everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the
fabulous Friars." David Bowie,
February 28th 2014
KING CRIMSON BACK AT FRIARS
DIFFERENT SETS ON EACH OF THE TWO NIGHTS –
THE BOWIE CONNECTION
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
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 ATGtickets.com
(0844 8717607), Ticketmaster and See Tickets.
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.
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