An Evening with King Crimson
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm
WATCH OUT FOR TICKET BROKERS AND SCALPERS!
Tickets to all performances at MIller Symphony Hall are available exclusively from the theatre’s own box office and web site, which operates in conjunction with our online ticketing vendor, SalesForce. If you purchase tickets from a ticket broker, you are paying a much higher price than you need to. Ticket brokers may make it appear that they have “special access” to the best seats, but all they do is purchase tickets from our box office and resell them to you at a markup. Even when a ticket broker is operating within the law, you still pay much more than you need to, not one cent of the markup goes to the artist or the theatre, and if there is anything wrong with your order, the theatre cannot help you because you did not purchase the tickets from the theatre. Call the Miller Symphony Hall box office at 610-432-6715.
Progressive rock icons King Crimson, have announced an extension to their 2017 North American ‘Radical Action’ Tour, including a stop at right here at Miller Symphony Hall! Famous fans have included everyone from Kanye West and Tool to the late Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.
King Crimson was conceived in 1968, and officially formed in 1969, in the Fulham Palace Cafe, London (Fripp/Ian McDonald/Greg Lake/Michael Giles/Pete Sinfield), coming to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969), described by Pete Townshend as "an uncanny masterpiece", began a career that has spanned nearly five decades. Jimi Hendrix declared them “the best band in the world,“ a tribute to the group’s virtuosity and mind-bending fusion of rock, jazz and classical and avant-garde music.
The current 8-piece lineup – its ninth since 1969 – includes founder Robert Fripp on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, singer-guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, and Mel Collins on flute and saxophones alongside the drummers and multi-instrumentalists, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin. This iteration of the band has been touring since 2014, honoring the band’s strong reputation with three albums and sold out shows across the globe – a testament to the band’s timeless and original sound.
The Seven Principles Of King Crimson
1. May King Crimson bring joy to us all. Including me.
2. If you don’t want to play a part, that’s fine! Give it to someone else - there’s enough of us.
3. All the music is new, whenever it was written.
4. If you don’t know your note, hit C#.
5. If you don’t the time, play in 5. Or 7.
6. If you don’t know what to play, get more gear.
7. If you still don’t know what to play, play nothing.
The Seven Principles
2. Acceptance / Generosity