Jeff Beck announces additional 2018 tour dates

Jeff Beck will embark on a six week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows in addition to the previously announced Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining Beck on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as long touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith.

Vinnie Colaiuta has frequently collaborated with Beck over the years, both in studio and live. Vinnie spent many years with Frank Zappa and most recently, he has toured with Sting, Herbie Hancock and Jeff. Jimmy Hall first worked with Jeff Beck on his 1985 Flash album, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocalist in 1986. He has toured with Jeff frequently since 2014 including Jeff’s 50 Year Celebration show at the Hollywood Bowl in 2017. Rhonda Smith spent many years as bassist and vocalist for Prince, she has also performed with Chaka Khan, Beyonce, T.I., Erykah Badu, Patti Austin, Larry Graham, Sheila E, George Clinton, Little Richard and many others. She has been a part of BECK’s touring band since 2010. Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, a Los Angeles-based cellist and founding member of the Sonus Quartet, is new to Beck’s touring band. Vanessa has had a diverse career playing on film and television scores, recording and playing live with artists from David Foster to Dangermouse and collaborating with artists and composers like Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell, Sarah McLachlan as well as touring with such artists as Sia, Josh Groban.

In other Jeff Beck news, Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story will be released on DVD & Blu-ray on May 18th through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The film documents the history of a musical maverick and true innovator featuring extensive interviews with Jeff both at home and in his workshop, as well as interviews with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Jan Hammer, Joe Perry, Beth Hart & many more.

In addition, his acclaimed Live At The Hollywood Bowl performance, released last year on multiple video and audio formats, is now available for the first time as a standalone 2 CD set and on May 25th, the 180-gram 2 LP set will be released, both from Rhino.

Tour Dates:

July 18, 2018

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheatre

July 20, 2018

Irvine, CA

Five Point Amphitheatre

July 21, 2018

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theater * (Jeff Beck Solo)

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 26, 2018

Austin, TX

ACL Live -Moody Theater * (Jeff Beck Solo)

July 28, 2018

St. Louis, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 29, 2018

Chicago, IL

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

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 5, 2018

York, PA

Appell Center * (Jeff Beck Solo)

    August 7, 2018

Lewiston, NY

Art Park * (Jeff Beck w/ Ann Wilson)

August 8, 2018

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

August 10, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

August 11, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall ** (Jeff Beck w/ Ann Wilson)

August 12, 2018

Holmdel, NJ

P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

August 14, 2018

Wantagh, NY

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

August 15, 2018

Port Chester, NY

Capitol Theatre * (Jeff Beck Solo)

August 17, 2018

Nashville, TN

Nashville Municipal Auditorium

August 19, 2018

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

August 20, 2018

Vienna, VA

Wolftrap * (Jeff Beck w/Ann Wilson)

August 22, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

August 23, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

Daily’s Place

August 25, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL

Coral Sky Amphitheatre

August 26, 2018

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

*August 5th Show On Sale:  May 14th @ 10 am ET

*August 11th Show On Sale: May 4th @10 am ET

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