In a recent digital diary entry, guitarist Robert Fripp revealed that King Crimson will return to the road in 2017 for a United States tour. According to Fripp, “King Crimson’s 2017 touring will be mostly in the US, beginning in Seattle and down the West Coast during early June to July; continuing to the East Coast in the Autumn.”

He also reveals that drummer Bill Rieflin will return to the band after sabbatical, alongside guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collins, and drummers Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Jeremy Stacey. He continues in a later post, “Existing repertoire will be re-calibrated for the about-to-be-becoming King Crimson Double Quartet Formation. King Crimson is the first group of which Jeremy has been a full-member. Jeremy became a full-contributor to the Seven-Headed Beast during the 2017 EuroTour, a remarkable achievement for Jezza to adopt the entire repertoire on both drums and keyboards. Bill is presently returning from his Sabbatical, and now The Beast has Eight Heads. Jeremy and Bill are both multi-instrumental, so King Crimson is likely to be making a lot more noise than before. Even.”

Check out this footage from King Crimson live in Bonn from 2000:

[H/T JamBase]