Audio | King Crimson Shares New Music

In September a seven-man lineup of King Crimson will hit the road for a cross-country tour. The tour will be any version of King Crimson's first since 2009. The legendary prog-rock group's mastermind, Robert Fripp,  has shared the first taste of new King Crimson music in years via his DGMLive website.

"Venturing Unto Joy Pt I" was recorded at a recent rehearsal and features four of the seven members of King Crimson expected to tour later this year - Fripp, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Bill Reiflin and drummer Gavin Harrison. Unfortunately, the clip is short,  but it certainly has us excited to hear more.

A description of the "Venturing Unto Joy Pt I" clip reads, "Well, here we are. A bit of King Crimson 2014. One should always be wary of coming to judgement about anything based upon a clip that lasts less than a minute and a half but, but, but... Taken from the rehearsals in Elstree Studios, this snippet has four of the seven-piece Crimso clearly enjoying themselves. There’s a wealth of back and forth interplay detail between Reiflin and Harrison and of course Levin and Fripp not only grab the lapels but go straight for the jugular. Oh, never mind about the rush to judgement: this is King Crimson and they’re on fiery form!"

You can download the snippet of "Venturing Unto Joy Pt I" at DGMLive or stream below:

King Crimson Tour Dates:

9/9 & 9/10 @ The Egg - Albany, NY
9/12 & 9/13 @ Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA
9/15 & 9/16 @ Colonial Theatre - Boston, MA
9/18, 9/19, 9/20 & 9/21 @ Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
9/23 @ Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
9/25 & 9/26 @ The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
9/30 & 10/1 @ Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
10/3 & 10/4 @ Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA
10/6 @ Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

[Published on: 7/1/14]

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