Jeff Beck Announces Album, Tour

First studio album in 7 years due in April; tour, including
dates with Eric Clapton, begins in March.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Jeff Beck, has announced plans for
a worldwide tour beginning in Seoul, South Korea on March 20th before
heading onwards to Hong Kong, Australia, Japan
and the United States. 
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be showcasing songs from
his latest studio album, Emotion & Commotion, his first in seven
years.  The first leg of the U.S. tour will begin on April 16th in San Francisco and wrap up at the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival on
May 1st, with more dates for the second U.S. leg to be announced
soon.

 

Just prior to the start of his world
tour, Beck will unite with fellow Hall of Fame guitarist, Eric Clapton, in
February for a series of exclusive shows in London,
New York City, Toronto,
and Montreal.
The guitarists – both former members of the Yardbirds – will each play
separately before taking the stage to perform together.

 

Accompanying Beck at these special
engagements, as well as the World Tour, will be a brand new touring band,
including the Grammy award winning producer and songwriter, Narada Michael
Walden on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass and Jason Rebello on
keyboards.  Walden has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Aretha
Franklin and Tom Jones.  (He was also featured on and composed four tracks
for Beck’s classic 1976 album Wired.)  Smith has played bass for
Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Prince, while Rebello has performed previously
with Beck, as well as Sting and Chaka Khan.

 

“I’m thrilled to be working with
Narada Michael Walden, he’s an inspiration to me,” Beck said, in a statement. “I’ve
been lucky enough to have been working with Jason since 2006 and Rhonda came
highly recommended by Narada; I was blown away when I heard her play.”

 

 

 

Jeff Beck Tour Dates (with Eric Clapton)

 

February

13        London     
            O2 Arena

14        London                 
O2 Arena

18 
      New York City     
Madison Square Garden

19 
      New York City     
Madison Square Garden

21        Toronto   
             Air Canada
Center

22        Montreal   
            Bell Centre

 

 

Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion Tour (First
Leg of U.S.
Tour):

 

April

16        San Francisco  
      Nob Hill Masonic Centre

17        Los Angeles     
      Nokia Theatre LA Live

18       
Temecula   
            Pechanga
Resort & Casino

19        San
Diego        
      4th & B

24        Houston                 
Verizon Wireless Theatre

25        Dallas  
     
            Nokia
Theatre at Grand Prairie

27        Tulsa                      
Brady Theatre

28        Kansas City            
Starlight Theatre

29        St. Louis                 
Fox Theatre

30 
      Memphis   
             Beale
Street Music Festival

 

May

1          New Orleans     
      Jazz Festival (Gentilly Stage)

 

 

 

 

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