It appears that highly influential English prog-rock band King Crimson will be touring the U.S. in 2017. As Jambase reported, guitarist and founding member Robert Fripp broke the news in a diary entry on his website. According to Fripp, the tour will kick off in Seattle—where the band wrapped up their last U.S. tour in 2014—and continue down the West Coast in June and July. Fripp also mentioned an East Coast tour in the fall. This is exciting news for fans of the legendary band.
Formed in England in the late 1960s, King Crimson is widely regarded as the forefathers of progressive rock and have been cited by numerous bands and artists, spanning many genres, as a huge influence. Besides influencing 70s prog-rock bands like Yes, Genesis, and Rush, King Crimson has been cited as an influence by bands like Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Tool, Bad Religion, and Mudvayne. The band is also closely associated with acts like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Foreigner, and Bad Company. While they have undergone numerous personnel changes since their inception, the band has maintained it’s cult following and heavy influence on contemporary rock.
You can check out one of their most famous songs, "In The Court of the Crimson King" below.