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    Posted: November 19 2007 at 15:27
From king crimson's website, DGMlive.com:


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:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Nov 19, 2007

Ending weeks of speculation in various online communities, Robert Fripp has revealed in his latest online diary that drummer Gavin Harrison (of Porcupine Tree) will be joining King Crimson.

The band will be playing a series of live dates in Chicago’s Park West – most recently the venue to RF and the LoCG appearance in the windy city.  Fripp notes “Park West is a fave venue, and one I have been working for 27 years. The LCG were here in 1989 & 1990…This is also the venue where, according to our current plans for King Crimson’s return to active-service in 2008, preparatory to the 40th. Anniversary Celebration of 2009, The Beast Of Crim will be playing a 4-night residency in August 2008 with KC’s third double-drumming formation.

The first formation: Jamie Muir & Bill Bruford (1972-73);
the second formation: Pat Mastelotto & Bill Bruford (1994-97);
the third formation: Pat Mastelotto & Gavin Harrison.

A fourth double-drumming formation, of 1981-84 (Adrian & Billy B), doesn’t quite count as Adrian’s primary focus was in the front line.”

Harrison is one of the most respected drummers of his generation, adding a prodigious technique to the work of Porcupine Tree as well collaborating with Jakko Jakszyk on The Bruised Romantic Glee Club, and most recently, Drop – an album with bassist and singer, 05Ric and also featuring contributions from Fripp. Some may recall Drop was featured as a DGMLive giveaway (see my review on the blog), perhaps hinting at Harrison's proposed involvement. Only DGMLive  regular, Chocolatefireguard, spotted the listing on King Crimson's myspace site: the top four musicians have been there for a couple of months now.

More details will be announced regarding  rehearsal schedules and ticket availability as soon as we get them.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 15:36
wow, that's all I to say
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:08
Gee Bob, stealing another band's drummer isn't nice.  But then I guess he sort of did this already when sucked Bruford out of Yes.
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:09
Is he quitting PT to do this?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:17
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Is he quitting PT to do this?


I hope not!

But in any case, that's way cool to hear. Way to go Gavin!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:17
Originally posted by Prog-jester Prog-jester wrote:

wow, that's all I to say


My words exactly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:18
Originally posted by Arsillus Arsillus wrote:

Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Is he quitting PT to do this?


I hope not!

But in any case, that's way cool to hear. Way to go Gavin!



Although I believe PT's sucess is growing more and more...this is very good for Gavin. People will take him more seriously as a virtuostic drummer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:40
Just read it on the KC site.  Incredible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:44
Oh God I hope he's not leaving PT....  His drumming on Fear of a Blank Planet was excellent....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:46
I bet he does both.

Oh, and by the way, this is @#&%! AWESOME!!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:48
This is great and all but, only shows in Chicago?
They should tour.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 16:59
The PT and SW sites do not have a thing about this yet.  Hope he is able to do both.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 17:05
Well he was in Blackfield..
Steve Wilson bundles maybe 5 or more projects himself.

I'm sure it can be handled.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 17:21
I know that many on this site frown upon financial success, but I think at this point in their careers sticking with Porcupine Tree will be far more profitable then leaving them to join King Crimson (although I think Bill Bruford learned that previously too).  I think that as enjoyable as it probably will be for him to moonlight with King Crimson, he shouldn't quit his day job.  Especially with the frequency that King Crimson has gone through musicians during their history.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 18:19
Originally posted by darkmatter darkmatter wrote:

Oh God I hope he's not leaving PT....  His drumming on Fear of a Blank Planet was excellent....


he's not leaving porcupine tree, from what i've heard they are taking 2008 off for steven wilson to work on other projects.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 18:29
WOW! i have to say this is the greatest news to me since... ever
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 18:38
Originally posted by 46and2 46and2 wrote:

WOW! i have to say this is the greatest news to me since... ever



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 18:47
BTW: http://www.fripp.com/patriciaandrobertfripp.html

Um... anyone interested? Only 55 bucks... Confused


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 19:14
I have to tell you, I have seen quite a few shows at Park West, and it is a great venue. I had friends there in the '90s that got me in for free. I will get there, and I suggest that anyone who can try as well. Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2007 at 19:44
He played on Black's "Comedy"? Awesome! I heartedly approve of this cat!
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