Former King Crimson Bandmates Adrian Belew & Tony Levin are Reuniting For ’80s Tour

Tony Levin, left, and Adrian Belew of King Crimson At The Poplar Creek Music Theater In Hoffman Estates, Illinois, June 22, 1984
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King Crimson is coming back! Former bandmates Adrian Belew and Tony Levin are teaming up with Steve Vai (known for being in Whitesnake) and Danny Carey (known for being in Tool) for a series of shows in North America to celebrate the band’s ’80s-era renaissance. The shows will focus on music from their ’80s albums including 1981’s Discipline, 1982’s Beat and 1984’s Three of a Perfect Pair.

Belew and Levin were in the band starting in 1981 until it was put on hiatus in 1984. They returned for the 1994 and 2008 reunions. The longest-lasting member Robert Fripp has given his blessing for the band to go out on another tour after the 2021 tour was said to be their last.

Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp and Tony Levin of King Crimson on 11/10/81 in Chicago, Il

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Belew revealed, “I went back to Robert and said, ‘Here’s what I’ve got.’ We talked about a lot of things. He had a lot of questions but he said, ‘What are you thinking of calling it?’ The producers had made up a name which had my name in it – which I didn’t like that much because I didn’t feel it represented the whole band, but I told Robert anyway. They wanted to call it Crimson Belew. He said, ‘Hmmm, oh.’ I could tell he was balking. I said, ‘Well, I don’t really like it either. I’m not happy with that, but what would you call it?'”

Fripp reportedly said, “‘You know, I’ve always used the term ‘Discipline’ for all of my business and everything for years now. For 13 years, you and Tony and Pat Mastelotto have had your band camp and you guys called that ‘Three of a Perfect Pair.’ Why don’t you call it ‘Beat.’ Belew responded, “I said, ‘Will that get your support?’ He said, ‘Yeah, you have my support and blessing.'”

General pre-sale tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5, 2024 at Here is the list of tour dates:

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
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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