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Robert Fripp confirms King Crimson return

By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2013

Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp has announced that King Crimson will return next year for live performances with a new line-up. As well as founder member Fripp, the new version of the band includes multi-instrumentalist Mel Collins, returning for the first time since 1972, and longtime bassist Tony Levin.

Fripp told Uncut: “The first performance will take place in either North or South America. There will be rehearsals primarily in England, and the final batch of rehearsals will most likely be in America in August or September 2014. There is a plan to include the UK in the tour dates, but it depends on a number of circumstances. Right now the primary geographical focus is the United States”.

The reunion comes after Fripp’s long running legal dispute with Universal was finally resolved last year. Prior to that, Fripp told the Financial Times in an interview that he had all but given up music, saying: “My life as a professional musician is a joyless exercise in futility. I couldn’t concentrate on music. So I made the choice to give up my career as a musician in the frontline to deal with the business. It’s too debilitating”.

Apparently it’s all alright now. Hurrah!