Jeff Beck To Join Brian Wilson On Fall Tour
As if seeing Brian Wilson live along with his Beach Boys-mates Al Jardine and David Marks wasn’t big enough, Wilson added even more superstar power to his upcoming tour with the addition of legendary Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck.
It was announced Monday on USA Today that Beck would join Wilson on his month-long tour, which kicks off on Sept. 27th in Hollywood, Florida and wraps up on Oct. 27th in Akron, Ohio. The tour includes the previously announced Greek Theatre date here in Los Angeles on Oct. 20th.
Beck, who collaborated with Wilson on his forthcoming solo release, says the shows will incorporate the best of both musicians featuring “classic surfing safari music and this weird stuff that I do. But it will sound like it’s all of one accord.”
“He’s got a truckload of hits to play, but we’ll build on that and interact,” Beck told USA TODAY. “Brian will kick things off, but I’ll also be given enough time to establish what I’m about. In the end, we’ll mix and match. It’s a complete honor to be on stage with him.”
Wilson stated that Beck is “very well versed” in his music, and that “he brings that great guitar-player kind of thing to the picture.”
Tickets for Brian Wilson’s upcoming tour go on sale Aug. 9th. Ticket prices have yet to be announced, but check back on ticketmaster.com for updates.
See the complete tour dates below:
Sept. 27: Hollywood, Fla.
Sept. 28: Tampa
Oct. 3: St. Augustine
Oct. 4: Atlanta
Oct. 5: Washington
Oct. 6: Bethlehem, Penn.
Oct. 8: Albany, N.Y.
Oct. 9: Boston
Oct. 11: Wallingford, Conn.
Oct. 12: Westbury, Conn.
Oct. 13: Philadelphia
Oct. 15: New York
Oct. 18: Las Vegas
Oct. 20: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
Oct. 22: Oakland, Calif.
Oct. 25: Detroit
Oct. 26: Toronto
Oct. 27: Akron, Ohio