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Steve Vai & Tool’s Danny Carey To Partake In King Crimson Tribute Tour With Adrian Belew & Tony Levin


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Tool drummer Danny Carey will be out this fall as part of King Crimson tribute tour. That undertaking will find King Crimson alumni Adrian Belew (vocals/guitar, etc.) and Tony Levin (bass/vocals) serving as the core, with acclaimed guitar hero Steve Vai rounding out the roster.

The aforementioned quartet will be performing live renditions of material from three of the aforementioned English prog rock outfit’s 1980s albums, “Discipline“, “Beat” and “Three Of A Perfect Pair“. Referencing that, the collective have taken to calling themselves Beat, adopting the title of the aforementioned 1982 King Crimson record.

Speaking on their plans for the run, the parties involved commented:

Adrian Belew:

“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. A monumental task but we’re going for it! There are not enough exclamation points to express my excitement!”

Steve Vai:

“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 ’80s (and beyond) with truly inspired musicians. 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.

Father Robert Fripp is one of our historical geniuses. His highly specific and exceptionally brilliant guitar technique is studied and revered. His contribution to the quality of my musical life, and so many others is supreme. I can assure the fans of KC that I will be putting my best foot forward to respect this great music with the care and intensity it deserves. Did I say ‘sparks will fly’?”

Tony Levin:

“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. So, Road Dogs are coming to your area soon.”

Danny Carey:

“I am very excited to share the stage with three of my favorite musicians on the planet. 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. I think I can speak for all of us when I say I hope all of our fans are as excited as we are about this tour.”

An artist pre-sale launched today (April 02nd) via beat-tour.com (password: ‘BEATTOUR’). The general onsale will be up this Friday, April 05th at 10:00am local time.

09/12 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
09/13 Napa, CA – Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – The United Theater on Broadway
09/15 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
09/17 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts
09/18 Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
09/20 Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre
09/21 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Centre
09/22 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
09/24 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
09/26 Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Parker
09/27 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/28 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
09/29 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
10/01 Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater
10/02 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall
10/04 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10/05 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
10/06 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/08 Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center
10/09 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center
10/11 Boston, MA – Shubert Theatre
10/12 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/14 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohen Auditorium
10/15 Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
10/17 Montreal, QC – Theatre Maisonneuve
10/18 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/19 Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
10/21 Albany, NY – The Egg
10/22 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
10/23 Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
10/25 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/26 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
10/27 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/28 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/30 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
11/01 Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
11/02 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
11/03 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
11/04 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
11/06 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
11/08 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels

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