It will be a good summer for King Crimson fans in the U.S.
The group has announced a 13-date tour -- its first full-scale American trek in three years -- starting June 13 in Seattle and wrapping July 9 in Red Bank, N.J., followed by July 14-15 shows in Mexico City.
The group's lineup will be the Double Quartet unit that includes founder and mainstay Robert Fripp along with bassist/stick player Tony Levin and longtime saxophonist Mel Collins, plus guitarist Jakko Jakszyk and four drummers -- two of which, Bill Rieflin and Jeremy Stacey, double on keyboards.
The group will also releasing a 12-inch single before the tour, the first new King Crimson music since The Power To Believe in 2003.
The full Radical Action Tour itinerary includes:
6/13 – Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
6/15 – Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
6/17 – San Francisco, CA, TBA
6/19 – San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s
6/21 – Los Angeles, CA, TBA
6/24 – Denver, CO, TBA
6/26 – Minneapolis, MN, TBA
6/28 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
6/30 – Rochester, NY, Kodak Hall
7/03 – Montreal QC, Montreal Jazz Festival
7/05 – Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
7/07 – Quebec, QC, TBA
7/09 – Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
7/14 – Mexico City, MX, TBA
7/15 – Mexico City, MX, TBA
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.