Prog legends King Crimson announced for the Frontyard Festival in downtown Orlando this summer


  • Photo courtesy the Dr. Phillips Center
The concert calendar for the Frontyard Festival at the Dr. Phillips Center has been quiet for a few weeks, but they've just added some powerhouse events for this summer. Most notably, that includes country star Travis Tritt and — even wilder — progressive rock legends King Crimson. Surely worth braving the sticky summer sun.

On Monday, July 26, the Frontyard Festival lawn will become a veritable "court of the crimson king" with the reconvened King Crimson, including leading light and guitarist Robert Fripp. (Fripp was last seen entertaining us during a good portion of the pandemic with the "Sunday Lunch" series of playful cover song videos with his wife Toyah Wilcox-Fripp.)

KC were supposed to play the Dr. Phillips Center indoors almost exactly one year ago, so it's good to see this show finally becoming a reality. This run of North American dates for King Crimson is affectionately dubbed the "Music Is Our Friend" tour, and kicks off in Florida with a Clearwater show. Tour support comes from the California Guitar Trio.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11, at noon through the Dr. Phillips Center.

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