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    Got decent center seats for the LA show at The Greek Theater. Long live the King!
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    Thus far...Aug 22nd (F&F), Aug 26th, Aug 27th, and Sep 9th...all Royal...at those who are on the fence...this might very well be the last chance to see them in the foreseeable future - David Singleton has confirmed there are NO touring plans after this year.

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    Got my tix for the DC show - I'm taking my proggy 16 year old daughter. I'm a little bummed there's an opening act, but I can't pass up a chance to see the KING

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    I'm a little bummed there's an opening act, but I can't pass up a chance to see the KING
    If there has to be an opening act, at least it's Keneally.

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    Please MK / Zappa band! Need "solo" dates! :-)



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    I know CGT is more closely-related to Crimso than the Zappa Band is, but I'm glad to be seeing the latter as opposed to the former. The CGT doesn't do a whole lot for me, despite their obvious talent.

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    Got our tix for Sandy, UT. I still can't believe they haven't added a Seattle show, but this way I'll get to share KC with my son and TOTALLY CORRUPT HIM. MOO AH AH AHHH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruspex Carnage View Post
    Thus far...Aug 22nd (F&F), Aug 26th, Aug 27th, and Sep 9th...all Royal...at those who are on the fence...this might very well be the last chance to see them in the foreseeable future - David Singleton has confirmed there are NO touring plans after this year.
    Crimson would defintely have some Canadian dates if the border wasn't closed. If this is the last time, this would be an incredible drag. I did see the line-up twice, in Albany and Montreal. So, at least there is that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    Got our tix for Sandy, UT. I still can't believe they haven't added a Seattle show, but this way I'll get to share KC with my son and TOTALLY CORRUPT HIM. MOO AH AH AHHH!!!
    If the Zappa Band is opening, it would just be "MOO-AH".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruspex Carnage View Post
    Thus far...Aug 22nd (F&F), Aug 26th, Aug 27th, and Sep 9th...all Royal...at those who are on the fence...this might very well be the last chance to see them in the foreseeable future - David Singleton has confirmed there are NO touring plans after this year.
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    Don't they usually not have future touring plans when a current tour hasn't yet finished?

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    For the record:

    A number of issues arising from the launch of the tour :
    Firstly, I understand that the Fox Theater in Atlanta has described this as King Crimson’s “Farewell Tour”. We have never described this as a “farewell tour” and will be asking them to change their wording. Given the way that so many bands have played multiple farewell tours, I very much doubt King Crimson will ever announce a “farewell tour”. That said, the band currently have absolutely no plans for more touring beyond the end of this year. Covid permitting, we hope to be in Japan in the winter, but after that there are currently no more future plans. It is advisable never to say “never” – but it is unlikely that this band will ever return to North America. Certainly, I cannot imagine these brave souls ever getting on a sleeper bus again and caravanning from city to city. The Fox Theater in Atlanta may well be correct that we will never play there again – but that does not make this a “Farewell Tour”. In fact, this is a “Hello Again!” tour – “Glad Times are Here!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Don't they usually not have future touring plans when a current tour hasn't yet finished?
    I can't speak for KC, at least certainly not now, but in a nutshell, artists often plan beyond the current tour, even whilst on it.

    I know a good number of artists who plan ahead multiple years. Sometimes it's with different bands, so they have to work to nail the members down for specific periods (if you think of Tony Levin's commitments to Crimson, Peter Gabriel and his own projects like The Levin Brothers and Stick Men, you'll seee what I mean), and that can sometimes be one or more years in the future.

    But revising my Crimson articles for the book, I coincidentally, just today, came across, in my review of the Starless mega-box that was released in 2014, shortly after the current Crim's first north American tour in the fall of that year, a comment that I must have made based on hearing (likely from Panegyric) that the band was looking ahead to 2015 and 2016, even then.

    So yeah, bands do, at least sometimes and in some cases, plan beyond their current tour .... and even beyond the next one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruspex Carnage View Post
    A number of issues arising from the launch of the tour :
    Firstly, I understand that the Fox Theater in Atlanta has described this as King Crimson’s “Farewell Tour”. We have never described this as a “farewell tour” and will be asking them to change their wording. Given the way that so many bands have played multiple farewell tours, I very much doubt King Crimson will ever announce a “farewell tour”. That said, the band currently have absolutely no plans for more touring beyond the end of this year. Covid permitting, we hope to be in Japan in the winter, but after that there are currently no more future plans. It is advisable never to say “never” – but it is unlikely that this band will ever return to North America. Certainly, I cannot imagine these brave souls ever getting on a sleeper bus again and caravanning from city to city. The Fox Theater in Atlanta may well be correct that we will never play there again – but that does not make this a “Farewell Tour”. In fact, this is a “Hello Again!” tour – “Glad Times are Here!”
    What it probably means is no more touring for this lineup of King Crimson. But I'd be surprised if Fripp announced he was hanging up his guitar for good. Based on the Toyah and Robert videos there's very much still a tiger in the tank. *rwoawr!!!*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    Based on the Toyah and Robert videos there's very much still a tiger in the tank. *rwoawr!!!*
    Oh god...Is Fripp going to be sporting that mohawk on this tour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Oh god...Is Fripp going to be sporting that mohawk on this tour?
    We can only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    What it probably means is no more touring for this lineup of King Crimson. But I'd be surprised if Fripp announced he was hanging up his guitar for good. Based on the Toyah and Robert videos there's very much still a tiger in the tank. *rwoawr!!!*
    I agree with that.
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    How many people are going to be sporting this t-shirt at the shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Oh god...Is Fripp going to be sporting that mohawk on this tour?
    That might be worth the price of admission alone.

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    With the king once again risen, is there any scuttlebutt about more live releases coming down the pipeline?
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    Got sweet center seats for the 'Hamp show here in town. That they were over $125 each didn't deter. especially with no travel involved.

    Enjoyed the CGT opening for the double trio lineup back in what, '96?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    I can't speak for KC, at least certainly not now, but in a nutshell, artists often plan beyond the current tour, even whilst on it.

    I know a good number of artists who plan ahead multiple years. Sometimes it's with different bands, so they have to work to nail the members down for specific periods (if you think of Tony Levin's commitments to Crimson, Peter Gabriel and his own projects like The Levin Brothers and Stick Men, you'll seee what I mean), and that can sometimes be one or more years in the future.

    But revising my Crimson articles for the book, I coincidentally, just today, came across, in my review of the Starless mega-box that was released in 2014, shortly after the current Crim's first north American tour in the fall of that year, a comment that I must have made based on hearing (likely from Panegyric) that the band was looking ahead to 2015 and 2016, even then.

    So yeah, bands do, at least sometimes and in some cases, plan beyond their current tour .... and even beyond the next one.
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    I’d have to imagine with 7 members that yes, there’s some long term planning that KC does. Have to imagine it’s been utterly exhausting though figuring out how to make a 2021 tour work and they’re just burnt out from making that a reality…..

    Same time, have to figure as long as fripp is happy and enjoying this configuration, that it will somehow someway continue. Crazy to think it’s now 7 years of the current band, so here’s to hoping they’ve a successful tour ahead of them, and a (hopeful) documentary release, and then whatever the future holds it holds!

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    Got tix for the Concord show, along with Rapidfirerob and another friend who has never seen them. Looking forward to this!
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    I guess I missed the Boca Raton show. The only Fla date I see is St. Augustine. Too far. Would love to see KC.

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    I guess I missed the Boca Raton show. The only Fla date I see is St. Augustine. Too far. Would love to see KC.
    It just moved to Delray. There are four Florida dates. Basically one close to each city.

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