Saturday, February 6, 2010
Guitar legend Jeff Beck has announced the second leg of the worldwide tour promoting his first album in seven years, 'Emotion & Commotion'.
The first leg of the U.S. tour will begin on April 16 in San Francisco and head through the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1, while the newly-added second U.S. leg starts on June 3 in Boston and hits Atlanta, New Jersey, Detroit, and Indianapolis. Continuing the wave of critical success in the early months of this year, Beck was just awarded a 2010 Grammy (His fifth) for his take on The Beatles "A Day in the Life."
Beck and his band, accompanied by Irish rockabilly sensation Imelda May, performed Les Paul's "How High the Moon" on the show in a stirring and memorable tribute to the late, great, guitar virtuoso.
Shortly after the Grammy performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Beck said, "I've often sung his praises to the press, but to actually get to play in tribute to him... it's such an honor."
Prior to the official kick-off of the Emotion & Commotion 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.
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.
Posted by Nightwatcher at 10:31 PM