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King Crimson announce first live shows of 2014

King Crimson announce first live shows of 2014

King Crimson have announced they will play a series of live shows later this year.

According to Rolling Stone, they will play New York's Best Buy Theater on September 18, 19 and 20. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 6, at noon EST.

However, there are reports claiming these are not the only dates. Brookyn Vegan have also listed two dates on September 9 and 10 at The Egg in Albany, New York.

The website for Philadelphia's Kimmel Center carry King Crimson dates for September 12 and 13, while the website for Seattle's Moore Theatre, have announced a show on October 6.

This is the complete list of reported King Crimson dates so far:
September 9 & 10 @ The Egg - Albany, NY
September 12 & 13 @ Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA
September 18, 19 & 20 @ Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
October 6 @ Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

Announcing his plans to reform the band last year in Uncut, Robert Fripp said, "King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others."

This line-up - the 8th in the band's history - will be Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk.

They are all former Crimson members, except Rieflin and Jakszyk who have been involved on the fringes of Crimson for a few years. Rieflin collaborated with Chris Wong, Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox in a project called The Humans, while Jakszyk played in Jakszyk Fripp & Collins, alongside Robert Fripp and Mel Collins.

Fripp went on to say, "The first performance will take place in either North or South America," Fripp told Uncut. "There will be rehearsals primarily in England, and the final batch of rehearsals will most likely be in America in August or September 2014. There is a plan to include the UK in the tour dates, but it depends on a number of circumstances. Right now the primary geographical focus is the United States."

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