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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:52 am 
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KING CRIMSON 2020 TOUR POSTPONED FOR A YEAR

King Crimson have taken the difficult, but inevitable decision to postpone this summer’s tour of North America for a year. Although it is possible that some venues in the US and Canada may open again in time for shows this June and July, there seems little possibility that the threat from Coronavirus will have completely faded – and we have no desire to risk the health of the band, the crew or the audience. No-one should have to decide between a concert and a threat to their health.

We have been in discussion with the various concert promoters, all of whom remain very keen to host King Crimson shows, and it is our intention wherever possible to play exactly the same dates with the Zappa Band on very similar dates in 2021. The rescheduled dates will be confirmed over the coming weeks.

This should leave fans with the option of either ticket refunds, or attending the rescheduled concerts next year.

In the coming week, we will also be contacting all those who have bought Royal Packages directly from DGMLive so that they can make the same decision.

In the meantime, we wish everyone the very best of health, and hope to see you next year.

https://www.dgmlive.com/news/king-crims ... for-a-year


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Tony Levin Still Hopes King Crimson Will Tour With Tool: Exclusive Interview

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King Crimson was in talks for another tour with Tool before everything fell apart – but not for the reason you might think. This was long before the coronavirus quarantine, bassist Tony Levin notes.

The shelved dates would have been their first together since August 2001. King Crimson was touring back then in support of 2000's The ConstruKction of Light, which didn't include Levin. Tool had just released their chart-topping Lateralus album.

Instead, King Crimson announced 2020's We Paint Electric Rhythm Colour tour with the Zappa Band, a group of Frank Zappa friends and alumni who are performing with the approval of the Zappa Trust. Those dates were set to begin June 4 in Clearwater, Fla., and continue through July 11 at the Ottawa Blues Festival – until the COVID-19 outbreak changed those plans, too.

Levin talks about the prospect of shared dates with Tool in this exclusive UCR interview, as well as his own career connections with Zappa.

How did the idea for touring with the Zappa Band come about?

That's a really good question, and unfortunately I'm not the guy with the best answer to it. We were considering doing a joint tour with Tool. The other guys in the band know them well — Crimson toured with Tool in an incarnation of the band I wasn't involved in. They know them and musically like them and like them personally, so there was talk of touring jointly this coming summer with Tool. But it fell through in what I'd call the last minute, which was way back last December or January. The reality of booking a summer tour with those kind of bands is you need to book it way ahead of time. I think the management found itself unable to get the bookings to do King Crimson the way we had done where we were the only band. I don't know whether they went looking or had a list of certain groups, but they eventually decided to join up with the Zappa Band. That came about after the Tool tour fell through, and I don't even know why that happened. [Laughs.]

I really hope that Tool tour happens at some point, once things get back to normal. Are you a Tool fan?

You never know. It would be very interesting. I like their music a lot. I'm not as familiar with it as the other guys are. I'm sorry their tour fell through, too. I'm sure Tool will get going and make up that tour somewhere. And a King Crimson/Tool tour, I think there's a good chance of it happening, depending on why it fell through.

What's your relationship with the Zappa catalog?

I don't have much to contribute. There are many subjects I'm not worthy of delving deep into. My experience with Zappa music is not having been a fan of it, but I played with several ex-members of his band and had a great time with that. The first band I was in, really, when I moved to New York [in 1970] was with three guys from the Mothers [of Invention]: Don Preston, the keyboard player whom I'm still friends with; drummer Billy Mundi; and [singer] Ray Collins. We formed a quartet and weren't playing Zappa music at all. It was Don Preston music — very interesting and quite inspired by Frank Zappa. The group was called Aha, the Attack of the Green Slime Beast. The name of the band was longer than our career!

What a name to go out with, though.

Great name. Good band, but who knows why [it didn't last]. As I remember, both Ray and Billy Mundi decided to move back to the West Coast, and I ended up on the East Coast. That's my foggy memory of this time back in the '70s. While I'm on the subject of how different things were now than they are now: When we formed, we rehearsed a great deal at somebody's house in [in New York]. Record companies heard that we were rehearsing and wanted to come by and hear it, and they actually offered us record deals and money. Stop to think how different that is than nowadays. I knew nothing about it, but the other guys were saying, "No, we don't want to take that record deal. We can do better!" That's pretty different from nowadays, also.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/king-crimson-tool-tour/

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Aha! Nice, thanks!

