Jeff Beck Preps Live Album, Two New Studio Tracks

Guitarist adds new set of solo dates to already-packed spring tour

Jeff Beck will release a new live album next month that will also include his first new studio tracks since 2010. Credit: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

Jeff Beck has added a handful of concerts to his already-packed spring schedule and will release a live album in May. The album will also include two new studio tracks that will be the iconic guitarist's first new songs since 2010.

Jeff Beck Live+ will see release on May 5th via Rhino imprint Atco Records. Recorded at various venues throughout 2014, the album boasts 14 cuts from across Beck's vast career, including "Morning Dew," "Big Block," "Superstition" and Beck's cover of the Beatles' "A Day In the Life."

Live+ will also close out with two new studio tracks: "Tribal" and "My Tiled White Floor," which feature guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. The two songs were described in a statement as "aggressive" and a "stark departure from the sound on his previous album," 2010's Emotion Commotion. Beck is expected to release a full LP, his 17th overall, later this year.

Beck is scheduled to return to the road for a string of previously announced solo dates beginning April 13th at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. He'll also rejoin ZZ Top at the end of the month for a handful of shows that were rescheduled when their co-headlining tour last year was cut short after ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill injured his hip. Beck will then resume his solo tour with the newly announced set of shows.

Amidst all his guitar-slinging, Beck is also writing two new books — an autobiography and a separate "signed, limited-edition" book — per a recent deal with the London-based, Genesis Publishing group. The guitarist is also at work on a new documentary, the first officially sanctioned film about his storied career.

Jeff Beck tour dates

April 13 — Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
April 15 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
April 16 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
April 17 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
April 18 — Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
April 19 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
April 21 — Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 22 — Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
April 24 — Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
April 25 — York, PA @ The Strand - Capitol Performing Arts Center
April 26 — Greensburg, PA @ The Palace Theatre
April 30 — Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center*
May 1 — Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino*
May 2 — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
May 3 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street*
May 7 — Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
May 8 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater*
May 9 — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
May 10 — Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
May 12 — Louisville, KY @ The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall
May 14 — Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
May 15 — Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live
May 16 — Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
May 17 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 19 — St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theater
May 21 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
May 22 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
May 23 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater

* With ZZ Top