Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck Plan Fall Tour

'It's a complete honor to be on stage with him,' Beck says of Wilson

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck.
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August 5, 2013 11:40 AM ET

Jeff Beck is set to join Beach Boy Brian Wilson on a monthlong U.S. tour this fall which will kick off on September 27th in Hollywood, Florida, as announced on USA Today. Beck collaborated on Wilson's upcoming solo album, a partnership that sprung from a meeting in 2006 when Beck was asked to honor Wilson at the MusicCares Person of the Year tribute. 

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The tour will complement both musicians: "Brian will kick things off, but I'll also be given enough time to establish what I'm about," says Beck. "In the end, we'll mix and match. It's a complete honor to be on stage with him." 

Beck adds that the tour  will feature a dynamic of "classic surfing safari music and this weird stuff that I do," and he promises "it will sound like it's all of one accord." Wilson is confident in Beck's abilities, noting he "brings that great guitar-player kind of thing to the picture."

The 18-city tour will also include Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, who are both just coming off of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary tour.

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck tour dates:

9/27 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live 

9/28 Tampa, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

10/3 St. Augustine, FL - TBA

10/4 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre

10/5 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

10/6 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center 

10/11 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

10/12 - Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury 

10/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

10/15 New York, NY - Beacon Theater

10/18 Las Vegas, NV - TBA

10/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

10/22 Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre

10/25 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit

10/26 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

10/27 Akron, OH – E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

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