global Mobile:
We are pleased to announce the dates for the re-scheduled 2021 King Crimson tour of the USA. This is also a good moment to publicly thank all those who have worked so hard to make this tour possible. The dates have changed on an almost daily basis over the last six months as rules and restrictions have changed.
The California Guitar Trio will be appearing as a special guest for the first leg of the tour. King Crimson will be accompanied by the Zappa Band for the whole of the second leg of the tour from 22nd August – 11th September, and also for the concerts in Concord and Los Angeles on 5th and 6th August.
There are currently Royal Package places available at all these concerts. The Royal Package gives priority seating at the front of the venue, early access, special merchandise, and personal insights and answers from David Singleton and one of the band members. Anyone with an existing place reserved last year, who now needs to move to a different venue or apply for a refund, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crimson manager David Singleton has much, much more on the headaches involved at his DGM diary. And Crimson founder/mainman/guitarist Robert Fripp has also reacted in characteristic fashion:
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.
Tour dates are listed below; Royal Packages are available by clicking the appropriate link, and regular seats will go on sale soon. I look forward to entering the Court of the Crimson King for the 10th time on August 18 at Meadow Brook Amphitheater!
July 22, 2021 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 23, 2021 – Delray Beach, FL – Old School Square
July 24, 2021 – St. Augustine, FL – St Augustine Ampitheater
July 26, 2021 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Walt Disney Theater
July 27, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox
July 28, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 30, 2021 – Fort Worth, TX – Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
July 31, 2021 – Cedar Park, TX – H-E-B Center
August 2, 2021 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddlers Green Amiptheater
August 3, 2021 – Sandy, UT – Sandy Ampitheater
August 5, 2021- Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
August 6, 2021 – Los Angeles – The Greek
August 7, 2021 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Ballroom
August 23, 2021 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
August 24, 2021 – Northampton, MA – The Pines Theater
August 26, 2021 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
August 27, 2021 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Ampitheater
August 28, 2021 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Ampitheater
August 29, 2021 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia
August 31, 2021 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
September 1, 2021 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
September 2, 2021 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center @ The Heights
September 4, 2021 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
September 5, 2021 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl
September 7, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
September 9, 2021 – Forest Hills, NYC – Forest Hills Stadium
September 10, 2021 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
September 11, 2021 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
— Rick Krueger