King Crimson in ‘Action’ with summer tour

King Crimson plans "Radical Action" in North America this summer. Cities on the prog giants' schedule for June and July include Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago. Other dates in the 15-city sweep include San Diego, Toronto, Quebec and Rochester, N.Y. Other notable dates are the Montreal Jazz Festival and a two-night stand in Mexico City. Founder Robert Fripp's web site indicated other tour stops were set for the fall, including New York City. A few of the confirmed venues appeared to have tickets on sale ... and others had yet to even post the listing. The swing is billed as "Radical Action Tour 2017," named after the recent live recordings released as "Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind." The "Monkey Mind" recordings (three CDs, one … [Read more...]

Dead’s Robert Hunter sets rare tour

Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter is hitting the road for eight shows on the East Coast. The wordsmith's performances are few and far between. Hunter, who plays guitar and sings his songs in a voice that's a cross between Harry Chapin and Johnny Cash, begins the tour Sept. 26 in Huntington, N.Y., with stops including Washington, D.C., Allentown, Pa., and Boston. The final show is Oct. 10 in New York City. "I began thinking about touring again and started working on my guitar playing," Hunter told Jambase recently. "I realized I missed it. It's time to hit the road." Hunter is considered a member of the Grateful Dead, having written the words to most of the band's classics, but he never was a performing member. The songwriter joined the Dead in 1967. "Though Bob Weir's words … [Read more...]

Hart Band’s tour rides brain waves

Mickey Hart will dig deep into psycho-acoustic music on his band's upcoming tour, with the drummer donning an EEG cap in order to play "the sounds of my brain." The Mickey Hart Band's "Superorganism" tour begins Aug. 1 in Healdsburg, Calif., with stops in at least 30 cities, including Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas and Athens, Ga. It ends in late September. "Superorganism" is the band's new album, set for release Aug. 13. For Hart's last album, "Mysterium Tremendum," he "sonified" light waves from space, working with astronomers. This time, it's a journey inward, into the body's microcosmos. The longtime Grateful Dead drummer has been working with neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley on a project called Rhythm and the Brain, which seeks … [Read more...]

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