We recently got the good news that the seminal London band King Crimson will reconvene for their first North American tour in three years this summer, with a lineup boasting four, yeah we said four, drummers. The band is also issuing a new EP called Heroes, which includes a cover of David Bowie’s 1977 titular classic that they recorded live at the Admiralspalast Berlin last September.
The title track sees King Crimson founding member Robert Fripp revisiting the iconic guitar line he played on the original recording with Bowie thirty nine years earlier in the same city. Ahead of the EP’s June 2nd release date, which will coincide with the band's summer tour, King Crimson has shared the “Heroes” cover in advance.
“King Crimson performed ‘Heroes’ at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrance, and an homage,” Fripp explained in a press statement. “The concert was thirty-nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the Fortieth Anniversary year.” Here's to hoping they play the cover during their summer tour.
Stream it down below via a video that features lyrics and live concert footage.