King Crimson to Tour North America with The Zappa Band Summer 2020

King Crimson will be playing one tour this year in USA and Canada during June and July 2020. Except for shows such as the Ottawa Blues Festival, all the dates will be double bills with the Zappa Band.

“The Summer tour will be a throwback one for us in a few ways; great to be going back to outdoor venues, some of them the ‘sheds’ we played in the 1980’s. And we’ll be travelling by tour bus, old school! As for what pieces we’ll play, that hasn’t been decided yet, but will likely be a wide selection from the 50 years of Crimson repertoire. With 7 players on stage we can cover it all.” – Tony Levin

Since King Crimson’s return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sell-out shows all over the world their three-hour shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many of the songs from their seminal 1969 album In The Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend, as an “uncanny masterpiece”. The new 7-piece line-up plays many historic pieces that Crimson has never 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 the 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.

King Crimson is:
Robert Fripp
Tony Levin
Jakko Jakszyk
Mel Collins
Jeremy Stacey
Gavin Harrison
Pat Mastelotto

Tour dates:
June 4 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 5 – St. Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre
June 6 – Miami, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre
June 8 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Walt Disney
June 9 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
June 10 – Memphis, TN – Graceland Soundstage
June 12 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 13 – Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank Pavilion
June 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
June 16 – Glens Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
June 18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Pavilion
June 19 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
June 20 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl
June 22 – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
June 24 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center @ The Heights
June 25 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
June 26 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Amp
June 28 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavillion
June 30 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
July 1 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
July 5 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia
July 7 – Montreal, QC – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier – Palace des Arts
July 9 – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete
July 11 – Ottawa, ON – Bluesfest
July 12 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama

For more information:
painting by Francesca Sundsten


“The Zappa Band” is composed primarily of former ZAPPA alumni. The touring unit is: Ray White (lead vocals, guitar), Mike Keneally (guitar, keys, vocals), Scott Thunes (bassist) and Robert Martin (keyboards, sax, vocals). Also joining are ZPZ alums Jamie Kime (guitar) and ZAPPA archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers (drums, vocals). The band will be performing a strong mix of Zappa classics along with new and rare Zappa compositions. This is the ultimate Zappa alumni band in partnership the Zappa Trust. Don’t miss your chance to see these virtuosos perform live!


Joe Deninzon Speaks To Fans About SonicVoyageFest In The Midst of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

So I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. StratospheeriusDyanne Potter Voegtlin Dark Beauty booked this mini-tour months ago and worked our asses off to promote it. We are aware of state governments’ ban on gatherings of over 250 people and the risk of the Coronavirus. We were on the phone for many hours yesterday with all the venues and with each other contemplating what to do. Are we being jerks for not cancelling our shows, knowing the turnout will be minuscule, knowing that Broadway is dark, major symphony orchestras and international touring bands have all cancelled their tours and concerts for at least the coming month, or more…?

But you know what? All the venues we spoke with don’t want to cancel, we all want to play, and the few people that came to the first two shows had a great time! We get it that people are scared and taking precautions by staying home. We respect everyone’s decision to do so. 

….But FUCK it! People need music now more than ever. They need entertainment. They need some soul food. We can still get together in intimate low-capacity venues, bump elbows, and hear some live music, support artists, and support each other. So the three bands and their members, after much deliberation, have made a collective decision to move forward with the shows. Here are the two remaining shows on our tour. If you’re in the area and feel brave enough, come and support us. We will love you if you do and we will still love you if you don’t.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

-JD & friends

Tonight: 7 P.M.
NJ Proghouse Concert Series
Roxy & Dukes
745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ 08812

Tomorrow night, 7 P.M.
118 N. Main St.
Nyack, NY

The Watch Has Postponed Some Live Dates Due To Coronavirus

It’s with great regret that we have to announce that some of the shows of our European tour 2020 have to be postponed due to the current global crisis for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We ask for your understanding and patience in this moment until we are able to tell you more.

The following concerts are rescheduled for a later date we hope to announce as soon as possible:

13.3 Rome – rescheduled date to be announced
14.3 Bologna – rescheduled date to be announced
20.3 Reichenbach – rescheduled date to be announced
21.3 Schwetzingen – rescheduled on 30.10.2021
27.3 Hamburg – rescheduled date to be announced
28.3 Louvain La Nueve – rescheduled date to be announced
03.4 Gothenburg – rescheduled date to be announced
04.4 Oslo – rescheduled date to be announced

We’ll give you more news about the rest of the planned concerts as soon as we are able to and as the situation develops in the next weeks.

We also want to thank all those people who got in touch asking about how we’re doing and we confirm we’re all fine despite this unbelievable situation. 

We’re thinking of those who are suffering in this moment, we hope the situation will get back to normality and we’ll be able to go on performing live again. 

