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.
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