An Evening with King Crimson Tickets

London Palladium Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Important Info
An Evening with King Crimson Child Policy

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


An Evening with King Crimson Event Information

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Please note there is a ticket limit of six per person.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note there is no support at this event.
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday - -
Wednesday - -
Thursday - -
Friday - 19:30
Saturday - 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

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With three drummers, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Rieflin on keyboards, guitarist and original founding member, Robert Fripp states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line-up are guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, long-time bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist and flautist Mel Collins, who was a mainstay of Crim from 1970-1972. The band’s packed three-hour shows draw on material from all periods of their history, including six historic tracks that Crimson have never played live before, as well as new arrangements of Crimson classics – “the music is new whenever it was written” – and, of course, a healthy dose of new material, including the compositions for three drummers, which are a regular highlight. Here’s what the press have raved about King Crimson’s summer 2017 North American tour: “Jimi Hendrix saw them at the Marquee in 1969 and declared them to be the best band in the world. In many ways, almost half a century later, they still are.” – ERIC THIESSEN, All About Jazz. “Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.” – IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, QuebecThe band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations…the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.” – REJEAN BEAUCAGE, Voir.caCrimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.” – JORDAN ZIVITZ, Montreal GazetteThe uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live to fully embrace their vision – think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.” – WE HEART MUSIC, Minneapolis On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight…The blend of mood, melody, ambiance and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.” – LEE ZIMMERMAN, Goldmine Magazine


An Evening with King Crimson Child Policy

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


An Evening with King Crimson Event Information

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Please note there is a ticket limit of six per person.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note there is no support at this event.

Important information

Running time
TBC
Booking Until
Sat, 3 November 2018
Cast

An Evening with King Crimson Cast

Creatives Team

King Crimson
Group/Band

Mel Collins - Saxophones
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Gavin Harrison - Drums
Jakko Jakszyk - Vocals/Guitar
Tony Levin - Chapman Stick/Backing Vocals
Pat Mastelotto - Drums
Bill Rieflin - Keyboards
Jeremy Stacey - Drums
Reviews

An Evening with King Crimson Critics & Reviews

“Jimi Hendrix saw them at the Marquee in 1969 and declared them to be the best band in the world. In many ways, almost half a century later, they still are.”

– ERIC THIESSEN, All About Jazz.

“Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.”

– IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, Quebec

“The band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations…the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.”

– REJEAN BEAUCAGE, Voir.ca

“Crimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.”

– JORDAN ZIVITZ, Montreal Gazette

“The uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live to fully embrace their vision – think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.”

– WE HEART MUSIC, Minneapolis

“On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight…The blend of mood, melody, ambiance and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.”

– LEE ZIMMERMAN, Goldmine Magazine
Venue Info

London Palladium

Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

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London Palladium

Address: 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Capacity: 2286

Opening on Boxing Day in 1910, the London Palladium is, arguably, the most iconic theatre in the world. It has seen performances from stars of stage and screen, and housed variety acts, musicals and spectacular pantomimes, as well as playing host to the most Royal Variety performances. The 1955 television hit Sunday Night at The London Palladium cemented the public’s affection for the venue, and made stars of Bruce Forsyth, Norman Vaughan and Jimmy Tarbuck who hosted the show. The format was revived in 2014 on ITV. Variety acts have been a constant presence at the theatre, including seasons from Ken Dodd and Bruce Forsyth. From the early 1990s the theatre has housed longer runs of several large scale musical productions, starting with the Jason Donovan-led revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1991. Owned by the Really Useful Theatres Group from 2000, Andrew Lloyd Webber has produced musical revivals of The Sound of Music in 2006 and The Wizard of Oz in 2010, both of which cast their leading ladies through audience-voted talent shows broadcast on BBC1. Prior to the opening of the latter, the theatre underwent a major renovation, including the expansion of the box office, and easier access to the Stalls and Dress Circle. In 2016, a series of concert bookings have played at the theatre, reinstating the notion of the London Palladium as a home for variety acts. After an absence of 29 years, pantomime returned to the Palladium in 2016 a production of Cinderella, which was followed up in 2017 by Dick Whittington.


Seating

The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle. In the Stalls, the view of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Royal Circle from Row S onwards, and the seats further back do suffer from a slightly lower ceiling. The seats are raked from Row D of the Stalls.

In the Royal Circle, the top of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Upper Circle in Row J onwards, though this is rarely an issue in terms of missing any stage action. The Royal Circle is raked and, whilst not offering the best leg room, generally has an excellent view from all seats.

In the Upper Circle, the safety bar along the front does restrict the view in the front two rows, and the legroom can cause problems for people. But the view from the central block of seats is still very good.


Notable Star Appearances

Harry Houdini, Gracie Fields, Ivor Novello, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ethel Barrymore, Fats Waller, The Andrews Sisters, Carmen Miranda, Laurel and Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Abbott and Costello, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Gypsy Rose Lee, Julie Andrews, Cilla Black, Norman Wisdom, Des O’Connor, Ken Dodd, Tommy Steele, Ronnie Corbett, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Tommy Steele, Yul Brynner, Michael Crawford, Elaine Paige and Michael Ball.


Facilities At London Palladium 

Seat plan: London Palladium Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Access description: From entrance foyer to Stalls: Up 3 steps, down 12 steps. Down ramped corridor to auditorium. To Royal Circle: Up 26 steps to auditorium, then down steps towards front row (potentially 20 steps). To Upper Circle: 47 steps to bar, further steps depending on seat location.

Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with 30 headsets. Induction loop at box office.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium in aisle seats and boxes only. Staff available to dog-sit.

Disabled Access: Press intercom on box office door for ramped. Alternative entrance off Ramillies Place, at the back of the theatre – please notify the Palladium host in advance. No steps to back of Stalls, although the auditorium is on a fairly steep rake. 4 spaces for wheelchair users at L46, O48, Q48 and S49. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Chairlift from Box Office to Stalls available.

Toilets: 15 steps up from the foyer to the women’s and men’s, or 12 steps down from the main entrance to Stalls toilets.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted WC on the right inside Ramillies Place entrance, near rear of Stalls.

Limited Mobility: Access guides, large print programmes, braille cast lists, talking programmes and touch tours. Please speak to customer services.


Nearest tube: Oxford Circus
Tube lines: Central, Bakerloo, Victoria
Location: West End
Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 23, 88, 94, 139, 453, C2; (Oxford Street) 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 390
Night bus numbers: (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, C2, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136; (Oxford Street) 7, 10, 25, 390, N7, N8, N55, N73, N98, N207
Car park: Soho (4mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (2mins) Exit 8 from the tube goes out onto Argyll Street (opposite the large Topshop). The theatre is 100 metres down the road.

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