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Prog-rockers rejoice: The music of King Crimson will grace the stage again. This fall, an all-star quartet of Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Danny Carey and Steve Vai will unite as BEAT, a new act celebrating the second act of the progressive pioneers through a sprawling tour across North America. From a Sept. 12 departure from San Jose, Calif., to a Nov. 8 finale in Las Vegas, the supergroup will present 42 performances of mind-bending rock, presenting selections from King Crimson’s revered ‘80s trio of Discipline, Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair

With two of the group’s former members and a blessing from Robert Fripp, this tour guarantees the most authentic live experience of King Crimson’s second iteration since its heyday four decades ago. Belew and Levin, who respectively contributed guitar and bass to the band, find well-suited support in Tool drummer Danny Carey and Steve Vai, the guitarist best known for foundational work with Whitesnake and Frank Zappa. On this exciting outing, founder Fripp shared to Facebook, “This is the project that Adrian Belew called me about last Autumn, a project which I support and fully encourage, and discussed with Steve Vai recently at McCabes in Santa Monica… Even, I suggested the name.”

BEAT will take off from San Jose, Calif.’s San Jose Civic on Sept. 12, beginning a five-stop run along the California coast from that will continue through Phoenix to three nights in the Lone Star State from Sept. 20-22. Next, the group will head to the Southeast, appearing at Atlanta’s The Eastern on Sept. 24 before a 13-show scattershot sprint up the East Coast, including engagements at Orlando, Fla.’s Hard Rock Live on Sept. 27, Washington’s Warner Theatre on Oct. 4, New York’s Beacon Theatre on Oct. 5 and Boston’s Shubert Theatre on Oct. 11, concluding with an Oct. 12 performance at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H.

The quartet will then cross the Northern border for four presentations from Oct. 14-18, following its final Canadian show at Toronto, Ontario’s Massey Hall with four shows in the Mid-Atlantic from Oct. 19-23. After eight Midwest sets, bisected by an Oct. 28 staging at Nashville, Tenn.’s historic Ryman Auditorium, BEAT will wrap its celebratory run in the Mountain West, taking the stage at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Nov. 6 before a final show at Las Vegas’ The Theater at Virgin Hotels on Nov. 8.

“The 1981 through 1984 King Crimson created a music all its own,” Belew shared in a release from the group. “Timeless. Beautiful. Complex. Fierce. For the fans who lived through it then, and the ones who never got to witness it, our aim is to bring it to life again. A monumental task but we’re going for it! There are not enough exclamation points to express my excitement!”

Pre-sale tickets for BEAT’s 2024 tour are available now with code BEATTOUR. General on-sale begins this Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m. local time. Read on for the complete list of tour dates.

BEAT 2024 Tour Dates:

Sept. 12 – San Jose Civic – San Jose, Calif. 
Sept. 13 – Blue Note Napa Summer Sessions at Meritage Resort – Napa, Calif. 
Sept. 14 – The United Theater on Broadway – Los Angeles
Sept. 15 – City National Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, Calif. 
Sept. 17 – Humphrey’s Concerts – San Diego, CA
Sept. 18 – Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix
Sept. 20 – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre – Austin, Texas
Sept. 21 – Bayou Music Centre – Houston
Sept. 22 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas
Sept. 24 – The Eastern – Atlanta
Sept. 26 – The Parker – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sept. 27 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 28 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, Fla.
Sept. 29 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, S.C.
Oct. 01 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, N.C.
Oct. 02 – Carolina Theatre of Durham / Fletcher Hall – Durham, N.C.
Oct. 04. – Warner Theatre – Washington
Oct. 05 – Beacon Theatre – New York
Oct. 06 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, Pa.
Oct. 08 – Carpenter Theater in Dominion Energy Center – Richmond, Va.
Oct. 09 – Count Basie Center – Red Bank, N.J.
Oct. 11 – Shubert Theatre – Boston
Oct. 12 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, N.H.
Oct. 14 – Rebecca Cohen Auditorium – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Oct. 15 – Casino New Brunswick – Moncton, New Brunswick
Oct. 17 – Maisonneuve Theatre – Montreal, Quebec
Oct. 18 – Massey Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 19 – Kodak Center – Rochester, N.Y.
Oct. 21 – The Egg – Albany, N.Y.
Oct. 22 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Pa.
Oct. 23 – Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, Pa.
Oct. 25 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland
Oct. 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati
Oct. 27 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, Mich.
Oct. 28 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 30 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis
Nov. 01 – Copernicus Center – Chicago
Nov. 02 – Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee
Nov. 03 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, Wis.
Nov. 04 – State Theatre – Minneapolis
Nov. 06 – Paramount Theatre – Denver
Nov. 08 – The Theater at Virgin Hotels – Las Vegas