Thursday, February 12, 2015

Authorized Jeff Beck Book In The Works

Guitarist Jeff Beck has signed an exclusive publishing deal with the London-based Genesis Publishing Group.  Plans to release a high quality ‘signed, limited-edition’ book are in the works for release in the last quarter of 2015.  In addition, Beck is hard at work on an officially sanctioned documentary and is currently penning his own autobiography. 

Beck would like his fans to know, that while others may release un-authorized documentaries and biographies, these forthcoming works will be the only authorized versions by the guitarist himself.

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. 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 four 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 was released last November and reached #1 on the Billboard DVD chart.  For Beck, 2015 will include both solo tour dates as well as co-headlining dates with ZZ Top and will complete work on his new studio album, expected later this 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
April 13 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
April 15 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY
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 Bank, 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