Written by Al Newstead on 7 January 2014
Announced late last year and sending fans of prog rock legends King Crimson into fits of joy, the arrival of The Crimson ProjeKCt this month has been postponed with the band announcing new dates for this June 2014.
A press statement issued this afternoon offers no explanation for the change in dates, but all tickets purchased for the original January dates and venues are still valid for the rescheduled dates.
The Crimson ProjeKCt is an offshoot featuring three current members of that historic Robert Fripp-led band – Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Pat Mastelotto – joined by three talented musicians; the classically trained Fripp acolyte Markus Reuter plus Power Trio members Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph to play the music of King Crimson in a three showcase.
The concerts will commence with sets by Stickmen and the Adrian Belew Power Trio before culminating in a performance of King Crimson material by The Crimson ProjeKCt featuring all six musicians.
Belew, Levin, and Mastelotto have a large influence on popular culture due in part to their critically acclaimed work with some of the world’s most influential artists, such as Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, John Lennon, and Nine Inch Nails.
These concerts represent the first opportunity ever for Australian and New Zealand audiences to witness the sheer majestic force of King Crimson music performed by those instrumental in its creation.
“It’s a helluva show! Nearly 3 hours long: Stick Men play a set of their music (which includes a Krimson track or two), then the Power Trio plays a set of my music (which also includes a Krimson track), then Tony and Pat and I play a Krimson song (as yet another trio),” explains Adrian Belew.
“Then comes the big finale: both trios play more than an hours-worth of Krimson music as a double trio!”
The Crimson ProjeKCt Australian Tour 2014Rescheduled June 2014 dates:
Tuesday June 24 - Auckland – the Studio
Thursday June 26 - Melbourne – The Hi-Fi
Friday June 27 - Sydney – The Hi-Fi
Saturday June 28 - Brisbane – The Hi-Fi
Wednesday July 2 – Fremantle – Fly By Night
Tickets on sale now from: www.tombowler.com.au
Limited availability of Premium Package tickets available that include:
- Exclusive Meet & Greet opportunity with the Crimson ProjeKCt
- Official Commemorative Meet and Greet Laminate (not for sale separately)
- Crimson ProjeKCt Australian & New Zealand only compilation CD (not for sale separately)
- Limited Edition A3 thick card tour poster (not for sale separately)
- 2 items signed by Crimson ProjeKCt members
- A photo with the Crimson ProjeKCt on your personal phone or camera
Thursday January 9th – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Friday January 10th – Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday January 11th – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Tuesday January 14th – Fly By Night, Fremantle
Source Link: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournews/377289/the-crimson-projekct-australian-tour-2014-rescheduled.htm