Legendary prog/rock band King Crimson will tour North America this summer and release a new live EP, Heroes, on June 2.
The 17-show run will begin on June 11 in Seattle and wrap up on July 10 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Dubbed the ‘Radical Action Tour,’ this outing will incorporate Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp with a previously detailed “three drummers” ensemble featuring the following musicians:
Pat Mastelotto (drums)
Gavin Harrison (drums)
Jeremy Stacey (drums)
Bill Reiflin (keys, guitars)
Jakko Jakszyk (guitars/vocals)
Tony Levin (bass)
Mel Collins (saxophone)
And the tour dates,with VIP information available at the band’s site:
As for the Heroes live EP, the material comes from a show in Berlin in 2016 in which Crimson covered David Bowie’s “Heroes” (a track Fripp originally recorded guitar parts for). Said Fripp of the release:
“King Crimson performed ‘Heroes’ at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty-nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the Fortieth Anniversary year.”
The track listing and more information:
2 “Easy Money”
3 “Starless” (edit)
4 “The Hell Hounds of Krim”
5 “Heroes” (radio edit)
A full live album with more recordings from the 2016 tour is expected in September 2017.
DGM and Panegyric are proud to present King Crimson’s Heroes EP – recorded live on the European tour of 2016. The title track sees Robert Fripp reprise the unforgettable guitar role he created for the original David Bowie studio recording in the same city in 1977, particularly poignant in the year of Bowie’s death. Also featured on the EP are a ten minutes recording of Easy Money (Paris), a song that varies in length and solos from night to night and is always a fan favourite, an edited version (featuring the “song section”) of Crim Classic Starless often a set closer, always a stand-out moment and a recording of the three drummers’ showpiece The Hell Hounds of Krim (both from Vienna) – all previously unreleased live recordings.
Pre-orders for the EP are up now.