Monday, December 1, 2014

Jeff Beck Announces Solo Dates For 2015

Jeff Beck has announced a string of solo dates, beginning April 16th with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York, before wrapping up on April 26th in Greensburg, PA. 

Beginning April 30th in Cedar Park, TX, Beck and ZZ Top will make up the rescheduled dates from this past September when the hugely successful double-bill tour was cut short due to an unfortunate injury to ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

“We’re so glad that Dusty made a full recovery and now, we are looking forward to getting back out there and finish what we started,” stated Beck.

Beck's career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group's hits, such as "Heart Full of Soul," "Shapes of Things" and "Over Under Sideways Down."  Over the years, Beck has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among many others.

Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.

Recently, in London, Beck participated in The Poppy Appeal song "No Man's Land", a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I, resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson.

In the meantime, the Live In Tokyo DVD from an April 2014 concert was released on November 25th.  For Beck, 2015 looks to be a banner year.  In addition to both solo and co-headlining dates with ZZ Top, Beck will complete work on his new studio album, expected next year.

Joining Beck on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band - Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar

Jeff Beck Solo Dates – all solo shows on sale Dec. 5:
April 16 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
April 17 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
April 18 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
April 19 - Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA
April 21 - Ulster Performing Arts Center - Kingston, NY
April 22 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
April 24 - Count Basie Theatre - Red Band, NJ
April 25 - The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center - York, PA
April 26 - The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, PA

With ZZ Top:
April 30 -  Cedar Park Center - Cedar Park, TX *
May 1 - Winstar Casino - Thackerville, OK
May 2 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands, TX
May 3 - Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, TX
May 7 - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
May 8 - Cruzan Amphitheater - West Palm Beach, FL
May 9 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, FL
May 10 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA

*On-Sale Date TBD