Beat will see the foursome play King Crimson’s iconic albums live

Former King Crimson members Adrian Belew and Tony Levin band together with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and explosive Tool drummer Danny Carey for the first time to create Beat, a creative reinterpretation of the three iconic 80s King Crimson albums – Discipline, Beat, and Three Of A Perfect Pair. They will come together this fall for an extensive tour across North America performing repertoire from these three King Crimson iconic albums The Beat Tour will begin in San Jose, CA on September 12th at San Jose Civic with the final show planned for November 8th at Las Vegas, NV’s The Theater at Virgin Hotels.

Presales are under way, with the general on-sale set for Friday, April 5 atth 10 am local time.

“The 1981 through 1984 King Crimson created a music all its own,” Belew shares. “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!”

“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,” Vai states. “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.” He continues, “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?'”

“This is going to be quite a tour. Revisiting some of my favorite music is a treat in itself, but in the 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,” Levin comments.

“I am very excited to share the stage with three of my favorite musicians on the planet,” Carey adds. “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.”

The vision for this undertaking emanated from the initial dialogue between Angelo Bundini aka Scrote and Adrian Belew. Tour Producer Bundini recalls, “When Adrian called me to help bring his idea to fruition, I immediately thought it best to focus on the 80s albums: Discipline, Beat, and Three Of A Perfect Pair. These three records famously marked Adrian and Tony’s entry into King Crimson. Their fluid, melodic virtuosity, and Fripp’s and Bruford’s dramatic precision created a totally unique, dynamic push and pull that would influence nearly every rock musician and/or band going forward for years, if not decades, to come.”

Both a meet & greet and a VIP tour package will be available for purchase. The M&G includes one premium ticket in the first five rows, early entry, pre-show meet & greet, a personal photograph captured, a limited edition autographed poster, a Beat challenge coin, tote bag, an exclusive merch item, and an official laminate and lanyard. There is limited availability with pricing set at 200.00. For the VIP tour package, buyers will receive one premium reserved seat in the first 15 rows, a limited edition Beat tour poster autographed, the challenge coin, an exclusive tour merch item, and a commemorative laminate and lanyard. Availability is limited to 100.

Beat 2024 Tour Dates:

Sept 12 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
Sept 13 – Napa, CA @ Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort
Sept 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The United Theater on Broadway
Sept 15 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Sept 17 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts
Sept 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Sept 20 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
Sept 21 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Centre
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Sept 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Sept 26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Parker
Sept 27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Sept 28 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sept 29 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Oct 1 – Charlotte, NC @ Knight Theater
Oct 2 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall
Oct 4 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Oct 5 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Oct 6 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
Oct 8 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center
Oct 9 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center
Oct 11 – Boston, MA @ Shubert Theatre
Oct 12 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Oct 14 – Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohen Auditorium
Oct 15 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
Oct 17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Maisonneuve
Oct 18 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Oct 19 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center
Oct 21 – Albany, NY @ The Egg
Oct 22 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
Oct 23 – Reading, PA @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Oct 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Oct 27 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
Nov 1 – Chicago, IL @ Copernicus Center
Nov 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
Nov 3 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Nov 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
Nov 6 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels