Due to the coronavirus pandemic, King Crimson has postponed its 2020 tour, which had been scheduled to stop at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, June 22, and feature the Zappa Band (led by former Frank Zappa collaborators) as the opening act.
The new date is not yet available.
The band released a statement on its website, dgmlive.com, calling the decision “difficult, but inevitable,” and saying:
“Although it is possible that some venues in the US and Canada may open again in time for shows this June and July, there seems little possibility that the threat from Coronavirus will have completely faded – and we have no desire to risk the health of the band, the crew or the audience. No-one should have to decide between a concert and a threat to their health.
“We have been in discussion with the various concert promoters, all of whom remain very keen to host King Crimson shows, and it is our intention wherever possible to play exactly the same dates with the Zappa Band on very similar dates in 2021. The rescheduled dates will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
“This should leave fans with the option of either ticket refunds, or attending the rescheduled concerts next year.
“In the coming week, we will also be contacting all those who have bought Royal Packages directly from DGMLive so that they can make the same decision.
“In the meantime, we wish everyone the very best of health, and hope to see you next year.”
The current King Crimson lineup features its founder, guitarist Robert Fripp, along with saxophonist Mel Collins, bassist Tony Levin, singer Jakko Jakszyk and drummers Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey.
Other Northeast venues on the band’s six-week, North American We Paint Electric Rhythm Colour Tour had included the Mann Center in Philadelphia, June 14; and Forest Hill Stadium in New York, June 19.
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