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No warm up shows for the band yet.

Keneally and Travers will do two nights at the BP w/Beer For Dolphins, July 16&17 2021.


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coevad wrote:
No warm up shows for the band yet.

Keneally and Travers will do two nights at the BP w/Beer For Dolphins, July 16&17 2021.


Are you going Daveo'?

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
coevad wrote:
No warm up shows for the band yet.

Keneally and Travers will do two nights at the BP w/Beer For Dolphins, July 16&17 2021.


Are you going Daveo'?



I guess I could drive down there since I am vaccinate... :idea:


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That counts me out :P .....

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
coevad wrote:
No warm up shows for the band yet.

Keneally and Travers will do two nights at the BP w/Beer For Dolphins, July 16&17 2021.


Are you going Daveo'?

No plans yet. If the Zappa Band does the Whisky a go go again, I'm there.


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coevad wrote:
Gray_Ghost wrote:
coevad wrote:
No warm up shows for the band yet.

Keneally and Travers will do two nights at the BP w/Beer For Dolphins, July 16&17 2021.


Are you going Daveo'?

No plans yet. If the Zappa Band does the Whisky a go go again, I'm there.

Fingers crossed.....

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I will be very surprised if they don't do a show or two before the KC tour.


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https://www.zappa.com/performances

The Upcoming Performance Dates are glorious.


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Jamie Kime Group - July 13, Baked Potato.
JKG is:
Jamie Kime - Guitar
Yoshi - Guitar
Matt Rohde - Keys
Chris Roy - Bass
Danny Carey - Drums

Jamie will also play in The Webb All-Stars later in July.


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coevad wrote:
Jamie Kime Group - July 13, Baked Potato.
JKG is:
Jamie Kime - Guitar
Yoshi - Guitar
Matt Rohde - Keys
Chris Roy - Bass
Danny Carey - Drums

Jamie will also play in The Webb All-Stars later in July.



I saw that I am on the mailing list... 8)


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Robert, Ray and Scott need to warm up too.

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The first show with KC is in NorCal...It's possible for a ZB show up there, Pat! Keep you eyes peeled.

The August concerts for the BP have not been announced yet. I'll be looking for those...


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Q: Who's your drummer?
A: Nah, Danny Carey... [Answers casually]

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Two Days to Go!!!

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From the list below, they play about 14 pieces per show. Give or take.

Hell Hounds of Krim
Fairy Dust of the Drumsons
Drumzilla (these three are drum pieces and they usually open with one)

Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One*
Pictures of a City
Epitaph
Tony Cadenza's Upright Haiku
Red
One More Red Nightmare
The ConstruKction of Light(Part 1)
Lizard(Dawn's Song and Last Skirmish only)
Radical Action II
Level Five
Islands
The Court of the Crimson King
Neurotica
Suitable Grounds for the Blues*
Discipline*
Indiscipline
Starless
21st Century Schizoid Man

* only played a few times, so far.

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Why aren't people wearing masks??

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Why aren't people wearing masks??


Everyone is vaccinated... :idea:


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Plook wrote:
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Why aren't people wearing masks??


Everyone is vaccinated... :idea:

New data was released by the CDC last week showing that vaccinated people infected with the delta variant carry viral loads similar to those of people who are unvaccinated. :idea:

https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/new-data-on-covid-19-transmission-by-vaccinated-individuals.html

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cory1984 wrote:
Plook wrote:
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Why aren't people wearing masks??


Everyone is vaccinated... :idea:

New data was released by the CDC last week showing that vaccinated people infected with the delta variant carry viral loads similar to those of people who are unvaccinated. :idea:

https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/new-data-on-covid-19-transmission-by-vaccinated-individuals.html



We are not seeing that in Nor Call because are numbers are low with good masking compliance and a high Vaccination rate, the Pavilion tonight is in the East Bay area and they do have a everyone mask indoors but this venue is outdoors... :D


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Every night, so far.


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Every night, so far.



Do you have the setlist, what an amazing performance RG said you couldn't take her eyes off it because so much was happening...and I found live you can feel the music, literally the drums and bass were just rumbling through our body's...please explain the stick bass it is something else, never saw it played live before... :o


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