PROGRESSIVE ROCKERS KING CRIMSON TO PERFORM AT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE IN DELRAY BEACH AS SECOND STOP OF 2021 “MUSIC IS OUR FRIEND” TOURJune 7, 2021 2:26 pm
Delray Beach, FL (June 7, 2021) — Progressive rock brand King Crimson will be performing at Old School Square in Delray Beach, Florida, on Friday, July 23, the second stop on their recently-announced “Music is our Friend” North American tour- their first tour since the year that silenced live music.
“The Crimson Beast Is in Go! Mode. Totally excellent news! Much hooraying! Glad times are here!” said guitarist and founding member Robert Fripp. “The Crimson Beast Of Terror has woken from its enforced slumbering and is venturing out to stomp flat the psyches of innocents not yet experienced in the hammering onslaught of King Crimson’s uncompromising pounding – bish! bish! bish! – before turning on a beat to jellify hearts with gut-wrenching passion and soul-squeezing epic unfoldings to remind us that we are all mere subjects in the unfolding drama of the universe’s unfathomable mysteries while simultaneously rocking out and having a great time bopping about with Tony and Bobby and Gavin and Jakko and Mel and Pat and Jezza too.”
Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 11, at 12 PM EST exclusively on AXS.com. Within Old School Square’s open-air pavilion, purchasers will have the option to select Pod or Individual tickets. The 68 sectioned-off pod spaces are available closest to the stage for groups of up to four for those that desire greater distancing. Another 1,200 individual seated tickets are available on the lawn behind the pod area, which also maintain a safe level distancing between each seat.
Ticket holders will also have the option to purchase a VIP Royal package at DGMLive.com. The VIP Royal package includes: early access to the venue and merchandise prior to general admission, seating in the front six rows, an exclusive open discussion with producer and manager David Singleton into the world of King Crimson and DGM by David Singleton, complete with an appearance and personal insights from one of the band members, a program signed by all band members, a VIP Laminate, an exclusive tote bag, and a previously unreleased King Crimson multiple CD set.
This will be the seventh year that London-born King Crimson has toured since returning to performing live in 2014, a run only interrupted by the lockdown in 2020. In that time, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself. The band’s shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many songs from their seminal 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend as an “uncanny masterpiece.” The 7-piece line-up play many historic pieces, which Crimson has never previously played live, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written.” There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. A unique show, where seven of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment.
The historic, now state-of-the art Pavilion at Old School Square was one of the first venues in the nation to research, design and plan a reopening with a pod-style seating layout that is safe and sustainable, and that allows artists to bring live music and entertainment back into the lives of its patrons and community members at a time they need it most. Tickets are now available with sectioned-off pod spaces for groups, as well as distanced individual seating. Touchless payment has been implemented at all venue purchase points, rigorous and regular sanitation of all facilities within the Old School Square campus are practiced, and staff and volunteers are required to wear masks on premises at all times Old School Square’s safe staged reopening approach has garnered support nationally and locally by municipalities and world-class artists. Old School Square is located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. For more information, visit OldSchoolSquare.org.
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