King Crimson, England’s sensational progressive rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Riverside Theater!
The band was formed in London in 1968 by Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Peter Sinfield, Ian McDonald, and Michael Giles. Their breakthrough came with a live performance at the Rolling Stones free concert in Hyde Park in 1969. Their musical style is best described as a blend of progressive rock (a broad subgenre of rock music that grew out of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk or classical music) and art rock (a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, and is often distinguished by the use of electronic effects and easy listening textures far removed from the propulsive rhythms of early rock). The band’s been through many line up changes over the years and currently consists of Robert (guitar, soundscapes, mellotron, keyboards), Mel Collins (saxophone, flute), Tony Levin (bass guitar, NS upright bass, Chapman Stick, funk fingers, synthesizers, backing vocals), Pat Mastelotto (percussion, acoustic and electronic drums), Gavin Harrison (main drums), Jakko Jakszyk (lead vocals, guitar, flute), Bill Rieflin (keyboards, synthesizer, mellotron, drums, percussion, backing vocals), and Jeremy Stacey (drums, keyboards, backing vocals). They’ve had a stellar career with 13 studio albums.
Don’t miss your chance to see the artists who are widely regarded as one of the pioneers of British progressive rock!