JUST ANNOUNCED: KING CRIMSON TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA WITH THE ZAPPA BAND AT MEADOW BROOK AMPHITHEATRE FRIDAY, JUNE 26
(DETROIT – March 9, 2020) – King Crimson has announced a performance at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University for Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. The summer tour will be the band’s only U.S. and Canada dates this year and will feature special guest The Zappa Band.
Tickets (starting at $59.50 in the pavilion) go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office and Ticketmaster.com.
“The Summer tour will be a throwback one for us in a few ways; great to be going back to outdoor venues, some of them the ‘sheds’ we played in the 1980’s. And we’ll be travelling by tour bus, old school! As for what pieces we’ll play, that hasn’t been decided yet, but will likely be a wide selection from the 50 years of Crimson repertoire. With 7 players on stage we can cover it all.” - Tony Levin
Since King Crimson’s return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sellout shows all over the world their three-hour shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many of the songs from their seminal 1969 album In The Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend, as an “uncanny masterpiece”. The new 7-piece line-up plays many historic pieces which Crimson have never played live, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written”. There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as the compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. A unique show, where seven of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment.
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About The Zappa Band
“The Zappa Band” is composed primarily of former ZAPPA alumni. The touring unit is: Ray White (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Keneally (guitar, keys, vocals), Scott Thunes (bassist) and Robert Martin (keyboards, sax, vocals). Also joining are ZPZ alums Jamie Kime (guitar) and ZAPPA archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers (drums, vocals). The band will be performing a strong mix of Zappa classics along with new and rare Zappa compositions. This is the ultimate Zappa alumni band in partnership the Zappa Trust. Don’t miss your chance to see these virtuosos perform live.