Friday, July 22, 2011

King Crimson members unite for exclusive tour this fall

Three King Crimson members unite for exclusive Two of a Perfect Trio tour this fall

King Crimson members Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto have combined the forces of their trios, the Adrian Belew Power Trio and Stick Men, for the Two of a Perfect Trio tour. This double trio will extensively tour the United States this fall with select Canadian dates.

"It's a rare treat, both for us in the band, and for the audience, for three King Crimson members to be together onstage," says Levin. "And the supporting cast are excellent players in their own right."

The performance will feature two sets with an extended encore of music all featuring King Crimson material. The show will kick off with sets by Stick Men, featuring Mastelotto on electronic and acoustic percussion, Markus Reuter on his self-designed Touch Guitar, and Levin on Chapman Stick; and the Adrian Belew Power Trio with Belew on guitar and vocals, bassist Julie Slick, and NYC drummer Tobias Ralph.

For the extended "Crim-centric" encore, fans will be treated to the three Crimson members Belew, Levin and Mastelotto, covering some of their favorite pieces from their work in King Crimson.

"King Crimson is an elite club," says Belew. "There have only been seven members in the last 30 years. Having Tony, Pat and myself onstage, three legitimate Crimson players, will make this as close as currently possible to the actual thing."

To make this concert even more colossal, the trios will combine to close out the show.

"Then the others will come out to join us as a double trio, fairly well covering what Crimson had in the 90's lineup," says Levin. "It should be a big challenge, wild music, and great fun."

I'm very excited at the sound I hear in my head of this particular 'double trio,'" says Belew. "It's monstrous."

Confirmed tour dates are:

Sept. 19 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse Sept. 20 Carrboro, NC Carrboro Arts Center Sept. 21 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater Sept. 22 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head On Stage Sept. 23 Phoenixville, PA Colonial Theatre Sept. 24 Vienna, VA Jammin Java Sept. 26 New York, NY Iridium Sept.
27 Boston, MA Royale Sept. 28 New York, NY Iridium Sept. 29 New York, NY Iridium Sept. 30 Fairfield, CT Stage One Oct. 1 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Oct. 2 Montreal Corona Theatre Oct. 4 Toronto The Mod Club Oct. 5 Buffalo, NY Tralf Oct. 6 Covington, KY Historic Southgate House Oct. 7 Detroit, MI Magic Bag Oct. 8 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Oct. 9 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center Oct. 11 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater Oct. 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot Oct. 14 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater Oct. 15 Seattle, WA Triple Door Oct. 17 Sacramento, CA Harlow's Oct. 18 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom Oct. 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern Oct. 21 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club Oct. 22 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater Oct. 23 Phoenix, AZ The Foundry Oct. 26 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House Oct. 27 Indianapolis, IN Birdys Oct. 28 Nashville, TN Belcourt Oct. 29 Asheville, NC Moogfest

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