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LATEST NEWS......last updated on 20th August 2015

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"Memories are everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the fabulous Friars." David Bowie, February 28th 2014



Excitement is building as the Friars Aylesbury King Crimson dates approach. The Friars dates on 31st August and 1st September will be the first proper dates that King Crimson have played in the UK since the eighties and they will be playing material right across their career going right back to their classic first album ‘In The Court of The Crimson King’. 

We have also just heard that the band will be playing different sets on the two Friars dates. Also Robert Fripp will be presenting a Soundscape presentation from 7.00pm to 7.30pm each night which will also be different each night. 

King Crimson first played Friars Aylesbury way back in July 1969 when Friars was based at the New Friarage Hall in Walton Street and used to run on Monday nights. It was the only date of the 50 dates that Friars presented in its first year that sold out. It is fitting therefore that this triumphant return of one of the most important bands of the 20th century should also be on a Monday night. 

David Stopps has interviewed King Crimson lead singer and second guitarist Jakko Jakszyk about the upcoming Friars dates in 4 parts which are available to view on Youtube, The first part is now on the Friars YouTube channel below

Friars has always been very much associated with David Bowie and there is a strong Bowie connection with these dates. Legendary King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp played guitar on Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ album and his ‘Scary Monsters’ album. Fripp’s guitar on Bowie’s single ‘Fashion’ has to be one of the most classic guitar parts of all time. 

The 2015 King Crimson are Robert Fripp (guitar), Mel Collins (sax - played with Camel at Friars 3 times), Tony Levin (bass – played with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel at Friars), Jakko Jakszyk (vocals/guitar – guest vocalist with Steve Hackett at Friars in 2013) and no less than three drummers; Pat Mastellotto, Gavin Harrison and Bill Reiflin. 

Robert Fripp will be presenting his ‘Soundscape’ audio presentation from 7.00pm to 7.30pm each night and the King Crimson show will start at 7.30pm. 

Tickets are available from (0844 8717607), Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

 Also from the Aylesbury Waterside Box Office  If you are able to pay in person by cash or debit card, you will save on fees. The ticket prices are £35-£55 and are the cheapest on the whole tour.



MISSING POSTERS - Can you help? A list of posters we have yet to trace

Full picture gallery from Stackridge 2014

Report from the exhibition preview night 28th February 2014 Pics here

Marillion - how good was that gig? - see special report here.

Steve Hackett report

Specials report

Special Ziggy at 40 feature here

RIP Lol Coxhill - obituary by Kris Needs


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