Since 2006, Adrian Belew has led his favorite ‘Power Trio’ lineup, with Eric Slick (drums) and Julie Slick (bass). They have been devastating audiences all around the globe, from Italy to Canada to Germany to Japan and back to the USA. In addition to brand new material, the live show features classics from Adrian’s many solo albums, spirited improvisation, King Crimson favorites, and special solo moments by Adrian.
Adrian is well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map – he first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he joined Frank Zappa’s band in 1977, touring the USA and Europe. When Frank Zappa hires you as HIS guitarist, people listen up. And well they should have – Adrian’s signature tones and influences are all over Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes” as well as his biggest-selling album “Sheik Yerbouti.” His musical use of effects and whammy bar remains unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on scores of guitarists. From the late '70s to today, Adrian has been on a wild ride through countless tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon, and Nine Inch Nails, with whom he has appeared on three CDs, including the recent, runaway-hit “Ghosts I-IV”. Since the early '80s, Adrian has released over 20 albums, both solo and with The Bears, and for the same 3 decades he has been the lyricist, voice and co-guitarist (with Robert Fripp) of progressive rock legends King Crimson. In between touring, writing, recording and receiving a plethora of guitar magazine awards, Adrian has always found time for producing other artists and releasing his own songs and sonic experiments.
The new Power Trio has energized Adrian to an incredible degree – “‘The Slicks’ bring a whole new energy to the band,” says Adrian. “I honestly feel like we can do anything now. They’re great to play with and this band sounds incredible.”