Take care,
The Watch

Captain Of The Lost Waves Updates The 2020 Tour

Captain Of The Lost Waves   

04/04/20Leeds, West YorksHeart (Music for The Head and Heart)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £10/£12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bennett Road. Venue phone: 0113 275 4548. Nick Cody and The Caravan of Dreams with Laurent Zeller (featuring special guests Captain of the Lost Waves, & Miranda Arieh) BUY TICKETS
25/04/20 – 26/04/20The NetherlandsElfia FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Kasteel de Haar KasteellaanBUY TICKETS More information
02/05/20Leeds, West YorkshireSeven Arts (Mewl Music)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £10/£12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton. Venue phone: 0113 26 26 777. Hidden Gems – The Show BUY TICKETS
22/05/20Stroud, GloucestershireThe Old Town HallUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Shambles. Hidden Gems – The Show Details TBC
29/05/20Milton KeynesThe StablesUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 8:45pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01908 280800. Related post. BUY TICKETS More information
30/05/20WinchesterWinchester Ukulele FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £0-£40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Winchester Rugby Football Club North Walls Park Off Hilliers WayBUY TICKETS More information
13/06/20Amberley, West SussexAmberley Steampunk WeekendUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Amberley Museum New Barn Road Amberley Nr Arundel. Venue phone: 017​98 831370. Captain performing on the Sat evening More information
18/06/20 – 21/06/20UptonUpton Ukulele FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £30/£40/£50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Captain performance is on Friday 19th in the evening Related post. BUY TICKETS
20/06/20Isle Of WightIsle Of White Steam RailwayUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Details TBC
12/07/20Crofton, Marlborough, WiltshireCrofton Steampunk 2020United Kingdom
AddTime: 2:30pm. Admission: £9-£15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01672 870300. Address:Crofton Beam Engines. Captain performance on the Sun afternoon BUY TICKETS
18/07/20 – 19/07/20Cheltenham, GloucestershireFantasy Forest FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £11-£78. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sudeley Castle. Details TBC BUY TICKETS More information
08/08/20GosportGosport Steampunk SocietyUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Details TBC More information
12/09/20Leeds, West YorksHeart (Music for The Head and Heart)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bennett Road. Venue phone: 0113 275 4548. Details TBC
26/09/20 – 27/09/20CoalvilleCoalville Steampunk FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Captain performing both days

Dave Bainbridge Announces Lifesigns & Solo Tour Dates + Iona Box Set

Lifesigns UK tour, which starts in Swindon on Friday! All going well, the band is sounding great and we’re introducing a few new tunes to the set. Hope some of you can make it along – full gig list below. Last weekend I recorded the guitar parts for a new 15 minute epic piece for the forthcoming Lifesigns album. The track is called ‘Altitude‘ and is sounding amazing. It won’t be included in the set as we’re still working on completing it and it will need a lot of rehearsal, but I hope it will be ready to be included in subsequent tours later in the year!

On tour with Lifesigns, Fernando Perdomo, Sally Minnear & Strawbs!

MARCH 6th Fri 20:30  Level III, Swindon
MARCH 7th Sat 19:00 Acapela Studios, Cardiff (Pentyrch)
MARCH 8th Sun 19:00, The 1865, Southampton
MARCH 11th Wed 19:30, The Half Moon Putney, London
MARCH 13th Fri 19:00, The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle
MARCH 14th Sat 19:00, The Brickmakers, Norwich
MARCH 15th Sun 19:30, Chinnerys, Southend-on-Sea
MARCH 22nd Sun 12:00, Fusion Music Festival 2020
MARCH/APRIL 27th March – April 1st, Cruise to the Edge 2020
(Ticket links and further info here!!)

MARCH/APRIL 27th March – April 1st, Cruise to the Edge 2020

24th May Cliff Festival – Derbyshire (one hour set at 4pm)
6th June – Folkestone (private concert)
11th June Hartlepool St George’s, Park Road, Hartlepool  TS26 9HP 
13th June Leigh Christchurch, Pennington, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4HT
14th June Halifax Engine Room, Dean Clough Mill
18th June Leicester – The Musician, Doors 8pm
25th June Burnley – Mechanics (Front Room)
26th June Leeds (Acoustic Nights @ The Barn), Sugar Well Road, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG
More Info: text 07946754599
27th June Sheffield – Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm tickets £16 from
28th June Stretham House Concerts (near Ely)
3rd July Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Sussex
4th July New Forest Folk Festival, (near Romsey, Hampshire)  
5th July The Old Rectory – Sutton Benger, (near Swindon/Bath) 
15th August Canterbury – St Gregory’s Centre for Music, Canterbury Christ Church University
*Tickets coming soon*

15th June The Royal Oak, Hampton, London
(Dave playing 1/2 hour set at the Jam Night – free entry!)

(Further info here)
17th June Cheese & Grain, Frome
19th June Clarence Hall, Abergavenny, Wales
20th June Trading Boundaries, East Sussex
21st June Cambridge Rock Festival, Peterborough
22nd June Robin 2, Bilston
23rd June The Stables, Wavendon

As mentioned in the previous newsletter, another very exciting project I’ve been working on with Rob Ayling from Gonzo Multimedia is a new Iona 30th Anniversary box set!! Actually this will be the first of several Iona box set releases and will be titled ‘The Book of Iona’ In the past few weeks I’ve been going through my extensive archive of Iona recordings, looking for things to include on the companion disk which will accompany each of the studio albums and I’ve discovered some amazing stuff! Previously unreleased songs, original demo tapes, alternate mixes, live recordings I’d completely forgotten about etc!! A real treasure trove for all Iona fans. I played some of these to Rob the other day and he was blown away by what I’d found – some real gems, including a recording from August 1989 of the very first time Joanne and I got together to record demos of some of her just written songs for the first album! It’s taking me a while to go through everything and choose what to include, but the recordings give an incredible insight into the background behind the band’s albums and working methods. Above is an illustration of how the box set will look. I saw a prototype of the box a few days ago and it looks really great – very substantial and classy – a real coffee table item! More on this soon and on the new Open Sky Records online store, which will be launching very soon!!

Genesis Confirm Rumors of Europian Tour

Genesis are delighted to announce that Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will be touring the UK in late 2020!

November 29th O2 ARENA, LONDON
November 30th O2 ARENA, LONDON
December 11th SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9 am. 
More info here 

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