Published Apr 13, 2020King Crimson were set to spend the summer on a hefty North American tour to celebrate 50 years of their debut album, but thanks to the coronavirus they've had to postpone the trek. This includes their upcoming stops in Ontario and Quebec.
The band shared the following statement about the postponement:
King Crimson have taken the difficult, but inevitable decision to postpone this summer's tour of North America for a year. Although it is possible that some venues in the US and Canada may open again in time for shows this June and July, there seems little possibility that the threat from Coronavirus will have completely faded — and we have no desire to risk the health of the band, the crew or the audience. No one should have to decide between a concert and a threat to their health.
The tour is now expected to be rebooked for similar or identical dates but in 2021. Of course, some are guessing that concerts won't be back until next fall, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Bill Rieflin — a drummer who had performed with King Crimson, as well as Ministry and KMFDM — died of cancer last month at the age of 59.
06/05 St. Augustine, FL - St Augustine Amphitheatre
06/06 Miami, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre
06/08 Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Walt Disney
06/09 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
06/10 Memphis, TN - Graceland Soundstage
06/12 Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
06/13 Portsmouth, VA - Union Bank Pavilion
06/14 Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center
06/16 Glens Falls, NY - Cool Insuring Arena
06/18 Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Pavilion
06/19 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
06/20 New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl
06/22 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
06/24 Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center - The Heights
06/25 Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
06/26 Detroit, MI - Meadowbrook Amp
06/28 Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavillion
06/30 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
07/01 Lewiston, NY - Artpark
07/05 Chicago, IL - Ravinia
07/07 Montreal, QC - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Palace des Arts
07/09 Quebec City, QC - Festival d'ete
07/11 Ottawa, ON - Bluesfest
07/12 Rama, ON - Casino Rama