The Crimson ProjeKCt, the King Crimson offshoot band featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph, will be touring Australia and New Zealand in January 2014, playing a three-hour set which includes material by Stick Men (Levin, Mastelotto and Reuter), The Adrian Belew Power Trio (Belew, Slick and Ralph), then a huge Crimsonfest featuring more than an hour of material, including Belew, Levin and Mastelotto as a trio before all six musicians take the stage. The tour includes shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle. Here’s the press release and info on the premium ticket package, which involves a meet & greet as well as plenty of exclusive goodies.
Press Release: The Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring 3 current members of that historic band. Adrian Belew and Tony Levin joined King Crimson in 1981, giving birth to the 4th incarnation of the band (alongside Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford). Pat Mastelotto joined in 1994, initiating the double-trio phase. They last played together as King Crimson in 2008.
Belew, Levin and Mastelotto still have a large influence on popular culture due in part to their critically acclaimed work with some of the world’s most influential artists, such as Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, John Lennon, and Nine Inch Nails.
In 2009 Tony and Pat formed the trio Stick Men which also features Markus Reuter on touch guitar. (Markus is an accomplished composer who learned the Crimson repertoire first-hand from Robert Fripp.) Stick Men have released 4 studio albums to date and tour the world regularly.
In 2006, Adrian Belew formed what was to become a long-term live project known as The Adrian Belew Power Trio. The lineup features Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph. The trio routinely tours the world, and has released several albums together including the acclaimed “E”.
Adrian Belew: “What happens is this: Stick Men play a set of their music (which includes a Krimson track or two), then the Power Trio plays a set of my music (which also includes a Krimson track), then Tony and Pat and I play a Krimson song (as yet another trio), and then comes the big finale: both trios play more than an hours-worth of Krimson music as a double trio!”
“It’s a helluva show! Nearly 3 hours long! For me and Tony and Pat it’s a way to celebrate the King Crimson music we’ve been a part of since King Crimson is currently taking a break.”
In the summer of 2012 this sextet supported Dream Theater on a US tour under the name The Crimson ProjeKCt and have retained this moniker ever since. The Crimson ProjeKCt has toured the United States twice, and performed in both Russia and Japan.
“Tony and myself discussed the not-easily-doable name of Stick Men & The Adrian Belew Power Trio That Do A Set Of King Crimson Music. Tony’s suggestion was ProjeKct Krimson. Mine was The Crimson ProjeKCt.” (Robert Fripp’s diary, Saturday, 14th April 2012)
Tuesday January 7th – The Studio, Auckland
Thursday January 9th – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Friday January 10th – Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday January 11th – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Tuesday January 14th – Fly By Night, Fremantle
TICKETS ON SALE 12.00PM NOON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST
All tickets purchased in November come with 4 free MP3s!!
PREMIUM TICKET PACKAGE
Limited availability of Premium Package tickets available that include:
Crimson ProjeKCt Australian & New Zealand only compilation CD (not for sale separately)
Limited Edition A3 thick card tour poster (not for sale separately)
2 items signed by Crimson ProjeKCt members
A photo with the Crimson ProjeKCt on your personal phone or camera