KING CRIMSON
Uncertain Times - European Tour 2018

Information about VIP Packages below / Informationen zu VIP Paketen unten
20.06.2018
01.07.2018
02.07.2018
16.07.2018
ESSEN – Lichtburg
BERLIN – Admiralspalast
BERLIN – Admiralspalast [Zusatzshow]
MÜNCHEN – Philharmonie
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King Crimson has announced the “Uncertain Times” European tour for 2018. The ensemble will visit Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy, France and UK…read more

King Crimson has announced the “Uncertain Times” European tour for 2018. The ensemble will visit Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy, France and UK.

Pre-sale VIP tickets will go on sale on 23rd November from the band’s website
www.dgmlive.com, where fans can also find recordings and photographs of recent shows.

With three drummers,
Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboards, guitarist and original founding member, Robert Fripp states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line-up are guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, long-time bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist and flautist Mel Collins, who was a mainstay of Crim from 1970-1972. The band’s packed three-hour shows draw on material from all periods of their history, including six historic tracks that Crimson have never played live before, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written” – and, of course, a healthy dose of new material, including the compositions for three drummers, which are a regular highlight.



Here's what the press have raved about King Crimson's summer 2017 North American tour:

Jimi Hendrix saw them at the Marquee in 1969 and declared them to be the best band in the world. In many ways, almost half a century later, they still are.”
ERIC THIESSEN, All About Jazz.

“Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.”
- IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, Quebec

“The band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations...the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.” - REJEAN BEAUCAGE, Voir.ca


“Crimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.” -  JORDAN ZIVITZ, Montreal Gazette

“The uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live to fully embrace their vision - think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.” – WE HEART MUSIC, Minneapolis

“On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight...The blend of mood, melody, ambiance and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.”
– LEE ZIMMERMAN, Goldmine Magazine

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King Crimson kündigen ihre “Uncertain Times European Tour 2018” an. Das Ensemble wird Deutschland, Polen, Österreich, Tschechien, Schweden, Norwegen, Holland, Italien, Frankreich und Großbritannien besuchen…read more

King Crimson kündigen ihre “Uncertain Times European Tour 2018” an. Das Ensemble wird Deutschland, Polen, Österreich, Tschechien, Schweden, Norwegen, Holland, Italien, Frankreich und Großbritannien besuchen.

VIP Tickets gibt es ab 23. November 2017 auf der Band Webseite
www.dgmlive.com, auf der Fans ausserdem Aufnahmen und Fotos der kürzlich stattgefundenen Shows finden können.

Auch 2018 präsentieren sich KING CRIMSON wieder als Großformation: neben Mastermind & Gründungsmitglied Robert Fripp an der Gitarre sind es Sänger & Gitarrist Jakko Jakszyk, der bewährte Tony Levin an Bass & Stick und natürlich Mel Collins, einer Hauptstütze der Band von 1970-72, der Saxophon und Flöte bedient. Mit dabei die 3 Schlagzeuger Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison und Jeremy Stacey und ihre gewaltigen Drumsets. Und auch der vor kurzem in die Band zurückgekehrte Drummer Bill Rieflin wird als Keyboarder wieder mitmischen. Laut Bandgründer Robert Fripp wird dieses Doppel-Quartett wahrscheinlich mehr Lärm machen als jemals zuvor. Die Fans erwartet auf jeden Fall wieder ein atemberaubendes musikalisches Feuerwerk von drei Stunden, vollgepackt mit Material aus allen Phasen der nun fast 50-jährigen Bandgeschichte einschließlich 6 historischen Stücken, die KING CRIMSON noch niemals zuvor live gespielt haben. Auch werden nach dem Motto “the music is new whenever it was written” neue Arrangements von Klassikern auftauchen und eine gesunde Portion von neuem Material, wie zum Beispiel Kompositionen für 3 Schlagzeuger als weiteres Highlight.



Hier noch ein kleiner Auszug mit Zitaten der Presse im Rahmen der „King Crimson's Summer 2017 North American Tour“ und worüber sie geschwärmt hat:

Jimi Hendrix saw them at the Marquee in 1969 and declared them to be the best band in the world. In many ways, almost half a century later, they still are.”
ERIC THIESSEN, All About Jazz.

“Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.”
- IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, Quebec

“The band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations...the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.” - REJEAN BEAUCAGE, Voir.ca


“Crimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.” -  JORDAN ZIVITZ, Montreal Gazette

“The uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live to fully embrace their vision - think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.” – WE HEART MUSIC, Minneapolis

“On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight...The blend of mood, melody, ambiance and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.”
– LEE ZIMMERMAN, Goldmine Magazine


INFORMATION ABOUT VIP PACKAGES, SUPPORTS AND MORE….

Royal Package includes/beinhaltet:

*Access to the venue one hour before doors / Zugang in die Halle eine Stunde vor regulärem Einlass
Choice of Central Seating Rows 1-10 / Platz nach Wahl in den Reihen 1-10
*Insights into the world of King Crimson and DGM by David Singleton, producer and manager / Einblick in die Welt von King Crimson und DGM durch David Singleton, Produzent und Manager
*Q&A with one of the eight band members / Fragerunde mit einem der acht Bandmitglieder
*Exclusive Collectors Programme signed by all the members / Exklusives Samuel-Programm, unterschrieben von allen Bandmitgliedern
*Exclusive VIP Laminate / Exklusives VIP Laminat
*Exclusive Crimson Package Tote Bag / Exklusiver Crimson Paket Stoffbeutel
*Exclusive 4 CD King Crimson collectors set / Exklusives 4 CD King Crimson Sammler Set

Courtiers Package includes/beinhaltet:

*Access to the venue half an hour before doors / Zugang in die Halle eine halbe Stunde vor regulärem Einlass
Choice of Central Seating Rows 1-10 / Platz nach Wahl in den Reihen 1-10
*Exclusive Collectors Programme / Exklusives Sammel-Programm
*Exclusive Crimson Package Tote Bag / Exklusiver Crimson Paket Stoffbeutel
*Exclusive 4 CD King Crimson collectors set / Exklusives 4CD King Crimson Sammler Set

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