Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jeff Beck Live+ Album Features Two New Studio Tracks, More Solo Dates Announced

Jeff Beck earned raves last year for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ Top. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with a new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The album captures a snapshot of the guitarist’s work in 2014, with two newly recorded studio tracks also included, his first new music since 2010’s Grammy®-winning Emotion & Commotion.

Packed with more than an hour of music, Jeff Beck Live+ will be available from Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on May 5, arriving as Beck is in the midst of an East Coast solo tour, which includes newly added dates in May. This trek also features make-up dates from the same ZZ Top tour this album was recorded during, before it was cut short due to an injury to ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.

The 14 live performances on Jeff Beck Live+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier.

The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog—which stretches across five decades—with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.”

Live+ concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career.  These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album, which is expected later this year.

Jeff Beck Live+
Track Listing

1. “Loaded”
2. “Morning Dew”
3. “You Know You Know”
4. “Why Give It Away”
5. “A Change Is Gonna Come”
6. “A Day In The Life”
7. “Superstition”
8. “Hammerhead”
9. “Little Wing”
10. “Big Block”
11. “Where Were You”
12. “Danny Boy”
13. “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”
14. “Going Down”
15. “Tribal”*
16. “My Tiled White Floor”*

*New Studio Recording

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

Jeff Beck Newly Added Solo Dates – on sale dates noted:
May 12 - The Kentucky Center –Whitney Hall - Louisville, KY*
May 14 - Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI ***
May 15 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH*
May 16 - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
May 17 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
May 19 - Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO *
May 21 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL **
May 22 - Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee, WI*
May 23 - State Theater - Minneapolis, MN*

*on sale April 10
** on sale April 11
*** on sale April 17