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Stick Men, With King Crimson's Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter, Set North American Dates

via Press Release

In support of their their critically acclaimed studio album Prog Noir and forthcoming digital only live album Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins, Stick Men, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson and Markus Reuter, will tour North America starting in August.

Says Tony, “Stick Men are happy to continue their Prog Noir tour with U.S. and Canada dates in August and September. And the band has a new release, Rapongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, accompanied by the great King Crimson sax & flutist Mel Collins. The unique sounding band is at the peak of their abilities, helping define progressive rock.”

Pat adds, “Here we come! It's the back in the van tour as our Stick Men power trio heads up the East Coast all the way into Canada and then back to touch the northern Midwest.”

Stick Men is a progressive rock band created by musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel, and has recorded with John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and others. Markus Reuter is a renowned composer and guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for more than 2 decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it's name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his 8-string touch guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto's drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform their unique compositions as well as wild improvisations and some cover versions of songs by King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, etc.

Before Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins, Stick Men have released 5 studio CDs (Soup, Absalom, DEEP, Open, Prog Noir) as well as two live albums.

Stick Men Prog Noir Chapter 4 North American Tour Dates:
  • 08/12 - Schenectady, NY - The Van Dyke
  • 08/13 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
  • 08/15 - New Hope, PA - Havana
  • 08/16 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
  • 08/17 - New York, NY - The Iridium
  • 08/18 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
  • 08/19 - Natick, MA - Natick Center For Arts
  • 08/20 - Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
  • 08/22 - Northampton, MA - The Iron Horse
  • 08/23 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
  • 08/24 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus
  • 08/25 - Quebec City, QC - Auditorium du C├ęgep Garneau
  • 08/26 - Ottawa, ON - The Rainbow
  • 08/27 - Toronto, ON - (The Garrison
  • 08/29 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room
  • 08/30 - Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Ballroom 
  • 08/31 - Indianapolis, IN - Irving Theater
  • 09/01 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
  • 09/02 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
  • 09/03 - Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI - Callahan's