King Crimson

with special guest The California Guitar Trio
H-E-B Center RETURN TO LIVE!

About The Event

***H-E-B Center encourages patrons to wear a mask when attending one of our events but masks are not mandatory for entry. Please note that this policy may be adjusted on a show-by-show basis as dictated by artist or tour policy. Thank you for your cooperation in helping our community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


King Crimson has announced the “Music Is Our Friend” North American Tour, including a tour stop at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Saturday, July 31st as part of the venue’s RETURN TO LIVE events. King Crimson will be joined by special guest The California Guitar Trio.

When King Crimson, a progressive rock band from London, England, returns to action this July, it will be the seventh year that the band has toured since returning to performing live in 2014, a run only interrupted by the lockdown in 2020. In that time, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself, something Robert Fripp noted after the band’s performance in Pompeii, Italy’s famous amphitheater:

“In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples; KC moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band's position in the world has changed level.” - Robert Fripp

The band’s shows regularly include material from twelve of their thirteen studio albums, including many songs from their seminal 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, described by Pete Townshend as an “uncanny masterpiece.” The 7-piece line-up play many historic pieces, which Crimson has never previously 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 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.

ROBERT FRIPP, though best known for his work in King Crimson, has contributed to numerous albums by players as diverse as Brian Eno, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Talking Heads, Daryl Hall, The Roches, Peter Hammill, Keith Tippett, David Sylvian, The Orb, and The Grid. His 1979 solo album, Exposure was described as “the Sergeant Pepper of avant punk.” He has appeared twice in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time poll, although Fripp claims these are likely to have been mistakes by the typesetter.

TONY LEVIN has been a member of King Crimson since 1981.  Internationally renowned and constantly in-demand for his distinctive bass work, he also tours with Peter Gabriel with whom he has worked since 1977. He has appeared on albums by Paul Simon, John Lennon, David Bowie and countless others and recently formed his own band, Stick Men alongside Crimson drummer, Pat Mastelotto.

JAKKO JAKSZYK was a member of Level 42, before working with Mel Collins as part of ex-KC alumni group, 21st Century Schizoid Band between 2002 - 2004. His solo album, “The Bruised Romantic Glee Club” (2006) was his first recorded collaboration with Fripp, followed by “A Scarcity of Miracles” in 2011. An acclaimed producer in his own right, Jakszyk has recently mixed Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson’s UK Top 20 album, “Homo Erraticus.”

MEL COLLINS was previously a member of King Crimson 1970 - 1972 appearing on “In The Wake Of Poseidon” (1970), “Lizard” (1970), “Islands” (1971), “Earthbound” (1972) as well as a guest appearance on “Red” (1974), the final King Crimson album of the 1970s. He subsequently worked with The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and many others, before returning to King Crimson in 2014.

GAVIN HARRISON joined King Crimson in 2007, playing a series of dates in the USA the following year. A respected author and tutor, he has also recorded three albums with The Pineapple Thief, though Harrison is probably best-known for his work with Porcupine Tree. Modern Drummer magazine placed him in their Top 50 Drummers of All Time.

PAT MASTELOTTO joined King Crimson in 1994 after working with Robert Fripp and David Sylvian. A member of the hugely successful American 1980s group and MTV favorites, Mr. Mister, he is at home in both experimental music working with KTU as well as pop and rock appearing on albums by The Rembrandts, Hall and Oates and XTC.

JEREMY STACEY is a British drummer. His early work included the 1990s band, The Lemon Trees (with twin brother Paul Stacey on guitars, Guy Chambers and others) and Denzil. He has also played with Sheryl Crow, the Finn Brothers, Nick Harper, Noel Gallagher, and many more. On March 7, 2016, it was announced that he would be taking the place of Bill Rieflin as the center drummer on the 2016 King Crimson European tour, a position he retained even after Rieflin’s all too brief return to the band as a keyboard player.

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At Home Loge Seating Package w/Food & Beverage

To purchase:

The all-new AT HOME LOGE SEAT PACKAGE includes:

  • Reserved seat in the East Loge (wider, more comfortable leather seating)
  • One (1) parking pass is included for every two (2) tickets purchased.
  • VIP Wristband valid for:
    • 1 trip through the Chef’s Table located in the East Loge
    • 2 beer/wine drinks (no mixed drinks) at either The Breakaway Bar or Love Street Lounge in the East Loge
    • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages in the East Loge

$100 per ticket (no additional fees)

COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - MASKS RECOMMENDED

All events at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park will include activation of ASM Global’s “Venue Shield”– an advanced environmental hygiene protocol that will also be deployed in more than 325 ASM facilities around the world. ASM Global, which manages H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, is the world’s leading venue management and services company. Venue Shield reduces physical touch points, increases venue sanitization and cleanliness, and provides various health monitoring guidelines and services.

The safety guidelines and protocols in place at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park include:

  • FACE COVERINGS RECOMMENDED (updated June 4, 2021) - H-E-B Center encourages patrons to wear a mask when attending one of our events but masks are not mandatory for entry. Please note that this policy may be adjusted on a show-by-show basis as dictated by artist or tour policy. Thank you for your cooperation in helping our community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are required for all employees until further notice.
  • WASH HANDS / HAND SANITIZING STATIONS - Fifty (50) hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the arena. Guests are encouraged to wash hands for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizing station often.
  • CONSTANT CLEANING - All high touch areas throughout the venue are disinfected multiple times during events and the arena bowl is deep cleaned between events.
  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENINGS - All employees receive contactless temperature checks prior to entering the venue each day and testing as needed.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED WHERE POSSIBLE
    • Floor markers installed at all line queues (main entrances, box office, concessions, restrooms, merchandise).
    • Limited capacity in elevators to one party or family at a time.
    • Limited capacity in restrooms at one time.
  • PARKING
    • All staff is required to wear masks.
    • Cash is no longer accepted;  only credit card payment accepted or purchase mobile parking ticket in advance at ticketmaster.com.
    • Valet is suspended until further notice.
  • BOX OFFICE
    • Contactless Payment - Cash is no longer accepted and signatures have been waived.
    • Mobile tickets - all tickets purchased at the box office will be delivered via SMS (text message).
    • No will call
  • SECURITY & ENTRY/EXIT POINTS
    • Expanded entry points for social distancing.
    • Staggered entry times for guests.
    • Guests encouraged to use clear bags or avoid bringing bags if possible to reduce contact with personal items during security checks.
  • CONCESSIONS
    • All staff is required to wear face masks and gloves
    • Cash is no longer accepted.
    • All shared condiment & utensil stations have been removed and replaced with single use condiment packets and pre-packaged utensils kept behind the concession stand counters.
    • Lids will be used on all beverages including soft drinks and draft beers.
    • More pre-packaged foods will be offered.
    • Water fountains turned off until further notice.

Parking Information

$15 General Lot
$25 Premium Lot located in front of the East main entrance (limited availability)
PURCHASE ADVANCED PARKING

COVID-19 Safety Changes for Parking:

  • Cash is no longer accepted;  only credit card payment accepted or purchase mobile parking ticket in advance at ticketmaster.com.
  • Valet is temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • All parking attendant staff is required to wear masks and gloves.