King Crimson will reopen Fox Theatre with tour stop in July

King Crimson's farewell tour will reopen the Fox Theatre in July.
King Crimson's farewell tour will reopen the Fox Theatre in July.

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King Crimson will welcome fans to the Fox Theatre for the first time in more than a year this summer.

The venerable British prog-rock band will play the Atlanta venue at 7:30 p.m. July 27, the initial event there since closing during the pandemic and a precursor to the monthlong kickoff of “Hamilton” on Aug. 22.

While not officially a “farewell” tour, King Crimson said the band has no plans to tour beyond this year.

Tickets will be sold for only half of the Fox’s 4,600 capacity and in pods (the smallest in groups of two; single seats might be available closer to the concert). Priced from $79.50-$149.50, tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 via foxtheatre.org and 1-855-285-8499.

Other COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Masks are recommended and contactless ticketing and app ordering for concessions will be available.

While never a blockbuster on the charts (the band’s most familiar song, “The Court of the Crimson King,” peaked at No. 80 in the U.S.), King Crimson has retained a cult following throughout it 50-plus-year career.

The band returned to touring in 2014 and is still steered by founding member Robert Fripp. He will be joined by Mel Collins on brass, Tony Levin on bass/keyboards, Jakko Jakszyk on guitar, flute and keyboards and a trio of drummers – Pat Mastelotto, Jeremy Stacey and Gavin Harrison.

King Crimson tour dates:

July 22, 2021 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

July 23, 2021 - Delray Beach, FL - Old School Square

July 24, 2021 - St. Augustine, FL - St Augustine Ampitheater

July 26, 2021 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Walt Disney Theater

July 27, 2021 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox

July 28, 2021 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

July 30, 2021 - Fort Worth, TX - Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

July 31, 2021 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center

August 2, 2021 - Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddlers Green Amiptheater

August 3, 2021 - Sandy, UT - Sandy Ampitheater

August 5, 2021- Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion*

August 6, 2021 - Los Angeles - The Greek*

August 7, 2021 - Scottsdale, AZ - Talking Stick Ballroom

August 23, 2021 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC*

August 24, 2021 - Northampton, MA - The Pines Theater*

August 26, 2021 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC*

August 27, 2021 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Ampitheater*

August 28, 2021 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Ampitheater*

August 29, 2021 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia*

August 31, 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller High Life Theatre*

September 1, 2021 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*

September 2, 2021 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center @ The Heights*

September 4, 2021 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center*

September 5, 2021 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl*

September 7, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center*

September 9, 2021 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium*

September 10, 2021 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion*

September 11, 2021 - Washington, DC - The Anthem*

(*Support “The Zappa Band”)

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