Legendary King Crimson to Sweden for double concerts!

By on November 27, 2017

The legendary progressive rock band King Crimson takes their “Uncertain Times European Tour” to Sweden for two concerts at Circus in Stockholm – Thursday 5 July and Friday 6 July.
Tickets will be released on Friday, December 1st at 10.00.

King Crimson was founded in London in 1968, and has been influential in several branches of rock music for almost 50 years. The band includes both jazz, folk music and psychedelia in its music and debuted with the legendary album “In the Court of the Crimson King” in 1969, which featured the song “21st Century Schizoid Man”. The band’s latest studio album came in 2003, in the form of “The Power to Believe”.

With the three drummers Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboard, guitarist and founder Robert Fripp, this “double quartet” will cause more noise than ever before. To top this eight piece band, we also see Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and song, Tony Levin on bass and Mel Collins on saxophone and flute.

This three-hour concert is packed with material from the band’s entire periods along with six historical tracks they have never played live before. All this along with a good dose of new material, including new compositions for three drummers, which is a standing highlight of each concert.

This wrote the press after the summer’s North America 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

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm