In celebration of their 50th anniversary, pioneering English prog-rockers King Crimson will embark on a worldwide Celebration Tour in 2019.
Following the announcement of a three-night run of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, set to take place on June 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2019, on Friday, King Crimson added additional dates, including Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre (9/3), Chicago, IL’s Roosevelt University (9/10), and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall (9/21). Outside of the U.S., King Crimson has confirmed dates in Leipzig, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Basel.
With this fairly under-the-radar announcement, ticketing details for the U.S. shows are still scarce. So far only tickets for the “Royal Packages”–which includes various levels of exclusive access, seating in the first five rows, “personal insights and answers from one of the eight band members”, and more–are available (with the exception of NYC, which sold out). To reserve your Royal Package for LA, click here, and Chicago, click here. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the public on-sale for NYC starts Friday, December 14th at 10 am while general ticketing information is TBA for the other two U.S. shows.
Today, King Crimson posted an update for fans wondering the status of the rest of their 2019 world tour, explaining the difficulties of working and coordinating with various promoters in different territories, as well as festivals. Instead of announcing one full list, they’ll be rolling the new dates out when possible, giving fans a week of exclusive access to packages before they go live on ticketing websites. Read the full note below:
An update for all those wanting the full King Crimson touring schedule for next year…
The exact timing of announcements for shows has to be agreed with the different promoters in different territories. We are also playing festivals, which have their own schedule. Some show-dates and contracts are still being finalized. This means that we cannot announce a full list. We do however insist that the first announcement comes from the DGMLive website, and that we have at least a week in advance to sell Celebration packages where they exist (it is not normally possible at festivals).
However…some useful facts, which may help those seeking to read between the lines to draw better conclusions:
we are requesting promoters to announce multiple shows at any given venue at the same time (as with the Royal Albert Hall). There are therefore no more public shows booked at any of the venues that have been announced in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and USA. Now that the show in Berlin has been added (which forms part of a festival and so was delayed) the public gig list for UK, Germany and Switzerland is complete.
In addition, (as revealed by Robert Fripp on his Facebook page), we expect to be playing France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as well as (hopefully) Holland and Poland.
As far as I know (with the possible exception of a festival), there are no further announcements this year…
BUT – it could all change. That’s why it’s not announced yet!!!
The 2018-2019 iteration of King Crimson features guitarist Robert Fripp as the only original member in the band, along with saxophonist Mel Collins, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Pat Mastelotto, drummer Gavin Harrison, singer Jakko Jakszyk, drummer Bill Rieflin, and drummer Jeremy Stacey. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s official website here.
King Crimson — 2019 Tour Dates
10 JUN 2019 HAUS AUENSEE Leipzig
12 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt
13 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt
15 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart
16 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart
18 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London
19 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London
20 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London
29 JUN 2019 ZITADELLE Berlin
04 JUL 2019 ROMISCHES THEATER AUGUSTA RAURICA Basel
03 SEP 2019 GREEK THEATRE Los Angeles
10 SEP 2019 AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Chicago
21 SEP 2019 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL New York City