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Jeff Beck Announces 2015 Solo Tour Dates

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New Studio Album in the Works
Rescheduled ZZ Top Dates Also Confirmed
(Los Angeles) It was announced today, Jeff Beck will headline 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, a DVD of Beck’s Tokyo concert from April of this year 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 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
*On-Sale Date TBD

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