Two great prog-rock groups have confirmed two gigs in Tel Aviv the past week.
The Crimson ProjeKCt, consisting of three original KC members Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelloto and 3 younger players will play one concert in Tel Aviv, scheduled for March 5th 2014, in the Tel Aviv Mann Auditorium (“Heichal Hatarbut” hall). This will be the first time King Crimson songs have been played in Israel by actual members of the group. Robert Fripp will not be there, but it’s still KC for us.
Crimson ProjeKCt will play King Crimson classics from the 80’s and 90’s, and maybe a couple of stuff from the 70’s (like RED and Larks’ Tounges). The Israeli crowd will not be very happy to listen to newer stuff like “Stick Men”, although it’s a fine album by Tony Levin’s group. It’s a tricky show, since Robert Fripp announced yet-another reformation of KC due in September 2014. Belew was clearly faster with this one.
Steven Wilson will also visit Israel soon – November 16th 2013, actually. Wilson lived in Tel Aviv for quite a while, and he hasn’t forgotten Israel. So after bringing Porcupine Tree here in July 7th 2010, Wilson will arrive with a group of astounding musicians (Guthrie Govan – lead guitar; Nick Beggs – bass; Adam Holzman – keyboards; Marco Minnemann – drums; Theo Travis – winds) for a one-time performance at “Reading 3” club at Tel Aviv’s northern bay.
Wilson is working hard promoting his recent acclaimed release, The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories), co-produced by the famed Alan Parsons. We’re really lucky to be included in one of his tour dates.