Sunday, May 14, 2017

King Crimson touring North America with FOUR drummers

Crimson in Stockholm 2016.
King Crimson have announced their North American tour 2017, and if three drummers were not enough (as for the 2016 European tour)...they have added even one more.
The touring lineup, according to, looks like this:
Robert Fripp (guitar, keyboards) and longtime associates Tony Levin (bass, Chapman Stick) and Mel Collins (saxophone) alongside singer/guitarist Jakko Jakszyk and four drummers, Bill Rieflin, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Jeremy Stacey. Stacey and Rieflin will also double as keyboardists. Referring to this tour configuration as the “Double Quartet Formation,” Fripp says King Crimson is “likely to be making a lot more noise than before.”

To coincide with the tour, King Crimson is releasing an EP featuring their version of David Bowie’s “Heroes” recorded in Berlin during the band’s 2016 European tour. Fripp, of course, played on Bowie’s original track.
Fripp explains that the EP, which will be released on June 2nd, is as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage to Bowie.

Check for North American tour dates here.


luna tix said...

hi friends, i used to listen to radio dupree at
where can we listen to the radio now??

Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

Hi luna tix!

Thanks for writing!
Radio Dupree and many other stations unfortunately had to shut down February 1, 2016 when live365, the company that provided for the streaming, called it quits. The Radio Dupree blog is still around. though.
Actually, we recently got mail from the "new" live365. They are starting over again (maybe under a new owner, we do not know). But the conditions have changed. Pro primo: the service has become so much more expensive. The cheapest alternative is $59 a month and we can not afford that. We are just a couple of guys who love music and we used to do this for fun.
We liked to dig up and share interesting music that we did not hear too much anymore, and response from people like you proves that there were other people out there that shared our taste.

Who knows, maybe there will be better opportunities to do internet radio in the future.

All the best!
The lads at Radio Dupree