Progressive rock fans rejoice! Guitarist Robert Fripp has announced that King Crimson is back with a new lineup.
Originally formed in 1968, the iconic band has gone through several incarnations, the last of which disbanded in 2009 after a cancelled tour.
The eighth incarnation of King Crimson will be anchored by bassist Tony Levin.
“King Crimson will be back in active duty,” Levin stated on his Facebook page, “starting about a year from now, Sept. 2014, with a new lineup (which includes me, I’m happy to say.)”
Fripp says King Crimson VIII is a “very different reformation” to previous lineups as it includes seven players – four English and three American – with three drummers. The rest of the personnel includes Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk.
The band has plans to start touring by September 2014 in either North or South America with some UK dates thrown in, though Fripp says the primary focus is the U.S.