Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three King Crimson members unite for exclusive Two of a Perfect Trio tour this fall

King Crimson members Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto have combined the forces of their trios, the Adrian Belew Power Trio and Stick Men, for the Two of a Perfect Trio tour. This double trio will extensively tour the United States this fall with select Canadian dates.

“It's a rare treat, both for us in the band, and for the audience, for three King Crimson members to be together onstage,” says Levin. “And the supporting cast are excellent players in their own right.”

The performance will feature two sets with an extended encore of music all featuring King Crimson material. The show will kick off with sets by Stick Men, featuring Mastelotto on electronic and acoustic percussion, Markus Reuter on his self-designed Touch Guitar, and Levin on Chapman Stick; and the Adrian Belew Power Trio with Belew on guitar and vocals, bassist Julie Slick, and NYC drummer Tobias Ralph.

For the extended “Crim-centric” encore, fans will be treated to the three Crimson members Belew, Levin and Mastelotto, covering some of their favorite pieces from their work in King Crimson.

“King Crimson is an elite club,” says Belew. “There have only been seven members in the last 30 years. Having Tony, Pat and myself onstage, three legitimate Crimson players, will make this as close as currently possible to the actual thing.”

To make this concert even more colossal, the trios will combine to close out the show.

“Then the others will come out to join us as a double trio, fairly well covering what Crimson had in the 90's lineup,” says Levin. “It should be a big challenge, wild music, and great fun.”

I’m very excited at the sound I hear in my head of this particular ‘double trio,’" says Belew. “It’s monstrous.”

Confirmed tour dates are:

Sept 19 Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse

Sept 20 Carrboro, NC / Arts Center

Sept 21 Knoxville, TN / Bijou

Sept 22 Annapolis, MD / Rams Head

Sept 23 Phoenixville, PA / Colonial Theater

Sept 24 Vienna, VA / Jammin Java

Sept 26 New York, NY / Iridium

Sept 27 Boston, MA / Royale

Sept 28 New York, NY / Iridium

Sept 29 New York, NY / Iridium

Sept 30 Fairfield, CT / Stage One

Oct 1 Northhampton, MA / Iron Horse

Oct 2 Montreal, QC / Corona

Oct 4 Toronto, ON / Mod Club

Oct 5 Buffalo, NY / Tralf

Oct 6 Covington, KY / Southgate House

Oct 7 Detroit, MI / Magic Bag

Oct 8 Chicago, IL / Old Town School of Folk

Oct 9 Minneapolis, MN / Cedar Cultural Center

Oct 11 Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater

Oct 12 Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot

Oct 14 Portland, OR / Aladdin

Oct 15 Seattle, WA / Triple Door

Oct 17 Sacramento, CA / Harlows

Oct 18 San Francisco, CA / Regency

Oct 19 Solana Beach, CA / Belly Up

Oct 21 Agoura Hills, CA / Canyon Club

Oct 22 Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy

Oct 23 Phoenix, AZ / The Foundry

Oct 26 St Louis, MO / Old Rockhouse

Oct 27 Indianapolis, IN / Birdys

Oct 28 Nashville, TN / Belcourt

Oct 29 Asheville, NC / Moogfest

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