New King Crimson outfit Beat detail North American tour

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Beat, the new King Crimson-related quartet put together by Adrian Belew and featuring Crimson and Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin, Tool drummer Danny Carey and guitarist Steve Vai, have detailed a full US tour for September, October and November this year. They'll be performing music from King Crimson's three 1980s albums, Discipline, Beat and Three Of A Perfect Pair.

The dates feature on the band's new website, which went live over the weekend. The news comes after weeks of speculation following the announcement of a single live show at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay in San Diego on September 17. You can watch a new video trailer for the tour and all the dates below.

"This is going to be quite a tour," exclaims Levin. "Revisiting some of my favourite 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."

"I am very excited to share the stage with three of my favourite musicians on the planet," adds Carey. "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."

Last month Robert Fripp lent his blessing to the band, saying, "This is the project that Adrian Belew called me about last Autumn, a project which I support and fully encourage, and discussed with Steve Vai recently at McCabes in Santa Monica. Even, I suggested the name."

Thus far there has been no news on dates outside of North America.

Beat 2024 North American tour

Sep 12: San Jose Civic, CA
Sep 13: Napas Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort, CA
Sep 14: Los Angeles The United Theater on Broadway, CA
Sep 15: Anaheim City National Grove of Anaheim, CA
Sep 17: San Diego Humphrey’s Concerts, CA
Sep 18: Phoenix Celebrity Theatre, AZ
Sep 20: Austin The Paramount Theatre, TX
Sep 21: Houston Bayou Music Centre, TX
Sep 22: Dallas Majestic Theatre, TX
Sep 24: Atlanta The Eastern, GA
Sep 26: Fort Lauderdale The Parker, FL
Sep 27: Orlando Hard Rock Live, FL
Sep 28: Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall, FL
Sep 29: Charleston Music Hall, SC
Oct 01: Charlotte Knight Theater, NC
Oct 02: Carolina Durham Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall, NC
Oct 04: Washington Warner Theatre, DC
Oct 05: New York Beacon Theatre, NY
Oct 06: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Oct 08: Richmond Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center, VA
Oct 09: Red Bank Count Basie Center, NJ
Oct 11: Boston Shubert Theatre, MA
Oct 12: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH
Oct 14: Halifax Rebecca Cohen Auditorium, NS
Oct 15: Moncton Casino New Brunswick, NB
Oct 17: Montreal Theatre Maisonneuve, QC
Oct 18: Toronto Massey Hall, ON
Oct 19: Rochester Kodak Center, NY
Oct 21: Albany The Egg, NY
Oct 22: Greenburg Palace Theatre, PA
Oct 23: Reading Santander Performing Arts Center, PA
Oct 25: Cleveland Agora Theatre, OH
Oct 26: Cincinnati Taft Theatre, OH
Oct 27: Royal Oak Music Theatre, MI
Oct 28: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Oct 30: Indianapolis Murat Theatre, IN
Nov 01: Chicago Copernicus Center, IL
Nov 02: Milwaukee Pabst Theatre, WI
Nov 03: Madison Orpheum Theater, WI
Nov 04: Minneapolis State Theatre, MN
Nov 06: Denver Paramount Theatre, CO
Nov 08: Las Vegas The Theater at Virgin Hotels, NV

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.