Dr. Phillips Center Presents

King Crimson

with special guests: The California Guitar Trio
July 26, 2021 | Frontyard Festival™, Presented by AdventHealth | Mainstage at Seneff Arts Plaza

King Crimson

July 26, 2021 | Frontyard Festival™, Presented by AdventHealth | Mainstage at Seneff Arts Plaza


Part of our one-of-a-kind Frontyard Festival™—six months of socially distant, live outdoor entertainment and unique experiences, including food and drinks delivered to your box from on-site restaurants.



When King Crimson returns to action this July, it will be the seventh year that the band has toured since returning to performing live in 2014, a run only interrupted by the lockdown in 2020. In that time, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself, something Robert Fripp noted after the band’s performance in Pompeii, Italy’s famous amphitheater:

In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples. King Crimson moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band's position in the world has changed level.” Robert Fripp

The band's shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many songs from their seminal 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend as an “uncanny masterpiece.” The 7-piece line-up play many historic pieces, which Crimson has never previously played live, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics—“the music is new whenever it was written.” There are also new instrumentals and songs, as well as compositions by the three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, which are a regular highlight. A unique show, where seven of the best musicians in the world play music without distraction or adornment.

Robert Fripp, though best known for his work in King Crimson, has contributed to numerous albums by players as diverse as Brian Eno, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Talking Heads, Daryl Hall, The Roches, Peter Hammill, Keith Tippett, David Sylvian, The Orb, and The Grid. His 1979 solo album, Exposure was described as “the Sergeant Pepper of avant punk.” He has appeared twice in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarist Of All Time poll, although Fripp claims these are likely to have been mistakes by the typesetter.

Robert Fripp is joined by Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk, Mel Collins, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, and Jeremy Stacey.


Royal VIP package:

  • Early access to the venue and merchandise before general admission
  • Seating in the front six rows
  • Insights into the world of King Crimson and DGM by David Singleton, producer and manager ("the ninth man")
  • Personal insights and answers from one of the seven band members
  • Programm signed by all the members.
  • VIP Laminate
  • Exclusive Tote Bag
  • Previously unreleased King Crimson multiple CD set



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