Former King Crimson Members Join Forces with Steve Vai and Danny Carey for BEAT Tour Across North America

Unprecedented Lineup: Former King Crimson Members Team Up with Guitar Virtuoso and Tool Drummer for BEAT Tour...

Former King Crimson members ADRIAN BELEW and TONY LEVIN band together with guitar virtuoso STEVE VAI and explosive Tool drummer DANNY CAREY for the first time to create BEAT, a creative reinterpretation of the three iconic 80s KING CRIMSON albums – Discipline, Beat, and Three Of A Perfect Pair. They will come together this fall for an extensive tour across North America performing repertoire from these three King Crimson iconic albums The BEAT Tour will begin in San Jose, CA on September 12 at San Jose Civic with the final show planned for November 8 at Las Vegas, NV’s The Theater at Virgin Hotels. An artist pre-sale goes live today at Noon Eastern (Password: BEATTOUR), with the general on-sale set for Friday, April 5 at 10am local time here: www.BEAT-tour.com.

Guitarist Adrian Belew reflects, “The 1981 through 1984 King Crimson created a music all its own. Timeless. Beautiful. Complex. Fierce.  For the fans who lived through it then, and the ones who never got to witness it, our aim is to bring it to life again. A monumental task but we’re going for it!  There are not enough exclamation points to express my excitement!”

Guitarist Steve Vai states, “Being a part of this ensemble is an extraordinary privilege and opportunity to perform some of the most beloved, timeless, and monumental music of the 80’s (and beyond) with truly inspired musicians. This music resonates deeply with me. Adrian, Tony and Danny are unique musicians with an otherworldly insight into presenting rich musical complexities in a very accessible way, and I am looking forward to searching each other’s musical minds in real time on stage. I’m sure sparks will fly.” He continues, “Father Robert Fripp is one of our historical geniuses. His highly specific and exceptionally brilliant guitar technique is studied and revered. His contribution to the quality of my musical life, and so many others is supreme. I can assure the fans of KC that I will be putting my best foot forward to respect this great music with the care and intensity it deserves. Did I say ‘sparks will fly?’”

Bassist Tony Levin offers, “This is going to be quite a tour. Revisiting some of my favorite music is a treat in itself, but in company of this stellar lineup, I expect to have my musical butt kicked! And it’s also great that we’re not just playing a few shows, we’re hitting it hard. So, Road Dogs are coming to your area soon.”

Drummer Danny Carey shares, “I am very excited to share the stage with three of my favorite musicians on the planet. Tony, Steve and Adrian have always been a source of inspiration for me since the beginning of my career, and now to be able to share a bit of my musical journey with them is a dream come true. There’s nothing better to make some sparks fly and light a fire under your ass than getting out of your musical comfort zone, and I can’t think of any other three guys I’d rather do this with.  I think I can speak for all of us when I say I hope all of our fans are as excited as we are about this tour.”         

The vision for this undertaking emanated from initial dialogue between Angelo Bundini aka Scrote and Adrian Belew. Tour Producer Bundini recalls, “When Adrian called me to help bring his idea to fruition, I immediately thought it best to focus on the 80s albums: Discipline, Beat, and Three Of A Perfect Pair. These three records famously marked Adrian and Tony’s entry into King Crimson. Their fluid, melodic virtuosity, and Fripp’s and Bruford’s dramatic precision created a totally unique, dynamic push and pull that would influence nearly every rock musician and/or band going forward for years, if not decades, to come.” 

Both a meet & greet and a VIP tour package will be available for purchase. The M&G includes one premium ticket in the first five rows, early entry, pre-show meet & greet, personal photograph captured, limited edition autographed poster, BEAT challenge coin, tote bag, an exclusive merch item, and an official laminate and lanyard. There is limited availability with pricing set at 200.00. For the VIP tour package, buyers will receive one premium reserved seat in the first 15 rows, a limited edition BEAT tour poster autographed, the challenge coin, an exclusive tour merch item, and a commemorative laminate and lanyard.  Availability is limited at 100.00.

The complete itinerary of planned appearances includes events in:

9/12     San Jose, CA                           San Jose Civic

9/13     Napa, CA                                Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort

9/14     Los Angeles, CA                    The United Theater on Broadway

9/15     Anaheim, CA                          City National Grove of Anaheim

9/17     San Diego, CA                        Humphrey’s Concerts

9/18     Phoenix, AZ                            Celebrity Theatre

9/20     Austin, TX                              The Paramount Theatre

9/21     Houston, TX                           Bayou Music Centre

9/22     Dallas, TX                              Majestic Theatre

9/24     Atlanta, GA                            The Eastern

9/26     Fort Lauderdale, FL                The Parker

9/27     Orlando, FL                            Hard Rock Live

9/28     Clearwater, FL                        Ruth Eckerd Hall

9/29     Charleston, SC                        Charleston Music Hall

10/01   Charlotte, NC                          Knight Theater

10/02   Durham, NC                           Carolina Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall

10/04   Washington, DC                     Warner Theatre

10/05   New York, NY                       Beacon Theatre

10/06   Glenside, PA                           Keswick Theatre

10/08   Richmond, VA                        Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center

10/09   Red Bank, NJ                          Count Basie Center

10/11   Boston, MA                            Shubert Theatre

10/12   Hampton Beach, NH              Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

10/14   Halifax, NS                             Rebecca Cohen Auditorium

10/15   Moncton, NB                          Casino New Brunswick

10/17   Montreal, QC                          Theatre Maisonneuve

10/18   Toronto, ON                           Massey Hall

10/19   Rochester, NY                        Kodak Center

10/21   Albany, NY                            The Egg

10/22   Greensburg, PA                      Palace Theatre

10/23   Reading, PA                            Santander Performing Arts Center

10/25   Cleveland, OH                        Agora Theatre

10/26   Cincinnati, OH                        Taft Theatre

10/27   Royal Oak, MI                        Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/28   Nashville, TN                         Ryman Auditorium

10/30   Indianapolis, IN                      Murat Theatre

11/01   Chicago, IL                             Copernicus Center

11/02   Milwaukee, WI                       Pabst Theatre

11/03   Madison, WI                           Orpheum Theater

11/04   Minneapolis, MN                    State Theatre

11/06   Denver, CO                             Paramount Theatre

11/08   Las Vegas, NV                       The Theater at Virgin Hotels

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