In a rare and final opportunity to see a group of true music pioneers, the two founding members of legendary progressive-rock supergroup ‘UK’ have reunited for the very last time to perform a limited series of concerts on their 2015 ‘Final World Tour.’
Originally formed in England in 1977 by keyboardist and electric-violinist Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music, Frank Zappa); vocalist and bassist John Wetton (King Crimson); guitarist Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine); and drummer Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), UK represented the final statement of the classic progressive-rock era - first with their ground-breaking eponymous debut album, and then as a trio with drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa) with their influential “Danger Money” album (1978), followed by the band’s swan song “Night After Night”(1979) live album, recorded during their 1979 tour of Japan.
Now, 37 years after their debut, Jobson and Wetton will be joined by Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek and acclaimed drummers Chad Wackerman (Zappa, Holdsworth) and Mike Mangini (Jobson, Dream Theater) to bring their renowned virtuosity and emotionally charged music back to audiences worldwide, one last time.
The music of UK has influenced two generations of progressive bands, leaving the individual members of UK with unsurpassed reputations as the definitive “musicians’ musicians.”
UK’s Final World Tour will include select dates in Europe, N. America, and Japan between February and April 2015.