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Steve Vai, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, and Tool‘s drumming maestro Danny Carey have joined forces to create a new supergroup, aptly named Beat. But what’s truly mind-blowing? They’re set to resurrect the iconic sounds of King Crimson, under the guidance of none other than Robert Fripp himself.

Fripp announced his enthusiastic support for the project on his Facebook page, revealing he even suggested the band’s name: “This is the project that Adrian Belew called me about last Autumn. A project that I support and fully encourage, and discussed with Steve Vai recently at McCabes in Santa Monica (March 3, 2024). Even, I suggested the name.”

This isn’t entirely out of the blue. In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar‘s “On the Record” podcast, Vai hinted at a mysterious project coming up in the fall, mentioning the difficulty of learning the music.

“Personally, it’s gonna take me all summer to get this music under my fingers because the guitar player that played in this band was a complete beast, an absolute animal, and very difficult parts.”

Considering his comments and the caliber of musicians involved, the pieces now perfectly fit the puzzle: a tribute to the complex and challenging works of King Crimson. Color us excited, and catch the band at one of the dates below. Get your tickets here.

9/12 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
9/13 Napa, CA Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort
9/14 Los Angeles, CA The United Theater on Broadway
9/15 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
9/17 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts
9/18 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
9/20 Austin, TX The Paramount Theatre
9/21 Houston, TX Bayou Music Centre
9/22 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
9/24 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
9/26 Fort Lauderdale, FL The Parker
9/27 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
9/28 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
9/29 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
10/01 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
10/02 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall
10/04 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
10/05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/06 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
10/08 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center
10/09 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Center
10/11 Boston, MA Shubert Theatre
10/12 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/14 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohen Auditorium
10/15 Moncton, NB Casino New Brunswick
10/17 Montreal, QC Theatre Maisonneuve
10/18 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/19 Rochester, NY Kodak Center
10/21 Albany, NY The Egg
10/22 Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
10/23 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
10/25 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/26 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
10/27 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/28 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/30 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
11/01 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
11/02 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
11/03 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
11/04 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
11/06 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
11/08 Las Vegas, NV The Theater at Virgin Hotels

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