King Crimson Musicians, Steve Vai & Danny Carey’s BEAT Supergroup Announces North American Fall Tour 2024

Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Vai and Carey will perform the ’80s music of King Crimson at each stop this September through November.

By Scott Bernstein Apr 2, 2024 6:50 am PDT

BEAT — the new project from longtime King Crimson members guitarist Adrian Belew and bassist Tony Levin along with guitarist Steve Vai and Tool drummer Danny Carey — confirmed details of an extensive fall tour of North America.

The all-star quartet will perform songs from King Crimson’s three 1980s albums Discipline, Beat and Three Of A Pair at venues across North America between September 12 and November 8. King Crimson co-founder and longest-lasting member Robert Fripp gave his blessing and encouragement to the project and came up with the band’s name.


BEAT’s inaugural tour will begin in California with concerts in San Jose on September 12, Napa on September 13, Los Angeles on September 14, Anaheim on September 15 and San Diego on September 17. The quartet will then hit Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Montreal, Cincinnati, Chicago, Denver and many other cities before the trek wraps up in Las Vegas on November 8.

“The 1981 through 1984 King Crimson created a music all its own. Timeless. Beautiful. Complex. Fierce. For the fans who lived through it then, and the ones who never got to witness it, our aim is to bring it to life again,” noted Adrian Belew of BEAT on the band’s website. “A monumental task but we’re going for it! There are not enough exclamation points to express my excitement!”

“Being a part of this ensemble is an extraordinary privilege and opportunity to perform some of the most beloved, timeless, and monumental music of the 80’s (and beyond) with truly inspired musicians,” explained Steve Vai. “This music resonates deeply with me. Adrian, Tony and Danny are unique musicians with an otherworldly insight into presenting rich musical complexities in a very accessible way, and I am looking forward to searching each other’s musical minds in real time on stage. I’m sure sparks will fly.”


“This is going to be quite a tour. Revisiting some of my favorite music is a treat in itself, but in company of this stellar lineup, I expect to have my musical butt kicked! And it’s also great that we’re not just playing a few shows, we’re hitting it hard,” added Tony Levin. “So, Road Dogs are coming to your area soon.”

“I am very excited to share the stage with three of my favorite musicians on the planet,” stated Danny Carey. “Tony, Steve and Adrian have always been a source of inspiration for me since the beginning of my career, and now to be able to share a bit of my musical journey with them is a dream come true. There’s nothing better to make some sparks fly and light a fire under your ass than getting out of your musical comfort zone, and I can’t think of any other three guys I’d rather do this with.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time. Grab BEAT tickets via Ticketmaster and other outlets. Watch a trailer for the BEAT tour and find a full list of tour dates below:

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