Tool, King Crimson Hook Up For August Shows

Prog of old and new to share stage for seven dates.

Tool fans, prepare to see red this summer.

Prog rock of yesterday and today will unite when the band hits the road with 30-year stalwarts King Crimson for seven shows in August, according to a spokesperson from King Crimson's label, Discipline Global Mobile. An itinerary has yet to be announced.

On May 15, Tool will release their third album, Lateralus, and embark on a brief, four-city outing (see "Tool Announce Itinerary For Stateside Shows"). The video for the LP's first single, "Schism," is scheduled to surface on MTV beginning Monday, May 7.

Before hooking up with the current King Crimson lineup — centerpiece/guitarist Robert Fripp, guitarist Adrian Belew, multi-instrumentalist Trey Gunn and drummer Pat Mastellotto — Tool will be returning from a month-long European tour.

King Crimson, meanwhile, are in the process of assembling an early summer tour of their own, according to the spokesperson. The band will enter the studio later this year to work on a new album, the follow-up to last year's ConstruKction of Light.