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King Crimson

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Category Rock, Progressive Rock
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About King Crimson
"King Crimson is, as always, more a way of doing things. When there is nothing to be done, nothing is done: Crimson disappears. When there is music to be played, Crimson reappears. If all of life were this simple". Robert Fripp. King Crimson was conceived in November 1968 and born on January 13th 1969 in the Fulham Palace Cafe, London (Fripp/Ian McDonald/Greg Lake/Michael Giles/Pete Sinfield), coming to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) described by Pete Townshend as "an uncanny masterpiece", began a career that has spanned four decades and influenced many bands and individuals including Yes, Genesis, Tool, and Porcupine Tree. Despite the original line-up imploding after an American tour King Crimson continued to produce constantly challenging and intriguing music on albums such as In The Wake of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970), Islands (1971), Earthbound (1972), Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973) and Red (1974). Following Red, an exhausted Fripp declared "King Crimson is completely over for ever and ever." After a period outside the music industry, Robert Fripp returned to work on solo projects (including Frippertronics and his first solo album, Exposure in 1979) and collaborations with artists such as, Daryll Hall, Blondie, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie. In 1981, Fripp reconvened King Crimson along with Adrian Belew (Zappa/Bowie/Talking Heads), Tony Levin (Paul Simon/John Lennon/Peter Gabriel) and his old sparring partner, Bill Bruford. "The bleak Crim view lightened" according to Fripp as their musical vocabulary widened and Crimson combined gamelan, funk and rock grooves that would threaten to "tear out and flatten ear hairs within a mile." Albums which followed include Discipline (1981), Beat (1982) and Three Of A Perfect Pair (1984) and a stunning live album from their last ever performance in 1984, Absent Lovers (finally released in 1998). Following a lengthy period outside the music industry mainstream - during which Fripp not only established Guitar Craft, engaged in a protracted but ultimately successful legal battle with his former mangers, and collaborated with David Sylvian—King Crimson re-emerged in 1994 with Trey Gunn (touch guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (drums). Joining forces with Belew, Levin, Bruford and Fripp and dubbed the Double Trio, they recorded an ep VROOOM (1994) and THRAK (1995) and a suite of live improvs, THRaKaTTaK (1996). In 1997, the group subdivided into research and development units collectively known as the ProjeKcts, producing an exciting and inventive blend that mixed hard-core improv and electronica (King Crimson The ProjeKcts box set 1999). With Tony Levin temporarily leaving to work with Seal and Peter Gabriel, and Bill Bruford returning full-time to his ongoing Earthworks jazz group, King Crimson entered the new millennium with The ConstruKction of Light (2000). In the same year the double duo of Belew, Fripp Gunn and Mastelotto produced a live set, Heavy ConstruKction, before returning to the studio to record the critically acclaimed, The Power To Believe (2003). After a tour playing 21 countries with over 70 dates, Trey Gunn departed to pursue his own career in 2003. In 2008, a newly reconfigured King Crimson, including Adrian Belew (guitar, lead vocals), Robert Fripp (guitar), Tony Levin (bass guitar & Chapman stick) and Pat Mastelotto (drums) and Gavin Harrison played a short tour of the USA’s East Coast ahead of the band’s 40th anniversary. Although the band is currently on hiatus as Fripp has observed “King Crimson lives in different bodies at different times and the particular form which the group takes changes. When music appears, which only King Crimson can play then, sooner or later, King Crimson appears to play the music.”
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Genres
Rock, Progressive Rock
Band members
David Cross, Boz Burrell, Mel Collins, Jeremy Stacey and Robert Fripp., Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin, Adrian Belew, Jakko Jakszyk, Greg Lake, Jamie Muir, John Wetton, Michael Giles, Gavin Harrison, Ian McDonald, Andy McCulloch, Peter Sinfield, Bill Bruford, Ian Wallace, Gordon Haskell, Trey Gunn, Bill Rieflin
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What fans are saying
Brent
5 / 5
What can you say, it's King Crimson and the Zappa Band. If you appreciate musical talent and complex arrangements, you were probably there. Not one note out of place for either band.
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH
Sep 03, 2021
ScottG
5 / 5
King Crimson delivers! The show is an eclectic selection of their best years delivered expertly. Have no preconceptions, just sit back and enjoy the sonic journey they take you on.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
Sep 12, 2019
Federico
5 / 5
Impeccabili, straordinari, senza tempo, a tratti commoventi. L’atmosfera dell’Arena ha completato il quadro di una serata indimenticabile, rendendo il loro 50esimo anniversario eterno nella storia della Musica Progressive e non.
Arena Verona, Italy
Jul 10, 2019
Raphael
5 / 5
Simplement géant ! Toute la musique rock-jazz-progressive-free-avant-garde des 50 dernières années créée par 7 musiciens au sommet, et menés par un très grand monsieur : Robert Fripp !
Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland
Jul 05, 2019
Don C
5 / 5
King Crimson, Auditorium Theater, Chicago, 9/10/2019 Wow! You haven't seen "drumming" until you see *three* first-class drummers play a split-second game of Percussion Hot Potato. #kingcrimson https://t.co/6sDI7As4E2
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
Sep 15, 2019
Allen
5 / 5
... played for 3 f#%$@'n' hours. Crimson is the real deal. They're the stuff which makes icons, well icons. LUV'd every minute of it.
Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
Sep 10, 2019
Jim
4 / 5
Wow, what a show! Enjoyed even more since there were so many fans there! These guys are awesome! 3 drummers!
Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Sep 28, 2019
Candace
5 / 5
Amazing Blew me away at every moment I feel so fortunate that I was able to see them twice in my lifetime
St Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage St. Augustine, FL
Dec 13, 2022
Javier
5 / 5
Excellent documentary. A look inside of one of the best Progressive Rock bands of all times and the multiple members.
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Oct 24, 2022
Shane
5 / 5
Best live show I’ve EVER been to!!!! From start to finish was a ride. One of my favorite bands of all time!!
Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
May 12, 2023

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