What's New! 2018

Compiled by Doc Beckologist (S.J.), Ed Chapero & Bill Armstrong

February 1, 2018

What's New! Archives

February 1, 2018

You saw it on our marquee...great news! Summer tour! Here's the press release courtesy of www.broadwayworld.com.

Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul
Rodgers announced they will join forces for the "Stars Align
Tour," their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of
Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th
in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the
U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis,
Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public for the "Stars
Align Tour" beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 AM through
LiveNation.com. CitiŪ is the official presale credit card for
the tour. As such, CitiŪ cardmembers will have access to
purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 31 at
12:00pm local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00pm local
time through Citi's Private PassŪ program. For complete presale
details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
"I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with
Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,"
said Jeff Beck.
"This is going to be a knock out combination of music and
musicians," said Paul Rodgers. "I've always been a Jeff Beck
fan, who isn't? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an
amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th
Anniversary of 'Free' and I hope we can touch your spirit with
the 'Spirit of Free.'"
"I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align
Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers," said Ann Wilson. "They
are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their
craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer."
Over the course of Jeff Beck's distinguished 50+ music career,
he has earned an incredible 8 GRAMMY Awards, been ranked by
Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All
Time," and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
twice - once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo
artist. In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck
celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary
concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Jeff Beck: Live At The
Hollywood Bowl is available now.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Rodgers has
led 3 bands to global success: Free, Bad Company, & The Firm.
Rodgers has been named the #3 "Greatest Voice in Rock" in
Rolling Stone and the #2 "All Time Best Rock Singer" in Classic
Rock Magazine. For his songwriting, he was awarded the
prestigious Ivor Novello Award along with John Lennon, Paul
McCartney and Elton John. 2018 celebrates his 50th anniversary
as a recording artist who has sold 125 million records. For the
first time in 50 years in North America Paul's set will focus on
his Free catalogue.
On this upcoming summer run, Ann Wilson fans can expect to hear
an assortment of Heart hits along with tracks from her solo
career. Heart's critically acclaimed Beautiful Broken album was
released in 2016, the same year she toured with Joan Jett & the
Blackhearts and Cheap Trick.


July 18, 2018 West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
July 20, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, Five Point Amphitheatre
July 22, 2018 Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 24, 2018 Houston, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
July 25, 2018 Dallas, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 28, 2018 St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29, 2018 Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly
July 31, 2018 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 1, 2018 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
August 3, 2018 Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 4, 2018 Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
August 8, 2018 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
August 10,2018 Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music
August 12, 2018 Holmdel, NJ, P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
August 14, 2018 Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach
August 17, 2018 Nashville, TN, Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 19, 2018 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
August 25, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
August 26, 2018 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

**This is an add...Jeff Beck European Tour 2018 Dates announced...

June 8, Grolloo, Netherlands, Holland International Blues Festival
June 9, Paris, France, Olympia Theatre
June 19, Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
June 20, Munich, Germany, Circus Krone
June 21, Prattein, Switzerland, Z7
June 23, Brescia, Italy, Teatro Vittoria
June 24, (Happy B-day) Rome, Italy, Teatro Ostia Antica
June 25, Torino, Italy, Stupinigi Park
June 30, Sondika, Spain, BBK Music Legends Festival
July 4, Dusseldorf, Germany, Redbox
July 5, Karlruhe, Germany, Tolhaus Festival
July 7, Norway
July 9, Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen Jazz Festival

If you go to the Citi presale site and they ask for a code we're told that it's 'BOLERO'. Not sure if you'll need it or not. In addition to these U.S. dates, we understand Jeff also has some two European dates planned right now although we don't have details. Those are June 8th in Holland in July 7th in Norway. (Added above.)

Also...Jeff has been working on the documentary 'STILL ON THE RUN - THE JEFF BECK STORY" since the Japanese tour ended. It will be released as a Blu-Ray/DVD in Japan first March 7, 2018. Release date in other markets forthcoming. The documentary will feature such peers as Eric Clapton. Jimmy Page, Slash, Jan Hammer and Jennifer Batten to name a few. There will be a bonus DVD of seven tunes from his 2007 live show at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Jason Rebello, Vinnie Colaiuta and Tal Wilkenfeld as the band. Here's the link for Japanese release...http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/YMXA-10735?utm_source=MAIL&utm_medium=text-artistmail&utm_campaign=Jeff%20Beck-20171220-person_prod-YMXA-10735

We mentioned in our last update (which was last October, sorry) that Jeff would be performing at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Industry Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 2nd in Las Vegas with Billy Gibbons, Michael Anthony and Jimmie Vaughn. Well, he didn't, not sure the reason but we have a great consolation prize....The Rodcast featuring Jeff Beck! It's great!

The above link was sent to us my our roving reporter Rick McGowen but we also get a lot of stuff from Ed Chapero too including this one...Eddie Van Halen pulling off a little 'Led Boots' during a 1992 soundcheck with the band Baby Animals... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2r5ADcNLtM

An author by the name of Alex di Perma has written a lovely book entitled 'Guitar Masters:Intimate Portraits' and of course it had to include Jeff. Here's where you can read a bit... https://books.google.com/books?id=5dsJYulxGsQC&pg=PT59&dq=stanley+clarke+jeff+beck&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhwIDk66TXAhWI6yYKHRavBII4HhDoAQg0MAM#v=onepage&q=stanley%20clarke%20jeff%20beck&f=false

Here's another tidbit from Ed Chapero...Tom Zito is a photographer who met Jeff Beck in 1970. This page of the meeting is a little quirky and odd, that's why we like it.

Another from Ed...another audio interview. This is Scott Muni talking to Jeff in '88/'89 about his work on the movie 'Twins' and the upcoming 'Guitar Shop'.

Be seeing you.